Drop In Classes
1pm Sunday classes available - check calendar for dates
Thursday - 7:00 PM
Classes (Puppies, Beginners and Juniors/4-H)
Thursday - 7:45 PM
If you have a special training need, please let us know and we will try to help you out.
Charge for each class is $10.
SOME BREEDS SUCH AS TOYS, SOME NON-SPORTING AND SOME HOUNDS NEED TO BE TABLED FOR THE JUDGE'S INSPECTION. METHODS OF PRESENTING EACH BREED AND SKILLS NEEDED TO PRESENT EACH DOG ARE EXPLORED.
ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF CONFORMATION IS OUR YOUNG PEOPLE LEARNING THE SKILLS, DISCIPLINE AND SPORTSMANSHIP AS LIFE LESSONS WHILE LEARNING TO PRESENT THEIR DOGS IN JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP AND 4-H. SPECIAL CARE IS GIVEN TO YOUNG PEOPLE LEARNING THESE VALUABLE LESSONS.
IT'S IMPORTANT TO PRESENT DOGS IN THE SHOW RING IN A WAY THAT JUDGING THEM IS ON AN EQUAL BASIS FOR ALL DOGS BEING SHOWN. PROPER TRAINING OF PUPPIES AT A YOUNG AGE AS WELL AS ADULT DOGS ENABLES OWNER/HANDLERS TO HAVE AN EQUAL COMPETITION LEVEL WITH ALL OTHER EXHIBITORS.
Any questions regarding these classes, please contact
Joan Krumm (815-765-2062) Pati Wiedel (815-238-8163) Sarah Kittner (815-988-0601)
Thank you for your participation in our classes and we look forward to a successful year for you and your favorite dog!
Joan is FCDTC's instructor of run-thrus and beginning/puppy classes. She has had over 20+ years teaching conformation and preparing puppies for the show ring. Junior showmanship and 4-H hopefuls are always a priority in these classes.
Pati started showing Dobermans in the mid 60's. Later, she and her husband, Mike, were very active in showing and training bloodhounds. Pati is now showing Pembroke Welsh Corgis. Pati is also very active in obedience and agility.
Pati showing Josie "Wyndtree Lucky Charm at Birch Hill" winning an impressive entry of 16 in the 6-9 month old puppy bitch class at the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America National Specialty 2018.
Sarah has been active showing Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Curly Coated Retrievers, Rottweilers, Bernese Mountain Dogs and even Toy Fox Terriers. Her extensive background showing all sizes and in all groups makes her an invaluable instructor to the Forest City Conformation team. Sarah also competes in obedience and rally.
Above Introducing Littermates -
NEW Champions "Homer and Trixi"
Homer is CH Foxshire & Valdon's Three Run Homer. Bred, owned and shown by Jeff & Sarah Kittner and Co-Bred by Joan Krumm. Homer finished his Championship at 7 1/2 months in 3 weekends out. He finished with a 5 and two 4 point majors. All his majors were won by going Best of Breed over 4 Specials each time. He is currently #12 in Breed Standings and needs 2 points for his Grand. Pretty good for a 10 month old puppy.
Homer's sister - "Trixi" is CH Foxshire & Valdon's Hat Trick. Trixi finished at 8 1/2 months old with a 5 and a 3 point major along with 2 major Reserves. Trixi is waiting in the wings to start on her Grand. Best day was when they both earned their 5 point major - Homer was Best of Breed and Trixi was Best of Opposite Sex, from the classes over 4 Specials by respected Toy judge, Jason Hoke.