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!

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