The BDOC demo team was formed over 30 years ago and has regularly entertained seniors and shut-ins with obedience exercises and tricks galore. The team visits residences at least twice a month and often three times a month from Sept to June. We visit Peter Clark residences, Perley Hospital, Good Companions, Medex, Carleton Lodge, New Orchard Lodge and many other homes around the city. Barb is our chief and diligently arranges visits and times. She is also our spokesperson during the demo and keeps the 'show' running smoothly. We have recently lost two of our 4 legged members: Bernese Mountain Dog Rolli and Golden Retriever Tammy. Both were wonderful demo team members since they loved to visit everyone and had lots of tricks to share. 

We have 9 2-legged and 11 4-legged active members

  • Helen and her Soft Coated Wheaton grand dog Archie and her Shetland Sheepdog Coco
  • Rod and Ruth and their American Cocker Spaniel Cecil
  • Ghislaine and her Miniature Poodles Jaxon and William
  • Barb and her Portuguese Water Dog Frida 
  • Adelle and her Flat Coated Retrievers Zak and Jazz
  • Wendy and her mini Labradoodle Katy
  • Rolf and his German Shepherd Dog Lady
  • Jan and her Golden Retriever Robbie

Paul and Lydia Schuppli are our honorary members of the Demo Team. 

Our performance consists of some very original tricks such as Coco saying her prayers, Archie playing dead, Zak showing off his scenting ability, Jaxon tidying his mini tennis balls, Cecil going to his mat and spinning, Frida doing her balancing tricks, Lady showing off her recalls and stays, and Katy loves to spin on a pedestal and tidy her toys. Jazz and Robbie are our youngsters and are just learning the basics right now.  All of these tricks are combined with long sits/downs, retrieves, signals, recalls and heeling demos.

It truly is a fun hour and extremely rewarding as residents reminisce about their former dogs, all the time smiling and petting the dogs.

For more information, to book a demo, or if you would like to join our demo team,

please contact Barb at barbarajeffrey149@gmail.com

The BDOC Obedience Demonstration team is always looking for new members!

Fall, 2019 Schedule

Thursday, August 29, 2:00 pm, New Orchard Lodge

Wednesday, Sept 11, 2:00 pm  Carleton Lodge

Wednesday, September 18, 1:15 pm  Old Forge Community Centre

Thursday, September 26 1 pm Good Companions

Thursday, October 10,  2:00 pm West End Villa

Thursday, October 24 10:30 am St. Mark's Anglican Church

Thursday, November 7, 2 pm Courtyards on Eagleson

Monday, November 18, 1 pm Bells Corners Friendship Club, Bells Corners United Church

Thursday, November 28, 2:00 pm, Peter Clark Centre

Thursday, December 5, 1:30 pm Billing's Lodge Retirement Home

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This following submission is written by submitted by Lydia Schuppli (typed by her daughter)

HISTORY OF THE DEMO TEAM

The demo - actually a misnomer since we do more fun things than just demo - was started by Vera and Clint McEvoy over 25 years ago. Later Nadine Sears took over the bookings. In 1998 she moved into a retirement home and couldn't do it anymore; Paul volunteered me to take over the bookings. Since then we have done at least 450 demos - maybe even more - and we are still at it, with about 7 - 9 dogs. We and the dogs do this - no charge! But we like to be introduced and thanked, which does not always happen. Our dogs are a good bunch, they know each other and seem happy to show off what they can do. Each dog has his special talent - sometimes, it is just lying on the floor and acting silly, which always draws lots of applause. Some are very clever and sniff and find things. Others can do a whole routine with just hand signals, sit in boxes - tail in, lie down on a blanket when told, know colours, and even help you up when you fall. They all like the tunnel at the end of the show. People love to see the dogs run and just be happy. We entertained kids during the March Break at the Jack Purcell Centre. It was probably the happiest time with our dogs, and the children loved them. Our last demo this spring was with disabled adults, who could not tell the dogs they loved them, but just touched them and felt their fur. It was a good ending for the season. We look forward to the fall season, we have one booking already. Let us not forget the members who cannot come anymore, and whose dogs were loved by the group. Eleanor Rede with her coffee-loving mini dachshund, and Gilbert Jamieson who drove faithfully the hour from Prescott - his poodles were so smart and loved by the group. Thank you also to the others who came before them. 


St. Mark’s Church - Outreach Program - October 2019 

 Front row: Helen & Archie (Wheaton Terrier), Wendy & Katy (Mni Labradoodle), Barb & Frida (Portuguese Water Dog),

 Ghislaine & Jaxon  (Miniature Poodle), Ruth & Cecil (American Cocker Spaniel)

 Back row: Jan & Robbie (Golden Retriever), Adelle & Jazz & Zak (Flat-coated Retrievers), Rolf & Lady (German Shepherd Dog)

Carleton Lodge - May 2016

Carleton Lodge May 2016
Carleton Lodge May 2016
Carleton Lodge May 2016
Carleton Lodge May 2016
Carleton Lodge May 2015
Carleton Lodge May 2016
Demo Team 2012

Brie - Black Poodle (Gib Jamieson)

Dice - Dalmation (Barb Jeffrey)

Paddy - Apricot Poodle (Helen McGill)

Rolli - Bernese Mountain Dog (Paul & Lydia Schupplie)

Tia - American Cocker Spaniel (Ruth & Rod Craig)

Nikki - Dachshund (Eleanor Ede)

Demo Team
BDOC Demo Team

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