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 -
Picnic @ Hodges
|Jul 21 - UT
||Aug 18 - Hush
||Sep 15 - UT
||Oct 20 - ER
||Nov 17 - ER
||Dec 29 - Party
Program for OCTOBER: TBA.
NOTE: This meeting will be at the
West Knoville ER Clinic.
Board meeting for OCTOBER: TBA
Basic Nutrition, Special Pet Diets,
Safe Supplements, Care of Geriatric Dogs and Canine Emergency
Companion Animal Nutrition and Wellness Institute Announces
the first in a Series of Educational Forums The Companion
Animal Nutrition and Wellness Institute, Inc. (CANWI), announces
the first in a series of Educational Forums to be held in
Knoxville, Tennessee on Saturday, October 24 at the Hush
Puppy’s K9 Center, Knoxville, TN. The all-day event
will be hosted and presented by Dr. Donna M. Raditic, DVM,
DACVN, CVA and Dr. Danielle Conway, DVM.
|8:00 -9:00 AM
||Registration Opens - Continental
|9:00 - 9:50 AM
||Canine Emergency – what you need to
know Don’t wait until an emergency happens to
understand what you need to know to keep your dog safe!
Learn what true emergencies are and how to access the
best in veterinary care.
|10:00 - 10:50 AM
||Care of the Geriatric Dogs – the older
years Old dogs can learn new tricks! We want you to
learn what you can do to ensure your geriatric companion
a long, quality life.
|11:00 - 11:50 AM
||Safe Supplements for your Dog
Supplements can be used with nutrition and conventional
medicine to keep your dog healthy. Learn about some of
the supplements we use for prevention and the treatment
of common canine problems.
|Noon – 1:00 PM
||Lunch break – Bring your own or sign
up for box lunch – water and soda provided.
|1:00 - 1:50 PM
||Nutrition Basics – understanding pet
diets Let’s learn about the pet food industry and how
to read pet food labels. We want to help you to
understand how to select the best nutrition for your
|2:00 - 2:50 PM
||Special Pet Diets – understanding
homemade & raw diets Homemade diets and/or raw diets
are not just a fad! They can be used safely and may
provide better nutrition for some dogs.
|3:00 - 3:50 PM
||Preventative Health – making the best
choices -vaccines, fleas, tick, heartworm Every dog
owner needs to know what their choices are for
preventative health care. Learn how a vaccine titer may
prevent your dog from receiving unnecessary
Note: 10 minutes will be available after each lecture for
questions. Copies of presentations will be distributed.
Forum is limited to 50 attendees. If Saturday’s session is sold
out, we may consider adding a second Educational Forum on
Sunday, October 25, 2015. Proceeds will benefit CANWI. Part
of your donation may be tax deductible as a charitable
For additional information about Dr. Raditic, and Dr. Conway,
CANWI, and How to Register for the Forum -->
Welcome NEW MEMBERS
Rosana Dropkin - Mixed
breed rescues, Louisville, TN "I have been teaching nose
work classes since 2010, when K9 Nose Work was officially
introduced to the east coast. I became a Certified Nose Work
Instructor (CNWI) in June of 2011 with the first graduating
class outside of California. I have been a guest instructor at
the nose work camp in GA and am the National Score Room
Director for NACSW. I have been teaching classes and continuing
my education via workshops, camps and sanctioned events ever
since. My husband and I and our two rescue dogs and our cat have
moved to Blount County. I am teaching nosework classes in the
Patty Keenan -
Beagles, Westies. Third generation fancier recently
located to Knoxville.
Cheryl and Richard Roach
- Toy Manchester Terriers. Cheryl the editor of the AMTC
Newsletter. "We have one breeding per year. We want to learn
more about health, behavior, and care of dogs."
Ray and Judy Laureano
with Goldens. "We have been in the sport of dogs 33 years
starting with obedience with our first dog, a mini poodle. We
have been into Goldens since 1982, had the top winning Golden,
and now breed two litters a year. We have experienced all the
heartache and all the joys of breeding and showing dogs. We
would like to be a part of a dog club again. We currently
participate in conformation. We would like to participate in:
Obedience, Rally, Agility, Field Trials, Hunt Tests, CGC, Dock
Dogs, Therapy. We would like to contribute to the club as:
Board, Show Committee, Judges Selection Committee, Show
Trophies Committee, Obedience/Rally Committee, Budget/Audit
Committee, Nominating Committee, Hospitality Coordinator,
Membership Coordinator, Public Education Coordinator, Club
Awards, Volunteer Coordinator."
Pat Wilkins from
Crossville, TN. She has a Border Collie and two mixed
breeds. Her competition interests are: Agility and
Gail Schroth from
Crossville, TN. Breed: Puli. Competition
Interest: Conformation, Rally, and Agility. "I am new to
the area and am looking for a group for learning, training, and
sharing information. I currently compete in conformation,
rally, and agility. I would like to participate and learn more
about obedience and herding. I would like to participate in the
agility trial committee and obedience/rally committee."
Maria Sheshina and
Andreay Nechvidov from West
Knoxville. Their breed is: BULL TERRIER. They are
interested in learning more about: conformation, obedience
agility, working dog sport. They would like to learn about
how to become a breeder. They are interested in
participating in: show committee, show trophies committee,
program coordinator, publicity/media corridinator, public
education coordinator, or club awards coordinator.
aNNUAL AWARDS PICNIC
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 -->
NEW CLASSES STARTING SOON
- Advanced Beginner Agility 7/11/15
- Intermediate Obedience 7/12/15
- Kids and K9 Dog Sports Class starting 7/14/15
- Beginner Agility 7/25/15
- Beginner Obedience 7/25 and 7/26/15
- STAR Puppy Program 8/1/15
- Advanced Beginner Agility 8/4/15
- Puppy Kindergarten starting 8/10/15
- Novice Rally 9/5/15
CHECH IT OUT!
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
Club Member Volunteers
Directions Worker Schedule
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 -
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.
MY DOG CAN DO
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
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
CLICK HERE for the TVKC Canine
Calendar of Upcoming Events.
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