Events & Services
What’s happening? Check this page to find out about pet events around town and special services and upcoming events at our stores.
Past events at Dexter’s have included “Ask The Vet” sessions and presentations with holistic vets, Animal Communication days, and features on local organizations like the California Wolf Center, and small classes on natural nutrition.
HEART TO HEART WEEKEND
TALK TO THE ANIMALS FUNDRAISER
Saturday, February 6, 1-3pm at our Del Mar store. Featuring Local Animal Communicators
Short one-on-one “chats” with your pet only $30. 100% donated to local animal rescue groups Synergy & Thrive. This fundraiser sells out! Reserve your spot starting Jan 23rd at your Dexter’s Deli store.
MIND, BODY, & SPIRIT: A FREE PRESENTATION BY AMANDA RINGNALDA
A lighthearted talk for animal lovers interested in natural living. You’ll learn the basic concepts of Ayurveda (the healing “science of life” from the East), including an introduction to “doshas” and how this model can help you to understand your dog better in mind, body and spirit. Amanda is a certified Vedic educator and Chopra Center Master Educator, as well as founder of SoulPlayMates dog rescue.
"Be Mine" Valentine Photo Booth
Valentine Photo Booth by Hello Foto Studio
$10 per sitting, a fundraiser for local animal rescue.
First come first served (no appointments will be scheduled)
Saturday, February 6, 11am – 2pm
Dexter’s Deli – Carlsbad
Sunday, February 7, 2pm – 5pm
Dexter’s Deli – Del Mar
Training Classes in Dexter's Del Mar
Saturday morning modular classes fit your schedule, begin any time.
Puppy Kindergarten – 9:00-10:00am
Good Manners – 10:30-11:30am
Taught by Britta Wilson BA, KPACTP
Britta’s Animal Training & Pet Services
Sign up directly with Britta at firstname.lastname@example.org, or check in with us next time you shop and we’ll get you on our “Interested!” list.
Puppy Kindergarten (for puppies 12-20 weeks) – Puppies learn important foundation behaviors and skills including: attention and focus, sit, down, relax on a mat, foundations of loose leash walking, drop, recall, wait at a boundary, and targeting. Pet parents learn how to train their puppies using positive reinforcement and clicker training and how to address normal puppy behaviors such as chewing, digging, play biting and jumping. In class, I will also discuss dog “calming signals”–the behaviors dogs exhibit which communicate how they are feeling. Recognizing these behaviors will allow you to create a more peaceful life for you and your puppy.
Good Manners (for dogs over 20 weeks) – Dogs learn important foundation behaviors and skills including: attention and focus, sit, down, loose leash walking, recall, place, targeting, relax on a mat, wait at a boundary, recall, drop, and leave it. Pet parents learn how to train their dogs using positive reinforcement and clicker training. In class I will also discuss dog “calming signals”–the behaviors dogs exhibit which communicate how they are feeling. Recognizing these behaviors will allow you to create a more peaceful life for you and your dog.
Class Fees: $185. Includes 5, one hour personalized classes; online orientation; follow-up email with training plans after each class; email, phone, and text support; one clicker; a framed graduation certificate and a graduation present for your puppy.
Class Sizes: Limited to 4 students and dogs which allows more personalized attention to you and your dog.
Marsha Ruether - Animal Communicator
Alicia Alatriste - Massage & Energy Healing
Sunday, February 28st
11 – 4:30
The Wellness Room at Dexter’s Del Mar
30 minute session: $30
Alicia will be offering canine massage therapy and Reconnection Healing. Sign up in the store. More about Alicia at www.alatristehealing.com