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Basic Obedience Training

We are very proud to offer our2015BOCNOV-350 Basic Obedience Training over the past 3+ years.  Just in 2018 we trained 106 dogs which is 26% more dogs than previous year.

Primarily young dogs, but we have had many older dogs take the class with success.

Our instructor, Synneva Stubbs has lots of experience with all sorts of dogs.  As a Certified Canine Behaviour Specialist, Synneva has the patience and knowledge to help you with any struggles you may have with training your dog.

We have added training for advanced obedience skills.  We can now prepare you for taking your dog to Novice Obedience &/or Novice Rally trials.  We 18-4 Class July 2018-350x553can also prepare you for the Canine Good Neighbour test which comprises of 12 obedience exercises to demonstrate good canine manners.

Every dog has their own successes.  We have had several dogs go on to earn their Canine Good Neighbour Certificate as well as titles in Novice Rally.

We are proud to support service dogs and their acceptance in the community.  We assist a couple handlers that have “Service dogs in Training” with their on going training needs.  Shout out to Argos & Ladybug!

If you have a dog and looking for some training that is fun for you and your dog, please contact us.

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Ladybug has qualified in a couple Rally trials and earned her Canine Good Neighbour Certificate.

 

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Oct. 19-21, 2018 Championship Dog Show

2018AVKC Dog Show 1600x1000Our 54th annual CKC Championship Dog Show

2018 Premium List

Our Premium List of Events  includes:

  • 3 All Breed Championship Dog Shows (Best in Show each day)
  • Vancouver Island Toy Dog Club – Toy Group Specialty (Saturday afternoon)
  • Junior Handling  (Friday & Saturday)
  • Juvenile & Veteran Sweepstakes (Saturday)
  • Halloween Costume Contest/Parade (Saturday)
  • Buffet Dinner & Social (Saturday)
  • Canine Good Neighbour Test (Friday 3:30 – 5:00)
  • Premium List,
  • 2018 Judging Schedule Final Copy (for exhibitors) 5 pg
  • 2018 Simple Judging Schedule (for general public) 1 pg.

This event is open to the general public at no cost.  


Highlights for Spectators:

Friday Oct. 19th is a School Pro Day.  We recommend that the best time to bring children to the dog show would be from 10:00 am to noon.  For a Group tour, check in at the Show Secretary desk upon arrival.

Also on Friday Oct. 19th we have “Come Meet the Breeds” starting at 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.  This where our dog exhibitors and AV Kennel Club members showcase their dogs.  Whether you want to get a closer look at any particular breed or just a dog lover at heart, we hope to have a good variety of dogs for you to see.

2018 Simple Judging Schedule (for general public) 1 pg.  Shows the 7 Breed Groups (Sporting, Hounds, Terriers, Working, Herding, Non-Sporting and Toys) being judged and the number of dogs in the group.  The best of each breed, moves on to be judged for best in Group.  The best in each of the 7 breed groups are then judged for “Best in Show”.

Sat. October 20th we have the Vancouver Island Toy Dog Club hosting a Specialty Dog Show for dogs in the Toy Breed Group.  This starts at 1:00 pm.

If you are wanting to watch a particular breed/group or just  Best in Show, come early in case judging wraps up earlier than expected.  This is especially important on Sunday as there are fewer breaks in judging.

We have a Halloween Dog Photo Contest that is open to the public.  Bring a photo of your dog in a costume by noon on Saturday to the Show Secretary desk and the judging will be done after Best in Show.

Our Halloween Dog Costume Contest/Parade is open only to dogs and their handlers/owners who are registered in the Dog Show.  The Parade of participants will take place after Best in Show (approx. 4:00 pm).  This event is a crowd pleaser.

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If you have any questions regarding the Dog Show events, please feel free to contact us by email:  avkc.webadmin@shaw.ca

Lisa Tremblay – Show Secretary – ltremblay67@me.com   ph 250-720-5585

July 15, 2018 – AIOC Rally & Obedience Trials

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:  avkc.webadmin@shaw.ca

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.

Please Note:

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.

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2018 Winner of Rally – Masterclass

Canine Good Neighbour Training & Test

The Canine Good Neighbour (CGN) test is offered at our annual Dog Show.  This year the test will be in Friday, Oct. 13th 2017.canine-good-neighbour

The purpose of the Canine Good Neighbour Program test is to ensure that your dog is accepted as a valued member of the community. Canine Good Neighbours can be counted on to present good manners at home, in public places and in the presence of other dogs.
Canine Good Neighbour training is fun, rewarding, and useful, and can enable owners to achieve a better relationship with their dogs.

All dogs (incl. mixed-breeds) are eligible to take the test.

Detailed information on the program can be found on the Canadian Kennel Club website – Canine Good Neighbour (CGN) Participants book (pdf file)

To practice or refresh training we recommend you join in our weekly CGN lessons.

  • Classes will be Tuesday, Sep. 26, Oct. 3 & 10th, 2017
  • 6 pm at Cherry Creek Hall-Gym, for 50 minutes.
  • Cost for 3 classes – $45.  Your instructor will be Synneva Stubbs

If you are interested, please pre-register with Roxanne Leyland, avkc.webadmin@shaw.ca or 250-723-9939

The CGN exam will take place at Glenwood Center on Friday October 13th, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.  We will accept applicants on site or you can pre-register

Cost of test is $25.  Dogs that qualify receive a badge and certificate.


 

53rd Annual Dog Show – Oct. 13-14-15, 2017

Alberni Valley Kennel Club is pleased to announce their 53rd Annual Championship Dog Show will take place October 13 – 15, 2017 at Glenwood Center in Port Alberni.

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  • This year’s theme will be Friday the 13thHALLOWEEN with special events.

    • Exhibitors asked to wear “black” on Friday the 13th
    • Exhibitors encouraged to wear “orange” or costume on Sat. Oct. 14th
    • Exhibitor & Dog Costume Parade on Saturday (for exhibited dogs only)
    • Photo Contest of your Dog in Costume – Everyone welcomed.  Enter your photos by noon on Fri. Oct. 13th (with Show Secretary)
  • 3 – All Breed Championship Shows – Friday – Saturday – Sunday

  • Friday Events include: – Halloween Photo Contest – Meet the Breeds – Sanction Match – Canine Good Neighbour Testing

  • Saturday Events include: – Sweepstakes, Junior Handling, Halloween Costume Parade, Social Dinner, various prize draws & silent auction

  • Sunday Events include:  the final All Breed Best in Show

  • Fundraising for CKC Junior Obedience/Handling program & Lions Foundation for Dog Guides



2017 Official Premium List AVKC Oct 13-15

Entries  closed Wed. Sep. 27, 2017


Judging Schedule (Simplified):

 
  FRIDAY-OCT.13         SATURDAY-OCT.14       SUNDAY-OCT.15
 9:30 - Sporting       9:00 - Working        9:00 - Working
10:00 - Toys           9:00 - Hounds         9:00 - Hounds
11:00 - Terriers       9:15 - Toys           9:00 - Herding
 1:00 - Hounds        10:15 - Non-Sporting  10:00 - Terriers
 1:00 - Working        1:30 - Sporting      10:30 - Toys
 1:30 - Herding        1:30 - Terriers      11:15 - Non-Sporting
 2:00 - Non-Sporting   2:30 - Herding       11:20 - Sporting

Catalogue  – ($7.) will be limited in print form but will also be available in digital form at the opening of the show on Oct. 13th.  Each catalogue will have a ticket in a prize draw to be done Saturday evening.


Results are available from Canuck Dogs:

Alberni Valley Kennel Club 2017 Dog Show Results


 

July 16, 2017 AIOC Trials in Coombs

PRE-REGISTER FOR TRIAL (by email) – until Friday July 14th, will save you time.

On Trial Day – July 16th – you will only have to pay and pickup armbands.

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Judging started at 9:00 am with a short break between Trials 1 & 2.  All judging completed by 2:00 pm.

Trial Results:

Note:  Novice Intermediate Class is “Exhibition Only”

Candid Photos:

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AVKC Hosts CARO Trial, May 21/17.

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Click here for Premium List:  2017 CARO Premium List AVKC-NKC

Click here for Paper Entry Form:  AVKC-NKC-CARO Entry May 21/17

CARO Chairperson for AVKC:

Basic Obedience Dogs

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.boc-17-1-class

Meet the Breeds – Fri. Oct. 14th

Back by popular demand, we have invited breeders to come to show their dog(s) to the publicmeet-the-breeds-2015_0627

It will take place on Friday, Oct. 14th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Glenwood Center.

Here is your chance to get a close look of a variety of dogs and ask the breeders any questions you may have.

Here is a list of Breeders attending.

diablotin-margaret-byron-bcBerger des Pyrenees, Affenpinschers, &  Brussels Griffon
Margaret Byron – Diablotin Kennel


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Jackie Marriott – Dunsmuir Kennels – 250 338 5936 – myscotties@shaw.ca


sealegends-t-armich-1Shih-tzu
Sea Legends – Teresa Armich


trekhond-tibetan-spaniel-mcphee-bcTibetan Spaniels – Ann McPhee


finnish-lapphunds-bc-picFinnish Lapphunds – Kerri Perras


havanese-business-card_2017Havanese – Bev Dorma


nsdtolling-retriever-bc-picNova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers
Wendy Lee – Lealee Tollers – lealee@shaw.ca


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…more to be added as info becomes available.

Meet Shadow

Shadow is a special Golden Retriever, especially to his owner/handler Kayla Aolick.13125021_1039929899427208_7895978289934161381_n

Kayla suffers from epilepsy (due to a cancerous brain tumor) and she was advised to get a seizure response dog to help manage her episodes. Kayla was matched with Shadow in 2012 through the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides and this new relationship has completely changed her life.

Shadow is truly her best friend and loyal companion. Kayla believes Shadow came into her life at a time when she needed him most, and since then, Kayla has gained her independence back. Shadow has helped Kayla overcome obstacles and take on new challenges that she never thought she could. Overall, Kayla is grateful to Shadow for always being there for her as her “guardian angel” – protecting and watching over her as well as giving her family peace of mind that Kayla is always in good hands (or “paws”).purinaaward

In 2016 Shadow was awarded the Purina Hall of Fame – Better Together Award and travelled to Toronto to accept the award.

Here is an interview with Shadow:

https://servicedogtales.wordpress.com/2016/06/15/interview-shadow-the-seizure-response-dog-guide/

Shadow has a Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/shadow.srdguidedog/

Local ShawTV produced a video that is on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6amqTst8TA

Kayla and Shadow are a team and spend their time giving back to those that have given so much to them.  She is still active with the Tour de Rock Bike Ride for childhood cancer.

Together they have set a goal to raise enough funds so that someone else can get a Guide Dog through the Lion’s Foundation.

We are proud to have Kayla & Shadow as special guests of the Alberni Valley Kennel Club’s 52nd annual Championship Dog Show, October 14-15-16, 2016 at Glenwood Center.  Come by and meet Shadow and support the fund raising activities at the show.Kayla-Shadow-Lions Foundation for Dog Guides

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