SKC December Meeting

There will not be a club meeting in December.

Instead, please make plans to attend the Sunflower Kennel Club Christmas Party at Nick and Jakes Restaurant in Overland Park.

Sunflower Kennel Club of Olathe, Kansas holds its monthly meeting for members and friends on the second Monday of nearly every month.

Our next club meeting will be;

Monday evening: JANUARY 12, 2015
7:15 pm
Masonic Lodge (back entrance)
6161 Slater Street
Merriam, Kansas

Between Shawnee Mission Parkway and Johnson Drive (just west of Antioch).

SKC 2014 Christmas Party

SKC Members and Friends hope you can make plans to attend the annual Sunflower Kennel Club Christmas Party on Monday, December 8, 2014. That Monday would normally be our meeting night, instead join us at Nick and Jake’s Restaurant for a Christmas Party!

Family and friends are welcome. Please contact Peggy Reisinger ASAP to make your reservations <markiehawk56@hotmail.com>. Peggy will need to know how many to expect. She has reserved a room for our group. You will be ordering your meal off the full menu. You will be responsible for your own parties check.

Time: 7:00 pm 
Place: Nick & Jake’s Restaurant
Address: 135th and Metcalf

6830 W. 135th, Overland Park, KS. 66223

 
2014 SKC Awards will be given to qualified members.

 
Please note: There will not be a “Greedy Gift Exchange”. Instead please consider contributing to a fund we have organized to donate equipment to the K-9 Unit of the Olathe Police Department. SKC President Steve Kuechler talked with the Unit Supervisor and found that they need a K-9 mounted camera. We hope to accumulate enough donations to gift the Olathe Police Department K-9 Unit with a Go Pro camera, mount and harness. Contributions will be taken Monday night but if you can’t get there and still want to contribute please contact Steve <stevekuechler@yahoo.com> or mail your contribution to Sunflower Kennel Club of Olathe, KS, PO Box 25264, Overland Park, KS 66225-5264.

SKC WINTER Training Classes 2014

Monday nights:

Masonic Lodge (back entrance)
6161 Slater Street
Merriam, Kansas

Between Shawnee Mission Parkway and Johnson Drive (just west of Antioch).

Winter Session Classes start Monday, October 20, 2014

Advanced Obedience: 6:00 pm

Rally Class: 6:00 pm

Basic Obedience: 7:00 pm (please do not bring dogs to first class)

Conformation: 7:00 pm 

Conformation classes. Prepare yourself and your dog for the shows this Fall. Dog and handler may be any level of experience, we will work with you to fine tune your performance. Instructors will rotate. Walk in, no enrollment necessary. $10.00 per class. $8.00 for SKC members.

Deb Borgo will be teaching our Rally Class which will cover sign recognition and tips on training. At the end of the session you should have a good knowledge of the requirements for a Novice Rally title.

Rally course requirements:
Dogs should be able to walk on a loose leash at the handlers left side, sit, down and do a short stay. This class will be suitable for Novice or Advanced level dogs.
Week one will consist of heeling on a Rally course with good attention, intro to all turn signs and a preview of the next weeks lesson. Each week will include optional signs for advanced dogs.

Class Dates

October 20  (NO dogs at Beginner Obedience on the first night of class)

November 3
November 10 no class (Sunflower Kennel Club Meeting. Join us!)
November 17
November 24
December 1
December 8 no class (Sunflower Kennel Club Meeting. Join us!)
December 15 (Canine Good Citizen Test)
Please bring proof of vaccination for your dog
Enrollment and check-in first night of class.
Puppies must be 3 months of age and have shots.

Sunflower Kennel Club Training Classes

Monday nights:

Masonic Lodge (back entrance)
6161 Slater Street
Merriam, Kansas

Between Shawnee Mission Parkway and Johnson Drive (just west of Antioch).

Puppies must be 3 months of age. All dogs must be current on their shots.

PLEASE NOTE: No classes are held on the second Monday of every month. Those nights are reserved for Sunflower Kennel Club monthly meetings. We don’t have classes on those evenings but you are welcome to attend our meetings.
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SKC says “Thank You”

In appreciation for so many years of service to Sunflower Kennel Club, President Steve Kuechler presents long time member, Janet Croy with a special award. Janet touches many lives by teaching obedience classes on Monday nights and helping people make their dogs better canine citizens. Janet has served on SKC’s Board of Governors for many years and currently holds that position.CROYAWARD

Sunflower Kennel Club of Olathe, Kansas: FEBRUARY Westminster Watch Party

In February instead of a standard club meeting SKC members gathered at Coach’s Bar & Grill to watch the televised 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show together. A wonderful room was reserved for our group. Every seat had an excellent view of a large screen TV. The service was friendly and the burgers were wonderful. Jamie Berg guessed the winner of every group and won a dog toy for each correct guess. Best in Show judge Betty Leininger picked the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH After all Painting The Sky” as the winner.