Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 6 pm Basic Obedience Class is Cancelled.
What a fantastic Friday night of certification testing!!! The following dog-handler teams had great success:
Handler-Dog Teams who passed the Therapy Dog International (and the CGC) evaluation:
Ciara Sitko and Riley
Julia Chesnut and Satchel
Kathy Holshey and Lulu
Caroline Harding and Ellie Mae
Cheryl Cass and Scout
Handlers with Dogs who earned the CGC title or certificate:
Gillie Tweddle and Winnie
Isobel Cobb and Abby
Lex Blanton and Gizzi
Emma Cantwell and Bonnie
Noah Thompson and Twyla
Sammy Thompson and Chuck
Leah Gjormand and Zoey
Alina Ampeh and Roxy
Izzie Wolter and Hoyt
Ioana Montel and Chaos
“That was great last night -- what a wonderful group! The 4-Hers really worked hard and what impressed me most was even when things didn't go quite as planned, they showed great class and love for their dogs!! I have seen many adults that can't do that!! The volunteers were wonderful - they really helped make things go well, and especially thank the paperwork stewards - they made everything happen quickly and were just -- well wonderful!!!” - Rose Miller, CGC and TDI Evaluator
Spring Classes April 11 - May 31 as scheduled at Frying Pan Farm Park:
Thursdays, 6 pm Barn 2 - Basic Obedience & Rally
Fridays, 6 pm, Agility Field - Wag It Games and Intro to Agility
Fridays, 7 pm Agility Field - Agility Handling
If you are interested in learning more about the Krazy for K9s 4-H Dog Training Club, please contact us at email@example.com. or call adult leader Brenda Shaver at 703-904-6990. Members may join at any time during the year when a new session of classes are starting. Please contact us to learn more. If you are a person with a disability and need accommodations to participate in these activities, please contact adult leader Brenda Shaver to discuss these accommodations.
Krazy for K9s 4-H Dog Training Club is open to youth ages 9 to 19 years who are interested in strengthening the bond with their dogs and learning about dog sports. There is no fee to join the club. Members must own or have frequent opportunities to work with a friendly dog. We hold regular classes to practice basic dog obedience, rally, agility, canine musical freestyle (dancing with your dog), and junior showmanship using positive training techniques.
Our club meets weekly to work at their own pace and enjoy the company of other youth who share their interest in dogs. Training takes place at Frying Pan Farm Park in outdoor fenced training areas or in an equestrian barn. Occasionally we also practice in the obedience training room in a veterinary clinic. Opportunities are provided throughout the year to compete in 4-H matches with other dog training clubs in the region and state, including at the Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Frying Pan Farm Park Show held annually the first weekend of August, and also the annual 4-H Virginia State Dog Show held each September.
Leadership skills are fostered through regular business meetings, opportunities to superintend matches as well as organize club activities and represent the group at county, district, and state events. Members participate in occasional fundraising events to help cover costs of club activities such as operating a lemonade stand during a local 4th of July festival or selling dog treats.
Krazy for K9s is committed to serving the community. We are always ready to volunteer in support of Frying Pan Farm Park. On December 1, at their Old Fashioned Holiday Celebration, our club will be helping with pony rides and holiday shopping. Also, on Martin Luther King Day, the club has organized a project for Volunteer Fairfax’s Give Together Day and will be doing so again in 2013; members instruct and assist other youth and their families in making dog toys donated to local rescue organizations. Each month, club members visit Tall Oaks Assisted Living Residence in Reston, Virginia with their dogs.
Further, Krazy for K9s 4-H Dog Training Club actively supports the Virginia 4-H Dog Advisory Council, a state-wide body to support the betterment of 4-H dog training programming.
With a direct connection to research at Virginia's land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University, 4-H is the first experience many young people have with higher education. 4-H is characterized as being community-centered, volunteer-led, Extension-staff supervised, research-based, home- and family-oriented, publicly and privately funded, and responsive to change. For more information, please contact our local Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia 4-H, and Virginia Cooperative Extension.