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Electric Collars: A Forthright Discussion
~ Connie Cleveland-Nolan ~

Teaching "Send Direct" for Scent Discrimination

~ Catherine Zinsky ~

Mea Culpa
~ Lauire Lo ~

Practical Show Prep
~ Lisa Allmendinger ~

Doggedly Obedient ~ Mid Coast Kennel Club of Main Shows ~ Marilyn Miller

A Common Bond ~ New Handler Spotlight: Jane Popper ~ Deborah Neufeld

Performance Akitas ~ Drago

FFX Announcement ~ Donna Blews-Pappas & American Eskimo ”Trace”

Biscuits & Bones ~ Rally Combined Update ~ Bob Self Jr.

Dr. William V. Thayne

F&F is deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Bill Thayne.  We extend our sympathies to his loved ones, friends, and all dog fanciers who shared his passion.   Bill's obituary follows.

Endwell - Dr. William V. Thayne, 77, of Endwell died Tuesday May 21, 2019. He was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, JoAnn O'Loughlin Thayne; Parents Vincent and Hilda Thayne; grandson, Nathan W. Kipp. He is survived by his daughters, Kathleen Thayne, Maureen and Jeffrey Bell, Lynda Kipp; grandchildren, Ryan Bell, Zachary and Caleigh Bell, Jessica Kipp, Travis Kipp; two great grandchildren, Emily Bell and Lily Bell; sister, Theresa And Bob Poloncic; brother, Patrick and Myrna Thayne; also several nieces and nephews. He was Professor Emeritus at W. Virginia University; AKC Field Representative for Performance Events. He had a lifelong passion for dogs and their training. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Vincent de Paul Blessed Sacrament Church, Clubhouse Road, Vestal, Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City. The family will receive friends at the J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home, 141 Main Street, Binghamton, Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. Expressions of sympathy in William's name may be made to Easter Seals of Southwestern Indiana, 3701 Bellemeade Avenue, Evansville, In. 47714

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