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2019 Calendar:

The 2019 SAF calendar is here. These make great gifts. Order early. The price is only $15.00. Thanks for everyone's continued support and to all who submitted pictures of their Airedales.

Valentine’s Party:

Our Valentine’s Social is again at Robin and Don Natterer’s. Thank you Robin and Don! 

When: February 16, 2019 Time: 11AM-3PM 

Where: Robin and Don Natterer's Home in Webster, Florida

The Natterer's will be providing the following:

Pulled Pork, Macaroni Salad, Low calorie Strawberry Jell-O Salad, and all eating utensils, plates and napkins. The attendees can provide an appetizer or desert to share. The Club will provide water and soft drinks 

PLEASE RSVP BY FEBRUARY 2, 2019 to  rnatterer@yahoo.com

Spring Get Together:

Our Spring Get Together will again be held in Alachua, Florida  at Stephanie Kleinman's farm on Saturday March 16, 2019 from 10-2

The subject will be Rally-O

Rally obedience (also known as Rally or Rally-O) is a dog sport based on obedience. It was originally devised by Charles L. "Bud" Kramer from the obedience practice of "doodling" - doing a variety of interesting warmup and freestyle exercises.

Unlike regular obedience, instead of waiting for the judge's orders, the competitors proceed around a course of designated stations with the dog in heel position. The course consists of 10 to 20 signs that instruct the team what to do. Unlike traditional obedience, handlers are allowed to encourage their dogs during the course.

In AKC Rally, which is open to AKC breeds and mixed breed dogs registered in the AKC Canine Partners program, the team starts with 100 points, and the judge deducts points for mistakes. After qualifying three times under two different judges, the dog earns a title, which appears after the dog's registered name. Each qualifying trial earned is known as a "leg." In the novice category all canines are on leash.

Stephanie Kleinman will be doing a presentation on how Rally works, what you should know before attempting it and then running the teams that want to try it through the course.

Your Airedale should know such commands like, sit, stand,down,stay (wait), right turn, left turn, U-turn (about turn), come and finish.  And what if they don't know everything to perfection, well it may provide some of the Airedale Antics that are Dales are famous for and which will make us smile and relax.  After all, it is a game and a day of relaxation!

For more information check out YouTube and Rally-O videos.

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