From the President
Our summer session has concluded and exciting things are happening at TDTC. Your Board of Directors continues to provide outstanding leadership in doing all that is possible to make TDTC the premier dog training facility in the area. We recently completed a fantastic agility seminar with Kim Seiter. I always learn something new when I attend a seminar, and this one was no exception. Kim did a wonderful job in communicating her concepts and in working with individual dogs and handlers. I hope that you will take advantage of future TDTC seminars.
Another action approved by your Board is our parking lot improvement project. Our parking lot has long been in need of repair. We appreciate your understanding during this time.
Finally, I want to encourage you to volunteer to serve as an officer or committee member at TDTC in 2018. You will soon see an interest form. Take time to complete the form and leave it at the club. Our club functions only through the many volunteer hours donated by our members.
I look forward to seeing you at the club.
President Tulsa Dog Training Club
October 6 TDTC Board Meeting 7pm
October 20 Rally/Obedience Show and Go
October 27 AKC Rally Trials
October 28-29 AKC Obedience Trials
November 5 Daylight Savings Ends – Fall back
November 10 TDTC General Meeting 7pm
November 11 Canine Good Citizen Test – 12pm
November 12-16 Agility and Obedience Evaluation
November 17 Beginners Graduation 7pm
December 1TDTC Board Meeting – 7pm
December 8-19 AKC Agility Trials
American Kennel Club (AKC) Trials
|Date||Hosted By||Location||Trial Type|
|Oct. 6-8||Amarillo Obedience Training Club||Amarillo, TX||Agility|
|Oct. 6-8||Dalmatian Organization of Houston||Houston, TX||Agility|
|Oct. 6-8||Dallas-Ft. Worth English Springer Spaniel Assoc.||McKinney, TX||Agility|
|Oct. 6-8||Waco Agility Group||Waco, TX||Agility|
|Oct. 7-8||German Shepherd Dog Club of America||Gray Summit, MO||Agility|
|Oct. 7-8||Deep South All Breed Obedience Training Club||Mandeville, LA||Obedience
|Oct. 7-8||Newfoundland Club of America, Inc.||Wentzville, MO||Obedience
|Oct. 13-15||Alamo Dog Obedience Club, Inc.||San Antonio, TX||Agility|
|Oct. 13-15||Fort Bend Kennel Club, Inc.||Spring, TX||Agility|
|Oct. 13-15||Show Me Agility Club of Central Missouri||Columbia, MO||Agility|
|Oct. 14-15||Oklahoma City Obedience Training Club, Inc.||Enid, OK||Scent Work|
|Oct. 14-15||Sooner State Kennel Club||Enid, OK||Agility
|Oct. 14-15||Lawrence Jayhawk Kennel Club, Inc.||Lawrence, KS||Obedience
|Oct. 14-15||Houston Obedience Training Club, Inc.||Houston, TX||Obedience
|Oct. 20-22||Kansas City Gold Retreiver Club||Blue Springs, MO||Agility|
|Oct. 20-22||NASA Area Companion Dog Association||Spring, TX||Agility|
|Oct. 20-21||Acadiana Kennel Club, Inc.||Rayne, LA||Obedience
|Oct. 20-22||Springfield MO Dog Training Club, Inc.||Springfield, MO||Obedience
|Oct. 20-22||Calcasieu Kennel Club, Inc.||Rayne, LA||Obedience
|Oct. 22||Acadiana Kennel Club, Inc.||Rayne, LA||Rally|
|Oct. 27-29||Houston Area K-9 Scent Work Club||Houston, TX||Scent Work|
|Oct. 27-29||Southeast Texas Agility Club||Crosby, TX||Agility|
|Oct. 27-29||Dog Agility Association of the Ozarks||Springfield, MO||Agility|
|Oct. 27-29||Oil Patch Agility Club of West Texas||Andrews, TX||Agility|
|Oct. 27||Heart of Texas Labrador Retriever Club||Austin, TX||Obedience
|Oct. 28-29||Collie Club of Austin, Inc.||Austin, TX||Agility|
|Oct. 28-29||Travis County Kennel Club||Austin, TX||Obedience
|Oct. 28-29||Saline County Kennel Club of Arkansas||Benton, AR||Obedience
|Nov. 2||Wichita Dog Training Club, Inc.||Hutchinson, KS||Agility|
|Nov. 3-5||Capitol Dog Training Club of Austin, Inc.||Leander, TX||Agility|
|Nov. 3-5||Hutchinson Kennel Club, Inc.||Hutchinson, KS||Agility|
|Nov. 3-5||Little Rock Dog Training Club, Inc.||Searcy, AR||Agility|
|Nov. 3-5||Baytown Kennel Club||Spring, TX||Agility|
|Nov. 4-5||Bexar County Kennel Club, Inc.||Pleasanton, TX||Scent Work|
|Nov. 4-5||Tri-State Kennel Club, Inc.||Joplin, MO||Obedience
|Nov 4-5||Concho Kennel Club, Inc.||San Angelo, TX||Obedience
|Nov. 7-8||French Bulldog Club of America||Gray Summit, MO||Agility|
|Nov. 10-12||South Plains Obedience Training Club of Lubbock||Lubbock, TX||Agility|
|Nov. 10-12||Bluebonnet Poodle Club||Spring, TX||Agility|
|Nov. 10-12||Austin K-9 Express Agility Club||Leadner, TX||Agility|
|Nov. 10-12||Northwest Arkansas Agility Group||Fayetteville, AR||Agility|
|Nov. 10-12||Miniature American Shepherd Club of the US||Broken Arrow, OK||Agility|
|Nov. 11-12||D’Arbonne Kennel Club||Haughton, LA||Obedience
|Nov. 12||Show Me Agility Club of Central Missouri||Columbia, MO||Scent Work|
|Nov. 16-18||Tri-County Agility Club of Missouri||Wentzville, MO||Agility|
|Nov. 16-18||Wichita Dog Training Club, Inc.||Whitewater, KS||Agility|
|Nov. 17-19||Oklahoma City Obedience Training Club, Inc.||Norman, OK||Scent Work|
|Nov. 17-19||Dallas Agility Working Group||Denton, TX||Agility|
|Nov. 17-19||Wheatland Golden Retreiver Club of Wichita||Whitewater, KS||Agility|
|Nov. 17-19||Lone Star English Cocker Spaniel Club||Spring, TX||Agility|
|Nov. 18-19||Tri-County Agility Club of Missouri||Wentzville, MO||Agility|
|Nov. 18-19||Central Oklahoma Golden Retriever Club||Norman, OK||Rally|
|Nov. 18-19||Greater Kansas City Dog Training Club, Inc.||Raytown, MO||Obedience|
|Nov. 24-26||Gateway Agility Club of Suburbian St. Louis||Lake St. Louis, MO||Agility|
|Nov. 24-26||Calcasieu Kennel Club, Inc.||Lake Charles, LA||Agility|
|Nov. 24-26||Greater Houston Pembroke Welsh Corgi Fanciers||Spring, TX||Agility|
|Nov. 24-26||Bell County Kennel Club||Belton, TX||Agility|
|Nov. 25-26||West Houston Obedience Dog Club||Houston, TX||Obedience
|Dec. 1-3||Bexar County Kennel Club, Inc.||San Antonio, TX||Agility|
|Dec. 1-3||American Bouvier des Flandres Club, Inc.||Spring, TX||Agility|
|Dec. 1-3||Den Tex Agility Club||McKinney, TX||Agility|
|Dec. 1-3||Triune Agility Club of Southwest Illinois||Wentzille, MO||Agility|
|Dec. 2-3||Conroe Kennel Club||Conroe, TX||Obedience
|Dec. 2-3||Irish Setter Club of Greater Tulsa, Inc.||Tulsa, OK||Scent Work|
|Dec. 8-10||Wheatstate Agility Group of Northeast Kansas||Blue Springs, MO||Agility|
|Dec. 8-10||Rio Grande Obedience Dog Club, Inc.||El Paso, TX||Agility|
|Dec. 8-10||Travis County Kennel Club||Leadner, TX||Agility|
|Dec. 8-10||Obedience Training Club of Wichita Falls||Wichita Falls, TX||Agility|
|Dec. 8-10||North Arkansas Kennel Club||Harrison, AR||Obedience
|Dec. 9-10||NASA Area Companion Dog Association||League City, TX||Agility|
|Dec. 9-10||Paw Prints Agility Club of Shreveport LA||Greenwood, LA||Agility|
|Dec. 15-17||Tyler Obedience Training Club||Tyler, TX||Agility|
|Dec. 15-17||Louisiana Capital City Obedience City||Port Allen, LA||Agility|
|Dec. 29-31||Conroe Agility Training Club||Spring, TX||Agility|
|Please check trial dates for accuracy|
United Kennel Club (UKC) Trials
|Date||Hosted By||Location||Trial Type|
|Oct. 14-15||South Texas Nosework Dogs||Houston, TX||Nosework|
|Oct. 21-22||OK Paws K9 Sports Club||Norman, OK||Agility|
|Oct. 21-22||Dodge City Kennel Club||Dodge City, KS||Agility|
|Oct. 21-22||Texas K9 Association||Paris, TX||Obedience
|Nov. 10-12||United Nosework||Paris, TX||Nosework|
|Nov. 18-19||Companion Dog Club of Tulsa, Inc.||Tulsa, OK||Agility|
|Nov. 24-26||Competition Dogs of the Ozarks||Springfield, MO||Nosework|
|Nov. 25-26||Northwest Louisiana Dog Obedience Club||Haughton, LA||Obedience
|Dec. 8-11||Canine Headquarters||Hutto, TX||Nosework|
|Please check trial dates for accuracy|
The deadline for the November 2017 newsletter is Tuesday, October 31st. You may submit articles, pictures, brags, new additions, sympathy notes, committee reports, or any other item you would like to include to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paw Prints Editor
Paw Prints Editor
Director of Training Updates
A big THANK YOU to all the Instructors, Assistants, & Apprentices. Without you we could not hold classes.
Reminder to students – if you miss a class, you can pick another class to go to & do a make-up class.
Thank you to ALL who made the Summer Beginners Graduation possible. All instructors, assistants and apprentices, as well as people who set up everything and put everything back away. The people who brought their dogs & did Obedience, Rally, Nosework, & Agility demos & those who helped set up the equipment for demos. The hospitality set up of snacks & drink. The education given about our classes our club & pet therapy group. If I tried to say all the names I know I would forget someone. So instead THANK YOU! so much to all of you.
TDTC Director of Training
Gigi with her patriotic hat on at the 4th of July picnic.
Dan and Sandy Fox
Tilly got 2 legs of her AGI on August 5th, scoring 191 and 196. This is the first time either she or I had been in a trial. This was resulted in 2 first place ribbons.
After years of taking the agility class, Christopher Robin (aka Beastie), finally earned his AGI title for UKC in the TAC trial August 6th.
Zar’n received two High in Trials at the TAC Agility Trials in August. Couldn’t seem to put good runs together as no UGRACH legs for him. Ziva managed one UGRACH leg out of four tries. And Zuko got his AGI title at his first trial ever. Out of four runs, all were 193+ and the last was a 200. Very happy with these guys as the courses were a bit complicated, although very fun.
Hope and I had a great time this summer running AKC and UKC agility, and UKC nosework and rally. We so appreciate the local clubs putting on the trials they do so we can have a fun and not travel.
She was able to finish her UROC and URX titles, her AN, AV, AE, SI titles in nosework, and earned her UGRACH 2. It has indeed been a journey, and I think she’s glad I’m finally getting it, leading to several high in trial and special awards for us at the various trials.
We started classes when she was 6 months old at TDTC 6.5 years ago
and we haven’t stopped, so we owe a lot of our success to our village of instructors, friends, fellow competitors and the judges who always make sure we all have a good time, but are challenged.
This has been an eventful summer for the Brownson Canine Trio: Brown, Allen and Alle. All three titled in Tricks. Allen and Brown received their Novice, Intermediate and Advanced Tricks titles and Alle received her Tricks Novice Title. Below is a limited sample of my three tricksters’ repertoires. The first photograph is Allen opening the cooler to find a hidden cookie. The second is Brown proudly carrying his Spiderman basket and I must say with gusto up the stairs to me. The third is a photo of Alle in the basket into which she jumped after receiving the command. All three jumped in a large empty box, but the blue basket can only hold one at a time. This summer of tricks was so much fun and rewarding for canine and human. We all had a great time and went through A LOT of cookies.
Riker now has his Rally Novice title.
Merlot earned his 2nd UGRACH title at the TAC agility trials in August. Smart boy and ranked in the top 10 in UKC.
Brandy is enjoying a special treat after earning some points towards her UKC ACH title this month at the TAC agility trials.
Caesar earned his Canine Good Citizen title this month. He went on to pass (barely) his Novice 1 obedience class. The week before he was perfect in the run thru. Am blaming his lackadaisical attitude on being a Berner and the eclipse!
Kanali earns her Elite Containers on 9/9/17 at Companion’s Nosework trial. So very proud she finished this title!
Allen missed the last two weeks of Tricks and Rally classes because he was finishing his conformation championship in Greeley, Colorado, with expert handler Sandy Slattum.
He is now UKC CH INT CH and AKC CH Allstar Givens LB Going All In BN CGCA TA after being named WD and BOW for a 5 point major at the Great Denver Dalmatian Club Specialty and WD with another 5 point major at the Greeley Kennel Club, Inc Dog Show. I couldn’t be prouder or happier with his performance in the conformation ring.
A very successful day at Companion’s Handler Discrimination Nosework trial on 9/9/17. Lots of titles and legs earned under Judge Dovie Ryan! Club members celebrating are Anne Morrison & Mr. Gru, Teresa Doerksen & Abbey, Shelley Geyer & Hope, Sharon Cairns & Dulce, Kathy Gray & Mac and Jeri Hajek & Kanali.
So proud of my sweet Kanali for earning her Advanced Handler st Discrimination title on 9/9/17, under Judge Dovie Ryan. She took 1 place and High in Trial!
Kalea had an incredible day on Sunday, 9/10/17 at Companion’s Nosework Trial, finishing her Elite Exterior Title with a 1st place/High in Trial and a 2nd place! Just love this little girl who is always happy and ready for any new adventure.
Mom is very proud of her little girl. Cali finished her nose work elite container title in September with a first and a second in her two qualifying runs.
Barb & Claire celebrating their Superior Exterior title!
Paw Pals was invited to participate again this year in the 4th annual Senior Safety and Lifestyle Fair held recently at Expo Square.
As in previous years, the Paw Pals therapy dogs were very popular. We even managed to get a quick picture with the event’s emcee Lori Fullbright/News on 6 after her “Cons, Fraud, and Scams” presentation.
Paw Pals members attending were Beth Ann Jensen and Allie, Nina Lynn and Daisy, Elaine Hendrickson and Coal, Jennifer Simms and Jaxson, Glenda Poulos and Deacon, Steve O’Gwin and Basil, Karen Harris and Heidi, JoAnn O’Brien and Toby, and Alicia Detter and Ginger.
LIFE Senior Services partners with the Tulsa Police Department each year to present this one-of-a-kind event for seniors. It featured free breakfast, goodie bags, health screenings, informational presentations, hundreds of vendors, therapy dogs, pet adoptions and much more. Almost 1,100 people attended the event this year.