April 16, 2013
REMINDER: Agility Work Party this Saturday, April 20, from 8 AM to noon.
Coffee and donuts to be provided. Looking for volunteer hours? Like to tape bars or organize equipment? Good with hand tools? Then come on out and help us with some spring cleaning and equipment maintenance. FMI, contact Jeff Boyer at email@example.com.
Next Agility Session of classes is now online! We continue to add more sessions of some classes and are offering a series of mini classes on focused topics as well as a new class based on Linda Mecklenberg’s book that addresses handling common sequences on agility courses. Find your next class by using this link: http://www.sotcdogtraining.com/Agility-classes.asp
DOCOF - September 1st 2013
Anyone who is a member of SOTC for 6 months prior to the competition as well as an active member may participate. So if this is you and you are currently working an obedience dog, we encourage you to contact us and join us for this fun filled weekend with other SOTC members and exhibitors from the entire state at the central Florida fairgrounds.
We will need Novice, Open and Utility trained obedience dogs. We may send up to 3 teams :) The sooner we get everyones names pulled together the sooner we can start practicing and preparing the teams ,etc.
Note*: You may enter a class higher than the title your dog holds, just not lower.
If you are interested please contact Angie Schuhmann at firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for ordering the stylish 2013 DACOF shirts and/or signing up to run with the team is April 25. We still have spots on our tream for all levels. Interested in DACOF, contact Karen @ email@example.com. For shirt orders, please email Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org
DACOF is an event that is fun for all involved! If you are an "ACTIVE" member and would like to participate, please email me the following information to Karen @ email@example.com **Please put DACOF in the subject line***
Your name, your dogs name, jump height, and current highest level in STANDARD (AKC or equivalent in USDAA, CPE etc). If you run preferred heights, you must do so for all trials entered after 2/4/13.
The Summer schedule is now online! Please use this link to find your next flyball class: http://www.sotcdogtraining.com/flyball-classes.asp
From the Board
Notice to all members: please respect the people using the building prior to your reserved time. Please be courteous and come in quietly! If you reserve at 1:00 for a group of you, you don't set up until 1:00, not 15 to 30 minutes early which is disruptive to the club member or class already in the building. If there is someone in the building prior to you, then your scheduled building time should include your set up and tear down time. One person does not usually cause a disruption, it seems to happen when there is a group of people training together. Thank you, everyone!
From Stacy Groff, Newsletter Editor
Information for the newsletter (formatting changes, edits, minutes, brags, news, everything) is due to the newsletter editor on the Friday prior to the board meeting (which is always the 1st Wednesday of the month). Please feel free to submit information, events, stories, cartoons (again, anything) and it will be printed if appropriate and if space allows. Some things do get held for the next month due to formatting and space allocation. Photos can be printed with brags if space permits. Thank you!!! Please send your information to firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Jenkins Seminar — May 4 & 5, 2013
Here's a preview of what Julie will present:
- Foundation games and skills for puppies and new dogs
- Training a fast, efficient turn from start to finish
- Increasing drive to or from the box
- Working with what motivates YOUR dog the most
- Rock solid retrieves
- Working with and without training aids/props
- Adding other dogs: passing & racing
UPDATE: Working spots are now filled, however there are audit spots available. A limited number of private lessons are also available on FRIDAY, May 3. If you are interested, please contact Stacy Groff at email@example.com.
Facebookers! SOTC Needs Your Help!
When a new post is added to our club's Facebook page, Please Crosspost!
Click "Share" and you will be able to add a comment if you would like. This way, anything happening at the club, like Obedience and Agility Trials, can get more exposure throughout the network.
And if you haven't yet, Join us on Facebook!
SOTC has its own page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sotcdogtraining.
If you want to find out the latest happenings at the club or with fellow club members, Facebook is a great way to keep in touch. You can brag about your latest accomplishments or simply share your favorite photo of your favorite dog doing his favorite thing. We will keep the information up-to-date, so it's also a great way to get current info about upcoming events.
If you aren't a member of Facebook, sign up today! http://www.facebook.com.