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Club Meeting Schedule - 2015 - Each Third Tuesday at 7:00 pm

Meeting Locations:  UT= Vet School,  ER= West Knoville ER Clinic 152 
Location details

Jan 20 - ER Feb 17 - ER Mar 17 - ER Apr 21 - UT May 19 - UT Jun 16 - UT
Jul 21 - UT Aug 18 - UT Sep 15 - UT Oct 20 - ER Nov 17 - ER Dec 16 - Party

Program for January:   Dr. Donna Raditic will speak on titers.  Meeting at the West Knoxville ER Clinic      Location details     Minutes from previous meetings.

Board Meeting

The board will meet at 6:00 pm January 20, 2015.  MEETING AT West Knoxville ER Clinic.
Location details      Minutes from previous board meetings.

Agility & Obedience - New Classes for 2015
Check out
the schedule for our current classes.  Class details, cost, directions, and how to register -->  CLICK HERE
Puppy Kindergarten - UT Mon. 6:00 - 7:00 pm 
New class to start January 5, 2015. UPDATE: THIS CLASS IS FULL.   Next Class starts February 16.   Open to all puppies up to six months of age. Learn how to start your pups off on the right paw from the very beginning.   Early training and socialization are the keys for well behaved dogs. Puppy kindergarten teaches pups and their owners, the first important steps to becoming well mannered dogs for many years to come.  Classes will include valuable training tips for puppy owners, such as house training, basic grooming, and practical skills for puppies, including coming when called.   Details and how to register -->  CLICK HERE
Conformation Classes  - UT Mon. 7:15-8:15 pm
This class is designed to prepare you and your dog for the conformation ring.  It is an informal class that meets weekly.  Participation will be on a week-to-week / drop-in basis.  The class may be divided into beginner and advanced levels. This class will include: how to put on the lead, how to prsent your dog on the table and on the floor, ring etiquette, how to dress for secxess, how points are won, and how your dog becomes a champion.     No class Dec 15, 22 and 29.) 
For details --> CLICK HERE

S.T.A.R. PuppyAKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program

We are pleased to announce the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy program starting February 7.  The seven sessions will be Saturday 11:00 am - noon.  The class will teach you how to best communicate with your puppy and provide an opportunity for your dog to socialize with other dogs.  You’ll get information on all of your puppy-raising questions including housetraining, chewing, and the most effective way to teach practical skills such as coming when called.  Your instructor will administer the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test at the end of the course. Upon passing the test, you'll get an application to send to AKC® for enrollment in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program.  Program benefits include:

  1. AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Medal
  2. Listing in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records
  3. Frameable S.T.A.R. certificate
  4. AKC Puppy Handbook
  5. Discount to enroll in AKC Reunite recovery service
  6. Ongoing Monthly "Your AKC" Newsletter

For details --> CLICK HERE


Unstructured training sessions At Hush Puppy's K9 Center. No instructor or course plan. Share time and equipment.  Held each THURSDAY:

10 am - noon Obedience         Noon-2 pm  Rally      2-4 pm  Agility

For details --> CLICK HERE


Tennessee Valley Kennel Club and East Tennessee Collie Club are hosting

February Agility Trials

Friday - Sunday February 13 - 15, 2015


All AKC-Recognized Breeds / All American Dogs          
Entry Acceptance Method:  First Received
Entry Fee:  $20.00   Second Entry:  $20.00   Third Entry:  $10.00   Fourth Entry:  $10.00  
Event Setting:  Inside on  Dirt 
Held at East Tennessee Agricultural Exposition Center, Harriman, TN
  Opening Date/Time Entries Will Be Accepted:  12/03/2014 - 08:00 Eastern
Closing Date/Time Entries Will Be Accepted:  01/28/2015 - 18:00 Eastern
Premium available at:

Super Sniffer™ Diabetes & Medical Alert Dog Workshop

Hosted by: Blue Ridge Medical Detection Dogs     
Location:  A Good Dogs Life,   33 HIDDEN ACRES DRIVE, Asheville, NC 28806


January 8, 2015 @ 8:30 am - January 11, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

Blue Ridge Medical Detection Dogs Project (BRMDD) is a 501©3 non-profit, located in Asheville, North Carolina, which trains dogs to help people with life threatening health conditions, such as Type 1 Diabetes.  

This workshop is set up to help individuals struggling with hypoglycemia unawareness due to their Type 1 Diabetes & their families train their own Diabetes Alert Dog (DAD). Each day we will be working with the dogs on scent training, obedience exercises, including all testing for the AKC Canine Good Citizen and all elements of the Public Access Test

For professional trainers attending, you will experience the Super Sniffer™ methodology in action and will be able to see the progression Debby Kay follows to get reliable results with all types of dogs and handler skill levels. Hear from people living daily with a life threatening health conditions, like Type 1 diabetes and learn about the enormous impact it has on their life -- gaining a better quality of life, restoring their confidence, giving them greater independence, peace of mind and all with a new best friend. The best part is you will gain new knowledge & medical scent training skills, which will empower you to help more people!     Download FLYER    Debby Kay Bio

Lori Drouin Seminar - Proofing the Pieces & Perfecting the Partnership

March 7 & 8, 2015

To be held at the Durham Kennel Club Training Building

7318 Guess Road, Hillsborough, NC 27278

This seminar is designed to explore often-overlooked details in performance obedience training.
While this presentation is aimed at experienced trainers, questions on how to teach skills are welcome. 
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Tennessee Valley Kennel Club,  P.O. Box 2051,  Knoxville, Tennessee  37901-2051

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