*****Help needed Tuesday evening Sept 1********

Many of us will be spending the full day of September 1 doing demos at the State Fair.  After the show, all of the TCOTC equipment needs to come back to the building and be put away.  Any chance YOU can help??? All the equipment will be packed into vehicles at the fair but we need voluneers to unload it at TCOTC and put it back together in the Annex.


If you can help, please contact Katie Brittan at kbrit@aol.com ASAP.


Construction underway outside TCOTC!

Upgrading the Dog Exercise Area.


Who doesn’t like sliding down a hill on a snowy winter day, unless, of course, you’re being pulled by a 100 pound Labrador into the pits of a dog potty, right?

Quick look at upcoming Obedience class choices....

Here is a list of what will be offered in the next sessions for obedience classes. Look at individual class descriptions to find class requirements, times offered and class fees. 


CGC Class - New class starting Monday, August 31 - 7pm **Sorry - now full!!!

Prepare and take the Canine Good Citizen test. Skills worked on include loose leash walking, stay, polite greeting, walking through a crowd, grooming, 3 minute supervised separation, recall, and distractions. Class is taught by an AKC CGC evaluator and week 6 is practicing or taking the test as determined by the handler. Class limit: 8 students.

Prereq: Intermediate Obedience 


See course schedule, fee and registration information

Tricks - new class starting Tuesday September 8 - 10:45am

Teach that dog some new tricks!  Many of the skills taught in this class may be very useful such as park it (sitting between your feet) or putting their toys in a box but mostly, this class is just about having some fun! Tricks your dog can learn include waving a paw, licking their lips, weaving through your legs, and balancing a treat on their nose until you release them. Class size is limited to 8 students.

Prerequisite: Basic Training or permission of the department head

Flyball 1 - New class starting September 29th, 2015

Class Description: Flyball is a dog sport in which two teams of four dogs run in a relay race against each other. It is a fast, athletic and highly stimulating dog sport. In this class we will use positive training techniques to teach your dog the core skills while also emphasizing fun and safety.

Class fee: $110 + membership dues. Class is limited to twelve students.

Tracking TD Test - October 25, 2015

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Drawing at 9:00 a.m.

Judging to follow

Kinnickinnic State Park

W11983 820th Avenue

River Falls, Wisconsin


Entries Close:

Thursday October 15, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

The Web Project

Kari Ekenstedt, DVM, PhD


Have you ever heard that dogs who love to swim have webbed feet? And have you ever stopped to ask yourself “What exactly are webbed feet, anyway?” Do water-breeds (like American Water Spaniels, Portuguese Water Dogs, etc.) really have anything different about their feet compared to non-water breeds? 

Spotlight on... Bonnie Creighton

Whether you’re a new club member or a long-term regular, you’ve probably met Bonnie Creighton, on duty, at the reception desk. For thirteen years she has greeted both canines and people alike, though she’s more likely to remember your pup’s name…not yours. That’s OK – Bonnie loves dogs, all sorts of dogs.  “The variety of dogs that come here make this job fun,” she said on a recent Thursday evening as she and her sidekick Nancy prepare for a busy evening. “I came here because I love dogs – not that I don’t like people.” she quickly adds. 

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