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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 MARCH:   Rosana Dropkin will talk about the sport of K-9 Nose Work at the West Knoxville ER ClinicMORE INFO ABOUT ROSANA    Location details     Minutes from previous meetings.

Board Meeting

The board meets at West Knoxville ER Clinic.  
Location details      Minutes from previous board meetings.


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


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



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.

Agility & Obedience Classes
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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


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


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

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. 
More Info

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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