Event at Multicultural Magnet School in Bridgeport April 16, 2013
Trap Falls took the Doggie Safety program to the Multicultural Magnet School in Bridgeport, Tuesday April 16th.
About 70 enthusiastic kids and parents attended the program, which focused on teaching the young students about dog behavior, how to act around dogs, approaching a strange dog and general training and benefits of dog ownership. Club President Laura Wells engaged the kids in questions and answers and explained the importance of dog obedience training and safety. Club member, Dona Campbell put her Brittanys, (who are registered Therapy Dogs), through the paces, to the delight of the children, and demonstrated obedience, and how to approach a strange dog. Thanks to Ron Egidio and Cindy Richardson, who helped with set up and demos.
The kids were so excited to have Trap Falls there, they held a raffle and raised $100 for the club, which will be donated to a local shelter. Additionally, the feedback Trap Falls got was so positive, that the school invited the Club to return next year to do another program.
This particular program at the blue-ribbon Multicultural School was coordinated through the efforts of the Bridgeport YMCA and their after-school program and site coordinator, Maria Conroy, in Bridgeport as part of the JFK Lighthouse Program.
Article on Trap Falls Kennel Club appears in Shelton Herald!
Working with man’s best friend: Shelton’s Trap Falls Kennel Club
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AKC Announces Community Achievement Award Honorees
In December 2011, the American Kennel ClubŪ (AKC) honored the Concho Kennel Club, Council Bluffs Kennel Club and Savannah Kennel Club with Community Achievement Awards for their outstanding 2011 Responsible Dog Ownership Day (RDO Day) events. Honorable Mentions went to the Collie Club of Maine, Northeastern Indiana Kennel Club and Trap Falls Kennel Club.
Trap Falls Kennel Club is an All-breed dog club located in Upper Fairfield County Connecticut. TFKC is a Member Club of the American Kennel Club. TFKC sponsors an annual all-breed point show, and Obedience, Rally and Agility Trials. TFKC also hosts Training classes where you can start your puppy off on the right paw.
Every September, Trap Falls hosts an AKCŪ Responsible Dog Ownership Day.
While education and enforcing good behavior is the primary purpose of this event, people and their dogs come to have fun, compete in matches and contests and learn about AKC shows, training, health, food, grooming, different breeds and All aspects of owning a dog. Whether you are a steadfast dog owner of a Pure-bred or Mixed breed, a prospective dog owner - or just Love dogs, RDO Day has something for every member of the family.
TFKC members are involved in all aspects of the dog world including confirmation, obedience, agility, rally, hunt trials, lure coursing, and tracking as well as therapy work.
Are you a dog person? Then join the club! Meet new friends and make connections. It doesn’t matter whether you have a pure-bred pooch or a mixed breed dog - you’ll be sure to gain knowledge and learn new things about your canine companion. Information about membership or training classes is available here.
Event At Trumbull Library May 19, 2012
Another successful program on Doggie Etiquette and Safety was completed Saturday May 19th at the Trumbull Library. Kids, parents and several other adults came to listen and watch demonstrations by Chris Sweetwood, Lauren Friedman and Dee Vetrano as they won over the audience with Sienna, Drago and Napoleon. One of Napoleon's nursing home clients came all the way from Torrington just to see him. The Trap Falls program also coincided with Dog Bite Prevention week (May 20 – 26), so it was very timely.
Event at Stratford Library January 28, 2012
Stratford Library hosted a program presented by Trap Falls Kennel Club of Shelton CT on Doggie Etiquette Saturday Jan 28. Kids and parents learned the do’s and don’ts of Dog Safety, Behavior and effective communication between humans and their canine companions. Registered Therapy Dogs (certified by Therapy Dogs International) along with their expert handlers, Lauren Friedman, Chris Sweetwood and Dona Campbell, demonstrated the importance of training and basic safety. Additionally, demonstrations in Obedience and Rally showed the young audience how they might one day compete for points and glory in the show ring.
Doggie Etiquette Program at Stratford Library: Big Success
Event at Fairfield Public Library Sat Aug 13, 2011
Our popular education program on Dog Training, Behavior and Communication met with great success at the Fairfield Library on August 13. TFKC President Laura Wells welcomed kids and parents as some of our experts demonstrated the How To's of training in Obedience, Rally and Canine Good Citizenship (CGC). Club members Chris Sweetwood, Lauren Friedman, and Dona Campbell, along with their dogs (who are certified by Therapy Dogs International) showed the captivated young audience, and their parents, the many ways we communicate with our dogs and how to best train them for optimal results. Junior club member Cameron Marro assisted and showed that age doesn't matter when it comes to successfully communicating with your furry friend.
Event at Gunn Library April 2, 2011
TFKC’s Presentation on Behavior, Training and Communication at the Gunn Library in Washington CT on April 2 drew a great crowd. They asked a lot of good questions and were rewarded with a ton of useful information on training and communication tips, along with demonstrations from TDI (Therapy Dogs International) specialist and evaluator, Dona Campbell; Scott Kovack and Club President Laura Wells who presided over the program. Dona brought her Certified TDI Dogs, Hana and Ricky who showed the audience of children and parents how dogs should behave with the proper instruction and communication. Dona also talked about Canine Good Citizenship and the steps necessary get the certificate and talked about Therapy Dogs and their benefit to the community. Scott Kovack showed off his Rottweiler, Hans, and his expertise in Rally competition and obedience. The kids and parents had a great time and TFKC was asked back to help with the library’s READ program. If any club member and his/her dog would like to participate in this program, please contact Cindy Sherman at 203-558-5911. Just remember, your dog must be certified through TDI or Delta Society. .
The auditorium at Silas Bronson Library in Waterbury was the site of Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury’s (LVGW) program, “Alphabet Explorers”, on Saturday November 20. The featured letter was “D” for Dogs and LVGW and Trap Falls Kennel Club of Shelton CT teamed up for this event.
Trap Falls Kennel Club and Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury join in successful Family Literacy program