See you at the next meeting on October 8, 2019 at 7 pm

2019 Speakers

Search and Rescue

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Ranger and legendary Black and Tan Coonhound breeder and exhibitor Robert Urban will share his thoughts about using dogs in search and rescue. 

2017-2018 Speakers

Preparing for an emergency

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Dr. Abby Taylor, DVM, from Animal Clinic of Northview, discussed emergency medicine which is her specialty.   

Canine massage

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Marie Duthie discussed the benefits of canine massage. 

Hearing tests for dogs

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Kristin Sonstrom of FetchLab and the University of Akron School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology discussed hearing tests for dogs. She also brought in a dog for a demonstration. 

The Ohio State University

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Daniele Johnson from The Ohio State University discussed how and where our donations to the college are used. 

And Man Created Dog

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Members watched the award winning documentary "And Man Created Dog" and engaged in an interesting and lively discussion. 

What Does the Judge Think?

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Judges Elliott Weiss, Donna Francis and Ann Yuhasz revealed their thoughts about judging. Questions and answers followed. 

Canine Rehabilitation

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Dr. Vedessa Meluch, DVM, CCRP, from MedVet Akron formerly the Akron Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, discussed physical canine rehabilitation. MedVet Akron, Main: 330.665.4996, 1321 Centerview Circle, Akron, OH 44321 https://www.medvetforpets.com/location/medvet-akron/

Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter

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Our members gathered together to present donations to the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter. 

Mysteries of Breed Type

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David Miller, esteemed Saluki breeder, judge and world traveler spoke about the mysteries of breed type and breeding for it. 

Dog Show 101

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Kim Haupt walked us through how to  put on a dog show and discussed everything you thought you knew but perhaps didn’t! 

Service Dogs and Emotional Support Dogs

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Dr. Patricia Princehouse provided a thoughtful overview of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) as it relates to the use of Service Dogs. https://www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm 

My Life in Dogs

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Longtime breeder, handler and trainer Terry Miller discussed her journey raising, training and competing with her award winning dogs.