|TENNESSEE VALLEY KENNEL CLUB
|OCTOBER 2011 e-NEWSLETTER
Tennessee Valley Kennel Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday October 18 in
the Sequoyah Room of the Pendergrass Library, University of Tennessee
Veterinary School. The guest speaker is Dr. Sharon Startup from
Animal Dental Services. She graduated from the University of
Georgia in 1995. She has requested that we bring photos of our
Breeds. She will be talking on how we should take care of our
dogs teeth and about braces and missing teeth. Things that show people
might be interested in. The Tennessee Valley Kennel Club serves Knox, Blount,
Sevier, Jefferson, Grainger, Union, Anderson, Roane, Loudon, and Monroe
counties and provides purebred dogs and their owners with engaging,
lasting, and fun activities. Come join us.
Visitors are always welcome!
For directions and more info, visit www.tvkc.org.
FROM OUR LAST MEETING
Membership Meeting Minutes
Minutes from previous General
Minutes from previous Board
Dog Day Spectacular - SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 24
The day was truly spectacular with fun had by all who
participated,, and visited.
TVKC TRAINING CLASSES
Winter Obedience Class now
Introduction to Rally to be offered!
Class schedules are posted on
Conformation Training Class
Monday, October 17, marks the resumption of our conformation
training class. The class will held every Monday at 7:00
p.m. through December 19. This
class is designed to prepare you and your dog for the
conformation ring. It is an informal class that meets every
Monday. Participation will be on a week-to-week / drop-in
vaccinations, Leash broken,
Completed Registration Form
Please download and complete the TVKC
Training Registration Form.
Save it and email email@example.com or
bring it with you to your FIRST CLASS. Payment is
expected each week. Bring your own bait/treats.
Absolutely no aggressive dogs will be permitted.
for each session for TVKC members and $10.00 for
Cotton Products, 2810 Hoitt Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917
Beginning Obedience Class
Explore the wonders of communicating with your dog while learning basic
obedience skills (Sit, Down, Stay, Heel, Leave It and Come). Positive
motivational approach with emphasis on language of leadership.
Current vaccinations and pre-registration
Wednesdays 6:15-7:15 pm - Five Weeks
November 16 through December 14
Cost: Members $30, Non-members $60
Full payment due with registration.
Introduction to Rally Obedience
This is a mini-class with
3 sessions and a field trip to the Great Smoky Mountain
Cluster Dog Show at Chilhowee Park -->>> http://smokymtncluster.org
Class Schedule: Wednesdays
at 6:15 on October 26, November 2 and 9. Field
obedience class highly recommended, Current
vaccinations and pre-registration
Cost: $40 for non-club members; $20 for club
Beginning Agility Class
Introduction to skills required for dog agility. Learn how to teach your
dog to be successful at all types of obstacles (jumps, tunnels, A-frame,
weave poles). Safe, sturdy, competition-approved equipment.
Non-stressful approach to running agility with your dog.
Beginning obedience class highly recommended,
Current vaccinations and pre-registration
7:30 - 8:30
- Five Weeks - Dates to be determined
Full payment due with registration.
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Roving With Rover: How To Keep Your Dog Safe, Comfortable While
Traveling In The Car
Hartford, Conn and New York, NY, September 22, 2011 –
When traveling with the family dog, few pet owners are sure what’s best
for man’s best friend in terms of safety and comfort, a new study finds.
For the rest of the story ... --->>
Chesapeake Bay Retriever and Belgian Tervuren Ace The Test At 5th AKC
National Tracking Invitational
Two dogs successfully completed their tracks at the 5th annual AKC
National Tracking Invitational, held September 17-18 at the Bernheim
Arboretum and Research Forest in Clermont, Kentucky. CT Eastern Waters’
Sea Zephyr VCD3 RE MXJ NF, a Chesapeake Bay Retriever owned by Doreen &
Gary Palmer of Columbia, Connecticut and CT Montage Surfs Up VCD1 CDX
PT, a Belgian Tervuren owned by Maura Hogan & Kathryn Madden of
Syracuse, New York passed the test, which was a track of at least
600-700 yards that went across a variety of vegetated and non-vegetated
surfaces. For the rest of the story ... --->>
AKC/USA Agility World Team Member Brings Home Gold at 2011 FCI Agility
New York, NY - AKC/USA Agility World Teammember Ashley
Deacon and his Pyrenean Shepherd "Luka" a.k.a. NAC MACH3 Luka de La
Brise XF captured individual Gold in the Medium Dogs class at the 2011
FCI Agility World Championship in Lieven, France from a field of 82
competitors from 36 countries. The AKC/USA Team sent 11 competitors to
France, comprising Small, Medium and Large Dog teams. Over the three
days, AKC/USA team members completed thirty-six runs in the Team and
Individual competitions. For the rest of the
story ... --->>
AKC CHAIRMANS'S REPORT - AUGUST 2011
- Search and Rescue Organizations Use AKC CAR Grants to Make a
Animal Recovery (AKC CAR) recently awarded $340,000 to organizations in
36 states through its Canine Support and Relief Fund. A majority of the
more than 100 grants were earmarked for K-9 Search and Rescue (SAR)
teams. I'm pleased to share with you the activities of several of these
Connecticut Canine Search & Rescue (CCSAR) has
used the AKC CAR grant to enrich its Alzheimer's Initiative. The grant
has allowed the organization's members to experience a specialty
Alzheimer's search train-the-trainer seminar with expert Robert Koester
of Virginia, and a tracking seminar by Chris Weeks. As part of its
Alzheimer's Initiative, CCSAR has performed demonstrations for staff at
a facility for Alzheimer's patients and provided information to police
departments in North Central Connecticut on conducting a search for a
Emergency K-9 Operations, Inc. Search and
has the opportunity to send its K-9s "Hawk" and "Strider" to the Texas
Engineering Extension Service's Disaster Training in Texas this
December. The courses include Passenger Rail Rescue and Disaster City®,
where search and rescue dogs and handlers can train in simulated
Jefferson County Search Dog Association
Louisville, KY area is using the AKC CAR funds in many different areas –
public education, training for K-9 and handlers and to improve
operations in the field.
program is geared primarily toward kids. JCSDA distributes patches,
activity books and safety tubes through the "Hunter" (their SAR dog
mascot) program. "Hunter's" website gets hundreds of worldwide hits a
day from kids looking to learn more about search and rescue dogs.
The grant has
also allowed the association's K-9s and handlers to receive advanced
medical training. In the past, JCSDA has hosted many classes for its
members and other nearby agencies on scent work, K-9 First Aid, water
search and recovery, crime scene and lost person behavior.
operations in the field, AKC grants have allowed JCSDA to purchase
radios to communicate within the group and with other agencies. They
also now have a tracking system that allows JCSDA, three neighboring
agencies, and the Emergency Management Agency to track search dogs in
the field from an Emergency Operations Command post. The grants also
provided cooling vests that enable the dogs to work in 95+ degree
temperatures for up to 2 hours longer than their current capacity.
Other K-9 SAR
teams are using their grants for GPS Units, collars, and laptops to
track man-trailing canines during searches; boat supplies for underwater
detection training; and training seminars for Wilderness and Urban
Tracking, Air Scent and Human Remains Detection and much more.
You can read the full list of 2011 AKC CAR SAR
grant recipients at www.akccar.org/givingback.
I hope you'll join me in celebrating the wonderful
work AKC CAR does through its AKC
CAR Canine Support and Relief Fund. The
Fund has donated more than $4 million to SAR teams and to organizations
supporting companion animal relief during natural disasters since its
creation shortly after 9/11. You can learn more or show your support at http://www.akccar.org/givingback/.
ACK GAZETTE - DIGITAL EDITION
For the on-line
edition of the AKC Gazette --->>
TVKC MEMBER DIRECTORY
now has improved email functions.
Email your friendly webmaster
if you need a user name / password reminder.
November 3-6, 2011
Four days of dog shows with more than a thousand dogs
expected At Chilhowee Park!
The Tennessee Valley Kennel Club and the Oak Ridge Kennel Club are
presenting the: Great Smoky Mountain Cluster of Dog Shows. The
event will be held at Chilhowee Park, Knoxville, TN, November 3 - 6,
2011 - a perfect time to enjoy the spectacular fall colors of beautiful
The public is invited, but asked not to bring dogs that aren’t entered
in the show.
Spectator entry is $3 per person or $5 per family with on-site parking
available for $5 daily.
For more details, see:
TVKC Agility Trial
December 2 - 4, 2011
in the indoor arena at Harriman, TN
STD, JWW, T2B all days
FAST Friday and Saturday
We will need volunteers all 3 days.
People can contact Dawn Darr Barrett at
865-406-2362 to volunteer.
Open: Oct. 5 Entries Close: Nov. 16
Julie Haas' Australian Shepherd,
exiting the tunnel at a
recent trial in Birmingham, AL
Ace Russell and his loyal
Corgi, Harpo, at the February
TVKC Trial in Harriman.
Beth White's miniature poodle,
Nina, weaving at the Poodle
Club of Las Vegas, NV trial
and Rally Seminar - The
Mid-Kentucky Kennel Club is also hosting an Obedience and Rally
Judges Seminar November 5 & 6, 2011.
here to download a
flyer for the two day workshop.
Diane Bauman Advanced
Problem-Solving Clinic, 10/29/11 and
10/30/11 9AM to 5PM, GreenBank Pavillion, Greene County
Fairgrounds, Greeneville, TN. By cleverly teaching in
a relaxed atmosphere where "mistakes are good," dogs and
humans learn by making decisions that are either rewarded or
ignored. The end result are students (canine and human) that
truly understand what they are doing and are happy,
comfortable and enthusiastic about performing.
NANCY OBERMARK HERDING WORKSHOP November 12-13, 2011
There will be a Nancy Obermark Herding Workshop November 12-13 at the
Bresee home & facilities at 418 Doc Norton Road in Walland, TN (20 miles
SE of Knoxville).
Working slots are $100 cash per dog per day; private lessons $20 cash
per session; and unlimited audit spaces available at $25 cash per day.
All levels of herding enthusiasts are welcome to participate and those
new to this fascinating and complicated sport are invited to audit the
For workshop information and questions contact Nancy Obermark at: Sheepdog922@aol.com
For location details i.e. directions, motel info, etc.,
contact workshop host at:
WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH YOUR DOG?
Congratulations to club member Keith Bailey!
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