Monday, October 26, 2009

Sweet Success - the PKC Autum Agility Trial

The ring is almost ready.

The National Anthem is sung so beautifully, young Kendell Washington blows everyone away. It's a perfect start to a fabulous weekend.

Worker bees.

Everyone loves the ribbon ladies!

And everyone loves the kitchen ladies, too!

The Trial Photographer, Karen Woods of Woods Vue Photography, (seen here talking with judge, Keith Harold of Eudora, KS) is going to send us some action shots of the trial, plus a gorgeous collage she did of the singing of the Star Spangled Banner. We'll post them in a separate entry.

Two of the thousands of smiles in evidence all four days.

We made the front page of Saturday's paper,

and page two of the Sunday Sun! Not to mention the TV news on WPSD!

What a fantastic event.

What a fantastic Kennel Club.

What a fantastic group of MEMBERS!!!

see you at the club ...

Monday, October 19, 2009

Agility Trial Oct 22 - 25

Marth Veach and her young Labrador, Wilson, compete at PKC's June trial at the Sports Plex.

Come on out to the Paducah Regional Sports Plex (approximately 2.5 miles west from I-24, Highway 60 in Paducah, exit 4) to see the fastest growing AKC dog sport in the country!

Thursday hours are 4 PM to around 9 PM. Friday and Saturday are completely filled. More than 330 dogs will run from 8 AM to around 5 PM and on Sunday we'll run more than 300 dogs from 8 AM to around 4 PM.

You can read more about it HERE.

Paducah Kennel Club members will be wearing their red shirts and will be happy to answer your questions.

Admission is


for spectators! Bring your friends!

You won't believe how much fun you have. Competitors are mingling around with spectators, and you can have a front row seat right in all the action.

This is our biggest trial yet. Members of the WORLD TEAM are coming to Paducah to compete, along with amateurs and professionals from all over the country. There will also be vendors with unique goodies that you can't find elsewhere.

[***PKC Members, please check you email for more info about the dinner.]

see you at the club (and the 'Plex this weekend!)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Obedience Time!

Hats off to the Obedience Crew! A new class started on October 1st.

The fab four: Sally Moore, Obedience Chair Ginia Manchester, Judy Johnson, and Lead Instructor Debbie Cavitt

Fred the Beagle wants to see the handout, too, Maurica!

First time in the ring

It will be fun to see the class learn and improve as the weeks go on!



On the 3rd and 4th of October, PKC hosted an Obedience Seminar, given by Bridget Carlsen.

Bridget Carlsen and her Norwich Terrier demonstrating the happy training technique, which has won Bridget such renown.

Bridget Carlsen has been training dogs for over 30 years. She has put 52 titles (and counting!) from the sports of Obedience, Field and Agility on seven Golden Retrievers and a Norwich Terrier. Her accomplishments include 6 Obedience Trial Champion (OTCH) titles, 8160 lifetime OTCH points, 147 High in Trial (HIT) awards, 195 High Combined (HC) awards, and perfect 200 scores in both Open and Utility.

Working slots were full and even auditing slots for the Seminar were well attended.

Obedience Chair, Virginia Manchester wrote:

I would like to give a big thanks to Debbie Cavitt for a great weekend. The kitchen crew was wonderful as usual-----Dee, Lee, and Patience. Also a big thanks to all who brought food. We had a great turnout and people from as far away as Maryland, and Kansas City, St Louis, Nashville and Evansville. I''m probably leaving others out and I apologize.

And the comments from the participants were so complimentary:
  • "We always know the food is going to be good at Paducah!"
  • "You people sure do know how to put on a party!"
  • "You are so lucky to have this place. It's just beautiful."
  • "This has just been perfect. I've learned a ton and stuffed myself: It doesn't get better than that!"

Thank you Debbie, and Ginia for your hard work to make this such a success! Thanks to the members who brought yummy food - it was appreciated. (And special thanks to Debbie's dad for mowing on Friday.)

See you out at the club!