TENNESSEE VALLEY KENNEL CLUB
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Archived 4/18/17

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

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

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

Our next meeting will be Tuesday April 18 at 7:00 pm at the UT Vet School’s Sequoyah Room in the Pendergrass Library.  Location details  Our program will be a presentation by Leslie Wereszczak a Volunteer During Recent Smokies Wildfires. You might remember from her canine CPR talk and CPR dog-dummy demonstration in August. She requested to speak to club members about her experiences as an animal victim volunteer during the recent Smokies wildfires and the work UTVMC did for those animals. She also will give members insight into how we can better help during a future disaster. Leslie is the Small Animal Technician Supervisor for the UT Veterinary Medical Center small animal hospital's ICU and Emergency departments. She teaches CPR rounds to the students and staff, and she also goes to referring veterinary clinics to teach CPR to their teams.

Visitors are ALWAYS welcome.  

Please note that our contracts with the facilities in which we hold meeting require that we DO NOT allow dogs to attend.  The ONLY exception is for a dog that is part of the program. Thanks for your cooperation.

Minutes from previous meetings.

Board Meeting  

Board meeting for MARCH is 6:00 pm at .   Minutes from previous board meetings. 

Archived 3/19/17

MARCH
MARDI GROWL PARADE AND FESTIVITIES

Young-Williams Animal Center is celebrating its 10th annual Mardi Growl Parade and Festival. Save the date and sign up now for Saturday, March 4, when thousands of spectators will line the streets of downtown Knoxville to watch hundreds of furry friends, many in costume, march with their humans to raise both awareness for the life-saving efforts of Young-Williams Animal Center and support for Knoxville’s pet-friendliest community.   http://mardigrowl.org/

The pet parade steps off at 11 a.m. from Willow Avenue, winds through the Old City and down Gay Street before ending on Market Square with a festival from noon-2 p.m. hosting more than 60 vendors.

NEW THIS YEAR: Mardi Growl’s Week in downtown Knoxville, beginning the last weekend of February and continuing through Barc’hus Fat Tuesday until Parade and Festival day on Saturday, March 4, with downtown restaurants featuring “N’awlins French flavors. See more information 
here.      Mardi Growl 2017 is presented by The Old City Wine Bar.


 
Archived 2/21/17

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

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

Our next meeting will be Tuesday February 21 at 7:00 pm at the West Knoxville ER Clinic.  Our program will be a presentation by an ER vet from the Animal Emergency, Critical Care & Referral Center,10213 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37922. He will speak on what the ER Clinic does and what services are offered.

Visitors are ALWAYS welcome.  

Please note that our contracts with the facilities in which we hold meeting require that we DO NOT allow dogs to attend.  The ONLY exception is for a dog that is part of the program. Thanks for your cooperation.

Minutes from previous meetings.

 
Board Meeting  

Board meeting for FEBRUARY is 6:00 pm at ER Clinic.   Minutes from previous board meetings. 

EVENT CALENDAR

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Keep up with TVKC events in our area.  Click here for our Canine Event Calendar.

Let us know about dog events in our area. 
CLICK HERE  to email Gregg Lonas, community outreach coordinator, about new events to add to the calendar.

agilitylogoTVKC AGILITY TRIALS

Friday - Sunday

February 3 - 5, 2017

February 3, 2017 - Std, JWW, T2B, FAST, Premier JWW
February 4, 2017
 - Std, JWW, T2B, FAST, Premier Std
February 5, 2017
 - Std, JWW, Premier Std, Premier JWW

Method of entry: FIRST RECEIVED ENTRIES CLOSE AT 6:00 pm,
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

     

AKC Sanctioned “B” Matches – Friday & Saturday!

Terri Everline (#96659) 6744 Carriage Walk Ln, Flowery Branch, GA  -   Ring 1 Fri & Sun, Ring 2 Sat
Abbie Hanson (#95245) 524 4TH St, Estill, SC 29918   -     Ring 1 Sat. Ring 2 Fri & Sun

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Archived 1/26/17

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

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

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

No Picture PresentOur next meeting will be Tuesday January 17 at 7:00 pm at the West Knoxville ER Clinic.  Dr. Adesola Odunayo will discuss dog bloat, a common condition that can be dangerous and even deadly.

Dr. Odunayo works in UT Vet School's Small Animal Critical Care Unit and is a clinical assistant professor. Channel 10 News recently interviewed Dr. Odunayo because of her work with animals injured in the recent Smokies wildfires. See the interview here: 
 

Visitors are ALWAYS welcome.  

Please note that our contracts with the facilities in which we hold meeting require that we DO NOT allow dogs to attend.  The ONLY exception is for a dog that is part of the program. Thanks for your cooperation.

Minutes from previous meetings.

 
Archived 1/8/17

CLUB MEETING SCHEDULE - Each Third Tuesday at 7:00 pm

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


Image result for christmas dogNOTICE: SPECIAL MEETING DATE AND TIME FOR DECEMBER PARTY

Our next meeting will be Tuesday December 27 at 6:30 pm at the West Knoxville ER Clinic. This will be a pot luck Christmas dinner. The club will be providing a meat dish. Members are urged to bring their favorite side dishes to share. We will be doing the Yankee gift exchange again this year. Please bring a NICE gift in the $10-$15 price range for the exchange. No gag gifts, please.

Visitors are ALWAYS welcome.  

Please note that our contracts with the facilities in which we hold meeting require that we DO NOT allow dogs to attend.  The ONLY exception is for a dog that is part of the program. Thanks for your cooperation.

Minutes from previous meetings.

Archived 12/6/16

UPCOMING EVENTS

agilitylogoTVKC AGILITY TRIALS

Friday - Sunday

December 9 - 11, 2016

 

Trial hours 7 am to 6 pm

December 9, 2016 - Std, JWW, T2B, FAST, Premier JWW
December 10, 2016 - Std, JWW, T2B, FAST, Premier Std
December 11, 2016 - Std, JWW, Premier Std, Premier JWW

Method of entry: FIRST RECEIVED ENTRIES CLOSE AT 6:00 pm, 
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

AKC Sanctioned “B” Matches – Friday & Saturday!

Diane Fyfe (#90369) Altoona, FL 32702 Ring 1 Fri & Sun, Ring 2 on Saty
Rod Ramsell (#92527) Oakdale, MN 55128-3216 Ring 1 on Sat. Ring 2 Fri & Sun

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Archived 11/7/16

Come join us for Knoxville's premier dog show.  These events are expected to draw exhibitors and spectators from seasoned dog fanciers to local children dreaming of owning their first dog. It's a perfect time to enjoy the spectacular fall colors of beautiful east Tennessee. 

Spectator entry is free.  On-site parking available for $8/day.

Friday - Sunday November 4 - 6, 2016
 Chilhowee Park, Jacobs Building, 3301 East Magnolia Avenue, Knoxville, TN 

CLICK HERE to enter the 2016 Show Web Site.

 
Archived 10/19/16

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

Meeting Locations:  UT= Vet School,  ER= West Knoxville ER Clinic (152)  Location details

Oct 18 - ER Nov 15 - ER Dec 27 - Party - ER
Jan 17 - ER Feb 21 - ER Mar 21 - ER Apr 18 - Picnic May 16 - UT Jun 20 - UT


Our next meeting will be October 18 at 7:00 pm at the West Knoxville ER Clinic.

Animal Emergency, Critical Care & Referral Center,
10213 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37922

Directions:  Pellissippi Parkway to Kingston Pike.  Heading west on Kingston Pike, turn right onto Cogdill Road, then left at the Animal Center.   (The center is located just behind Kinkos.)  Proceed thru the unloading entrance to the gravel parking lot in the back.  (You can also park in the grass.)   Enter at the BACK ENTRANCE.  Club members will have the door combination emailed prior to the meeting.

Program: Come join the fun.  It's GAME NIGHT.  Whatever the game, Walter Sommerfelt will guide us through the fun and competition!  

Visitors are ALWAYS welcome.  

Please note that our contracts with the facilities in which we hold meeting require that we DO NOT allow dogs to attend.  The ONLY exception is for a dog that is part of the program. Thanks for your cooperation.

Minutes from previous meetings.

Board Meeting  

The board will meet prior to the October General Membership meeting October 18, 2016 at 6:00 PM at the West Knoxville ER Clinic   Minutes from previous board meetings. 

HERDING CLINIC

Introduction to Herding Clinic and Instinct Test Instructor/Clinician &  Judge: Cathy Hartley

October 13-15, 2016 Herding Clinic, October 16th, 2016 Instinct Test

OPEN TO ALL BREEDS
3 day clinic is $350 for a working spot (limited to 12) Auditing/spectating spots are $25/day (unlimited).  AHBA HCT Instinct test is $40 (limited to 25).  Livestock used: sheep and ducks.  Location: Finny Farm, 6474 Morganton Rd., Greenback,TN  37742       Hosted by: Canines By Karen  For Info contact: KarensCanineCompanions@gmail.com or 865-604-1565   Download Registration Form

DOG PAINTING PARTY

Oct 1, 2016, 6:00pm to 8:30pm at Hush Puppy's Pet Services. BYOB. $38. 9752 Parkside Dr. Knoxville, TN 37922  

No experience necessary. All supplies included.   Led by a local artist to provide step-by-step instructions. For questions, call 865-567-3222 or Email: utppaint@gmail.com​   Purchase Tickets
 
 
Archived 9/30/16

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

Meeting Locations:  UT= Vet School,  ER= West Knoxville ER Clinic (152)  Location details

Jul 19 - UT Aug 16 - UT Sep 20 - UT Oct 18 - ER Nov 15 - ER Dec 27 - Party - ER
Jan 17 - ER Feb 21 - ER Mar 21 - ER Apr 18 - Picnic May 16 - UT Jun 20 - UT

Next Meeting is SEP 20 at UT at a special time for a MOVIE- 6:00 pm.   Minutes from previous meetings.

Program: At long last, a compelling and dramatic new dog movie - The Dog Lover. If you love dogs you need to see this film. Based on a true story, The Dog Lover tells the story of a young woman who goes undercover for an animal advocacy group to collect evidence against a breeder the group believes is neglecting his dogs. But when Sara begins work as an assistant at Daniel Holloway’s breeding kennel, she discovers there’s more to the operation than she bargained for. As she gains the family’s trust, she unwittingly unleashes a series of events that will forever change her life and those around her. The Dog Lover takes a hard, inside look at the agenda of animal rights groups and will leave you questioning the tactics used to achieve their goals.    

Visitors are ALWAYS welcome.  

Please note that our contracts with the facilities in which we hold meeting require that we DO NOT allow dogs to attend.  The ONLY exception is for a dog that is part of the program. Thanks for your cooperation.

 

Archived 8/26/16


No Picture PresentNext Meeting is AUG 16 at UT at 7:00 pm.  CPR expert Leslie Wereszczak is TVKC’s guest speaker for the Aug. 16, 2016, meeting. Leslie is the Small Animal Technician Supervisor for the UT Veterinary Medical Center small animal hospital's ICU and Emergency departments. She teaches CPR rounds to the students and staff, and she also goes to referring veterinary clinics to teach CPR to their teams. Leslie, who is board certified as a veterinary technician specialist in emergency and critical care, has been a speaker at national veterinary conferences around the country.

Visitors are ALWAYS welcome.  

Please note that our contracts with the facilities in which we hold meeting require that we DO NOT allow dogs to attend.  The ONLY exception is for a dog that is part of the program. Thanks for your cooperation.

HERDING CLINIC

Introduction to Herding Clinic and Instinct Test.  Instructor/Clinician &  Judge: Cathy Hartley

October 13-15, 2016 Herding Clinic, October 16th, 2016 Instinct Test
 OPEN TO ALL BREEDS
3 day clinic is $350 for a working spot (limited to 12) Auditing/spectating spots are $25/day (unlimited).  AHBA HCT Instinct test is $40 (limited to 25)

Livestock used: sheep and ducks.  Location: Finny Farm, 6474 Morganton Rd., Greenback,TN  37742
Hosted by: Canines By Karen  For Info contact: KarensCanineCompanions@gmail.com or 865-604-1565   Download Registration Form


7/14/16
CLUB NEWS

2016 Club Meeting Schedule - Each Third Tuesday at 7:00 pm

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

Jul 19 - UT Aug 16 - UT Sep 20 - UT Oct 18 - ER Nov 15 - ER Dec 20 - Party - ER


Next Meeting is July 19.  The speaker will be Alyssa Helms, a UT Vet student studying theriogenology. She will share with us what she learned at the 2015 AKC Canine Health Conference, her studies in theriogenology and breed specific research, and her desire for feedback on what we need in our future veterinarians.

Theriogenology is the branch of veterinary medicine concerned with reproduction, including the physiology and pathology of male and female systems of animals and the clinical practice of veterinary obstetrics, gynecology and andrology.  Theriogenologists are veterinarians with advanced training in animal reproduction and obstetrics. In the United States, most theriogenologists are board-certified by the American College of Theriogenologists.

Board Meeting  

The next board meeting will be Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 6:30 PM at the home of Walter & Carol Sommerfelt, 145 Columbus Drive Lenoir City, TN 37771 865-986-1614

Dinner will be served at 6:30 meeting to follow. Please be sure you bring anything you wish to discuss regarding plans for the club over the next year. PLEASE RSVP to Wally at loracvizsl@aol.com     

Minutes from previous board meetings. 

ANNUAL AWARDS

TVKC Annual Awards Picnic was held Tuesday June 21, 2016 at the home of Jean and Trula Dinkins. Twenty-five members and 10 guests attended. Lots of fun was had by all.  Congratulations to Richella Veatch and her baby sheltie as the grand winner of the match!  Plaques were given to members with dogs titling in 2015.

Cheryl Kienast
    CH BLUEFOX ELYAN MIRROR MIRROR, Cardigan-Welsh-Corgi
        GRAND CHAMPION, 08/16/2015

Beth White
    MACH4 Menina De Prata CD RE JH MXB2 MJC2 MXF T2B3 CA CGC, Poodle
        MASTER CENTURY AGILITY 01/10/2015
        TIME 2 BEAT 3   02/13/2015
        MASTER GOLD 2 JUMPER WITH WEAVES  04/20/2015
        MASTER AGILITY CHAMPION 4   06/19/2015

Becky Chittenden
    SUNSHINE SONG OF THE SOUTH, HAVANESE
        RALLY NOVICE  08/12/2015
        CANINE GOOD CITIZEN 10/31/2015

Carol and Walt Sommerfelt
    LORAC CMF BEND IT LIKE BECKETT, VIZSLA
        CHAMPION  07/26/2015
        JUNIOR HUNTER  03/15/2015
    LORAC’S CMF REARDON STEEL, VIZSLA
        Champion 03/14/2015
    LORAC CMF TENNESSEE WALTZ, VIZSLA
        Champion   10/11/2015

Jeanne Ringe
     MIKA NESSA LISWYN AT ONYX, BELGIAN SHEEPDOG
        CANINE GOOD CITIZEN, 09/29/2015

Richella Veatch, HOLLICOVE COLLIES
    CH HOLLICOVE SUGAR SUGAR, SMOOTH COLLIE
        GRAND CHAMPION 07/09/2015
    HOLLICOVE THE HIGHLANDER, SMOOTH COLLIE
        CHAMPION 08/23/2015
    CH HOLLICOVE DENIM DOLL, SMOOTH COLLIE
        GRAND CHAMPION 09/18/2015
    GCH CH STAR COUNTRY DEMUIR I AM I AM, ROUGH COLLIE
        GRAND CHAMPION BRONZE 02/20/2015
        GRAND CHAMPION SILVER 10/18/2015

Quinto Burchi
    GOURMET’S RACHAEL RAGE AT QUINDON, PEKINGESE
        CHAMPION 11/22/2015
    QUINDON LUSCIOUS LOUISE, SHIH TZU
        CHAMPION  05/22/2015

Goodbye club member Nancye Davis

Nancye Lou Davis, age 83 of Lenoir City, formerly of Knoxville passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at her home. She was a graduate of Rule High School in Knoxville. Miss Davis formerly worked at Rechenbach's Art Shop and Gallery.

She was the owner of Classic Clip Pet Grooming and an instructor in the art of grooming. Miss Davis was very involved with the animals in her care. During this time, she was Past President of the Knoxville Kennel Club where she also participated as judge, dog owner and obedience trainer.

Nancy was a member of the Tennessee Valley Kennel Club for 43 years!

 
Image result for clip art happening nowLet us know about dog events in our area. 
CLICK HERE  to email
Greg Lonas, community outreach coordinator,
about new events to add to the calendar.
Sponsorship for November Show - NOW AVAILABLE

Ever wonder how you can gain more exposure for your company, products, and services? Sponsors for the Smoky Mountain Dog Show held at Chilhowee Park in Knoxville, TN, in November can enjoy  these great benefits:


       Exhibit Space     Sign / Banner Rights       

                                                      Advertisements        Local Media Exposure          And More…

Sponsor opportunities are now available. TVKC has a program to meet your budgets and needs. Pick from multiple Sponsorship Levels.  Download Details
H.A.B.I.T. - HUMAN ANIMAL BOND IN TENNESSEE

HABRuth Sapp, East Tennessee Coordinator, presented information about this program at the 3/15/16 club meeting.  If you would like more information on the program, or want details on upcoming orientation meetings, go to: www.vet.utk.edu/habit or call
865-974-5633.

  

 

6/6/16

RUBY VALENTINE HONORED

In appreciation of the many years of service to the TVKC, Ruby Valentine was presented with a honorary plaque at January's meeting.

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Catherine bell HONORED

BELLCatherine Bell was awarded a plaque in great appreciation for her years of service to the Tennessee Valley Kennel Club. She has served in many capacities over the years, most recently as Show Chair and as AKC Delegate. Catherine has been a member of the Tennessee Valley Kennel Club since 1981 - THIRTY FIVE YEARS!

Catherine Bell bred and exhibited champion Akitas for 19 years before becoming an AKC in judge in 1992. She is approved for the Working Group, Hound Group, three toy breeds, Best in Show, the Miscellaneous classes, and Juniors. Assignments have taken her across America and around the world, and she has twice judged at the Akita national specialty show and at various regional specialties. Club affiliations, in addition to the Tennessee Valley Kennel Club, include Akita Club of America, AKC Canine Health Foundation, East Tennessee Retriever Club, and Morris & Essex Kennel Club.

NEW CLASSES

Many of you mentioned that you'd like to continue with a follow-up to our Beginner Obedience class. There are a couple of options coming up! 

Saturday, June 13, at 12:30 pm, we start a Novice Rally class, which is highly recommended for those of you who might want to participate at some point in the future in Obedience, Agility or (obviously) Rally events. This class is at our WEST location (Hush Puppy's K9 Center) and costs $125 for 5 sessions ($62.50 for AKC club members). 

Sunday, July 12, at 3:30 pm, we're starting a TVKC-sponsored Intermediate Obedience class. This class will focus on perfecting the skills we learned in Beginner Obedience and will continue work on the formal Recall (Come) skill. This is also another good class for preparing for Obedience competition. Or as preparation for the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. Or simply as an enjoyable next step in working with your dog and making things safer in emergencies (when you don't have your dog on leash). This class is at our EAST location (Meadowbrooke Kennel) and costs $60 for 5 sessions ($30 for AKC club members). 

If you're interested in either or both of these, please fill out a new Training form. These classes will be fun and will help strengthen your bond with your dog.  
Annual awards

The Tennessee Valley Kennel Club offers an award plaque to members for AKC titles achieved during each calendar year (January 1 to December 31). An award plaque (or plates) will be issued for American Kennel Club (AKC) titles only.  Members who apply must meet specific requirements.  For details and to download the application form, CLICK HERE.

 

5/1/16
Sponsorship for November 2016 Show - NOW AVAILABLE
Ever wonder how you can gain more exposure for your company, products, and services? Sponsors for the Smoky Mountain Dog Show held at Chilhowee Park in Knoxville, TN, in November can enjoy  these great benefits:
        Exhibit Space     Sign / Banner Rights       
                   Advertisements        Local Media Exposure          And More…

Sponsor opportunities are now available. TVKC has a program to meet your budgets and needs. Pick from multiple Sponsorship Levels.  Download Details
registerIntroduction to Companion Dog Sports  - At Hush Puppy's K9 Center (WEST) - 4 Sessions - TVKC and 4-H Members $45, Non-members $90 (See single class rate below.)

introDiscover the basic elements you and your dogs need for getting started in Rally, Obedience and Agility. Common skills and weekly focus sessions for each sport:

Session 1. Common skills (2/9) Session 3. Obedience (3/1)
Session 2. Rally (2/23) Session 4. Agility (3/8)
   

 

Come to all 4 sessions (TVKC and 4-H members: $45, Non-members: $90) or just the sessions that interest you (TVKC and 4-H members: $12.50, Non-members: $25 each).   

Instructor:   Ace Russell at 865-705-8146 or email acesongs@gmail.com

Location:  WEST - Hush Puppy's K9 Center, 9752 Parkside Dr. Knoxville, TN 37922  
               Close to I-40, Pellissippi Pkwy, & Kingston Pike. Off Parkside, behind
               Rural Metro station
Directions & map 

UPCOMING EVENTS
   

 

agilitylogoTVKC AGILITY TRIALS

Friday - Sunday

December 4 - 6, 2016

 

Trial hours 7 am to 6 pm

STD, JWW, FAST and T2B Friday and Saturday

STD, JWW and T2B Sunday

Method of entry: FIRST RECEIVED ENTRIES CLOSE AT 6:00 pm, Wednesday, November 18, 2015

AKC Sanctioned “B” Matches – Friday & Saturday!

Don Farage Jr. (#25545)   BARTLETT, TN   -  Judging all MASTER / EXC CLASSES each day         

Todd Buchla (#99194) MARIETTA, GA     -     Judging all NOVICE, OPEN, and T2B CLASSES each day

Download Premium      Details     Club Member Volunteers      Directions   Worker Schedule

 

2015 show 

CLICK HERE FOR SHOW INFO

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.

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.   

SPECIAL EVENTS  - Download Flyer

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.  Saturday only.

MY DOG CAN DO THAT! - Don’t just watch the action at the 2014 Great Smoky Mountain 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.    Saturday and Sunday

CANINE GOOD CITIZEN (CGC) TEST -  Can your dog pass the test?  The CGC rewards dogs who have good manners at home and in the community.    Saturday and Sunday


9/4/15

2015 Club Meeting Schedule - 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 - None Mar 17 - ER Apr 21 - UT May 19 - UT Jun 16 - Picnic @ Hodges
Jul 21 - UT Aug 18 - Hush Puppys Sep 15 - UT Oct 20 - ER Nov 17 - ER Dec 29 - Party


Program for AUGUST 18 at 7 PM:  Don't miss this meeting at Hush Puppy's K9 Center, 9752 Parkside Dr. Knoxville, TN 37922

hpJust off Parkside Drive near Ted Russell Ford and BEHIND
RURAL METRO STATION        
Directions and map  

Bring your dogs! Plenty of room, lots of fun!

  1. Short program highlighting the many uses of the K9 Center in its first year and plans for the future;
  2. Meeting as usual;

  3. Refreshments provided by Hush Puppy's;

  4. Time to explore a few activities (rally, agility, Fit Paws, nosework)

    Minutes from previous meetings.

aNNUAL AWARDS PICNICribbon

The TVKC Annual Awards Picnic was held Tuesday June 16, 201t at the home of Pat Hodges, 2100 Queener Road, Loudon, TN 37774 Home: 865-458-0597.  The potluck food was great - special thanks to Quindon Burchi for the grilling expertise.  The fun match was enjoyed by all with lots of prizes awarded to winners of each round.  Many, many thanks to the HODGES for sharing their home.

For a list of all awards presented --> CLICK HERE  
 
7/10/15

ANNUAL AWARDS PICNIC

dogTVKC Annual Awards Picnic Tuesday June 16, 2014   6:00 PM At the home of Pat Hodges, 2100 Queener Road, Loudon, TN 37774 Home: 865-458-0597   
Cell: 865-643-2369 

MEMBERS, PENDING MEMBERS, AND VISITORS - ALL WELCOME.  This will be a “Pot Luck” picnic with the club providing meat and beverages.  Please bring a dish to share and bring your own chairs.  Feel free to invite a friend (and dog). This should be a fun filled evening for everyone!  

Starting at 6:30, we will be holding a Lottery “Conformation Fun Match.”  We encourage everyone to bring a dog (at least two months of age and up to date on vaccinations).  Lottery: All numbers will be thrown into a hat. Two numbers will be randomly drawn and those two dogs will compete. Winner of class will move into the next round, losing dog is eliminated. However, the handler of dog losing the class will judge the next class. The process is repeated until only two or three dogs remain. The final class winner will be Best in Match. ONLY ONE DOG PER PERSON WILL BE ALLOWED. 

Please RSVP to Pat Hodges if you plan to attend.  Let he know what you plan to bring and how many guest you will have.
NEW CLASSES

Many of you mentioned that you'd like to continue with a follow-up to our Beginner Obedience class. There are a couple of options coming up! 

Saturday, June 13, at 12:30 pm, we start a Novice Rally class, which is highly recommended for those of you who might want to participate at some point in the future in Obedience, Agility or (obviously) Rally events. This class is at our WEST location (Hush Puppy's K9 Center) and costs $125 for 5 sessions ($62.50 for AKC club members). 

Sunday, July 12, at 3:30 pm, we're starting a TVKC-sponsored Intermediate Obedience class. This class will focus on perfecting the skills we learned in Beginner Obedience and will continue work on the formal Recall (Come) skill. This is also another good class for preparing for Obedience competition. Or as preparation for the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. Or simply as an enjoyable next step in working with your dog and making things safer in emergencies (when you don't have your dog on leash). This class is at our EAST location (Meadowbrooke Kennel) and costs $60 for 5 sessions ($30 for AKC club members). 

If you're interested in either or both of these, please fill out a new Training form. These classes will be fun and will help strengthen your bond with your dog.  

AKC OBEDIENCE CHANGES

 Effective Dec 1, 2015, new Click changes in the obedience and rally regulations to into effect.  For details, click HERE.

janetTVKC OUTSTANDING SPORTSMANSHIP RECIPIENTaward

 Janet Flaherty was awarded the Outstanding Sportsmanship medallion for 2015.  This award recognizes and celebrates a club member each year who deserves special recognition, who made a difference in the sport of purebred dogs, embodied the AKC Code of Sportsmanship, and have been an active and valued member of an AKC member club.     MORE INFO

TVKC CANINE CALENDAR - UPCOMING EVENTS

Hush Puppy's Open House, Smoky Mountain DockDogs way out west fest, 4TH Annual Wal and Wag,  KIDS & K9'S CAMP, 21ST ANNUAL BARK IN THE PARK   For a complete compilation of Canine Events in our area...  CLICK HERE

JENNIE, GRAND CHAMPION SHAIREAB'S BAYLEIGH MAID OF HONOR

  • jennieSmokey may be king of Rocky Top, but Knoxville is also home to a four legged queen. Jennie, a Welsh Terrier, has made a name for herself in Kennel Clubs from Knoxville to Westminster.

  • STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • - Jennie has won 43 "Best in Shows" in competitions
      around the country

    - She holds the title of top winning female Welsh
      Terrier of all time
  • - Top Winning Welsh Terrier Bitch of All Time

    -  Bred and owned by Keith Bailey who is a member of the
       Tennessee Valley Kennel Club 

Check out the full story including video from WBIR's "Homegrown" segment featuring Keith and Jennie.

Jennie's Story

 

flahertyCOPPER: A SILVER CHAMPION

Copper, Janis Flaherty's three-year-old English Setter didn’t become a silver champion — one of the top examples of her breed in the United States — by lacking a plan.  Flaherty, a relatively new Dandridge resident who has bred and shown over 50 champions, knew Copper was special when she was only five weeks old. 

Flashy describes the regal carriage of the English Setter in action — but soulful is the look in their chocolate eyes. The breed is old, one of the oldest of gun dogs, with a history stretching back to the Fourteenth Century. The smallest of the four setter breeds, they were bred for hunting birds, but their long feathered coats, which come in two and three colors, also make them attention-getters in the show ring. Flaherty fell in love with the breed at a dog show over 40 years ago. She was working as a prostitute at the time.   For the rest of the story ... CLICK HERE

ninaNina Makes History Again

2014 was a benchmark year for Beth White and her silver poodle, Nina. It was the first year that miniature poodles were allowed to participate in AKC Hunt Tests.  Nina was the second of four minis to pass the Junior Hunter (JH) (Waterfowl retriever) test.  2015 started off with a bang at the Poodle Club of America's national specialty last week.  Nina became the first and only miniature poodle to pass the Upland Working Certificate Excellent (UWCX) for Poodles who excel at upland hunting.  Setting another record, Nina became the first and only miniature poodle to be awarded the Hunting Poodle Certificate Excellent (HPCX) given to Poodles who have earned both a WCX and a UWCX from the Poodle Club of America.   Whole Story

New Nose Work Class - Starts June 25

 


Intro to Nose Work Session (six 1-hour classes)
  • WHEN: Thursdays, 3 - 4pm   on June 25, July 9, 16, 23, 30 & Aug 6  (no class on July 2)
                    
  • WHERE: Hush Puppy's K9 Center, 9752 Parkside Dr, Knoxville 
  • HOW MUCH: $121 for 6 weeks. 
    This special rate includes the first class for FREE! Come check it out, and if you like it, sign up for the remaining 5 classes. Payment is requested at the end of the first class to reserve your spot.
Visit my web site, ( http://www.sunshinek9s.com/ ) for more information on the classes, prerequisites and directions. 

 

Puppy Kindergarten 
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 
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 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 champion.   
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 soon. 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


* OBEDIENCE, RALLY, AND AGILITY RUN THRU'S - Not currently offerred

hushpup* Unstructured training sessions    
* No curriculum / no instructor    
* Supervised sharing of time and equipment

$10 per dog or
$5 per dog for local AKC club members (TVKC, ORKC, GKKC, CKC) 

Different focus sessions each week: conformation, obedience, rally, agility, etc.

Additional Info Contact:  Ace Russell at 865-705-8146 or email acesongs@gmail.com 

 
Updated 6/3/15

HUSH PUPPY'S SECOND ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE  

When:    Sunday, May 31  2 - 5 pm  
Where:
   9752 Parkside Drive, Knoxville, 37922.
              (Hush Puppy’s is behind the Rural/Metro fire station on Parkside, just a little east                of the Ted Russell Ford dealership.  

Vendors, refreshments, and fun!  Tennessee Valley Kennel Club will have a booth! Contact Beth White if you would like to participate in the fun!


MAY
31 HUSH PUPPY'S SECOND ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE
  When:    Sunday, May 31  2 - 5 pm
  Where:   9752 Parkside Drive, Knoxville, 37922. (Hush Puppy’s is behind the Rural/Metro fire station on Parkside, just a little east
                of the Ted Russell Ford dealership.

  Vendors, refreshments, and fun!  Tennessee Valley Kennel Club will have a booth!
 

OBEDIENCE, RALLY, AND AGILITY RUN THRU'S

Unstructured training sessions At Hush Puppy's K9 Center. No instructor or course plan. Share time and equipment.   For details --> CLICK HERE

 
Updated 4/15/2015

CLUB NEWS

2015 Club Meeting Schedule - 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 - 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


Program for APRIL:  Dr. McKinnon the canine ophthalmologist will be our guest speaker for April.  Location details     Minutes from previous meetings.

Board Meeting

No board meeting 4/21.  The board meeting date and time will be communicated later in April.  Minutes from previous board meetings.

Jennie, Grand Champion Shaireab's Bayleigh Maid of Honor

  • jennieSmokey may be king of Rocky Top, but Knoxville is also home to a four legged queen. Jennie, a Welsh Terrier, has made a name for herself in Kennel Clubs from Knoxville to Westminster.

  • STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • - Jennie has won 43 "Best in Shows" in competitions
      around the country

    - She holds the title of top winning female Welsh
      Terrier of all time
  • - Top Winning Welsh Terrier Bitch of All Time

    -  Bred and owned by Keith Bailey who is a member of the
       Tennessee Valley Kennel Club 

Check out the full story including video from WBIR's "Homegrown" segment featuring Keith and Jennie.

Jennie's Storys

new webpage - TVKC CANINE CALENDAR - UPCOMING EVENTS

Want to find fun things to do with your dog? Check this page for a compilation of Canine Events in our area.   CLICK HERE

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.    Details

K9 Nose Work Comes to East TN!

 

Rosana 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.

 

But now 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.

 

Intro to Nose Work Session (six 1-hour classes)    - NEW CLASS

  • WHEN:
     Tuesdays, 10 - 11am   on April 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26 & June 2   
                    
  • WHERE: Hush Puppy's K9 Center, 9752 Parkside Dr, Knoxville 
  • HOW MUCH: $121 for 6 weeks.   This special rate includes the first class for FREE! Come check it out, and if you like it, sign up for the remaining 5 classes. Payment is requested at the end of the first class to reserve your spot.
To sign up for either of these classes, fill out our online registration form here: 
http://sunshinek9s.com/online-registration
Spaces are filled in order of receipt of this form and are limited to 6 dog/handler teams per class. 4 dog/handler teams are needed to start a class.
 
Visit my web site, ( http://www.sunshinek9s.com/ ) for more information on the classes, prerequisites and directions.  Don't delay and risk losing your spot in class!

 

Agility & Obedience Classes
Check out
the schedule for our current classes.  Class details, cost, directions, and how to register -->  CLICK HERE
Puppy Kindergarten
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 
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 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 champion.   
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 soon. 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

OBEDIENCE, RALLY, AND AGILITY RUN THRU'S

Unstructured training sessions At Hush Puppy's K9 Center. No instructor or course plan. Share time and equipment.   For details --> CLICK HERE


Updated Feb 26, 2015

brehmBark in the Brehm

 Sunday, February 22nd noon - 6 pm in the Equine Rehabilitation Center at UT's Veterinary Hospital.  The Second Annual Bark in the Brehm is an educational and fundraising event where we want to celebrate all things dog. Demonstrations will go on throughout the day including K9 Search on Site and Dr. Albright's Common Behavior Problems to name a few and many booths will be set up with local businesses, rescues and other organizations like Dogs on Deployment selling their wares and educating the community. There will be fun classes in-between demonstrations including loudest howler, best pet trick and shortest legs. This event is family friendly and we welcome you to bring your furry friends with you.   Schedule

Calling all Club Members:  Bring your dogs to the TVKC "Meet the Breeds".   Meet up with other TVKC members attending at:   TVKC Bark in the Brehm Event

growlKNOXVILLE'S MARDI GROWL

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 http://mardigrowl.org/ or 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 animalcenter@young-williams.org!

Meet up with other TVKC members attending at:   TVKC Mardi Growl Event

lifeBark 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.    Details

Meet up with other TVKC members attending at:   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.    Details

K9 Nose Work Comes to East TN!

 

Rosana 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.

 

But now 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
Rosana at
ro.sunshinek9s@gmail.com or 845-750-7036.

 
 
Updated Jan 28, 2015
CLUB NEWS

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 - NO MEETING 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 FEB:   NO MEETING FOR FEBRUARY.  Meeting at the West Knoxville ER Clinic      Location details     Minutes from previous meetings.

Board Meeting

The board will have a special board meeting in February.  Date to be determined.   MEETING AT West Knoxville ER Clinic.   Location details      Minutes from previous board meetings.

Agility & Obedience Classes
Check out
the schedule for our current classes.  Class details, cost, directions, and how to register -->  CLICK HERE
Puppy Kindergarten
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 
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 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 champion.   
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 soon. 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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tennessee Valley Kennel Club and East Tennessee Collie Club are hosting

February Agility Trials

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
Premium available at:
http://www.pawsabilitiestn.com


ORKC Agility Trial

April 10-12, 2015

Roane State Agricultural Exhibition Center in Harriman, TN opens January 28, 2015. The trial will be held in the indoor arena. Mark your calendars, download this premium, and enter today. Continue to support the local trials in your area!  Premium available at:   http://www.pawsabilitiestn.com

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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