SNOW UPDATE:

All of Kim and Nancy's classes are canceled for Thursday, January 5th

Drive safely,

and we'll see you next week!

WEATHER UPDATE:

Kim's classes are STILL ON for Thursday, January 5th. 

Drive safely!

WEATHER UPDATE:

Kim's classes are STILL ON for Thursday, January 5th. 

However, Nancy's rally class is canceled for today.

Drive safely!

DSK proudly presents the first in a series of USDAA agility seminars:

Learning the Games

Session 1 -- Snooker

with Nancy Lauermann


This seminar will take place on

Monday, February 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. 

There are eight working spots, plus numerous auditing spots. Click here to register.

This seminar will fill quickly, so don't delay!

Show & Go scheduled for

Sunday, March 5th!

Obedience and rally

Save by pre-entering, or enter at the gate.

Click here for more information, or to enter. 

Check out our new Monday classes!

                     Next sessions starts Monday, April 10

Intermediate Agility with Kim Berkley, 6 pm


   Intro to Agility with Nancy Curtis, 5 pm

      Intro to Agility with Nancy Lauermann, 10 am

Advanced Agility with Justin Sims, 7 pm

   Agility Handling Skills with Justin Sims, 8 pm 

         Beginner Utility with Kim Berkley, 8 pm

Rally Skills with Nancy & Justin, 6 pm

ATTENTION!

The agility building is once again available for general use on Tuesdays!

EXCEPTION: The American Shih Tzu Club is holding a one-day trial at DSK on Tuesday, April 25. The agility building will be unavailable that day. 

ATTENTION

The new building will be closed

on Wednesday, May 10th,

for a Show & Go.

The building will reopen with an agility course on Thursday morning.

Show & Go:

Obedience and rally

Gate entries accepted

Click here for more information

Check out out latest mini seminar -- 

Advanced Handling & Course Analysis 

led by Geoff Nieder

Firestorm Agility Training

Wednesday, May 17

6-9 p.m.

Click here to learn more!

ATTENTION!

 

Kim will not be holding classes this coming Monday, July 10th. 

ATTENTION:
The front and middle rooms will be closed this Thursday, August 24th, after morning classes for the Mound City obedience and rally trials.

ALL MORNING CLASSES WILL BE HELD AS SCHEDULED. 

ATTENTION:

The entire building will be closed

Thursday, Sept. 14 through Sunday, Sept.17 for the

National Beagle Club 

agility trial

See you there!

        From all of us

at Dog Sports at Kim's...

ATTENTION!

2 CLASS CANCELATIONS FOR

THURSDAY, JANUARY 11

Tonight's tricks and proofing classes are canceled. 

They will resume next Thursday. 

SNOW/ICE CLOSING:

In view of icy road conditions and treacherously cold temps,

all DSK classes, PLUS EKC conformation class, are CANCELED for Monday, 

January 15th

Drive safely,

and we'll see you next week!

The next session of obedience, agility, and rally classes with Kim Berkley

and Nancy Curtis starts

the week of February 26. 

Click here to see the entire new schedule!

Click here to register for any class.

ATTENTION! 
The new building is reserved on

Saturdays from

1 to 6 p.m. for

Justin Sims classes and private lessons. 

ATTENTION:

The front and middle rooms

will be closed

Friday afternoon, March 2, through Sunday, March 4, for the

GSLAC Teacup Dogs 

Agility Assn. trial

Click here for more information.

See you there!

ATTENTION:

The entire building will be closed

Friday, April 13 

through Sunday, April 15 for the

GSLAC agility trial.

All daytime and evening classes, including Mound City classes, will proceed as usual on Thursday, April 11. 

No classes on Saturday, April 14. 

ATTENTION

Join us for the Show & Go

this Sunday, April 29th.

The new building will be closed Sunday

for the Show & Go.

ATTENTION:

No Justin Sims classes

on Saturday, May 5. 

ATTENTION!

The entire building will close after classes this Thursday, May 24th, and

remain closed through the weekend

for the Greater St. Louis

Shetland Sheepdog Club agility trial

The building will reopen

following the trial.

Hope to see you there!

ATTENTION!

 

No DSK classes on

Memorial Day,

Monday, May 28th. 

Have a safe and pleasant holiday. 

ATTENTION!

 

No DSK classes on

Memorial Day,

Monday, May 28th. 

Have a safe and pleasant holiday. 

ATTENTION:

Building closed for 

National Beagle Club 

agility trial

The entire building will close on Wednesday, Sept. 12, after Kim's 10 a.m. agility class for cleaning.

 

The building will remain closed Thursday, Sept. 13

through Sunday, Sept. 16

for the trial. 

See you there!

ATTENTION:

Due to the Border Collie Nationals,

some DSK classes will not be held

the week of October 29th, as follows:

•  No Kim, Nancy, or Justin classes will be held on Monday, Oct. 29.

•  No Kim classes will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 31, or Thursday, Nov. 1.

•  No Cindy classes will be held pn Wednesday. Oct. 31, or Thursday, Nov. 1. 

•  With the exception of Monday, Oct. 29,

all Justin and Patty classes

WILL be held as usual. 

 

Congratulations to Frankie and Ann Alves and Kim Berkley!

Frankie is the first CH OTCH MACH Irish Setter in AKC history!

Click here to read more about Frankie.

ATTENTION!

The entire building will close after classes this Thursday, June 8th, and remain closed through the weekend for the English Cocker Spaniel Club agility trial

The building will reopen

following the trial.

Hope to see you there!

DSK welcomes our

newest agility instructor,

Nancy Lauermann!

Click here to learn more about Nancy, or here to sign up for her first

USDAA agility seminar,

Learning the Games:

Session 1 -- Snooker!

UPCOMING OBEDIENCE/

RALLY TRIALS AT DSK!

The Mound City Obedience Training Club will hold its fall obedience/rally trial October 13-15 at DSK. 

Entries close September 27th.

Click here for a premium!

Click here or here for entry form!

Check out our

MASTER AGILITY BOOT CAMP

with Geoff Nieder!

Friday, October 20 & Sunday, October 22

 

This boot camp is designed to allow competitors to run multiple AKC courses in a day

The boot camp will help students

find holes in their training 

and work on skills and

communication with their dog.

Click here for more information,

or to enter your dog. 

Click here to reach Geoff if you have questions.

ATTENTION!

The entire building will be closed this Friday 2-9 through Sunday 2-11

for the English Springer Spaniel agility trial.

HOWEVER, Kim and Justin WILL hold all their Thursday MORNING classes.

And Mound City WILL hold its Thursday evening classes as usual.

Back by popular demand!

Heal Your Heeling

with Lynn Bauer!

Thursday evenings at 6:30

Starts Thursday, August 31

Click here for more info, or to enroll.

Walk-in registrations for the Thursday

agility A match will be accepted until the match fills; there are only a few slots left.  

ROAD CONSTRUCTION UPDATE:

Bunkum is once again closed west of Townsley,

so for the time being please approach from the east by taking Route 157, then heading west on Bunkum.

ATTENTION!

The entire building will close after classes this Thursday, Oct. 12, and remain closed through the weekend for Mound City obedience trial

There will be no agility setup.

Hope to see you there!

SNOW UPDATE:

All DSK classes are canceled for Thursday, November 15th

Drive safely!

Click here for the

DSK holiday schedule!

SNOW UPDATE:

All DSK classes are canceled for Saturday, January 12

The new session for all Saturday classes will start the following week, January 19. 

Stay safe!

ATTENTION!

The entire building will close

Thursday afternoon, February 7,

and remain closed

through the weekend

for the Mound City agility trial.

 

Thursday morning classes

WILL be held.

No classes Thursday afternoon.  

Mound City's monthly meeting

WILL take place Thursday evening. 

The building will reopen Sunday afternoon following the trial.

ATTENTION!

The entire building will close

Thursday afternoon, February 7,

and remain closed

through the weekend

for the Mound City agility trial.

 

Thursday morning classes

WILL be held.

No classes Thursday afternoon.  

Mound City's monthly meeting

WILL take place Thursday evening. 

The building will reopen Sunday afternoon following the trial.

ATTENTION!

The entire building will close

Thursday afternoon, November 15th,

and will remain closed

through the weekend

for the Mound City agility trial. 

Kim and Justin WILL hold Thursday MORNING classes as scheduled. 

The building will reopen Sunday afternoon following the trial.

ATTENTION!

The entire building will close at noon

Thursday afternoon, October 10,

and remain closed

through the weekend

for the Mound City obedience trial.

ALL Thursday morning classes

WILL be held.

NO classes Thursday afternoon.  

The building will reopen Sunday afternoon following the trial.

TUESDAY SNOW UPDATE:

Tuesday, Nov. 12: 

ALL Jeannine Kerr classes, afternoon and evening, are canceled for today

Drive safely!

From all of us

        at Dog Sports at Kim's...

NEW SCENT WORK INTRO CLASS!

DSK is proud to present a brand new

Scent Work: Intro to Odor class

taught by Patty Schneiderjohn.

Monday evenings at 7 p.m. 

First class meets on April 6

Click here for more info. 

Click here to register!

ATTENTION!

This Thursday morning, August 27, we will hold obedience classes only. The entire building will then close at 11 o'clock Thursday morning

and remain closed through the weekend

for the Mound City agility trial. 

The building will reopen Sunday afternoon following the trial.

ATTENTION!

The entire building will close

Thursday afternoon, November 15th,

and will remain closed

through the weekend

for the Mound City agility trial. 

The building will reopen Sunday afternoon following the trial.

ATTENTION!

The entire building will close 

this Thursday, September 10th,

and remain closed

through the weekend for the

National Beagle Club agility trial.

 

Obedience classes only will    be held Thursday morning.  

The building will reopen Sunday afternoon following the trial.

TRAFFIC REMINDER:

I-255 is now closed between I-64 and Illinois Route 15 for road construction. The work is slated to be finished in late November. 

ATTENTION!

The two front rooms will close

at 3 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 3,

and remain closed through the completion of the GSLAC teacup agility trial on Sunday

All Justin Sims classes will be held in the new agility building. 

Human Agility 101

Good News! Starting

Wednesday, August 9, at 5 and 6:30 pm,

Dog Sports at Kim's continues its highly popular agility class for the human half of the team — Human Agility 101.

The classes are the same; just decide which time is right for you! 

Cindy Simpson, Instructor

$75 for 6 weeks, or a $20 drop-in fee

Call DSK at 618-293-1750

or Kim at 314-277-0594 for more information!

Human Agility 101

Good News! Starting

Wednesday, August 9, at 5 and 6:30 pm,

Dog Sports at Kim's continues its highly popular agility class for the human half of the team — Human Agility 101.

The classes are the same; just decide which time is right for you! 

Cindy Simpson, Instructor

$75 for 6 weeks, or a $20 drop-in fee

Call DSK at 618-293-1750

or Kim at 314-277-0594 for more information!

DSK HOLIDAY SCHEDULE:

•   Kim will NOT hold classes December 6 - 18. 

•   HOWEVER, Kim's morning obedience classes ONLY on Wednesday, Dec. 7, and Thursday, Dec. 8, WILL be held, as drop-in classes taught by Justin and Nancy. 

•   There will be no Thursday afternoon classes on Dec. 8. 

•   There will be NO classes from Dec. 10 - 18. 

•   All classes Dec. 19 - 31 will be drop-in classes. 

•   Private lessons MAY be scheduled during these times. Email Kim, Justin, or Nancy to schedule a private lesson. 

New classes start the first week of January. 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! 

ANNOUNCING THE FIRST

DSK OBEDIENCE SEMINAR

WITH KIM BERKLEY!

Master the new AKC Novice and Open obedience exercises! Don't miss out on this chance! The new exercises start this spring!

Click here to register!

The next session of obedience, agility, and rally classes with Kim Berkley

and Nancy Curtis starts

the week of February 26. 

Click here to see the entire new schedule!

Click here to register for any class.

ATTENTION! 
The new building is reserved on

Saturdays from

1 to 6 p.m. for

Justin Sims classes and private lessons. 

New classes start

the week of February 26!

Click here to check out our

Master Schedule, to find the right class for you and your dog.

Or scroll down to learn more about 

our newest classes.

It's bound to be a great New Year at Dog Sports at Kim's!

ATTENTION:

 

The agility building will be available during the evening only this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

(October 20-22), as Geoff Nieder's Master Agility Boot Camp and Justin Sims's agility classes will be held there during the daytime. 

An agility course will be set up in the middle room all weekend. 

Geoff Nieder agility classes

Introduction/Foundation Agility

Sunday afternoon at 4

Advanced Handling

Sunday afternoon at 5

AND Sunday evening at 6:30

Sunday classes are drop-in classes

with no preregistration required. 

$23 per class*. 

Click here to learn more!

*Email Geoff in advance to confirm your attendance at Sunday classes, as these may not be held every week. 

ATTENTION:

Due to the Mound City obedience trial on Thursday, March 22, all classes EXCEPT Kim's are canceled for that day. 

 

ALL OF KIM'S CLASSES WILL BE HELD AS USUAL on Thursday. 

The agility building will be open for practice Thursday evening. 

The front and middle rooms will be closed all day.

We need lots of new photos from you, our members! Send them, along with the names of the dogs in the photos, to Debbie.Stover@att.net.

          We'll see you in the pictures!

REMINDER!

Spots still open

for the second in a series of USDAA/AKC

agility seminars:

Learning the Games

Session 2 -- Gamblers/FAST

with Nancy Lauermann
 

Wednesday, May 9, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. 

Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to shine in these two popular games!

Click here for more information, or

click here to register.

Road Construction Update

 

Access to Dog Sports at Kim’s via the Kingshighway exit from I-64 is now blocked for construction. Instead, take exit 9 (Caseyville) to Illinois 157. Turn left and proceed about half a mile to Bunkum Road. Turn left on Bunkum and drive 1.9 miles to Dog Sports at Kim’s on the left.

 

Because of 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.

 

• No agility classes next Thursday, 8-30.

• New building will close for cleaning Wednesday evening after Patty's classes. 

• Middle room will close Thursday morning around 10 o'clock. 

ATTENTION!

The entire building will be closed this Friday 8-31 through Sunday 9-2

for the English Springer Spaniel agility trial.

The building will reopen

 Sunday afternoon or evening after the trial. 

Hope to see you there!

Dog Sports at Kim’s mourns the passing of Lorraine Linder, whose ferocious fight against cancer inspired us all.

We send our condolences

to her family, especially her

husband, Kelly; her

daughter Amanda,

goddaughter Amanda

Moore, and her son,

Houston; and her dogs,

Karma, Brina, and Ernie.

Lorraine was a treasured

part of the DSK community,

and we will miss her greatly.

 

Visitation will be on Saturday, July 7th, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church at 6606 West Main Street in Belleville. A memorial service will be held the following day, Sunday, July 8th, at 3 p.m., also at Calvary Evangelical Lutheran.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis.

ATTENTION!

December schedule for select Patty Schneiderjohn/Justin Sims classes:

• Patty's Monday 11 am Scent Work class will be held on December 2, 23, and 30 on a drop-in basis. 

• Justin's three Tuesday evening agility classes will be held as planned on December 3 and 17. No class December 10. 

• Patty's Wednesday evening Scent Work and agility classes will be held as planned on December 4 and 11, then on a drop-in basis on December 18. 

• Both of Justin and Patty's Saturday morning agility classes will hold their final class of the session on December 21, then be held on a drop-in basis on December 28. 

CLASS RESUMPTION SCHEDULE

Kim & Nancy's classes:

• Kim's classes resume the week of Jan. 6. 

• Nancy's Monday rally classes resume Jan. 6. 

• Nancy's Thursday rally classes resume Jan. 9. 

• Nancy resumes offering private lessons Jan. 6. 

Jeannine Kerr's classes continue as scheduled. 

Joanne Bockhorn's classes resume Jan. 7. 

 

Justin Sims & Patty Schneiderjohn classes:

• Saturday classes resume Jan. 4. 

• All other Justin & Patty classes resume the week of Jan. 6.

AKC SCENT WORK workshop

with Laura Feldt & Patty Schneiderjohn!

May 2 & 3 

9 am to 4 pm

including lunch break

15 working spots are available,   plus unlimited auditing spots. 

Click here for more info, or to enroll!

NEW SCENT WORK INTRO CLASS!

DSK is proud to present a brand new

Scent Work: Intro to Odor class

taught by Patty Schneiderjohn.

Monday evenings at 7 p.m. 

First class meets on April 6

Click here for more info. 

Click here to register!

Congratulations to MACH Sadie and Colette Weishaar! Sadie earned her MACH at the Sheltie Club agility trial

at DSK on May 27,

with Justin Sims handling. 

Way to go, Sadie, Colette, and Justin!

ATTENTION!

The entire building will close 

this Thursday, September 10th,

and remain closed

through the weekend for the

National Beagle Club agility trial.

 

Obedience classes only will    be held Thursday morning.  

The building will reopen Sunday afternoon following the trial.

Jennifer McDonald will hold an agility seminar at DSK on Tuesday, April 25th, from 6 to 9 p.m.

For details or to

register for this seminar,

click here

Check out our exciting new agility seminar for small and medium dogs, led by Sue Phillips!

Two sessions on Wednesday, July 17

Click here to learn more, or to register. 

Working and auditing spots open now!

UPDATED HOLIDAY CLASS SCHEDULES!

December schedule for Kim & Nancy's classes:

• Kim will NOT hold classes Dec. 4 - 17. 

• Kim WILL offer private lessons and drop-ins Dec. 18 - 31. 

• Nancy and April will NOT hold rally classes in December. 

• Nancy's Monday rally classes will resume on Jan. 6. 

• Nancy's Thursday rally classes will resume on Jan. 9. 

• Nancy will resume offering private lessons Jan. 6. 

December schedule for Jeannine Kerr classes:

• Jeannine will NOT hold classes Dec. 24 or 31. 

December schedule for Joanne Bockhorn classes:

• Joanne WILL hold classes Wednesday, Dec. 4. 

• Joanne will NOT hold classes Dec. 5 - 31. 

• Joanne's classes will resume on Jan. 7. 

 

December schedule for select Patty Schneiderjohn/ Justin Sims classes:

• Patty's Monday 11 am Scent Work class will be held on Dec. 2, 23, and 30 on a drop-in basis. 

• Justin's three Tuesday evening agility classes will be held as planned on Dec. 3 and 17. No class Dec. 10. 

• Patty's Wednesday evening Scent Work and agility classes will be held as planned on Dec. 4 and 11, then on a drop-in basis on Dec. 18. 

• Both of Justin and Patty's Saturday morning agility classes will hold their final class of the session on Dec. 21, and will then be held on a drop-in basis Dec. 28. 

We’re eager to welcome you and your dogs back to DSK as soon as possible! The Illinois Department of Commerce has advised us that group classes aren’t allowed yet. Still, we hope to be able to reopen soon, so we’ve put together a plan to protect everyone’s health and safety once we do.

First, we'll follow recommended disinfecting protocols by using hydrogen peroxide (which is EPA recommended for coronavirus) to disinfect floors and bleach to disinfect bathrooms and door handles. We plan to provide soap in all bathrooms and hand sanitizer throughout the building. You're also welcome to bring your own hand sanitizer if you like. 

Everyone will be required to observe physical distancing mandates by maintaining six feet of separation at all times. Whenever maintaining physical distancing is difficult — while walking courses, for instance — everyone will be required to wear a mask. 

 

You'll be allowed to handle only your own dog(s), leads, etc. You may bring your own crate and chair, but you won’t be able to use other people’s crates or chairs. 

 

Equipment changes (bar setting, for instance) will be done by designated individuals only. 

 

Finally, we plan to schedule ten minutes between classes so that people can enter and exit the building without cross traffic. You’ll enter the building only when it’s time for your class, and only one person per dog will be allowed inside the building, so no extra family members at this time. 

 

Keep checking back, because we’ll open as soon as we’re allowed to. Stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

ATTENTION!

There will be no classes this Thursday, October 8th, and the entire building

will be closed

from Thursday through Sunday

for the Mound City obedience trial. 

The building will reopen Sunday afternoon following the trial.

Congratulations, too, to Wendy Culbertson, who won third place in the 24-inch class at the Westminster Master Agility Championship with her Irish Setter, Ava (CH PACH Redfeathers Raising The Bar MXP6 MXPS MJP6 MJPS PAX OFP T2BP RATO CGC TKN)! Way to go, Wendy and Ava! 

Dog Sports at Kim's          1951 Townsley Lane          Caseyville, Ill. 62232

618-293-1750

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