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.
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
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.
pictured from left to right:
Cindy Richardson, Laura Wells with Rikki,
and in the rear, Dona Campbell with Hannah.
Do you have questions about
the training, health, care and well-being of your furry best friend? You can
find a ton of useful easy-to-understand advice and information on the Trap
Falls Blog on the Patch. And you can, in turn, engage in community feedback
and contribute your own stories and responses to our blogs.
'What You Should Never Feed Your Dog' and stay tuned to other important
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Community Service and Donations to Those in Need:
Trap Falls donates money and
supplies to those in need every year and recently, the club sent a check to
the Newtown CT Police Department's Canine unit to help defray the expense of
training and supplies.
After the destruction of Storm Sandy, many
tri-state animal shelters suffered extensive damage and Trap Falls donated
some supplies to area shelters as well as $1,000 and boxes of much needed
provisions to Animal Care and Control Center in Staten Island, New York,
which was decimated by the storm.
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.
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.