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Upcoming Events

Virtual FIT DOG Level I Class
Virtual Classes via Zoom

  • Starts Sunday, July 28, 2024 at 7:30 pm ET,

  • Sessions last about 30 minutes and are held weekly at 7:30 pm for six weeks  

  • Cost: $20 per dog

  • Technical Requirements: Computer, tablet (ex- iPad), access to Internet

This class is a repeat of the FIT DOG level I class held earlier this year from January 28 into March. The sessions are held virtually via Zoom and taught by Anne Hennessey, a certified AKC instructor. In the last class, we had three Airedales participate including ones owned by Corally Burmaster with Chaos, Debra Bohle with Justice, and Lynn Nelson with Alex. Other breeds participated with their owners including a Border Terrier (Jamie), an Irish Setter (Rogan), a Corgi (Hazel), and a Siberian Husky (Symon). There are ten exercise behaviors tested in this Level I training program and the dogs must pass at least eight of the exercises. The good news was that many owners have trained some of these skills already with their dogs such as a tuck sit, nose touch, shake a paw (left and right), and cookie stretch to the left and right. Some new skills for some of our less experienced dogs were learned during the weekly training sessions including front paw targeting, spinning in a clockwise and counterclockwise circle, a fold back down, walking over 5-6 Caveletti poles, and pivoting on an object by having the dog move its rear legs. Since we were allowed to lure our dogs with treats, all of these new skills were relatively easy to train. As a result, all of us passed the test of these behaviors at the end of the class and earned points towards a FIT DOG title. If you would like to sign up for the repeat of this class, you can contact the instructor, Anne Hennessey at by July 24, 2024. Or if you have questions about the program, feel free to reach out to me at or call me at 703-777-2680.

December  2024 Annual Scottish Walk Christmas Parade (more information coming soon)

Time: Parade usually starts at  11 am.

Airedales and friends will assemble at 10 am.  Location to be announced a few days prior to this event. The parade route map that also includes the location parking lots.

Location: The Campagna Center, 418 S. Washington St., Alexandria, VA   View Parade Route


As a member of the Airedale Terrier Club of Metropolitan Washington, DC (“ATCMW”), Airedale Terrier Rescue of the Virginias (“ATRVA”), or just an Airedale lover, we want to extend a warm welcome to you and hope you will join us for the parade.

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