MFGRC Club News and Notes May 2018


The next general meeting for the MFGRC will be held Sunday, July 15, as part of a new event – a combined grooming and health seminar for club members at Daus Hund Haus in Lakeland. It will be FREE for club members. Rosa Blair, who is a certified master groomer as well as a club member, will give a thorough demonstration and answer questions about grooming Goldens. Also, club member Dr. Pam Ginn, who has been associated with the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida for more than 25 years, will give a presentation on canine health and answer questions. The event will run from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and members can bring their own lunch.


A reminder that club members interested in participating in the Barn Hunt Fun Day on June 2 must pre-register because there is a limit of 20 dogs. Registration information has been emailed to club members but anyone needing it sent again can contact


The MFGRC’s next competition event will be the annual Obedience and Rally Trial on Aug. 11-12 in the air conditioned Obedience Club of Daytona building in Daytona Beach. Any club members interested in working as ring stewards for the event (no experience required) are asked to contact trial chair Andy Hall at The premium for the event can be downloaded from the club website HERE.



June 2 – Barn Hunt Fun Day (Morriston)

July 15 – Grooming & Health Seminar with general meeting (Lakeland)

Aug. 11-12 – Obedience/Rally Trial (Daytona Beach)

Sept. 2 – General meeting at DOCOF competition (Kissimmee)

Oct. 13 – General meeting and fun day (TBA)

Oct. 19-20-21 – Agility Trial (Lady Lake)

Nov. 3-4 – WC/WCX (Montverde)

Nov. 10 – General meeting and pot luck lunch (Ocala show)

Dec. 7-8-9 – Hunt Test (Montverde)

Dec. 14 – Specialty (Orlando)

Dec. 15 – Christmas Party and general meeting (location TBD) 




  • The Eustis Parks and Recreation Department is holding a limited seating Rachel Flatey Workshop “Attention Engagement Focus” on Sunday, June 3, with a registration deadline of May 20. More information and an event flyer can be obtained from Sara Alvarez-Torre:


  • The Mid Florida Sporting Dog Association is hosting Dr. Carmen Battaglia and a two-day seminar on “Breeding Better Dogs” July 28-29 at the Dog Training Club of St. Petersburg. Registration information is available HERE.


  • For club members interested in dock diving, Native Downs in Ocala, which hosted the club for the Dock Diving Fun Day on May 12, is holding open dock all summer on Tuesdays and Thursdays for $40 (for up to two dogs, each additional dog is $10). This includes unlimited dock time for that day. More information at (352) 624-0071.


  • Also, Central Florida Dog Sports in Deland is hosting a “Summer Dock Diving League June 3, July 1, Aug. 18 and championships on Aug. 19. More information is available HERE