SESSION 1. Jan 7 - Feb 15 (Registration Opens to Regular Members Dec. 17 & Student Members & Public Dec. 24)
SESSION 2. March 4 - April 19 (No indoor classes the week of March 11 due to Rally Trial Mar 16-17). Registration Opens to Regular Members Feb 11 & Student Members Feb 18. Orientation/Open House will be held on Sunday, March 3 at 2:00pm.
SESSION 3. May 6 - June 14 (No classes May 27 due to Memorial Day ). Registration Opens to Regular Members April 15 & Student Members April 22. Orientation/Open House will be held on Sunday, May 5.
SESSION 4. July 1 - Aug. 9 (No classes July 4). Registration Opens to Regular Members June 10 & Student Members June 17. Orientation/Open House will be held on Sunday, June 30.
Special Workshops & Seminars Aug. 12 - Aug. 30 - TBA
SESSION 5. Sept. 2 - Oct. 11 - (No classes Sept 2 due to Labor Day). Registration Opens to Regular Members Aug 12 & Student Members Aug. 19. Orientation/Open House will be held on Sunday, September 1.
SESSION 6. Oct. 28 - Dec. 6 - (No classes Nov 28 for Thanksgiving; Note with Week of Dec. 9-13 for those missed due to Thanksgiving). Registration Opens to Regular Members Oct. 7 & Student Members Oct. 14. Orientation/Open House will be held on Sunday, October 27.
MEMBERSHIP MEETING - June 7, 2019
We normally meet on the first Friday of each month, with the exception of July (when we have our 4th of July picnic) and December (when we have our Christmas Party).
Please mark your calendar for our next Membership Meeting on Friday, June 7, 2019. We will begin with a potluck dinner at 6:30, followed by our Membership Meeting at 7:00. Please bring a main dish, side, or dessert to share.
All Members (both two-legged and four-legged) are welcome!
We are a Non-profit Club; therefore, you must be a member to take classes. Membership types are:
$25.00 yr. Individual or $35.00 yr. Household REGULAR MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS: *Early Bird Registration *Discount Registration Fees for ALL classes *Earn a free class through volunteer hour credits: volunteering to help at our annual show, at practice matches, and other activities. *6 volunteer hours equals 1 free class per year per membership. *ALSO, after paying for any 5 classes, you receive a considerable discount on all future classes: Obedience $50 Agility $55, as long as you remain a member. (Please notify the Training Director when you sign up for your 5th class) * Voting rights *Make friends with people who share in your ‘doggy’ interests. *Support our work in the community that helps dogs become good citizens and stay in forever homes. **Please note, in order to keep all benefits you must print and bring your membership application to our monthly meeting, first Friday of each month, within two months. Otherwise, your membership will be downgraded to Student Membership and you will lose all membership benefits after two months.**
$15.00 ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP - All Regular Membership Benefits EXCEPT voting rights. **Please note, in order to keep all benefits you must print and bring your membership application to our monthly meeting, first Friday of each month, within two months. Otherwise, your membership will be downgraded to Student Membership and you will lose all membership benefits after two months.**
$5.00 yr. STUDENT MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS - Only qualifies you to take any OCC class. If you decide to become a Regular Member, we will credit your $5.00 toward the Regular Membership fee.
Sharen Fisher - Last month the Dalton library wanted to educate children on what dogs do, so they brought in Quinn (soft-coated Wheaten terrier) as a working dog for crisis response. Quinn was on the front page of the Dalton paper.
Fay Taylor - Meg (Chinese Crested) earned her CGC (Canine Good Citizen) and CGCA (Canine Good Citizen Advanced). She hopes to get her CGCU (Canine Good Citizen Urban) soon.
Vaughn Buckner - Cooper (Yorkshire Terrier) earned his CGC and CGCA.
Sharen Fisher and JoAnne Davis have become certified as AKC Farm Dogs judges. They will be conducting Farm Dog certified tests in McDonald, TN this September. Click here to learn more about AKC Farm Dog.
Helen Aiken - Rocky (Rat Terrier) earned his Rally Masters title; and Rosie (Rat Terrier) earned her Rally Excellent title at our March Rally Trials.
Chris Bowker - Tyler (Toy Fox Terrier) earned his final 2 legs in Rally Excellent at our March Rally Trials. He also earned his AKC Trick Dog Advanced title.
Paula Lynch - Ziva (miniature goldendoodle) earned two agility titles: Excellent JWW and Novice FAST.
Helen Aiken - Rocky (Rat Terrier) qualified twice at the Atlanta Rally show scoring 100 but getting second place (Not speedy enough for first). He now has 7 legs toward his Masters. They also qualified for the Rally Nationals again (3rd year in a row!) Congratulations, Helen and Rocky!
Chris Bowker - Clark (Toy Fox Terrier) was invited to the Rally Nationals.
Julia Gregory - In a freestyle titling event held in Winston-Salem, NC, Wildhaven's Nina de Milo (Nina - All American Dog) earned a Level II title and placed first in her class.
Paula Lynch - Ziva (miniature goldenoodle) earned her AKC Open Jumpers With Weaves title in December.
Elaine Robinson - Jinga (All American Dog) earned her Open Standard and Open Jumpers Agility titles.
Click here for Rally Trial Photos and Videos. Click here to learn more about AKC Rally Obedience.