MFGRC to hold General Meeting Sept. 2 in Kissimmee

The next general meeting of the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club will be on Sunday, Sept. 2, at the DOCOF competition in the Events Center at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla.

DOCOF (Dog Obedience Clubs of Florida) is an annual team obedience competition involving 30 teams from around the state.

 

The meeting will begin when DOCOF breaks for lunch, which will be at approximately noon. Meeting location will be the lobby of the Events Center and members should bring their own chairs for the meeting.

Osceola Heritage Park is located at 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34744.

 

DOCOF competition begins at 8 a.m. and MFGRC members are invited to come early and watch some of the very unique event.

Team Members Sought for MFGRC DOCOF Entry

The Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club would like to enter a team in the annual Dog Obedience Clubs of Florida (DOCOF) competition and is looking for club members who would like to participate.

MFGRC members and dogs are needed to compete in Novice, Open and Utility classes, and dogs do not have to be titled in those classes to be eligible to compete. Also, Veteran dogs are welcomed on the team and will be able to jump their preferred jump height.

In addition, two club members are asked to volunteer to steward a half for the team.

DOCOF is an association of clubs and training schools from across the State of Florida who gather together every Labor Day weekend to share stories, food and have the annual Team Obedience friendly competition. The organization’s goals are to promote humane dog obedience training through the cooperation of all member organizations throughout Florida, and encourage sportsmanlike competition.

The DOCOF Competition is the only one of its kind in the United States with more than 30 teams gathering from around the state.

The competition will be held on Sunday, Sept. 2, at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla. Setup and practice will be the previous day. Each new Exhibitor gets a DOCOF pin, and each Exhibitor gets a year bar to add to that pin every year.

Interested club members are asked to contact team manager Deena Strauss at dsgoldens@gmail.com.

2016 DOCOF (Dog Obedience Clubs of Florida) Tournament

This team of five members of the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club competed in the annual DOCOF (Dog Obedience Clubs of Florida) tournament held at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida, Sept. 3-4. Left to right are John Thibodeaux and Smooch; Dee Thibodeaux and Sizzle; Michele Panetta and Elle; Deena Strauss and Bentley; and Camille N. Doehring and Olivia. Back row are club members Charlie and Susan Hicks who volunteered to help the team during the tournament.

MFGRC 2016 DOCOF Team