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Since 1968, Trap Falls Kennel
Club (TFKC) has been an active non-profit all-breed member club of the
American Kennel Club®. TFKC is devoted to the betterment of the purebred
dog and is an advocate for the purebred and mixed breed dog as a family
companion. Additionally, Trap Falls strives to promote responsible dog
ownership in the community through public education programs and events.
Our members are interested dog lovers, pet owners; breeders;
trainers, participants in Therapy Dog programs, and exhibitors in
conformation, obedience, rally, agility and other competitive dog
Two big events on which Trap Falls prides itself are its
annual AKC all -Breed dog show in Springfield, Massachusetts and
Responsible Dog Ownership Day in September, which celebrates the joy of
dog ownership in a fun family-friendly atmosphere. Trap Falls has
received the AKC® Community Achievement Award for hosting a successful
Responsible Dog Ownership Day, multiple times.
Trap Falls also
has a long tradition of community service and public education –
offering training classes in obedience, Canine Good Citizen® (CGC)
training and testing, and TDI® (Therapy Dogs International) testing;
hosting free programs on doggie safety; donating supplies and funds to
local shelters and Hurricane Sandy victims, and sending needed supplies
overseas to K-9 units based in Afghanistan and Iraq. Most recently TFKC
helped fund, with AKC Reunite, the purchase of a new K-9 officer in
Monthly meetings are held on the first Tuesday of
every month, and outside guests are encouraged to attend, as there are
often speakers and programs of interest to dog owners and dog lovers.
Recent presentations have included everything from first-aid; creating
wills and trusts for your furry companions; to massage techniques to use
on your dog.
For more information on meetings and other Trap
Falls news, click here.