VSWC Member Meeting - Thursday, May 16, 2019

This will be the last meeting before summer break; club meetings will resume in September.

Come to our meeting for dinner and be part of what we love to do - talk about our weims! Hope all members, new and old, will be able to attend. 

Thinking of joining? Now is the perfect time to be part of our club!

Dinner starts at 7:00pm and the general member meeting begins at 7:30pm in the meeting room at Garcia's Restaurant, 2212 N 35th Ave, Phoenix, AZ


SEMINARS: Pointing Breeds Hunt Test and Field Trial Seminars for Judges & Handlers

Hunt Test Seminar: Saturday, June 22nd, 9am-5pm

Field Trial Seminar: Sunday, June 23rd, 9am-5pm

Location: Cabela’s in Glendale, AZ

Continental Breakfast Included

Fee per Seminar: $40

Two days of instruction for the AKC Pointing Breed program; register for either seminar or both.

These Pointing Breed Seminars are for anyone that is:

  • A handler wanting to learn more about the AKC Hunt Test and/or Field Trial
  • An approved AKC Hunt Test and/or Field Trial Judge 
  • An individual seeking to become an approved judge at AKC Hunting Tests 
  • and/or Field Trials

Attendance is limited to 40 participants. Deadline to register is May 30, 2019


Annual Snake Avoidance Clinic

The Spring 2019 clinic is over and won't be held again until next year.

CHECK THE CLINIC'S WEBSITE FOR LOCATION AND MAP and for more information about how your dog will be conditioned to avoid rattlesnakes. 

In a nutshell, "snake breaking or snake avoidance"  is aversion training so your dog does not go after rattlesnakes, and in fact, avoids them and may alert you to them.

Rattlesnakes are active during warm weather, which in Arizona means snakebite season typically lasts from April through October. 

September is the month when more snakebite calls are received than any other month of the year. However, during the hottest summer months, the snakes are less active during the day, meaning fewer interactions with people and fewer bites. Come September, when temperatures become more tolerable and mornings are cooler, the snakes increase their daytime activity and more human interactions occur, resulting in more bites.