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The January meeting was cancelled due to bad weather.
February 23rd Meeting
Members gathered at the home of Karen and Michael Ioffredo to hear an excellent presentation by Karen Peak of West Winds Dog Training on some of her more interesting experiences. Karen, who is also founder of the Safe Kids, Safe Dogs program gave advice on interpreting dog body language, avoiding child-dog conflicts and techniques to deal with behavior issues.
March 23rd Meeting
A meeting was held at the home of Nicole, Elaine and Robert Miller. We said Adieu to our dear friend and long-time club member Lynette Anderson, who is moving from the area AND we celebrated Erich Rutschiedt’s 93rd birthday with cake and song.
Jill Mitchell and Ray Myers gave a presentation on AKC Scentwork for Linda Dobbie who was unable to attend. They explained the background of AKC and other scentwork programs, similarities and differences, and how to start training your dog. They emphasized that the dog knows more than the person at the end of the leash, so one of the big hurdles is learning to trust your dog. Videos were shown of SS working, and how a dog might indicate a “find.” PVSSC will be holding a Scentwork fun test in July, so stay tuned.
Pictures of the meeting are below: