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First ever Barn Hunt Trials in the Okanagan: June 13-14, 2020 indoors in Peachland. Entries open March 16. Two Instinct classes plus four runs each of Novice, Open, Senior, and Master levels. All breeds and mixed breed dogs welcome, 6+ months old, and must be registered with the Barn Hunt Association (easy to do online). Premium available here: sodogactivities.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/SODAA-BH-Trial-Premium-June.pdf

Please note: The rats are well cared for and not harmed in any way for this activity. Participants are always welcome to ask and see how the rats are kept and treated.
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We have limited space remaining for the following events and hope to see you there!

• Jan 18th: Playing with Your Food: Fun and Easy Games for Search Confidence Workshop. Improve search confidence for nosework, or just learn fun activities for nasty winter days. Summerland. Registration open immediately for all: forms.gle/L5VtLZHSkrYbaMnL9

• Feb 1st: Trick Dog Seminars. These were such a hit in November, we are repeating them. Join guest instructor Shona Gagnon. Summerland.
Tricks 101: forms.gle/EuhWJ2kgtYc56VaY7
Tricks 102: forms.gle/UL2bNAoMzzJQuB5eA

For more information about SODAA, including membership form, visit: sodogactivities.com/
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We are hosting Trick Dog seminars with certified trick dog instructor Shona Gagnon! November 30 in Summerland, novice and advanced levels being offered. Members received first chance and we now have room only for auditing spaces in the Tricks 101 (novice) level (attend without your dog, watch, learn, ask questions) and only two working spots remaining for Tricks 102 (more advanced).

For further details and registration, visit these links:
• Tricks 101 (novice): forms.gle/EPL6Kas3a2qWSemz7

• Tricks 102 (more advanced): forms.gle/Wv5SPAaJGiaTm8KB6

If you are a member and did not receive the email about this, please contact sodogactivities@gmail.com so we can ensure we have your proper contact information.
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Our next round of nose work classes will begin Wednesday, November 6th and run for 6 weeks each. All classes will take place indoors and downstairs at the Summerland Drop-In Centre (formerly the Seniors' Drop-In Centre) 9710 Brown Street. The cost per set (6 classes, one hour each) is $120 for SODAA members and $140 for non-members.

We are offering coached intermediate practice sessions (for dogs with some nose work training) from 6pm-7pm: forms.gle/7XweJNDDxHSeqn1G6

And beginner classes (for dogs with no nose work training) from 7:20pm-8:20pm: forms.gle/Kdbpki4v8gNaXwVVA

Please see the links above for a little more description about each level. Limited space in each set. Please give me until Sunday to confirm your registration - I will try to do so sooner but might not be able to. Registration via the Google forms are time stamped and we've turned on "email receipts" so you should receive a copy of your registration in real-time so you know it went through properly (note that this doesn't necessarily confirm your spot in the class, but it does show you that the form went through).

You will be asked to sign a waiver at the first class. Dogs must be crated or in your car between turns. You must pick up after your dog. No dog-to-dog contact on the premises.
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LAST CALL for Canine Good Neighbour Evaluation entries! September 18th, 6:30pm in Summerland. Dogs do not have to be registered with the CKC. All breeds/mixed breed dogs welcome.

Register here: docs.google.com/forms/d/18FVFjA4vNiUBoM_TP3y0w_8ezSjW495SmDFXTMDUvrY/edit
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SODAA is pleased to be offering another CKC Canine Good Neighbour Evaluation on Wednesday, September 18th, at 6:30pm at the Summerland Drop-In Centre (9710 Brown St.). $35/dog registration fee.

Register here: forms.gle/WK3udTzGWn9BbTiy7

Pay by e-transfer to sodogactivities@gmail.com within 48 hours of registering. If you must pay by cheque, please let us know that is how you will pay.

Evaluator: Will be confirmed closer to date, but likely Kathy McKenzie.

All breeds/mixed breeds welcome. Dogs do NOT need to be registered with the Canadian Kennel Club to participate. Registered dogs will earn their CGN suffix title by passing the evaluation. LIMITED ENTRY. Entries are open.

*After registering, please ALSO PRINT AND COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING FORM AND BRING IT WITH YOU ON Sept 18 to help us speed things up: sodogactivities.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/CKCFormCGNEval.pdf *

To read more about the 12 elements of the evaluation, visit: www.ckc.ca/en/Files/Raising-My-Dog-Section/Responsible-Ownership/CGN-12-Steps.aspx
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