Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Test
The Kennel Club of Fort Atkinson will offer the American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test on Saturday, September 30, at 10:00 a.m. The CGC is a non-competitive test open to all dogs, including purebreds and mixed breeds, and is a prerequisite for many therapy dog certifications.
The CGC test will be held at the KCFA training site, 710 Oak Street (the club’s parking lot and entrance are accessible from North Main Street). The fee for evaluation is $15.00 per dog. (The $15 testing fee does not include the AKC fee to register the title.)
A limited number of testing spots are available, to be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register by calling the KCFA, leaving a message including your contact information and the number of dogs to be evaluated. (KCFA 920-568-0364)
The Kennel Club of Fort Atkinson holds meetings on the first Monday of odd-numbered months, typically at 7:00 p.m. Exceptions may include the January meeting and when a holiday (such as Labor Day) requires that the meeting be on an alternate date. Meetings are usually held at the KCFA Training Site (710 Oak Street, Fort Atkinson) with the exception of the January meeting, which includes the Annual Meeting and Banquet.
Members of the public and especially those considering membership are welcome and invited to attend meetings. For further information or to confirm a meeting date, time or location, call the KCFA at 920-568-0364 and leave a message to receive a return call.
An important fund-raising activity during the year is the KCFA Spring Fun Match in Jefferson County, Wisconsin. Contestants travel great distances to participate, and many have expressed high acclaim for how the show is conducted. The Fun Match requires a lot of effort from everyone in the club, but the activities are rewarding.
Classes include Obedience and Rally (AKC rules), Conformation, Junior Showmanship (including PeeWees, 2 – 4 years old), and a Rare Breed Show. Our Fun Match is the perfect opportunity to “get your feet wet” in the competition ring or to brush up skills for upcoming shows and trials.
K9 Veterans Memorial Dedication
The K9 Veterans Memorial will be dedicated in Fort Atkinson’s McCoy Park (1202 Madison Avenue) on Sunday, June 25, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. The public is invited. The dedication will include special guests, music and refreshments. Limited seating will be provided; bring a lawn chair if desired. Parking will be available at MATC (827 Banker Road) with a shuttle to the park. Visit our K9 Veterans Memorial page for more information about the memorial.
K9 Veterans Day Observance
The 2017 K9 Veterans’ Day Observance will be Sunday, March 12. Click here for more information.
Other club activities include demonstrations on proper methods and techniques for raising healthy, well behaved dogs; seminars with speakers well known for expertise in their fields, and a Photo with Santa day in late fall.
Jefferson County Dog Park – June 14, 2015