1771 Roble Grande RD
Alpine, CA 91901
(619) 659-5966 (fax)
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|President: Mary Sarmiento
1st VP: Rick Greenwell
2nd VP: Pam Felgenhauer
Treasurer: Wendy Greenwell
Secretary: Randy Domingos
Members: Bill Cox
and Rita Bonas's Roxy
Ron Dotson photograph
Calendar of Events
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Our Topic - "Photographing your dog"
Wednesday, July 14th
Animal Medical Center
600 Broadway, El Cajon
SDSDC BBQ & Fireworks
July 10th, 6PM BBQ - Fireworks at 9:50pm
Sunset Point, Mission Bay, by the Dana Hotel
Contact Mary Sarmiento for details.
SDSDC Padre Game - July 17th
Snake Avoidance Clinic - July 24th
High On Kennels - Santa Ysabel
Contact Joe Artes or Randy Domingos for details.
for printable PDF flyer to post and hand out.
SDSDC Picnic - July 31st
11:00 AM - Dos Picos County Park, Ramona
The Club will supply Carne Asada and Pollo Asada and hot dogs.
Bring a side dish to share.
The Club will provide sodas and water. If you have any sort of
outdoor game for all to enjoy
please bring it. We'll be conducting a White elephant raffle
so bring an item to contribute
relating to dogs or hunting valued at under $20.
Volunteers may still be needed, contact Wendy Greenwell to see how
you can help out.
Doggie Yappy Hour - Sarmiento's - August 21st.
Look for details in the August Newsletter
|Rattlesnake Avoidance Clinic, June 26th,
By Mary Sarmiento
The Rattlesnake Avoidance Clinic went well on the
26th in Alpine. Sam Madamba put on an informative and successful
workshop. A big thanks goes out to Sam, his son Nick, and his three
rattlesnakes. Thanks to Matt Johnson, Pam Felgenhauer, Rick and
Wendy Greenwell, Eleanor, and me for organizing, placing flyers, and
helping out at the event. We were short on time for advertising, but
still managed to put 14 dogs through. I had a great time, and
enjoyed the day and the company
2010 SDSDC Gun Raffle
2010 SDSDC Gun Raffle
By Pam Felgenhauer
All current members will be getting a package in the mail that contains
ten (10) raffle tickets for the 12 ga. and ten (10) tickets for the 28 ga.
Remington SPR310 guns that we are raffling off at the 2011 SDSDC Banquet.
Also enclosed is a flyer with all the information on the guns. Please be
sure to read the memo for important info concerning this raffle. The
specifics of the guns are as follows:
12 ga.-28" barrel
28 ga. - 26" barrel
fixed modified & full
Auto selective ejector
Chrome lined bore
Tickets will be $5 each or 5 for $20. The Drawing will be held at
our annual banquet January 15th 2011. The winner must be eligible to
own a firearm under California and need not be present to win. The
Club will not refund the ticket costs to a winner who is not eligible to
own a firearm under California law.
The Board of Directors and General
SDSDC Board of Directors meeting June 9th, 2010
Present were, Mary Sarmiento, Randy Domingos, Joe Artes, Ernie Lopez
and Ron Dotson.
Snake Avoidance Two Clinics will be held. June 26th in
Alpine, Mary Sarmiento with Sam Madamba to organize this event and
July 24th, Joe Artes and Randy Domingos to organize with Tracy
Presson. Once finalized an e-mail will be sent out with flyers for
members to distribute, members will be asked to volunteer for the
Gun Raffle Mary will organize the mailing of the raffle
tickets and ask Trevor to generate a flyer.
Picnic The picnic will be July 31st, 2010. Wendy
Greenwell is organizing the event and will provide the specifics for
the July newsletter.
Safety Shoot No update as Rick was unable to attend the
meeting. Jimmy Phillips has determined we need a Safety Officer at
each shooting position as opposed to a single Safety Officer as in
Bird Boxes Ernie Has found a source for used bird boxes.
The club will buy 40 boxes at $15 each, a $600 purchase. We dont
need 40 boxes so the some will be available for purchase by other
clubs or our members.
Insurance Update Pam was unable to attend the meeting,
however she has gotten the quote for renewal from Sportsmen's. It is
a quote from McNeil & Company. The premium is $750.00.
Limits of Insurance:
Damage to premise
Or we can stay with Philadelphia, the premium would be $795
Limits of Insurance:
Damage to premise
Our current policy expires July 8th so the board has voted via
e-mail to go with McNiel and the check has been mailed.
Bank Account The Board has decided to close the Bank of
America account. As soon as the members that need to sign the
documents are available this will be done.
Business Cards Mary has received the club business cards
and will distribute them to club members. Cards can be handed
out to potential new members or anyone interested in the club.
Members should contact Mary when they run out for replacements or
they will be available at the General monthly meeting.
Census Several members have responded to the census.
Randy will send out an e-mail to those that have not and try to get
as many responses prior to his report to the Board at the July
Membership Has not changed in the last 30 days. Any
member not current on their dues that does not have e-mail and has
been getting a newsletter mailed to them will no longer receive it
after the June newsletter.
Padre Game Steve Sarmiento will co-ordinate a club night
at Petco July 17th. An e-mail to the membership to see who wants to
attend. Steve will arrange for the purchase of the tickets through
Doggie Yappy Hour Will be held at the Sarmientos
sometime in August.
SD Wildlife Federation Liaison Chris Logan will not be
able to attend the SDWF meetings which is the 3rd Monday of each
month, 6:30 8:30 PM, at the Sizzler Restaurant, I-15 and Aero
Dr, San Diego. Mary will send out an email to see if a member can
volunteer to represent us at the meeting.
Training Day June 12th - Mary cannot attend this event
and has asked those interested to co-ordinate among themselves for
this training day.
Treasures Report In the Point Loma Credit Union account
we have $4977.90 and in the Bank of America account we have $732.61.
General Membership Meeting Report
June 9th 2010
We had a short and sweet General Meeting June 9th. We mainly
discussed the upcoming events for the summer and Mary had some
handouts available on how to choose a puppy. For our July
meeting Randy Domingos with the help of Ron Dotson will have a
presentation on photographing your dog.
Avoiding Heat Related Injuries in
The first thing that needs to be understood is that dogs and people
are different enough that most of the info cannot cross lines.
I do not profess to know what the appropriate procedures for people
other than what I learned in first aid.
Dogs do not lose enough electrolytes thru exercise to make a
difference, but if the dog gets truly into heat stroke the
physiology changes will make them necessary. BUT oral replacement at
that point is futile, they need intravenous fluids and electrolytes
and lots of it.
Cooling: Evaporative cooling is the most efficient mean of
cooling. However, in a muggy environment, the moisture will not
evaporate so cooling does not happen well. I cool with the
coldest water I can find and will use ice depending on the
situation. The best way is to run water over the dog, so there
is always fresh water in contact with the skin. When you
immerse a dog in a tub, the water trapped in the hair coat will get
warm next to the dog, and act as an insulator against the cool water
and cooling stops. If you can run water over the dog and place
it in front of a fan that is the best. Misting the dog with water
will only help if you are in a dry environment or in front of a fan.
Just getting the dog wet is not the point, you want the water to be
cool itself, or to evaporate.
For MOST situations all you will need to do is get the dog in a
cooler environment, like shade, or in the cab of the truck with the
air conditioning on (driving around so the truck does not overheat
and the AC is more efficient). Up to a couple of years ago, I
was very concerned about my dogs getting too hot in the back of my
black pickup with a black cap. A new white truck fixed a lot
of that problem. When I had one dog I just pulled the wire
crate out of the car and put it in some shade and hopefully a
breeze. But having 2 dogs and running from one stake to
another, that was not feasible. So I built a platform to put
the wire crates on, this raises the dog up in the truck box where
the air flow is better. Then I placed a 3 speed box fan in
front blowing on the dogs with a foot of space to allow better
airflow. I purchased a
power inverter that connects to the battery and allows the 3 speed
fan to run from the truck power. It has an automatic feature
that prevents it from draining the battery. When I turned that
fan on medium I would find that the dogs where asleep, breathing
slowly and appeared very relaxed and comfortable in a matter of 20
minutes or less, even on very hot muggy days.
Alcohol: I do carry it for emergencies. It is very
effective at cooling due to the rapid evaporation. It should be used
when other methods are not working. You should be on your way
to the veterinarian before you get to this point. We recommend
using rubbing alcohol, which is propylene alcohol, not ethyl, for
those of you not aware. So do not try to drink it.
Alcohol should be used on the pads and lower feet area where there
is little more than skin and blood vessels over the bones. Use
a little bit and let it evaporate, you can use too much as some is
absorbed through the skin. There are concerns about toxicity,
but you have to get the temperature down.
I purchased those cooling pads that you soak in cold water, but
found that the dogs would not lay on them. I would hold them
on the back of a dog that just worked to get a quick cool, but have
not used them for years. I also bought a pair of battery
operated fans but found them pretty useless. Spend your money
on the power inverter and get a real fan.
Watching temperature: If you feel your dog is in danger of
heat injury, check its temp and write it down. Keep checking
the temp every 3 minutes. I recommend to get a "rectal glass
thermometer. The digital ones for the drug store I have found to be
very unreliable. Don't forget to shake it down completely each
time, sounds silly, but when are worried about your companion,
things tend to get mixed up. This is **VERY IMPORTANT**
once the temp STARTS to drop, STOP ALL COOLING
The cooling process will continue even though you have stopped.
If the temp starts at 106.5, and then next time it drops to 105.5,
stop cooling the dog, dry it off, and continue monitoring. You
will be amazed how it continues to go down. If you do not stop until
the temp is 102, the temp will drop way too low. I cannot
emphasis this point enough.
When the dog is so heated that it is panting severely, only let it
have a few laps of water. Water in the stomach does not cool
the dog, you just need to keep the mouth wet so the panting is more
Do not worry about hydration until the temp has started down.
A dog panting heavily taking in large amounts of water is a risk of
Due to the heavy panting they will swallow air, mixed with a large
amount of water they can bloat. Once the temp is going down and
panting has slowed to more normal panting then allow water.
The dog will re-hydrate it self after temp is normal. If the dog has
a serious problem and even though you have gotten the temp normal,
get the dog to a vet, as it can still need IV fluids and some
medication. Also, a case of heat stroke can induce a case of
hemorrhagic gastroenteritis (not parvo), with a ton of very bloody
diarrhea and a lot of fluid and electrolyte loss. These cases
need aggressive treatment.
The best method of treatment is prevention. Learn to watch
your dog, and see the changes in the size of the tongue, and how
quickly it goes down. Learn your dogs response to the
different environments, and be careful when you head south for an
early season hunt test or trial. I have been to Nashville at
the end of May, only 5 hours away, but the difference in temp and
humidity did effect the dogs as they were used to more spring
weather in Ohio. Try different things in training to help the
dog cool and learn what works better. Another very important
point, Do not swim your hot dog to cool it then put in put in
a box/tight crate. Remember, evaporation can not take place in
a tight space, and the box will turn into a sauna and you will cook
Carry a stake out chain, and let the dog cool and dry before putting
it up. I demonstrated this lesson this spring with my 10 month
old pup. After doing a 15 minute session in yard drill on a
warm 70+ degree day, she was panting pretty hard and was pretty hot.
She was OK but it was time to stop. Just for the heck of it I
took her temp. She was 103.6, above normal but not too bad for
a dog that had just finished working. In my back yard I have a
300 gallon Rubbermaid tub filled with water. I took her to it
and she jumped in and out 3-4 times. She appeared totally
improved, tongue was much smaller, and eyes brighter and her full
spring was back into her step. So I re-took her temp and it
was 104.2, so even though she looked better she was hotter. This is
a perfect lesson to show not get a hot dog wet and then put them in
a box. The water on her skin caused the blood vessels to
constrict, decreasing blood flow to the skin. Therefore the
hot blood was shunted back to the dog's core a and retained the
heat. You may have felt the same thing, after exercising but
still being very warm, take a shower and get cooled off but as soon
as you turn the shower off you start sweating again.
I know this is s bit long, but hopefully this is easy to understand
and helps provide some useful information.
Remember: Prevention, learn your dog. It is worth the time and
Roxy and Franklin work on their titles
By Mike Moran
Roxy with her four passes and title (Jr. Hunter). She got her
title the day before she was 18 months. Trainers Steve and Mary.
Mary handled her for the first two legs and I did the last two.
Dos Patos Locos Foxy Lady "Roxy" my yellow lab passed her
fourth Jr. Hunt test and has her Junior Hunter Title at 1 day shy of
18 months. Steve Sarmiento's Franklin got his second leg for Junior
the same day in Woodburn, Oregon.
|Mike Moran's Dos Patos Locos
Foxy Lady AKA Roxy
||Steve and Mary Sarmiento's
Alpine's Franklin of Benelli AKA Franklin
The Food Bowl
By Randy Domingos
While grocery shopping I came across a fry coating mix called
Dixie Fry. I pulled a Chukar out of the freezer and cooked it
up as you would fried chicken. The mix comes out nice and
flakey. You can always add other ingredients with it, I like a
little more paprika in the mix. Served with Cole slaw and potato
salad you can't go wrong.
To submit an article, brag, recipe or want ad to the SDSDC
Newsletter please send an E-Mail to: RandyDomingos@sandiegosportingdogclub.org
Steve Sarmiento is now a Tri-Tronics representitive
and can help you with information and purchasing Tri-Tronics
If you are thinking about getting an e-collar, and want to do some
research, go to this link
a lot of information.
Pam and Mary are holding obedience classes in Alpine, North County
and Lakeside. Basic obdedience for puppies and adults, behavior
issues, rescuced dogs, AKC Canine Good Citizen classes and Puppy
Star classes. Also availbe for private in home lessons. Call for
details 619-659-9393 or 619-442-5354 or email email@example.com.
Steve Sarmiento is accepting dogs for training.
Cost is $650 per month and includes birds. Take advantage of
the off season and get your dog trained up. Contact Steve at
619-659-9393 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dog Portraits (and other art):
Have your best friend and hunting partner immortalized in a
commissioned painting. Visit the website of SDSDC member Ron Dotson.
For your shooting needs:
Hi-Pass Sports 2435 Alpine Blvd #B Alpine, CA 619 445-4039.
For Sale & Must Have
FOR SALE: Command Leads and Leather Collars
Call Steve Sarmiento for details. 619-701-2089
FOR SALE: Training birds for sale, Pigeons,
Chukar and Pheasants . Contact Steve Sarmiento at 619-659-9393
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