Ilene Kaplan

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  1. What a great Saturday!! Cairn Terriers, Irish Setters, Poodles, Siberian Huskies, Borders, and many other breeds and "all-American dogs" had fun practicing their barn hunt skills. RatMan Tim was on hand to help and club members Vicki Havlik, Betsy Peets, Hallie and Roland Smith, along with me, Ilene Kaplan, all pitched in during the day; Ryan Parker and Betty Hann were on hand to help us set up our hunt site the day before. Two tunnels for introductory and advanced levels Club members and Portland/Vancouver area doglovers alike, worked on introductory and advanced barn hunt strategy. The two tunnels that were set up allowed all participants to practice beginning straightaways and turns, as well as climbs. Instinct through Seniors were well represented, and even Master level dogs showed up to practice. Hallie and Roland Smith's Elenore knows her way around the BH course It was nice to have the time to talk with other folks interested in barn hunt, during a casual, but educational activity. There were 30 or so participants and we were able to give individualized attention to everyone. It seemed that both two and four legged participants were able to improve their skills. It was clear we all shared a common interest in working with our dogs and at the end of the day, we were exhausted but happy with our experiences. Thank you all for coming, for helping, for learning and for sharing — Ilene Kaplan
  2. Barn hunt practice! All are welcome! Instinct to Senior Available (Master can practice on Senior) June 17, 9:30-4:30 Hallie and Roland Smith's Barn 19517 NE 163rd Ave, Battle Ground, WA 98604 $10 per run, two for $15, etc. Questions? contact Ilene Kaplan kaplani@union.edu or Vicki Havlik kinlochcairns@gmail.com There will be two tunnels set up--- novice and an advanced level. Come when it is convenient but we suggest the following: 9:30-12:30 instinct and novice; 12:30-2:45 open; 2:45-4:30 senior. We will try to accommodate you whenever you arrive. Come and have fun!!
  3. In what turned out to be both fun and educational (yes, they can go together!) we had a great education night on Cairn Heart Health. The speaker was Dr Katherine Atkinson, a board certified veterinary college diplomate whose specialty is cardiology. Dr Atkinson is the founder of Heart of Oregon, a cardiology veterinary health group that serves the greater Portland area. The topic was selected because cardiology problems were the second highest ranked health concerns in the national health survey of the CTCA. After a presentation on heart disease that covered puppies and seniors, Dr Atkinson demonstrated how cardio ultrasounds are conducted on canines. Thank you Quip for being a great demo dog! The enthusiasm of the group was demonstrated by the lengthy question and answer period that followed the talk. I am very happy to have been able to organize this event!
  4. Kalil Cairn Terriers are active, healthy cairns with wonderful temperaments! They love all kinds of activities and are wonderful both in and out of the show ring. Whether its conformation, performance, or just plain fun, they are wonderful buddies. Puppies and adult dogs are sometimes available to select homes in both the Oregon and New York areas. Email or cell phone. Dr. Ilene M. Kaplan, AKC Breeder of Merit