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Dog rally trials this weekend in Winfield

  • Published Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at 8:20 a.m.
  • Updated Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at 8:32 a.m.

South Central Kansas Kennel Club will host four rally trials under the regulations of the United Kennel Club on Saturday and Sunday in Winfield. Only UKC registered dogs may compete.

The events start at 9 a.m. both days at the Winfield Fairgrounds, under the north grandstands, at 1105 W. Ninth Ave. Pre-entries have closed, but day-of-trial entries, with a fee of $20 per dog, will be accepted from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. both days. The event is free for spectators.

Rally is a fast-paced demonstration of a dog and handler’s ability to perform basic obedience exercises as a team.

For more information, go to the club’s website, sckkcdogs.com.

Special classes at Family Dog center

Family Dog Training and Behavioral Center, at 69th Street North and Hoover Road, is offering two special classes in December.

Enrollment is required, and all dogs must have proof of vaccination for rabies, DHP-PV and Bordetella.

• Holiday Manners Refresher – Dec. 4, 11 and 18. Christmas is coming and so are the relatives. How are your dog’s manners? This three-week manners refresher includes polite greetings, “settle,” “go to your spot,” “trade” and “leave it” – handy behaviors to help everyone enjoy a safe and happy holiday season. Tuesdays at 6 p.m.; cost is $60 for the three-week session.

• Puppy Social – Dec. 5, 12 and 19. Puppy playtime, with the added bonus of novel sights, sounds, surfaces, smells, a few new behaviors such as “sit,” coming when called and meeting new humans. Watch your puppy play with his new pals while gaining positive experiences that will last into adulthood. For puppies eight to 16 weeks of age. Wednesdays at 6 p.m.; cost is $60 for three-week session.

Class sizes are limited, so please call 316-755-2839 for enrollment and availability.

Compiled by Diane McCartney

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