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News from the Mohawk Valley Dog Training Club
~Upcoming Events~
Some of the Class offerings, descriptions.
Intermediate...This class is a continuation of the basic obedience skills and an introduction to on-lead heeling, off-lead recalls and long stays.
Beginners...This class is for people new to obedience. This class will introduce you to basic obedience, the development of commands, including walking under control on leash, come, sit, down and stay.
Novice...This class is is for those who want to train for the AKC Companion Dog Title (CD), the first level of obedience competition. The skills learned in the Intermediate Class will apply in Novice and will become more refined with both on-lead and off-lead heeling.
Open/Utility...This class is a combination of Open exercises and Utility exercises.  Class is used to train for the Companion Dog Excellent Title (CDX), the second level of obedience competition, and the Utility Dog Title (UD), the third level of obedience competition.
Intro to Agility...This class in a general introduction to the sport of Agility.  Learn the basics of handling as well as starting some equipment.  We are limited by space and footing but it's a great base from which to build a great Agility team.
Nosework...A recreational offshoot of the training received by scent detection dogs (drug, explosives). It encourages your dog to use its natural instinct for picking up scents and locating the source. Ultimately, there are 4 locations for searching: containers, interior, exterior and vehicle. 
(Birch will be used in place of drugs or explosives)
Conformation...Training dog and handler for the conformation (breed) ring. We will learn ring patterns and rules.

Don't miss out on your chance to join us.
A set of six classes is $75.00.
~Breaking News~
2018 Obedience and Rally Run Thrus
The MVDTC Obedience/Rally match
Still offering Obedience and Rally along with CGC.
No pre-entries.
See the flyer for all the details...

2018 Agility Show and Go
Another agility show and go has come and gone.  Though the entries were down this year, we still had many people get some good work with their pups just a week before the SOTC agility trial.  Thanks to all that came to support us, thanks to SOTC for working with us, and thanks to all members and non member who make this possible each year.  Keep an eye out for the obedience/rally match this summer and the 2019 show and go.

Julie (Grouse Hill Ironess)
July 12, 2004-Oct. 29, 2015
Julie spent only the last 2 years of her life with us. Her early years were spent raising puppies to be trained for field work.  After being retired she ended up in a bad situation for a couple years. She came to us through Molly's Wish.  Julie was a kind and gentle soul who brought us much joy and affection. She will live in our hearts forever.  Janice & Howard

Recently, I competed in my first obedience trail with my best friend, aka my dog. I must admit I was a bit nervous to be competing in a dog sport but soon learned that my nervousness was pointless. The stewards, judges, and friends were extremely helpful and supportive, providing me with guidance and a kind word when needed. The end result, my dog and I jived at the perfect moments and together we brought home a blue ribbon in our first Rally class, 3rd place in our next and our first obedience leg. It was a fantastic experience and I can't wait for our next competition.

MV member.

Would you like to be like this member?  Sign up for a set of classes and see where the journey takes you and your dog.

MVDTC wins area club competition, Again!
MVDTC's team placed first in the Interclub competition held in Syracuse on Oct 5 . Our team's total score was 1019 of a possible 1200 points.  Not bad for one of the, if not THE, smallest club in the competiton

Team members were (as pictured left to right)
Leslie with Henley (open), Dee with Austin (nov), Greg with Stormy (utl), Kathy with Ace (open),
Meg with Hobbes (nov), Janice with Britta (utl). 
Not pictured are alternates, Melvin with Q, and Janice with Gwyn.

From the shows in snowing Hamburg...
Rhett finished his Grand Championship taking a 2 point select win in a very competitive breed ring on Sunday
Two days prior he took the breed with a 5 point major over two top Canadians. Good boy Rhett!!!

At the Syracuse shows,
Rhett placed in the conformation ring each of the three days, earning 8 points & the last two required major
wins toward his Grand Champion title. He was owner handled each day.

Summer SOTC Obedience/Rally Trial
Sailor ... Two BN legs to finish his BN title
Stormy ... UD leg #1

Fall Classes coming in Sept
6:00-6:45 - 
6:45-7:30 - 
7:30-8:15 - 
8:15-9:00 - 
Class dates for this session are;
Fall class dates have not been set as of yet.
Fall class dates have not been set as of yet.
Classes are held at Canine Sports Unlimited
at ​351 Oriskany Boulevard in Whitesboro on Fri nights.

NOTICE...In the case of class cancellation, your instructor will contact you.
Call Karen w/cancellation questions at 315-768-8641 .