Argos will be 4 years old in August 2019, but today he passed the exam/evaluation by the BC Guide & Service Dog Division of the Justice Institute to become a Service Dog for Tasha Lee.
Tasha got Argos as a puppy and started with Basic Obedience Training. Argos showed potential to become a Service Dog and Tasha researched the requirements of taking on such a task.
It is not just teaching your dog to sit, down, stay, come, etc. There are over 40 skills they must master to become a service dog. It takes a lot of time and patience. Tasha persevered through the training despite struggling with her health issues.
Argos now “officially” works for Tasha to aid her in her day-to-day tasks.
When you see them in the community, please keep your distance. As much as everyone loves to acknowledge and pet a well behaved dog, Argos has a job to do and he can not do his job if he is distracted. (Tasha will thank you for your understanding.)
Congratulations on this milestone event!
Once again, mark your calendar for our annual Obedience & Rally trials. For members of AIOC – Association of Island Obedience Clubs (Vancouver Island kennel clubs).
It was held Sunday July 14th in Coombs at the Arrowsmith Activity Hall.
Campbell River Dog Fanciers & Alberni Valley Kennel Club shared the task of hosting this event.
Here are a few of the ribbon winners. Congratulations to everyone!
PRE-REGISTER FOR TRIAL (by email) – until Friday July 13th, will save you time and line-ups.
On Trial Day – Sunday, July 15th – you will only have to pay and pickup armbands.
The 1st & 2nd trials will run in the same order. This will give everyone an equal amount of time between each trial.
To Pre-Register, email us the following information:
- Your name
- Name of AIOC member club
- Your dog’s name & breed
- Name of Trial & Class you wish to enter
- At $10. per run, total amount due upon arrival
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is recommended for all registrants. Upon arrival you will need to present your AIOC card and pay your fees. Your competition number will be ready for you.
AIOC – Association of Island Obedience Clubs comprises of 10 Vancouver Island Dog Clubs. To be a member of AIOC, you must be a member in good standing with one of the 10 Vancouver Island Dog Clubs. You must be a AIOC member to participate in an AIOC event.
Our first Basic Obedience Class of 2017 – 18 dogs in 2 sessions on Monday evenings at Cherry Creek Hall-Gym. Synneva Stubbs returns this year to instruct the classes throughout 2017.
If you want to get your dog into its first obedience class or a refresher, pre-register now to reserve a spot in the class. They fill up fast.
Most of the info you require is included in the flyer below.
The judging schedule is as follows:
Obedience – Starts at 9:00 am
- Novice Intermediate
Rally Obedience – Starts at 10:00 am