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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   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 September: Karen M. Davis, Ph.D., Post Doctorate Researcher and Lecturer, Small Animal Veterinary Science & Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Departments, University of Tennessee will be presenting
 "The Development of Object Play in Dogs."  Dr. Davis will do her presentation at the beginning of the meeting around 
7:00 p.m.  MEETING AT UT Location details

Minutes from previous meetings.

New Members Orientation

When: 6:30 PM September 16 as part of the September board meeting.
This orientation is for all new members who have joined the club since Jan 1, 2014. New members will receive printed copies of club documents and materials.  Board members will answer questions about the club and help new members determine where their interests and skills can be best used to support TVKC goals.

Board Meeting

The board will meet at 6:00 pm Tuesday September 16.   MEETING AT UT Location details
Minutes from previous board meetings.

Puppy Kindergarten - UT Mon. 6:00 - 7:00 pm  - NEW CLASS STARTS SOON
New class to start September 29, 2014.  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
Agility, Obedience, and Rally 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
August 31 - Sept 28 Sunday 1:00- 2:00 pm 5 classes at Meadowbrooke Kennels 

Beginner Agility

Advanced Beginner Agility

Intro to Rally

Class details, cost, directions, 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.   For details --> CLICK HERE

Canincgcmedale Good Citizen Testing - To be offered at Nov. Show
AKC’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. Many dog owners choose Canine Good Citizen training as the first step in training their dogs. The Canine Good Citizen Program lays the foundation for other AKC activities such as obedience, agility, tracking, and performance events. As you work with your dog to teach the CGC skills, you'll discover the many benefits and joys of training your dog. 


Great Smoky Mountain Dog Shows

Octobet 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:

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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


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:

For a log of previous posts to our web site --> Click Here
All canine graphics courtesy of AKC.
Tennessee Valley Kennel Club,  P.O. Box 2051,  Knoxville, Tennessee  37901-2051

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