2010 Phideaux Award Recipient
It is the club's special privilege and honor to recognize the 2010 Phideaux Award Recipient.
This year's Phideaux Award recipient has been a key contributor to many major and minor club projects.
Our recipient has provided harmonious leadership as a past president and as Director of Training. As chair of both agility and obedience trials this person keeps everyone working in concert to ensure a successful and enjoyable event.
When not taking a leadership role in club activities, this person cheerfully plays second fiddle as ring steward, chief cook, and clean up crew member. This person has been instrumental in bringing informative and motivating training seminars to our area. As an instructor, this year's recipient always maintains an upbeat tempo, whether conducting a formal obedience class or orchestrating an informal rally practice session. One measure of this recipient's dedication is the many times you'll see this person judging matches and trials even under difficult circumstances. It should be noted that this person never harps on mistakes in the ring or in class, but always accents the positives, chiming in with helpful advice.
This year's recipient not only serves the dog training community through our club, but also drums up support for obedience trials in other local kennel clubs and breed specialty clubs. And if you should find yourself lucky enough to be exhibiting with this person as a judge, listen sharp - you just might find yourself instructed to throw your dog on the retrieve exercise, or to leave your leash band and arm behind your dog for the stay exercises.