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    • 26 Feb 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Doylestown Animal Medical Clinic, 802 N. Easton Rd., Doylestown, PA 18902
    Register

    EVENT DETAILS:


    Eye exam by Dr. Gustavo Aguirre, DVM, PhD,  PhD (hc), Diplomat, ACVO

    In Portuguese Water Dogs there are two forms of PRA as well as other eye diseases that cause blindness. 

    All owners of Portuguese Water Dogs are encouraged to have their dog’s eyes tested regularly; annually for breeding dogs, and every 2-3 years for non-breeding dogs. The non-breeding dogs are as important to the breed’s long term eye health as the breeding dogs.  If and when a genetic eye problem is found in the a non breeding animals it is important notify the breeder and club pwdca.eye.committee@gmail.com

    Routine eye exams provide the knowledge about the overall eye health of the breed, as well as provide you with an understanding of your dog’s eye health. 

    The Exam

    The OFA ECR exam is a general eye exam that screens for genetic and nongenetic abnormalities in your dog’s eyes. 

    The eye screening exam is performed approximately 20 minutes after pupil-dilating drops are placed in your dog’s eyes. The drops are not painful, but your dog’s eyes may be light-sensitive for up to eight hours.

    The ophthalmologist will examine your dog’s eyes in a darkened room. The exam takes only a few minutes. 

    All dogs in show, performance, and pet homes, should have their eyes examined regularly. 

    Dogs with normal test results are eligible for OFA-ECR registration certificate that is valid for 12-months.

    There will be a Limit of 100 dogs this year

    RULES FOR EXAM:

    1. One person per pet will be permitted in exam room.
    2. You Must  check in with the person at the desk, located in the pop tent
    3. There will be volunteers available upon check in to put the drops in, your dog will be examined 30 minutes from drop time .
    4. Breeds requiring a double exam will be examined at this time for an additional $5.00
    5. There will not be bathrooms available
    6. If you are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID please do not come to the clinic. Contact Barbara Weisman 609-273-9960 and we will have your money refunded
    7. A box lunch will be provided for the doctors volunteers
    8. This is a pre-paid clinic only, we will not have the ability to accept any type of payment the day of the clinic. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS.

    Contact Barb Weisman at  Barbie@seaangels.net or 609-273-9960 with any questions.

    Best regards,
    Keystone Portuguese Water Dog Club

    • 4 Mar 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Oriole Dog Training Club, 9 Azar Court, Halethorpe, MD 21227


    No Water—Water Workshop 

    March 4, 2023

    Many of the skills you and your PWD need to succeed in a water trial can be trained and practiced on land. Be ready when warmer weather arrives!

    9 a.m. to Noon Beginning dog/handler teams

    Sessions will be designed for those who want to learn more about water work or who are already training for Junior or Apprentice Water Dog. Teams will rotate through various practice stations, which will include Marker Work, Boat Work (using agility tables as “boats”), Recall Work, and Retrieve Work. Teams will also have a chance to simulate full run-throughs of Junior and Apprentice levels.

    1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Advanced dog/handler teams 

    Teams in training for Working, Courier, and Master will be able to practice full runthroughs. In addition, teams will rotate through various practice stations, which will include Marker and Go-out Work, Boat Work, and Advanced Retrieve Work (multiple-article retrieves, double-directed retrieves, Master-level discrimination retrieves, and retrieves with distraction).

    Participants will receive a packet of training materials in advance of the workshop. Instruction and assistance at each station will be provided by members of DelMarVa Portuguese Water Dog Club. In the past two summers, Club members have racked up 52 water trial passes and earned 28 water titles from JWD to MWD3.

    Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023

    Cost: $30 per dog/handler team

    Location: Oriole Dog Training Club, 9 Azar Court, Halethorpe, MD 21227

    We're using perfdog.com to accept all entries. Enter online and pay with a credit card. The Perfdog administration fee is included in the registration fee. Registration closes on February 28.

    Entries and any extras (meals, parking, etc.) may be cancelled or changed online prior to the closing date, with refunds available to keep as PerfDog credit, refund to credit card, or mail via check. Entries and extras may be cancelled online after the closing date, but no refunds will be given.

    Questions? Get in touch with Mary Sebera at mcsebera@aol.com. Training-related questions or requests should be directed to Diana Schaub at dillfen@gmail.com.

    2023_March_DelMarVa_Dog_Club_Training_Day_premium_DM.docx.pdf

    • 19 Mar 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    • Y2K9s Dog Sports and Training Club, 601 Davisville Rd, Willow Grove, PA 19090
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    Agility FUNdamentals Workshop

    The Keystone Portuguese Water Dog Club is hosting a Fundamentals Agility Workshop at Y2K9s Dog Sports and Training Club facility in Willow Grove on Sunday, March 19, 2023. No experience is required by the participants or dogs. There will be two 90 minute workshops with only 6 participants in each workshop. The first workshop will be from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM followed by a second one at 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM. Click on the below link to start your "agility adventure."

    KPWDC Agility Workshop

    The fee for the Fundamentals  Agility Workshop is $50.00 per team, (which is one individual and one dog). Registration will close at 6:00 PM on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at which time there will be no refunds unless your spot is filled by another team. All registrations will be on a first come first basis. Once both workshops are full, a wait list will be created. Waitlist individuals will be contacted by phone and email if a spot becomes available. 

    This Agility FUNdamentals workshop will cover the foundations of agility training in a way that's appropriate for dogs and puppies four months and older. Your dog or puppy should have a basic sense of working with a handler in a group setting and the ability to focus on the handler around other dogs (on leash and at a distance). Agility is about much more than running full obstacle courses with your dog.

    In this workshop, we will cover:

    • Building connection between you and your dog 
    • Improving dogs' body awareness
    • Teaching dogs how to think and learn through shaping
    • Introduction to the foundations of some agility obstacles

    You'll walk away from this workshop with a glimpse into the foundations of agilitytraining and some exercises that you can practice at home with minimal equipment needed!

    What to bring:

    • Lots of high value treats, (light colored treats that are easy to break apart but do not crumble) Cut up string cheese is great.
    • A tug toy, and the longer the better, (not a ball or chew toy or anything with a squeaker) 
    • Water Bowl
    • Water for your dog
    • A 6 foot leash and a flat buckle collar or harness.
    • Crate Pad, (optional)

    Location:

    Y2K9s Dog Sports and Training Club

    601 Davisville Rd., Suite 150

    Willow Grove, PA 19090-1514

    Directions:

    www.y2k9s.net/location

    The instructor for the Fundamentals Agility Workshop is Lynsey Heffner, Training Director at Y2K9s Dog Sports and Training Club.

    Lynsey started her canine obsession as a conformation junior handler with Rottweilers. As an adult, she pursued obedience with her French Bulldog and she got bit by the agility bug in 2015. She trained two French Bulldogs, Zubi and Zelda, in agility and they both have reached the Masters level in AKC and earned their CPE Champion Trial Champion (C-ATCH) titles. Her French Bulldogs have also appeared in national TV commercials. She currently trains her shelties, Kiwi and Vision, in agility. She began her professional career as a teacher and continues to work in education technology. She loves teaching beginning level agility and foundations to folks who may be starting out with a nontraditional breed or are new to dog sports.

    If you have any questions or need any additional information please contact:

    Barb Weisman - barbie@seaangels.net  (609)-273-9960

    Sandra Caruso - slcaruso@msn.com  (215)-460-4043


    • 16 Apr 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Country Companion Animal Hospital, 110 Morview Blvd, Morgantown, PA 19543
    Register

    EVENT DETAILS:


    Eye exam by Dr. Gustavo Aguirre, DVM, PhD,  PhD (hc), Diplomat, ACVO

    In Portuguese Water Dogs there are two forms of PRA as well as other eye diseases that cause blindness. 

    All owners of Portuguese Water Dogs are encouraged to have their dog’s eyes tested regularly; annually for breeding dogs, and every 2-3 years for non-breeding dogs. The non-breeding dogs are as important to the breed’s long term eye health as the breeding dogs.  If and when a genetic eye problem is found in the a non breeding animals it is important notify the breeder and club pwdca.eye.committee@gmail.com

    Routine eye exams provide the knowledge about the overall eye health of the breed, as well as provide you with an understanding of your dog’s eye health. 

    The Exam

    The OFA ECR exam is a general eye exam that screens for genetic and nongenetic abnormalities in your dog’s eyes. 

    The eye screening exam is performed approximately 20 minutes after pupil-dilating drops are placed in your dog’s eyes. The drops are not painful, but your dog’s eyes may be light-sensitive for up to eight hours.

    The ophthalmologist will examine your dog’s eyes in a darkened room. The exam takes only a few minutes. 

    All dogs in show, performance, and pet homes, should have their eyes examined regularly. 

    Dogs with normal test results are eligible for OFA-ECR registration certificate that is valid for 12-months.

    There will be a Limit of 100 dogs this year

    RULES FOR EXAM:

    1. One person per pet will be permitted in exam room.
    2. You Must  check in with the person at the desk, located in the pop tent
    3. There will be volunteers available upon check in to put the drops in, your dog will be examined 30 minutes from drop time .
    4. Breeds requiring a double exam will be examined at this time for an additional $5.00
    5. There will not be bathrooms available
    6. If you are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID please do not come to the clinic. Contact Barbara Weisman 609-273-9960 and we will have your money refunded
    7. A box lunch will be provided for the doctors volunteers
    8. This is a pre-paid clinic only, we will not have the ability to accept any type of payment the day of the clinic. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS.

    Contact Barb Weisman at  Barbie@seaangels.net or 609-273-9960 with any questions.

    Best regards,
    Keystone Portuguese Water Dog Club

    • 27 May 2023
    • 9:00 AM
    • 8 Oct 2023
    • 4:00 PM
    • Codorus State Park

    KPWDC members, please join us lakeside at Codorus State Park on the following dates to practice water skills.

    Open practice dates will be shared with the Colonial Newfoundland Club. The practice area location is below and to the right of  the Bandshell. These open practice dates do not require registration and will not include the use of our boats.

    The following dates are approved:

    May 27, 28, 30, 31

    June 3, 4, 6, 17, 18, 20, 24, 25, 27

    July 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 18, 19, 22, 23, 25, 26, 29, 30

    August 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 20, 30

    September 5, 9, 10, 15, 23, 24, 30

    October 1, 7, 8

    We are also planning to offer KPWDC members a practice with boats in July/August. More details and date(s) to follow. Registration will be required for this practice date, with a $15 fee, in order to cover the cost of towing the boats.

    • 16 Sep 2023
    • 8:00 AM
    • 17 Sep 2023
    • 4:30 PM
    • Codorus State Park

    Details coming soon!

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