We're sorry to have to announce that the August 26-27 Dennis Voight seminar at Maxville, Ontario has been cancelled.
We talked to Dennis tonight and a problem has arisen since his return to Ontario. A number of people have been suggesting that he should not be allowed to run as an Amateur as he was "taking money to train dogs". In our opinion, giving a seminar to show people how to train their own dogs with effective and humane methods does NOT constitute professionalism. However, the field trial rules leave the judgement up to the Club and Trial committees.
Dennis will be addressing this matter in the next Online and we encourage people to read this issue to find out more. We feel that education and continuing to build interest in hunt tests and field trials is the future of the sport. This kind of shallow and short term pettiness is the sort of thing that drives people away from them instead.
Dennis has asked us to pass along his apologies for the inconvenience and we will be booking him in the future if this issue can be resolved with the CKC and AKC.