Community Outreach 


Community Outreach Activities:

Our Merrimac Dog Training Club members love dogs and consequently are involved in many activities throughout the Hampton Roads region.

These activities include Workshops,  World of Pets Expo, Mutt Strut, Paws for a Cause, Hampton Holiday Parade, health clinics and more.

Mutt Strut

Sunday 7 May at 11AM-4PM

at Bennett's Creek Park, Suffolk VA

Point of Contact: Jane Isabelle




Tidelands Nosework Seminar

Saturday 20 May 2017

Saturday 3 June 2017

at the Merrimac Dog Training Club


Beth Ann has trained obedience since 2006, and K9 Nose Work since 2011. She is a Certified Nose Work Instructor through NACSW, CPDT-KA, & AKC CGC Evaluator. She holds degrees in biology and liberal studies, and lives on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 (part 1) 9am-12pm or 1-4 pm Saturday, June 3, 2017 (part 2) 9am-12pm or 1-4 pm

Ready, set, search! Nose work is an activity and sport based on detection dog training techniques. Any dog can do it, including yours! We’ll harness your dog’s natural instinct to follow scent to source, challenge his problem-solving ability, and develop focus and confidence at the same time. Limited to 12 working teams per 3-hour class-Specify class time: 9a-noon or 1p-4p. Note: You must attend class on 5/20 to attend 6/3 class. $80 per working team per class/per day. Total for 2 days is $160, Audit for $45 per day. Event will be held at MDTC. Contact Ginger Wade at 757-404-2610 or mail attach


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Tidelands Nosework Seminar

Point of Contact: Ginger Wade










Working Spots/Auditing

MAY 6, 2017

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

At Merrimac Dog Training Club



Jo Downing UT-CCF FitPaws Trainer’s lecture and technical use of FITPAWS Equipment. Benefit your dog in Sport, Rehabilitation and Life! Certified instructor in a variety of canine sports including CGC/Therapy Dog, Manners Classes and Agility. Strength, fitness and conditioning is nothing new to her.

From an early age Downing lived a life partnership with physical sport accomplishments; basketball, soccer, track/distance running and cheerleading.

Awarded two college athletic scholarships, she began her career. By going through reconstructive surgery and physical therapy due to an ACL injury Jo learned first -hand to appreciation, understand and value fitness training! Becoming a FitPaws Certified Instructor was a natural way to help all dogs!

Snacks, Coffee, Lunch Included! For the well-being of your dog…A workshop for you! [This workshop will ALSO open to non-members after March 31, 2017]

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