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Saturday, June 20

July 2015

5 (Sunday): Training at SAAVI for all puppies, 1:00 pm (note the time change). 
12 (Sunday): No meeting. 
19 (Sunday): Outing to Reid Park 6:30 pm (to beat the heat). Meet at the statues on 22nd Street across from McDonalds.
26 (Sunday): TBD.

Sunday, May 24

June 2015

7 (Sunday): Picnic/potluck at Amy Petersen’s place, 2:00 pm - swimming, ice cream sundaes and floats. Contact Debbie for directions.
14 (Sunday): Training/4H at SAAVI, 2:00 pm. Younger puppies will work on seeding the floor, loose leash walking, and some basic commands. They should be walking in head collars by now. 
20 (Saturday): Luncheon at Temple Mission Palms Hotel, 60 E. 5th St, Tempe, from 11 am to 2 pm to recognize GDB graduates, puppy-raisers, and friends of GDB in Arizona. Please RSVP on either this invitation with full color graphics or this one with text only. 
21 (Sunday): Happy Sire's Day - no meeting.
28 (Sunday): Meeting at 2:00 pm at Debbie Gordon's house (5681 N. Chieftan). It will be a BBQ and going away party for our raisers who are moving. The club will supply burgers and dogs and fixings.  Everyone else bring either a side or a dessert.

Saturday, April 18

May 2015

3 (Sunday): Meet at La Encantada Mall at 2:00 pm.  The mall is on the NW corner of Campbell and Skyline. Let’s meet at the elevator on the bottom level. Bring your dog's booties.
10 (Sunday): No meeting. Happy Mother's Day!
16 (Saturday): For those who'd like to meet the puppy truck, it will be in Goodyear at 2:00 pm, at the Cracker Barrel, 1209 Litchfield Road just off the I-10.
17 (Sunday): 4H/training/puppy kindergarten, 2:00 pm, SAAVI.  
24 (Sunday): Puppy kindergarten for Tad, Tetris, Brian, and Calder tat 2:00 pm at Debbie's [5681 N. Chieftan, near Sunrise and Kolb (one block east of Kolb, 4 houses north of Sunrise)]. Raisers should watch the videos on collar cues and the gentle leader available on the website.
31 (Sunday): Meeting for all at 2:00 pm at SAAVI. The older puppies will work on dog-to-dog interaction, walking on loose leash with distractions and stay. Please walk your puppy in on a loose leash. Do not let your puppy pull you or charge in. If they start to pull, stop and use positive fixed pressure and get them under control. The pavement will most likely be hot so you might want to use booties. The babies will work on foot tethering with distractions and loose leash walking and walking in the gentle leader. Please carry your younger puppy in.

Saturday, February 28

April 2015

5 (Sunday): No meeting.
12 (Sunday): Reid Park outing - Puppy Fiesta. Puppies older than 6 months should arrive by 1 pm. At 1:45, Fiero and Evelina will meet the club at Reid Park for their first puppy club outing.
17 (Friday): Evaluations with Sandi. Details to follow.
19 (Sunday): Outing to Pima County Fair for older dogs. Meet at 1:30 at the main gate. Fairgrounds at I-10 and Houghton Road. Take the freeway east and follow the signs to parking. Parking is $5.00/car and admission is $8.00; children 10 and under are $4.00. (There is a discount for kids under 10 if you sign an anti-bullying form found on KOLD.com.) Puppy kindergarten at SAAVI, 2:00 pm.
26 (Sunday): ASDB is putting on Beauty and the Beast at 3:00 pm. It lasts approximately two hours with an intermission. The cost is $10/person if 10 or more people attend. Please contact Debbie if you'd like to attend this.

SAVE THE DATES!
Thursday, June 4, 2015, from 10 am to 3 pm, FFA State Meeting here in Tucson. Let Debbie know if you can contribute an hour or so and/or a dog to this event.
Saturday, June 20, 2015, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, 60 E. 5th Street, Tempe, AZ. Phoenix Guide Dog Raisers, Inc., is hosting a luncheon for graduates, puppy raisers, and friends of Guide Dogs for the Blind.  Scott Craven, pet columnist for the Arizona Republic, will serve as emcee for the GDB Graduate Recognition Luncheon, and State Representative Kelly Townsend of Gilbert, an advocate for people with disabilities who depend on service dogs, will also be on hand to address the group.

Sunday, February 22

March 2015

1 (Sunday): Puppy kindergarten at 3:00 at SAAVI. All puppies are welcome.
8 (Sunday): 4H club meeting and training for all puppies at 2:00 at SAAVI.
14 (Saturday): Statewide training for all puppies will be held in Phoenix. Details to follow.
15 (Sunday):  No meeting.
22 (Sunday): Puppy kindergarten at 2:00 at SAAVI. All puppies are welcome.
28 (Saturday): Civano Barkfest, 9-11 am. Meet at 5330 S. Civano Blvd at 8:30. We'll walk from there. If you're late, the event is at the park on Cerulean St. in Civano. Civano is located on South Houghton between Golf Links and Valencia.This is for older puppies (> 4 months) only.
29 (Sunday): No meeting.

SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, June 20, 2015, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, 60 E. 5th Street, Tempe, AZ. Phoenix Guide Dog Raisers, Inc., is hosting a luncheon for graduates, puppy raisers, and friends of Guide Dogs for the Blind.  Scott Craven, pet columnist for the Arizona Republic, will serve as emcee for the GDB Graduate Recognition Luncheon, and State Representative Kelly Townsend of Gilbert, an advocate for people with disabilities who depend on service dogs, will also be on hand to address the group.

Saturday, January 17

February 2015

1 (Sunday): Outing to River Center (NE corner of River and Craycroft) to do steps, Whole Foods, traffic, the library, and the fountain if it’s running. Meet there at 2:00.
8 (Sunday): Outing to Frost (SW corner of Oracle and Ina) at 2:00. Club will pay!
15 (Sunday): No meeting.
22 (Sunday): Meet at 2:00 pm at the Tucson Trap and Skeet Club, 7800 W. Old Ajo Highway. Go west on Ajo, turn right on San Joaquin Road and then left on Old Ajo Way. San Joaquin is about 8 miles west of Interstate 19.  This is the link for google maps. (GPS will take you down a dirt road so beware!)

http://tinyurl.com/k35krqh
UPCOMING IN MARCH
Statewide training will be held in Phoenix on Saturday, March 14th.  Details to follow.

Wednesday, December 24

January 2015

4 (Sunday): Meet at 2:00 pm at SAAVI. (This is not a 4H meeting.) We'll work on moving the puppy into position, using food, and positive, constant pressure.
11 (Sunday): Streetcar outing.
18 (Sunday): Meet at 2:00 pm at SAAVI. Bring bait bags, as we'll work on leash tethering and R+ techniques.
25 (Sunday): No meeting.