News, fresh off the Farm

The next step back to normality.

Restrict

As of the 1st, we are upgraded from Orange to Yellow. Things won't change much here, but the community as a whole is a better place to be.

We will continue to operate and go forward doing the best we can. We recently got a medical grade non-contact thermometer and have started a book to track attendance. So be prepared for screening. Face coverings will be required, please take the time to refresh your memory of the Policy we have set. If we all do our part, we will all emerge victorious.

finger COVID : Face Covering Policy

Coming Attractions

The big CARO weekend postponed from January 16/17 has been rescheduled to March 27/28. Watch for entry to open Monday the 8th in the afternoon.

The PCC Scent Detection Trials postponed from January 24 when we were in lockdown has been officially rescheduled to May 30 with Judge Jane Book. Watch for updates on the Premium List and entry opening in April.

The BDKOC Obedience Trials postponed from February 6&7 are re-scheduled to June 12&13, 2021. No change in the Judging Panels.

Our new consolidated Events Calendar is up and running. Easy to do when so much is on hold with COVID lockdowns. A place for everything, and everything in one place. … 2021 Events Calendar.

Recovery Room

Learning from Loop-eez. And adapting to your needs.

Loop-eez

I've learned to make these clear performance guides in a wider range of sizes, both to serve specific requests and to make shipping more practical. Get your friends together and order up to 5 nesting tubes that ship in the same box as if one. That gets the postage down quite a bit. Debby has also been using them for more things, and they aren't just for Agility - especially if you have challenges getting a CDX because of the Broad Jump. More Details ...

Health & Lifestyle

Random food tips from the Kitchen@thepoodlefarm

Mmmm Bacon

With all the talk about the rising costs of food, it's time to take a good look at ways to reduce waste once you get it home. Take bacon for instance. The easy way is to buy the pre-sliced, vacuum-sealed package at the local grocery store. It seems to go downhill a week after opening though. If you only need a few slices every week, then find rind-on slabs that you can slice to order. Wrapped loosely in parchment paper it will keep in the fridge for 6-8 weeks. Eat what you pay for.

According to the schedule, Roxane is here on March 23 with "Curbside Drop-Off/Pick-up"service in accordance with COVID protocols and best practice. The schedule for the first half of 2021 is now available. More info.

Sports

There haven't been a lot of Sports to report since Christmas. No trials, no events, no gatherings of any kind. However there are still Titles to be earned through video submission.

HIT

Bazyl is a Champion Trick Dog. All the certificates, the ribbon, the medal. The Awesome! Many evenings spent out in the building with her iPad teaching and recording the tasks, progressions and tricks needed for all the Trick Dog levels through to Champion in January.

Entertainment

Poodle Poetry & Pynky

Black & Blue

Poodle Poetry

Some poodles are black,
some poodles are blue.
We are in Yellow,
now there's things we can do.


Pynky & the Brain

Pynky & The Brain

Are you pondering what I'm pondering Pynky?

I think so Brain, but if Boy George left the band would they change the name to Cancel Culture Club?

Face Covering Policy

Due to the rapid increase of the coronavirus cases in Ontario, and the need to change the behaviours of some for the benefit of all, we are implementing immediately new consequences for failure to wear a face covering at The Poodle Farm. Going forward, anyone found not wearing a face covering anywhere on the property of The Poodle Farm, with the sole exceptions of:

  1. the "Ring" while actively training, competing or instructing; or,
  2. in your vehicle

will be required to leave the property immediately. Any fees for training or for ANY sanctioned trials will be immediately forfeit and you will be marked excused from further competition. In addition, you will be barred from ANY group classes or entry in sanctioned trials or any other group activities for 120 days from the date of the infraction. You may still participate in 1-1 supervised private instruction at the discretion and availability of the Instructor.

We regret having to take these measures, but we cannot be seen as condoning poor behaviours or failing to take action to control the spread of COVID. The Poodle Farm is fortunate to have a facility that can continue to offer supervised group activities in a safe and comfortable environment that meets all Provincial, Municipal and local Standards and we intend to continue to offer activities for owners and dogs for as long as we can.

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March 6/7 PCO Rally & Obedience

Tentative schedule is to have the Premium, Entry Form & Waiver open and available on or after February 15. Entry methods will be mail/hand-delivered entry and we will open it to direct electronic entry as in the trial in November. There is no assurance that there will be time for mail/courier entries to arrive so please plan accordingly. Experience shows it can fill in hours if we offer the electronic entry option. Be prepared, make sure you know how to "Fill and Sign" a PDF using the Adobe Acrobat Reader or comparable app either on a computer or your mobile device.

Note: The March 6 Rally Obedience Premium List will be a separate document from the March 7 Obedience Premium List, and each Event will open on separate days. So if you are looking to enter just rally, don't be alarmed if you see the Obedience Premium and can't find the Rally. It will just be released on it's own day. This should be the week of February 15 with the return to colour-coded restrictions.

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Note: E-mail attachments of photos of hand-written entries are strongly discouraged. This is a result of past experience with clarity and completeness of the information making the entry incomplete as first received and returned to the entrant per CKC rules. By the time it is re-submitted the trial is full and the entry is relegated to the wait list.

Updated 13 February

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