Fall 2008 Oconee River Kennel Club Responsible Dog Ownership Day
October 12, 2008

Oconee River Kennel Club's Responsible Dog Ownership Day (RDOD) was reported in the news segment on The University of Georgia Television Station.
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We hope you enjoy these pictures taken by and posted with the permission of, Anna Doliantis of The Oconee Leader and ORKC club members.
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AGILITY-ABILITY: Visitors were introduction to the sport of Agility with a fun twist on jumps, tunnels and weaves. No prior training was needed. An Instructor was provided and the course was set up so that all obstacles could be attempted on leash.

AKC CANINE GOOD CITIZEN: Test for the Best. A certified AKC/CGC Evaluator was on hand to provide education and guidance to visitors as well as administer the CGC test.

CONFORMATION-PRACTICE MAKES “PAWFECT”: Show & Go. Instruction on ring procedure, stacking, gaiting & presentation. Handling & grooming tips were provided.

JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP:  Special techniques just for Juniors were discussed and demonstrated. Free Goodie Bags were also given presented to all Junior participants.

Sorry, no pictures of the Junior Showmanship are available.

TALLY-HO to RALLY-HO: 10-12 novice rally stations. “Call Front, Finish Left and Forward” to Fun. An Instructor was available to introduce visitors to Rally and assist visitors and their dogs with the exercises.

TDI Therapy Dogs (Children’s R.E.A.D Program)  Club members and their dogs who are also Therapy Dogs International, Inc teams were on hand providing a resting place where children could read to the dogs.

Raffle:  There was also a raffle where everyone had fun attempting to win their favorite item.

Education:  In addition to educating visitors about dogs and dog show events, visitors were reminded to be good citizens and to clean up after their canine companions.

All in all a great time was had by everyone -- dogs and humans alike.