Come help tidy up the club!
Potential jobs include:
- crates taken outside and sterilized
- new cardboard dividers attached with zipties to crates
- black running mat pulled up and cleaned
- mirrors washed
- refrigerator emptied and cleaned
- cabinets above the sink emptied and cleaned and organized
- blankets taken home and washed
- update flyer boards / whiteboard calendars
- clean any large stains on the blue flooring
Any many more! If you show up we'll find a job for you.
A Club Meeting will follow @ 6pm on the Lower Level. Food will be served beforehand.
Come listen to Ferdie Yau, a professional dog trainer with a background in wildlife biology, talk about the work he does studying our local coyotes with the help of his 10-year old terrier mix, Scout, who is a trained coyote scat detection dog.
PCOTC will staff a booth and provide agility demos at the SPCA of Westchester Dog Walk & Pet Fair on May 5 at FDR Park. The event is open to the public from 10 am to 2 pm. PCOTC volunteers for this event, please contact Jane Wheeler at email@example.com
Wish your training had more bang for your buck? Sometimes feel like your dog will never “get it”? Spending too much time with too little results? Learn to use tools and strategies that help you communicate more clearly to your dog, add value to your reinforcement and create a thinking partner that chooses to engage in a way that enhances learning.
Back by Popular Demand!
- Saturday: From Shy to Showy — Turn shy, fearful or insecure dogs into show dogs!
- Sunday: Polishing Your Performance — Step up your game and make your dog shine!
Don't miss EARLY BIRD RATES for working spots. See flyer for more information.
Come train with PCOTC Instructor Stefanie Rainer!
- Saturday - 9-4 Commitment - $195 working, max 8 spots, $95 auditing
- Sunday 9 - 12 Building Distance - $95 working, max 8 spots, $45 auditing
- Sunday 1-4 Mental Management Games - $95 working, max 8 spots, $45 auditing
REGISTRATION OPENS MONDAY, JAN 8th
Open to all dogs & all disciplines
Saturday, Helpful Reinforcement Strategies: Take the Frustration Out of Your Performance
Sunday, Training to Trialing: Helping Young Dogs Prepare for Success and Seasoned Dogs Bridge Behavioral Gaps
One Standard and One Jumpers Course
2 minutes per run per dog (max of 2 runs per course). Limited to 100 runs. Entries close 02/09/2018 by 5 pm.
Check out our flyer for more information. Cost per dog: 1 run only – $10, 2 runs – $14, 3 runs – $18, 4 runs – $22
Interested in volunteering? Please do! Sign up on our Volunteer Sign Up. No experience necessary to volunteer.
Questions? We're happy to help! Email firstname.lastname@example.org
PCOTC will staff a booth at the AKC's Meet the Breeds in Manhattan at Piers 92 & 94. Also at the Piers that day, 5th Annual Masters Agility Championship at Westminster, from 8 am – 4 pm.
We still need a couple of volunteers for MTB. Please contact Jane Wheeler at email@example.com
Tickets for Meet & Compete will be available at the door on the day of the event. Adults $32, $15 for children under 12.
Come and practice obedience with your dogs at our first White Plains Weekend of 2018! Run-thrus will be 10 minutes long and will be customized to meet your training needs. To sign up, go to Dogmatchshows.com. We will announce future dates an you can also watch for them on the Dogmatchshows website.
Members: to volunteer, please contact Karen Wrey at Kayray@optonline.net. You can earn the volunteer hours and a free run-thru with your dog (if desired). No experience needed; we will train you.
WANT TO DO SOMETHING IMPORTANT WITH YOUR DOG?
Become a certified therapy dog team!
Free aptitude screenings – each lasting about 20 minutes - will be on:
Saturday, January 20th, 4:00-9:00 p.m.
To schedule a screening, please e-mail George at firstname.lastname@example.org
Those handler/dog teams that seem appropriate for therapy dog work will be invited to register for our class which begins on January 23.
Is your dog a trick master? Then the AKC Trick Dog Title is just right for you!
Friday, December 15
with Jamie McKay, CPDT-KSA
Evaluations will be done in one hour long blocks. Please register for your selected time slot. If testing multiple dogs, please register each dog for a 15 minute evaluation time slot.
The first title will cost $15. Each adding additional title test in the same time slot for the same dog will cost $10 per title test.
Party starts at 7:30 pm followed by the club meeting for members. We are inviting everyone, including our 4 legged members, to wear the ugliest holiday sweater you have! Let's make this a fun and joyful event.
Bring a dish and earn a volunteer hour!
The agenda for the meeting is attached (and it is really attached this time). We will start the meeting by a presentation by our very own Katherine O'Donnell about the organization she volunteers for (HOPE Animal Assisted Crisis Response http://www.hopeaacr.org/). So come see our newest board member talk about her amazing volunteer work. More info about the presentation can be found here.
Vicki Ronchette began training dogs in the late 1980s and now teaches conformation classes, workshops, and webinars. She wrote "Positive Training For Show Dogs: Building a Relationship for Success, From Shy to Showy"—an important book for those who want to use positive methods with show dogs as well as with dogs that train in sports.
On Saturday, Oct. 7, she offers Shaping Show Dog Superstars: How to Train a Successful Show Dog.
On Sunday, Oct. 8, the topic is Mastering Your Dog's Movement and Show Stopping Stacks