Furry Friends 5K May 18

FF5K 2019 Poster.aiThe Kennel Club of Fort Atkinson will once again participate in the Furry Friends 5K Run/Walk in support of the Humane Society of Jefferson County.

Stop and say “hi” at our booth on Saturday morning, May 18, at the Jefferson County Fair Park.  We’ll be ready to provide information about dog training classes and, if you’re interested, membership in our club.  We’re always happy to just “talk dogs,” with fellow enthusiasts, too!

For more information about the FF5K or to register for the run/walk, visit:

https://hsjc-wis.com/event/2019-furry-friends-5k/

Here’s a poster you can print or crosspost to help promote the event:  FF5K 2019 Poster pdf

Hope to see you there!

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K9 Veterans Day Recognition March 10

The KCFA will host a celebration of K9 Veterans Day (officially K9 Veterans' Day Flagdesignated in Wisconsin as March 13) on Sunday, March 10, 2019, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at the American Legion, 201 S. Water Street E., Fort Atkinson.   The public is invited to attend to help us honor these K9 heroes.

For more information visit our K9 Veterans Day page.

 

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Entries Open for 2019 Fun Match

Rea and JackThe Kennel Club of Fort Atkinson’s 25th  Annual Spring Fun Match will be held Saturday, April 27, 2019, at the Western Waukesha County Dog Training Club in Ixonia.   The Match will be conducted according to AKC rules and regulations, including the new AKC Obedience Regulations which took effect May 1, 2018.

Not only does the annual KCFA Spring Fun Match allow handlers a chance to “tune up” in the show ring, it offers handlers a valuable opportunity to practice the new Obedience exercises outside of a formal trial setting. Advance entries close April 24th.

Classes include Obedience, Rally, Conformation, Juniors  (including PeeWees, 2 – 4 years old), and a Rare Breed Show. Check out the links below for more information:

2019 Fun Match Premium
2019 Entry Form
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Service Dog Tales

Come join us on Saturday, July 28, at 1:00 p.m.,
to meet working service Cadence pushing door buttondogs and their handlers, and to listen to their stories of teamwork and transformation.  Learn about the functions of service dogs, how they’re trained, and laws that apply to them.  The presentation will be held in the Community Room of Dwight Foster Public Libary, 209 Merchants Ave, Fort Atkinson.  Admission is free and the public is invited.

Amber Marzahl, a member of the Kennel Club of Fort Atkinson,  will anchor the presentation with her service dog, Cadence.  Gulf War veteran Warren Demmin and his PTSD service dog, Loki, will add their own remarkable story to the presentation, and Katie McDonald, with her service dog, Zyko, will talk about what it takes to train a service dog and what functions they might perform.

Topics will include:  What is a service dog?  Who can benefit from a service dog?  What public access rights do service dogs have?  What are a business owner’s rights with regard to them?

The growing problem with “fake” service dogs will be discussed.  These are dogs that don’t perform services other than providing companionship, but are purported by their handlers to be service dogs in order to gain access to housing or public venues where dogs aren’t usually permitted.

Time will be allowed for questions from the audience, as well.

Here’s a poster you can print and post to help us spread the word about this event:    Service_Dog_Event_Flyer

 

 

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25th Anniversary Celebration

25th Anniversary Founders Patty Marleen RitaMembers, former members and friends of the Kennel Club of Fort Atkinson celebrated the club’s 25th anniversary with a gathering at the Fort Atkinson American Legion Dugout on Sunday, October 29.

Club founders Patty Beran, Marleen LaPlant and Rita Hasel are pictured here with a congratulatory plaque from the Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce.

Visit our Join the Fun page for more photos.

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