From the President

Exciting things are happening at the Tulsa Dog Training Club!

  • We have recently installed a new storage shed, which will give us more room in our agility equipment room and will facilitate the transportation of our equipment when we have agility trials.
  • Our new website has been designed and will soon be live, giving a new face to our club’s online presence.

As we continue to upgrade our facilities and services, it is important to keep in mind the important ongoing activities that take place in our club. We have tireless volunteers that make sure that our enrollment process runs smoothly and that our trials are run professionally. We have the most skilled and dedicated instructors in any facility. We must, however, continue to promote our passion for training and showing dogs by encouraging new handlers to continue their training and to show their dogs. That process begins with insuring that all that attend classes and other events at our club are made to feel welcome and valued when they are with TDTC members.
I challenge each of our members to take a special interest in a new handler and encourage him or her to continue to train and to show his/her dog.

I look forward to seeing you at the club.

Ed Hardesty, President
Tulsa Dog Training Club

United Kennel Club Agility Trials
August 1-2, 2015

Thank you to all the club members, families and friends. What a great time we all had at this set of trials. Our judge, Kim Smith was nice and had fantastic courses. I want to thank Bill Spens, Mariann Duca, Lenore DuBaldo, Carol Minden, Gwen Grandell and Jeri Hajek for dedicating their time and expertise in making this set of trials a fun time. Thanks, Bill, for being the greatest course builder in the state of Oklahoma; thanks Mariann for taking and keeping the entries straight along with making the trial run smoothly and for getting the results to the exhibitors so quickly; thanks Lenore for keeping all of the rings supplied with great stewards; thanks Carol for keeping up with the trophies and ribbons; thanks Gwen for the great taping job and thanks Jeri for the donuts and lunches. These are the people that make the trials run smoothly and efficiently. If you see one or all of them say THANKS again for me.

Also, I would like to express my deepest gra?tude to the following people for the setup and cleanup: Jeri Hajek, Barb Castro, Gisella Klindera, Bill Spens, Mariann Duca, Gwen Grandell, Kathy Grey, Bill Spens, Lenore DuBaldo, Cassie Sherrod, Sue Barnes, Laura Morris, Ann and Mike Sanford, Sandra Wright‐Hackler, Dennis Hackler, Dan Trout, Carol Minden and Ann Morrison. Please forgive me it I missed anyone.

Without each of you these events could not take place. THANK YOU!

Dovie

Upcoming Events

Date Event
September
11th TDTC General Meeting
12th Agility Fall Session Begins
14th Obedience Fall Session Begins
October
9th TDTC Board Meeting
23rd AKC Rally Obedience Trials
24th-25th AKC Obedience Trials

Donna Pashia Agility Seminar
July 18-19, 2015

Thank you to all of those who helped make the Donna Paschia Agility seminar such a big success. Special thanks to Dovie Ryan for her expertise in setting up the ring for the seminar, Tom Kotch for lugging equipment around, Jeri Hajek for providing breakfast snacks and lunches and all of you who contributed your time with equipment changes during the seminar. I appreciate you all!

Sandy Van De Verg
Seminar Coordinator

United Kennel Club Agility Trials
August 1-2, 2015

Thank you to all the club members, families and friends who helped at the UKC Agility trial on August 1 and 2nd. I appreciate each and every one of you that worked as gate stewards, timers, ring stewards, leash runners, score runners, course builders and those who just jumped in when and where needed to make sure the trial ran smoothly. Couldn’t have done it without you!

Lenore DuBaldo

Agility Fun Run
July 31, 2015

A Special “Thanks” to Dovie, Jeri, Mariann, Kathy, Eleanor and everyone for helping with the Agility Fun Run in July. We had a lot of exhibitors that came to have fun and get ready for the UKC Agility Trial.

Canine Good Citizen Test
August 22, 2015

Thanks to every who came to help with CGC on Saturday August 22. We had a great turn out of volunteers and exhibitors. We evaluated 24 dogs: 22 CGC and 2 CGCA dogs. A great pass rate.

Barbara

Director of Training Updates
From Sue Shockley

I’m typing this up before Beginner Graduation night (due to Paw Print deadlines), but I don’t want to miss thanking everyone who helps each session to make it a success.

We have Mariann, who not only makes up the gifts, but sets up and pretty much makes sure everything is where it should be, as well as keeping me on schedule!

Jeri with refreshments, Ann taking pictures, and every one who comes early to help set up chairs, etc..

The instructors and members who take time on a Friday night to come to demos in Obedience, Rally, Agility and Nose Work (this time we have Cathy H, Laura M, Chris M, Cheryl M, Dovie Ryan, Tom K, Ed H, and Barb C).

We have Jessica with the Junior Handlers and Warren talking about Paw Pals.

We have our Beginners Instructors there supporting their students and even instructors who come just to cheer on every one.

Any questions you may have, please ask. If you don’t see me at the building, my email is smartdogs@cox.net

Congratulations to

Jeanne Driver – Newest Puppy Instructor
George Gernnado – now assisting with Puppy Classes
Jihrleah Showman – apprenticing
Joleen Wilson – apprenticing
Cheryl Medlock – Getting back to instructing
Barb Castro – Apprenticing in Agility

Summer Session is Now Ending

A big thank you to all the Instructors, Assistants, and Apprentices that were teaching this session.

Reminders to all: When your dog poops out in the exercise yard, please bag it and put it in the provided trash can outside.

If you have your dog in a crate in the aisle, please be sure to have the crate door shut or zipped.

If you have your dog leashed to a pole outside a ring, be sure to check how far they can go from the pole.

Remember your dog may be seasoned/trained but we have lots of young dogs, pups and inexperienced handlers learning. So please be aware of your dog as well as others.

In case you did not know…if you are going to miss a class, yes you can make it up by attending another class that week. Check the website at tulsadogs.com to see what day and time we offer another class. Then just tell the instructor when you arrive that you are there for a make up class.

Paw Pals

Reading with the Dogs at Carnegie

We are currently forming therapy dog teams to visit Carnegie Elementary School (located near 56th and Yale). We meet in the school’s library and work with the kids as they read to our dogs.
If you are a Paw Pals member whose dog enjoys children and you are available on the 2nd or 3rd Wednesday of each month from 1pm to 2pm, please contact Jennifer Simms at Jshamas@cox.net or 918‐994‐7176.

Brags

Kalea

Kalea finished her CDX title on August 8,2015, with a first place finish! Many thanks to Gisella Klindera and Barb Casto for all the practice sessions, and to Dovie Ryan for the Open classes and handling suggestions. I am so proud of this always happy little Lab!

Jeri Hajek

Hunter’s Rest Nevada Losey received her UCD title with two 2nd places and a 4th place at the last TAC UKC obedience trials.

Dan H. Trout

Ayrri finished his Novice Nosework it Springfield, Missouri in August. Two weeks later, he finished his AKC Rally title with a score of 100 from Excellent B class. He finished both titles with several first places. Yay, Ayrri!

Loving my boy,
Lynda Portiss

A very belated brag for Gunnie who competed in his first Barn Hunt trial back in March. He is pictured with BH Judge, Brandi Coyner, who awarded him his first two legs (of three needed) towards his BH Novice title. Officially, he was awarded High in Class for finding the rat, doing his climb and tunnel — all in 33 seconds. Unofficially, he was awarded an honorary “Terrier in Disguise” award. He loves this sport and we hope to finish up his novice title in Conway, AR in September. Rat On!!!!!!

Sandy Van De Verg and Gunnie

Gunnie

Boca has earned 2 legs towards his UACHX. It has been very hard work for him. Learning to navigate the weaves and pause obstacles from 6 feet away.

Sandra Wright-Hackler

UAGI, UAGII Frank-N-Stein

UAGI, UAGII FRANK-N-STEIN
As many of you know, Frankie knocked on our door late one night in early November 2014. He apparently had been on the wrong end on another dog’s teeth and was missing part of the skin on his neck. After many vet bills, he is 100% recovered and has no ill effects from his experiences. He loves everything almost too much. I could tell that he had most likely never had a leash on him. I was beginning to think he would never get heel position. Then the light went on and he has been a dream to train. Show him what you want and he does it. He learned the teeter in a couple of hours and the weaves in
a couple of days. I am proud to announce that Frankie earned both his AGI and AGII titles at TAC’s UKC agility trial in August.

Owned and loved by
John and Debra Hnath

Scooter continues to enjoy participating in Paw Pals. She loves reading with the children at Helen Paul Elementary and she recently made her first visit to the Children’s Hospital.
She also participated in her first Nosework trial in June and passed all of her PT’s and received one leg in Novice Exterior. We can’t say “Thank you” enough to Dovie Ryan for all of her excellent teaching and training tips!

Nancy Reeder

MACH2 Kenzie

Kenzie, Kylie and I have been on the road a lot this year, in pursuit of getting Kenzie qualified to be invited to AKC Agility Nationals next year. It has been a fun time, lots of Q’s, and I am very proud of both of my dogs. Kylie just turned 3 and is coming along; we still have work to do, but I can see some real promise. She, despite it all, has managed to qualify on some very difficult courses at the Excellent and Masters level. But the real brag here is Kenzie. We had two back to back trial weekends in Springfield in August, where Kenzie had 11 clean runs out of 12 in Masters, receiving 5 QQ’s out of a possible 6, despite some of the courses being extremely difficult with very low Q rates. On August 15 in Springfield, MO, Kenzie received her MACH2 title, which is a very big deal in AKC agility. Thanks to the judges, Craig Josling and Sharon Williams for some fun and challenging courses that weekend. I also want to thank Tom Kotch for filling in for me by teaching my agility class the past couple of months while we have been chasing our goal, and my students and friends for their encouragement. Kenzie’s accomplishment just happened to take place on a weekend when there was a big Route 66 celebration in Springfield, and many old cars were parked at my motel, so hence the fun photo with Kenz wearing the sunglasses. We are still chasing points for Nationals, around 150 to go. I am so happy that these two are my dogs, I am very proud of both of them, and thankful that I am able to run well enough to keep up with them (most of the time). Shelties rock!

Jane Tyson

UGRACH,AKCCH Smokehouse Chocolate Soufflé CD,RE,OAP,OJP

UGRACH,AKCCH Smokehouse Chocolate Soufflé CD,RE,OAP,OJP

After going through quite the scare with Cocoa having bloat and then complications,causing her a near death experience, I’m proud to say she has fully recovered in energy, enthusiasm and health. She made us so proud earning her UGRACH title earlier this month at our clubs agility trial! And has two legs towards a second UGRACH. All this at a veterans ago of 9+ years of age. She is our true champion girl!

Carol Minden

Ch Barberry Justa Case of Smokehouse BN,CD,RN

This young Bernese mountain dog who earned her BN,CD, and RN last year is happy for the world to know she is now a CHAMPION! We waited a year to find that last major and she earned it in Topeka. Now known as Ch Barberry Justa Case of Smokehouse BN,CD,RN.

Carol Minden

Ayrri finished his Novice Nosework it Springfield, Missouri in August. Two weeks later, he finished his AKC Rally title with a score of 100 from Excellent B class. He finished both titles with several first places. Yay, Ayrri!

Loving my boy,
Lynda Portiss

Abby

At the Companion Dog School of Tulsa’s UKC Agility trials this summer Abby earned her UGRACH2 and she was High in Trial, High Combined, High Ambor, and she won the Richard Stanfield Memorial Trophy for high score in trials 1, 2, and 3.

Sincerely,
Randy & Robin

Claire

Claire received her AGIII and three legs toward her UGRACH.Keep up the good work.

Barb Casto

Paw Pals

Reading with the Dogs at Carnegie

We are currently forming therapy dog teams to visit Carnegie Elementary School (located near 56th and Yale). We meet in the school’s library and work with the kids as they read to our dogs.
If you are a Paw Pals member whose dog enjoys children and you are available on the 2nd or 3rd Wednesday of each month from 1pm to 2pm, please contact Jennifer Simms at Jshamas@cox.net or 918‐994‐7176.

In Memory

OTCH Sunset Custom Made Morgan UDX 5
Miniature Poodle
May 5, 1998—September 22, 2015

The breeder was Joyce Morgan, she was also an Obedience Judge. When I told her I wanted one of her puppies, I had to wait 2 years, because I was that far down on her waiting list. I never even thought about trying for an OTCH, I was just trying to get a UDX. On the way, I started getting OTCH points. By the time I got my UDX, I had 51 OTCH points. So I thought I would try to get an OTCH. While I was working for it, I ended up getting 5 UDX titles. Morgan was my first poodle, and I went further with her than any of my other dogs.

Pat Kinser

OTCH Suset Custom Made Morgan UDX 5
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