Starting in February, Joan will be offering classes on Mondays at Westinn Kennels/Everything Under One Woof.
Registration for agility classes opens on January 2, 2017 by mail. Hand delivered registrations will be accepted starting January 9, 2017. A minimum of seven students are needed per class. Please be sure to list alternate class choices in case your first pick doesn’t fill this session. Only one dog per class per handler, please.
Bunkum Road is shut down for the next week or so, as the city completes its project. To access our building, you have two choices:You can ask the workers to let you through, explaining that you’re coming here. You may have to wait a bit until they can clear a path for you.
Or you can take a back way to get here, using our neighbor’s private road. If you do choose to take the back way, you can only do so until Bunkum opens back up again.
TO ACCESS DSK VIA OUR NEIGHBOR’S PRIVATE ROAD…
COMING EAST FROM ST. LOUIS:
Take I-64 east. Take exit 6 to Kingshighway, then turn right onto Kingshighway. Turn left at the first stoplight. This is St. Clair Ave. Drive 1.8 miles, then turn left on North 79th St. After a third of a mile, the road makes a sharp right turn, and a mile later a sharp left turn. You are now on 81st St. Shortly after you cross over I-64, you’ll see an unmarked road on your left. This is our neighbor’s private road. Turn left here, then right onto Townsley Road.
COMING FROM THE EAST:
From IL-157, take St. Clair Ave. to North 79th St. and turn right. After a third of a mile, the road makes a sharp right turn, and a mile later a sharp left turn. You are now on 81st St. Shortly after you cross over I-64, you’ll see an unmarked road on your left. This is our neighbor’s private road. Turn left here, then right onto Townsley Road.
Please check back here next week to see if Bunkum is open again. We’re promised to stop using the private road once Bunkum reopens.
I sent this out this morning. Just thought I would send to all my students also.
Dear Agility Organizations,
I understand you have received many requests and videos regarding the chute (collapsed tunnel) but no reason why or understanding what has happened through the years that has changed the number of crashes. I have been working on this question since the injury occurred to my dog. I never thought it was such a danger until I started my research. I hope this helps you understand what we are doing by asking our dogs to do this obstacle just to received a title, national or international championship in our agility venue.
Is this really what we want the family of 4 to witness if they are watching to make a decision on an activity their kids can do with their family pet?
I love this sport and have traveled around the world competing, judging and giving seminars. I do understand the competition level from all aspects and the training of all the different breeds of dogs.
That is why I am taking the time to educate the agility community on the hidden dangers of the chute
If you have any questions regarding my research or something seen on this video. Please feel free to call me personally,at 785-865-6670
We also have the petition which has over 4000 signatures in one week. Here is the link with all the comments about it.
Road construction update — Getting here via Bunkum Road
Effective immediately, access to Dog Sports at Kim’s via the Kingshighway exit from I-64 is blocked. Instead, take the Caseyville exit to Illinois 157 turn North on 157, then East again on Bunkum Road. Because of the ongoing construction on Bunkum, it is closed to through traffic.
If the road is blocked, the construction workers will let you through when you explain that you are coming here. You may have to wait a few minutes to allow them to clear the road for you to pass.