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CLUB NEWS

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October 31
   November 1
       November 2, 2014

Chilhowee Park, Knoxville, TN

For more information, CLICK HERE.

Club Meeting Schedule - 2014 - Each Third Tuesday at 7:00 pm

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

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


Program for October 21, 2014:  Dr. Donna Raditic to talk about titers vs vaccinations.   MEETING AT West Knoxville ER Clinic   Location details

Minutes from previous meetings.

Board Meeting

The board will meet at 6:00 pm October 21. Please attend - lots of business for upcoming show.  MEETING AT West Knoxville ER Clinic Location details
Minutes from previous board meetings.

Special Events at Upcoming Show

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SPECIAL EVENTS - SATURDAY ONLY  - Download Flyer

Eye Spy Something FREE

Animal Emergency and Specialty Center is pleased to announce that our new Ophthalmology Service is up and running!!!  We would like to introduce our board certified ophthalmologist,
Dr.
Jo-Ann McKinnon. To celebrate we will now be performing FREE eye OFA (CERF) exams
every Wednesday, from 1pm to 3pm, until the end of the year.

If you have further questions, or want to schedule an appointment, give us a call at 865-693-4440

 10213 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37922

infor@animalERspecialty.com • fax 865.690.6109 • www.animalERspecialty.com

Agility & Obedience - New Classes
Here is the schedule for our current classes.  Please note many of these classes are at Hush Puppy's K9 Center, a new, indoor training facility in west Knoxville. 

Beginner Obedience
Sunday 1:00- 2:00 pm 5 classes October 19 - November 30  (No class Nov. 2) at Meadowbrooke Kennel.   Next Class:  January 11 - February 8, 2015.

Beginner Agility
Tuesday 5:30 -6:30 pm 4 classes November 4 - November 25 at Hush Puppy's K9 Center.

Advanced Beginner Agility
Tuesday 6:45-7:45pm 4 classes November 4 - November 25 at Hush Puppy's K9 Center.

Class details, cost, directions, and how to register -->  CLICK HERE
UT LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS   "Go Big Orange!"
Karen M. Davis, PhD - Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee School of Veterinary Medicine, has been conducting an ongoing study on play behavior within litters.  Among those club members already participating with litters are: Teresa and Doug Horn, Wally and Carol Summerfelt, and Barry and Pay Stanner.   Karen continues to need dog owners with puppies 3 to 12 weeks old to participate in the Puppy Play Behavior Study.  They will observe and film puppies at play at YOUR location.  IF you have an upcoming litter and think you might be interested, contact Karen Davis, Animal Behaviorist,  865-776-4480 kdavis23@UTK.edu
Puppy Kindergarten - UT Mon. 6:00 - 7:00 pm 
New class to start January 5, 2015.  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 Going Strong - 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


UPCOMING EVENTS

Great Smoky Mountain Dog Shows

October 31, November 1, and November 2, 2014

Chilhowee Park, Knoxville, TN

The Tennessee Valley Kennel Club will host two days of All-Breed Dog Shows and Specialty Breed Shows.  Not-to-be-missed competitions are for Best Puppy, Bred-By-Exhibitor, Best of Opposite Sex in Group, and Best in Show.

In addition to the Conformation shows, we will also offer two days of Obedience and Rally Trials.  You will love seeing how our beautiful dogs can perform!  It's a perfect time to enjoy the spectacular fall colors of beautiful east Tennessee.  The public is invited.  Spectator entry is free.  On-site parking available for $8/day. The event is expected be attended by thousands of spectators from seasoned dog fanciers to local children dreaming of owning their first dog.   

Come visit MEET THE BREEDS - An educational event that is fun for the whole family!  Each breed will be presented in its own designated space, with information about its characteristics and unique attributes as a pet.  Attendees literally "Meet the Breeds" by petting them and learning about them directly from the experts.  A great opportunity to meet responsible breeders and get information on how to find the right dog for their lifestyle, training, grooming, and pet health.

Don’t just watch the action at the 2014 Tennessee Valley Kennel Club dog show, become part of it! For the first time, the show will feature the American Kennel Club’s free attraction My Dog Can Do That!.  The public is invited to try a free Agility course with their dog.  I’ts a great way for the general public to get involved in dog sports with their canine best friend. Trainers will show owners how to get their dog started in the exciting sport of agility.  Owners will be able to try beginning agility equipment with their dog and will receive helpful obedience tips. After the My Dog Can Do That experience, owners will be able to pick up information on where to find dog training classes. 


Tennessee Valley Kennel Club is hosting
December Agility Trial - NOW FOUR DAYS!
Thursday - Sunday December 4 - 7, 2014
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:  09/24/2014 - 09:00 Eastern
Closing Date/Time Entries Will Be Accepted:  11/19/2014 - 15:00  Eastern
Number of Runs:  660

Premium will be available soon at:
http://www.pawsabilitiestn.com

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Tennessee Valley Kennel Club and East Tennessee Collie Club are hosting

February Agility Trials - Join us for Valentine's Day Weekend!

Friday - Sunday February 13 - 15, 2015

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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
Number of Runs:  660
Premium will be available soon at:
http://www.pawsabilitiestn.com


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Tennessee Valley Kennel Club,  P.O. Box 2051,  Knoxville, Tennessee  37901-2051

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