2015 Club Meeting Schedule
Each Third Tuesday at 7:00 pm
Meeting Locations: UT= Vet School, ER= West
Knoville ER Clinic 152
|Jan 20 - ER
||Feb 17 - None
||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
NO BOARD MEETING FOR MARCH.
The board meets at West Knoxville ER Clinic.
new webpage - TVKC CANINE CALENDAR
Want to find fun things to do with your dog? Check this page for
a compilation of Canine Events in our area.
SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2015 11 AM - 2 PM
Rain or Shine! Proceeds to benefit Young-Williams Animal Center.
Mardi Growl attracts hundreds of spectators along the streets of
downtown Knoxville and is a great way to raise awareness for
Young-Williams Animal Center as well as the Most Pet Friendly
Community efforts in Knoxville. The event features a
pet-friendly parade at 11a.m. that starts at the Downtown Dog
Park, goes through the Old City, down Gay Street and ends in
Market Square where there is festival from noon-2 p.m. Last year
Mardi Growl was voted best Non-Profit Fundraiser by the Metro
Pulse and we expect this year to be even better.
Pre-registration is NOW OPEN! You can register online at
in person at Young-Williams Animal Center, 3201 Division Street,
Knoxville, TN 37919. If you have any questions, please call
865-215-6599 or email
Meet up with other TVKC members attending at:
TVKC Mardi Growl Event
For Life of Knoxville
Saturday, April 11 at 8:00 am at
Concord Dog Park.
The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a noncompetitive
walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and
awareness for the American Cancer Society's fight against
cancer. By supporting Bark For Life, you help the American
Cancer Society save lives, and
that helps us move closer to our ultimate goal of a world with
less cancer and more birthdays. So bring your best canine
friend and join us for a fun-filled day starting with a walk,
and then continuing with demonstrations, contests, and games.
Meet up with other TVKC members
TVKC Bark for Life Event
Dr. KATHERINE SETTLE - REPRODUCTION SEMINAR
The Blue Ridge Cavalier King Spaniel Club is sponsoring a
seminar with Dr. Katherine Settle, one the top Theriogenologists
in the country. This will be held during the ACKCSC Cavalier
National here in Asheville, NC. It will take place at the Crowne
Plaza Resort on Wednesday April 15th, tentatively @ 6-6:30PM.
Cost is $35.
K9 Nose Work Comes to East TN!
Dropkin has been teaching nose work classes since 2010, when K9
Nose Work was officially introduced to the east coast. She
became a Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) in June of 2011
with the first graduating class outside of California. She
was a guest instructor at the nose work camp in GA last year and
is the National Score Room Director for NACSW. She’s been
teaching classes and continuing her education via workshops,
camps and sanctioned events ever since.
Rosana, her husband, their 2 rescue dogs and their cat have
moved to Blount County and she is ready to start teaching
classes and bring the sport of nose work to East TN.
At the present time, Rosana is
extending a special introductory offer – take the first 1-hour
class for free. After taking the first class, if you want to
continue, (and we’re sure you will!) you can sign up for the
rest of the session (5 more 1-hour classes). A minimum of 3 dogs
are needed to start a class with a maximum of 6 dogs. Class
times currently available are Mondays- 4:30p-5:30p, Wednesdays-
4p-5p or Fridays- 11a-12n. If these times don’t work for you,
contact Rosana to see about working out a different time slot.
For more information about the
classes, requirements or nose work, please contact
Agility & Obedience Classes
Check out the schedule for our current
Class details, cost, directions, and how to register -->
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.
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 -->
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 present your
dog on the table and on the floor, ring etiquette, how to dress
for success, how points are won, and how your dog becomes a
details --> CLICK HERE
S.T.A.R. Puppy Program
We are pleased to announce the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy program
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:
- AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Medal
- Listing in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records
- Frameable S.T.A.R. certificate
- AKC Puppy Handbook
- Discount to enroll in AKC Reunite recovery service
- Ongoing Monthly "Your AKC" Newsletter
details --> CLICK HERE
RALLY, AND AGILITY RUN THRU'S
Unstructured training sessions At Hush Puppy's K9 Center.
No instructor or course plan. Share time and equipment.
details --> CLICK HERE
Lori Drouin Seminar - Proofing the Pieces & Perfecting the
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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