Our day began at 9:00 a.m. with an Obedience
Seminar presented by Dawn Parison. Dawn along
with Dave and Zap (demo dog extraordinaire)
instructed our seven participants with lots
of positive reinforcement, wonderful tips
and advice. Sonia Klein was the winner of
the special door prize for the participants
of this seminar. Her new ring bag was
filled with training treats, two training books, a bait pouch, leash
and a collar. Each participant was given a great resource packet
compliments of Dawn and Dave. Our deepest appreciation to
Dawn and Dave for their time and extra efforts in providing a
seminar that many will benefit from in the future.
Lunch and the General membership meeting followed at 11:50 a.m.
The second half of our day began at 12:20 p.m. with Basic
Grooming Techniques offered by Dona Baker. Each participant
had a 1/1 spotter who helped each owner follow through the
techniques Dona was teaching. Spectators were welcome to
get up close and personal to watch as well. Dona kindly created
a packet filled with resources for supplies, equipment, tips and illustrations. Also
within the packet was a great comb compliments of Dona. Winner of the grooming
door prize was Mary Burke. This door prize consisted of a tackle box with a clipper,
attachments and other grooming tools. Our deepest appreciation to Dona for making
this a huge success.
Both seminars had wonderful attendance with rave reviews and many compliments.
On behalf of the club
both presenters were given $25 Visa cards and a box of Newfoundland greeting cards.
I would like to acknowledge the following people who were key in accomplishing this positive event day. Tara
Bertrand hospitality and co-chair, Amy Corvillion ticket sales, Denita Jackman ticket sales, David Kledzik "Jack
of all trades", the spotters: Kathy Van Wie, John Jackman, Linda Larsen, Christine
Brigham, and Rick Hartke.
Thanks to all who brought an item for the brown bag, and to Linda L, Tara B,
David K, and anyone who I might have missed for bringing a dessert.
Great job was done by all.