by Sandy Harris at the Annual Meeting 2021
I’d like to welcome everyone to the Annual Meeting of the Capital Kennel Club of Juneau. We’re meeting on zoom again this year which I’m sure none of us expected at this time last year. Thank you all for participating. Our activities have been limited over the past 18 months and I appreciate you making the time to attend the annual meeting.
Despite the limitations of the pandemic, we have a few highlights to celebrate.
Sue and Hazel had a manners class earlier this summer and Gina and Amber just finished a manners class. Both classes had full enrollment. Our manners and puppy classes have become very popular over the years and these four instructors have been very generous in sharing their time and expertise.
Sue and Hazel will be stepping back a little to do some traveling and maybe some relaxing. We are all tremendously grateful for the work they have done over the years to provide guidance to dog owners. Their classes have become very popular and word of mouth recommendations have created an ongoing demand for more classes. Thank you Sue and Hazel for all the work and care you have put into this endeavor over the past 12 years. My dog was in your first puppy class and I remember how pleased I was with your non judgmental and patient approach to his challenging behavior.
Jill held an intermediate/advanced agility class this summer. As usual, there were weather challenges.
The agility program overcame some obstacles this year. Hauling equipment to the practice sites has always been the hardest aspect of doing agility with your dog. This year, Marty negotiated with the city to place a shipping container on city parkland rent free and arranged for the purchase and installation of said shipping container. We are now able to store our agility equipment at the Lena Dog Park where agility activities are held. We were also able to downsize our storage unit once the agility equipment was moved. Thank you Marty for all the initiative and work that went into this.
We were not able to hold practices between November of last year and April of this year as there were no indoor spaces available. We started outdoor practices in May and finished in August.