PARTNERS IN PERFORMANCE – RINGS 41 & 42
|SATURDAY, MARCH 9|
|9:30AM||Reading With Rover||RING 41|
|10:00AM||Family Dog Training Center||RING 41|
|10:30AM||K-9 Nose Works||RING 41|
|11:00AM||Ewe-topia Herd Dog Training School||RING 42|
|12:00PM||Seattle Police Department Canine Unit||RING 41|
|12:30PM||Boeing Explosives Detection K-9 Team||RING 41|
|1:00PM||Ewe-topia Herd Dog Training School||RING 42|
|1:45PM||Emerald City Canine Free Style Dancers||RING 41|
|2:30PM||Olympic Disc Dogs||RINGS 41 & 42|
SUNDAY, MARCH 10
|9:30AM||Reading With Rover||RING 41|
|10:00AM||Family Dog Training Center||RING 41|
|10:30AM||K-9 Nose Works||RING 41|
|11:00AM||R2Agility, Introduction to Agility||RING 41 & 42|
|11:30AM||Seattle Police Department Canine Unit||RING 41|
|12:00PM||Boeing Explosives Detection K-9 Team||RING 41|
|12:30PM||Emerald City Canine Freestyle Dancers||RINGS 41|
|1:15PM||Olympic Disc Dogs||RINGS 41 & 42|
|1:45PM||F.I.D.O. Drill Team||RINGS 41 & 42|
|2:15PM||Operation Opie||RINGS 41|
BOEING K-9 PROGRAM
The Boeing Company’s K-9 Program consists of more than eight K-9 teams, one trainer, a kennel master and a team of highly trained explosive Detection Dogs deployed at various sites throughout the enterprise to provide its employees, contractors and visitors a safe work environment. Boeing currently has K-9 units working in the State of Washington, Southern California, Wichita, Kansas, North Charleston, South Carolina, and Chicago, Ill. This program, which grew out of Boeing’s need for enhanced security in the aftermath of 9/11, was established in November 2001. K-9 members of the Explosive Detection Dog program work with Boeing Security to identify and alert on suspicious material and are trained to detect over 17,000 different explosive based chemicals and compounds. Boeing’s explosive detection dogs have been on the job at shareholders meetings, customer product delivery events, on the field and flight lines during flight tests, and at major employee forums held at Boeing facilities.
Selecting a K-9 requires that the dog and handler are the right fit for the job. Today’s K-9s are often recruited from rescue shelters or from other service dog training programs. The dogs are tested out to see if being an explosive detection dog is the right skill match. If they pass the test, they go into training and certification. Each K-9 and handler are certified together as a team once a year.
The dogs become part of the handler’s family, as the handler is responsible for his or her dog 24 hours a day.
Typically, these dogs, often Labradors, German Shepherds, Belgian Malinois and even mixed breads, have tenure of six to eight years in the program. When they retire from active duty the dogs often remain part of their handler’s family.
In addition to their work keeping people, products and property safe, Boeing’s K-9 teams actively participate in the community as goodwill ambassadors. Members of the K-9 unit make themselves available for demonstrations, safety fairs and other public events.
Boeing is the world’s leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined.
EMERALD CITY K-9 FREESTYLE DANCERS
Musical freestyle Canine Dancing is a relatively new sport that combines dog obedience and dance in a way that is totally unique and exciting. It blends dog obedience and dance presenting a visually exciting display of handler and canine teamwork. The handler and dog perform dance-oriented footwork in time to the music.
Contact Carolyn Money, dncngals@ olypen.com, 360-406-4078
EWE-TOPIA HERDDOG TRAINING
The Ewe-topia Herddogs by Ewe-topia Herddog Training, LLC, located in Roy, Washington. Watch, have fun and learn as ten different breeds demonstrate their skills by herding ducks through various obstacles. Besides being ranked the best herddog facility in the area according to Seattle Magazine in April 2003, they have been on Evening Magazine, Northwest Backroads, Northwest Cable News, National Public Radio, Dori Monson radio show, Martha Norwalk radio show and in many newspapers and magazines across the United States and internationally. A Stryker Brigade and an Army Canine unit trained at Ewe-topia in 2005 to simulate situations they would encounter on small farms in Iraq including the training of their bomb detection and attack dogs working with the distraction of livestock.
This will be Ewe-topia’s 21st consecutive Seattle Kennel Club presentation.
Ewetopia Herddog Training, LLC, 6311 288th St. S., Roy, WA 98580. 253-843-2929. www.ewetopia.com
“Where you and your dog come first for the farm, fun and trials.”
FAMILY DOG TRAINING CENTER
Disaster Preparedness for Pet Owners
Join Family Dog Training Center’s Lee Cummings for an informative talk on Disaster Preparedness for Pet Owners on Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 am. Lee will provide handouts and demonstrations so you can prepare for disasters that may impact your family (and pets). Learn what to do and where to go in the event of earthquake, fire, flood and more. Lee will show you how to make a disaster kit for your animals (in the event you need to leave your home) and discuss ways to make your home safer, and better prepared, in the event of a disaster. In addition, Lee will help you learn where to go if you need to evacuate with your pet, and talk about facilities that will care for pets if your animals cannot evacuate with you.
Lee is Trainer for Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) and FEMA Disaster Training, a City of Renton Emergency Response Volunteer, member of Evergreen Golden Retriever
Rescue and Senior Instructor for Family Dog Training Center. In her spare time she also trains and shows her own Golden Retrievers.
Family Dog Training Center offers all types of training for all types of dogs, from agility, conformation handling, competition obedience and rally obedience, to puppy manners, home obedience, tracking and therapy dog training at their 9,300 s.f. facility in Kent, WA.
Family Dog Training Center 1515 Central Avenue South Kent, WA 98032 253-854-9663 www.familydogonline.com
F.I.D.O. DRILL TEAM
The Paws-Abilities’ “First In Dog Obedience” (F.I.D.O.) Drill Team was formed by local dog owners to demonstrate the joy in, and fun of, owning a well-trained, obedient dog.
The team is made up of Mixed Breeds, Purebreds and Shelter Rescues ranging in age from nine months to twelve years old, all working together in close order drill to demonstrate the benefits of training for ALL dogs and to encourage others to train their dogs and join in the FUN of being a responsible dog owner.
The F.I.D.O. Drill Team chose to use a Semi-Military marching style as a show of respect to their canine cousins working across the US and around the world in partnership with Police and Military units to keep them safe. The Team’s Wagging Tails are their way of saying Thank You!
Paws-Ability Dog Training Center New Location: 7338 26th St. E., Fife, WA 98424 www.everydoghas.com 425-277-3794
K9 NOSE WORK DEMONSTARTION TEAM
See a demonstration of the newest and fastest growing dog sport for the very first time at the Seattle Kennel Club Dog Show. This exciting and inclusive detection-style activity is appropriate for dogs of any age, breed, size, or physical ability and handlers of all ages and abilities.
K9 Nose Work has been featured in the August 2009 issue of The Whole Dog Journal, the June 2010 issue of Bark Magazine, the November/December 2010 issue of The APDT Chronicle – the Seattle Kennel Club website http:// www.seattlekennelclub.org/i-get-it-andit- all-makes-scents/ The Seattle Times http://o.seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/ local news/2012881334_nosework13m. html – as well as having been presented at national professional dog training conferences.
The sport of K9 Nose Work was first developed in 2008 by a retired police K9 trainer and two of his cohorts. Some of the many benefits include deepening the owner/dog relationship while expending the dogs’ excess energy, and putting their minds to work in a sport that can be taught and practiced indoors with minimal needs for equipment (recycled cardboard boxes) and space. Dogs leave class happy and tired while their owners leave amazed at what the dogs can do.
K9 Nose Work provides an energetic and focused outlet for any dog. The sport also brings special benefits for dogs with issues such as lack of confidence or focus, overly reactive around other dogs and/or people, dogs convalescing from medical issues, generalized social or situational anxiety preventing them from joining a typical group training class, hearing or sight impairments, and retired conformation, competition, service, or working dogs in need of a ‘job’ to keep them busy and happy. K9 Nose Work has been shown to improve dogs’ performance in other dog sports.
In September 2009 Miriam Rose first brought K9 Nose work to Washington State. As Washington’s first Certified Nose Work Instructor (and a professional K9 detection trainer/handler), she offers weekly classes at numerous conveniently located regional training centers in Western Washington. Four levels of classes keep owners and dogs progressing at each team’s individual pace. Exciting Northwest and national competitions have already been held and more are in the planning stages. Come and join the fun with your dog!
“Bringing the sport of K9 Nose Work to the Pacific Northwest, one happy dog at a time.”
OLYMPIC FLYING DISC DOGS DEMONSTRATION
Olympic Disc Dogs and Emerald City Disc Dogs are dedicated to having fun with friends and our dogs through the sport of canine disc by training new teams, competitions and community events. We promote responsible dog/owner relationships and encourage safety, sportsmanlike conduct and positive training. Learn how you and your dog can start playing; See training tips and video at www.DiscDoggin.com.
Cassi Anderson E-mail: email@example.com
Operation Opie™ is an interactive program created to teach children about safe interactions with dogs with the primary goal of dog bite prevention. The Operation Opie team consists of specially trained and certified therapy dogs and their human counterparts. Initially the program consisted of Opie; a rescued Jack Russell Terrier (JRT) and his human companion, Judi Anderson-Wright, co-owner of Great Dog. Now multiple teams offer this special program. Teams include a wide variety of breeds and mixed breeds of all sizes and ages.
Judi holds a double Master’s Degree in Special Education and has many years experience teaching children, adults, and dogs. She also is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer. All of the educator dogs in this program are certified Connecting Canines therapy dogs via Project Canine.
Judith Anderson-Wright, MA CPDT –KA Co-Owner Great Dog Daycare and Canine Education Center firstname.lastname@example.org www.projectcanine.org
R2AGILITY, INTRODUCTION TO AGILITY
Agility is the ultimate game for you and your dog. It is also one of the most exciting canine sports for spectators. In agility, a dog demonstrates its agile nature and versatility by following cues from the handler through a timed obstacle course.
The course has jumps, tunnels, weave poles, and other obstacles. Agility strengthens the bond between dogs and handlers, it is extremely fun, and it provides vigorous exercise for both!
READING WITH ROVER
“Is My Dog a Therapy Dog?” Let’s find out!
Becky Bishop, Executive Director of Reading with Rover and lead dog trainer for Puppy Manners will explain and demonstrate the Reading With Rover D.R.E.A.M. Dog Therapy test. (Dogs for Reading Education and More) The Reading with Rover therapy dog program has been chosen many times over as Seattle’s Favorite therapy dog program. All things pet therapy will be discussed such as the difference between a therapy dog and a service dog. Also the protocol for Reading with Rover and the needs for good community service dogs.
For over a decade Becky Bishop, owner of Puppy Manners and executive Director for Reading with Rover has been leading the way for the family dog and breaking new ground in the world of pet therapy. Becky and her D.R.E.A.M. teams have been featured on CNN, Animal Planet, King5 Evening Magazine, and Reading with Rover has been a featured story on many news media stations. Most recently Reading with Rover was a featured article in Ladies Home Journal. The story is about a rescued St. Bernard Hank that was adopted and is now a valuable team member for Reading with Rover working with autistic children. According to Bishop “These dogs create a safe environment for children who often live in an unsafe world. It gives them a sense of normal and the dogs keep them calm.” Discover what you will need to know so you and your dog can journey onto be a volunteer team in the world of pet therapy. Warning: Becky’s passion for the RWR program is contagious, be prepared to want to take this journey with your dog once you realize you have been living with a therapy dog all along!
Becky’s company Puppy Manners has won many awards for “Best Dog Training” and most recently received “Best of 425” my 425 Magazine and was named “Best” by Seattle Magazine as well.
SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT CANINE UNIT
For the past 42 years, highly trained Seattle Police canines have been patrolling the streets of your city on a nightly basis. Our Generalist Patrol Dogs have located thousands of criminals that would have otherwise gotten away. Our Narcotics Detection Dog teams have helped take millions of dollars worth of drugs of the streets and have seized millions of dollars in illegally obtained property. Since being provided by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, our Explosives Detection Dogs have instilled peace of mind and helped make the region safer. All of our current patrol canines have been purchased by private donations through the Seattle Police Foundation. When our dogs reach retirement age they live out the rest of their lives with their officer-handlers. As K9 senior citizens, most require veterinary care for injuries or wear-and-tear received while serving your community.
Since the Seattle Police Department no longer pays for that care, members of the Canine Unit formed a non-profit corporation to collect monies to pay for these medical costs. Since 2001, the Retired Seattle Police Canine Fund has paid more than $15,000 in veterinary costs.
If you would like to donate to the R.S.P.C.F., you can mail your tax-deductible check to: RSPCF P.O. Box 84423 Seattle, WA 98124
DOG SHOW TOURS
Complimentary guided tours of the shows are available to enhance your experience. Click HERE for more information.