Archive for the ‘Blog and News’ Category

Columbia Canine Sports Center will be hosting a NACSW sanctioned NW1 and NW2 trial on August 9th and August 10th, 2014. The full premium can be found here.

Gerri Hill with Mac finishing his MACH at the Gordon Setter Club of America Agility Trial on May 17, 2014 at Purina Farms, Missouri.

CCSC is hosting two week long sessions of Kids N’ K9s Summer Camp for kids in grades 2 through 8.  The first session is June 9th through 12th and the second session is June 16th through the 19th. The cost is $120 for one session or $200 for both sessions. To enroll please complete the

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One of our partner programs, Veterans and Shelter Dogs, is in the news. The Missourian posted a short film on them. Watch it and see what amazing work they are doing.

Congratulations go to Virginia Huxley and Cayla on their successful track on October 6th which earned them a TD title.

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Huge congratulations go out to Grace Freeman, whose standard schnauzer Sketchbook Smarty Jones, co-owned with Liz Hansen, went BEST IN SHOW on Saturday at the United Kennel Club Premier in Kalamazoo Michigan. The Premier is an annual show that is the UKC’s biggest event on their calendar, sort of like Westminster but with performance events

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This weekend the AKC Agility National takes place in Tulsa, OK. We have a lot of locals going. I hope I don’t leave anyone out here: Moni and Desi, Poodles, owned by Judy Harris Zara, GSD, owned by Vicki Miller Fly, Sheltie, owned by Jennifer Sullivan Jet, Kegger, (Border Collies) and Jesse, (Cocker Spaniel) run

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Judy Harris has just been certified as an Associate Nose Work Instructor (ANWI). Next step will be Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) and I’m sure Judy will be there soon.  

Ron Gaunt will be presenting an Introduction to Odor workshop on June 29th and an Advanced Nosework workshop on June 30th. Fliers and registration forms can be found here.

Kip, owned by Kathy Echols

Kip, a Border Terrier owned by Kathy Echols, earned his Tracking Championship yesterday, in the rain down in St. Robert, MO. This is an incredibly difficult title to attain, and something like 8% of dogs who even try it actually pass. The CT involves passing the TD, the TDX, and the VST. Kip, who turns

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Classes are canceled due to the large winter storm hitting mid-MO tonight and tomorrow. Please keep you and your dogs safe in this poor weather.

Because of the inclement weather tomorrow.  New student orientation will be on Friday at 6 PM.  If you cannot make the orientation, bring vet records, etc. to your first class.   If you need to sign up, drop off the paperwork tonight, tomorrow, Friday or Saturday morning.  We will email details about your classes and what

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There is a nice summary of what we need to take note of and do for our dogs that have ear problems – especially those with long ear leathers like those on my Springers from the Canine Health Foundation (CHF).  For those ready to find the article on their own or who want to pass

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Another new BIG title for our group; I just heard that Desi, a Standard Poodle owned by instructor Judy Harris, completed his VST (Variable Surface Tracking) test and became a Champion Tracker. He is now: CT MACH2 Macie’s High Steppin’ Desire VCD2 RA MXC MJC UCD There are very, very few CT dogs. If I’m

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MACH Intizara Aus Dem Traumblick “Zara” RN MXB MJB OF T2B, owned by instructor Vicki Miller, finished her MACH last weekend in Harriman Tennessee where Vicki was visiting family. Her Mom got to see her finish the Championship! Zara is still young and has a huge career ahead of her; congratulations to Zara and Vicki.

Dori & Bob, owned by Deb Christoff. Photo by Deb Christoff

Debbie Christoff has been busy taking Christmas photos. I love this one of Bob and Dori, Deb’s dogs.

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The January ORT Premium has been posted. You can find it by linking to it on the event calendar, or at the link below http://www.columbiak9sportscenter.com/forms/2013_jan_ort_premium.pdf

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If you watch this video you should see some familiar faces. The Show Me Canines Club ran the obedience rings, and there were also local dogs and people showing! See if you can pick out the locals as you look through it. If you haven’t ever been to a UKC show, they are a lot

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The Shelter Pets and Vets program was featured in a Missourian article today and there are some great shots of CCSC including a really good one of instructor Judy Steiner.   http://www.columbiamissourian.com/a/155532/veterans-train-shelter-dogs-from-humane-society-in-study-about-ptsd/

We have a “tree” at CCSC on the wall in the small building already to accept your ribbons, medals and other items to celebrate your accomplishments over this past year.  It is so cool to cheer everyone’s successes for the year.

The Training Clinic flyer for the Barn Hunt training clinic on January 6 has just been loaded. Working slots are very limited! Barn Hunt Training Clinic

Information and registration for the December 8 Tracking seminar with Carol Clark is now available. Seminar Flyer and Registration

We had shocking and sad news from instructor Vicki Miller today. It is with such great sadness that I share the passing of Xander. I am still in shock over what has occurred in just 24 hours. After having a wonderful weekend at home, doing some yard work, relaxing and playing with the dogs, Xander

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