Senior dogs aged 10 years or more were celebrated at a recent party at the Kennel Club of Fort Atkinson. Visit the Join the Fun page for photos.
Many KCFA members compete in a variety of dog sports, and several dog-handler teams earned new titles during 2018. These teams were honored at the recent KCFA Annual Meeting held at Sammy’s Place restaurant. Titles earned range from Canine Good Citizen to Trick Dog to Rally, Agility and Hunter titles.
Visit our Join the Fun page to see photos. Click on a thumbnail photo to enlarge it, and use the browser’s “back” button to close the photo and return to the page.
Congratulations to all our new title holders!
Come join us on Saturday, July 28, at 1:00 p.m.,
to meet working service dogs 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
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.
We have started a Facebook page dedicated to the efforts of declaring March 13th National K9 Veterans’ Day.
Please click “Like” on our page to support the cause and follow our progress!
While you’re at it… Please don’t forget to sign our petition for national recognition of K9 Veterans’ Day!
On March 17, 2015 state legislation was passed in to declare March 13th K9 Veterans’ Day in Wisconsin. KCFA treasurer, Mabel Schumacher, was in attendance for the passing of the legislation.