teach their dogs to sit, drop, stay and come when called.
These activities will be done at a distance of 3 – 4 metres.
Stay exercises are held for 30 – 60 minutes.
Behavioural issues will be discussed as necessary, during lesson rest breaks or by negotiation.
Assessment in lesson 6 is low stress and completes the course. If assessment is passed, handlers receive a certificate and their dogs progress to Level 2 Obedience.
Some dogs, especially rescue dogs, need extra time in the beginners class and their handlers will be invited, and are encouraged, to continue in the next beginners class being held. This allows patient and consistent consolidation of skills, which is especially crucial for these dogs.
Egg and spoon race at an end of year Games Day.
Class 2 Obedience
Build on the fundamentals learnt during the basic course.
Learn more obedience exercises.
Improve relationship and trust between dog and handler.
Develop focus and stimulus control.
Start working toward off-lead work in group context.
NB: Bill begins his class at 9:00am & Ann at 9:30am.
Advanced Level Obedience
Fine tune focus, relationship and stimulus control.
Greater range of activities.
More challenging tasks and contexts
More off-lead work.
More socialising opportunities for dogs – and their owners!
Sunday 21st July Thank you Dr Kerrie Piper for your excellent presentation. It was well attended; and all those who came felt it offered valuable insight into reading dog body language in context. There is always so much more to learn so our four legged companions feel better understood.
50th Anniversary Championship Shows March 2019
2019 marks 50 years of hosting championship shows, which are now an annual Labour Day event.
This year, morning and afternoon shows were held on March 11th at our club grounds in Darnum.
After so much dedication & preparation,
there were many memorable moments
… and the Fancy Dress Event offered a little humour and creativity; a change from strict protocols and routines.
Finally, each show delivered what everyone was waiting for – RESULTS!
All our Obedience classes are now in full swing. Welcome to all our new members who are doing Beginners Class with their four-legged companions; and welcome back all those pressing on into more advanced levels or branching out into Agility and Rally-O.
We are very fortunate to have two experienced trainers joining us,who will take our advanced classes. Welcome Sue and Ann.
Our First Working Bee for the Year 6th January 2019
A dedicated team of club members gathered to get some important work done before classes returned.
The roof of the storage container needed attention and Julie M in particular applied elbow grease liberally with help from Martin, Les and others. Margaret, Wendy and Charlie worked on installing the Agility fencing while George whizzed around on the mower. Dorothy, Morna, Julie T and Karen cleared out the dead wood (and rubbish) from the fenced tree zone along the eastern boundary and then Karen and Martin began wood-chipping until the machine rebelled and called it a day. Tresna was busy cleaning in the club rooms and then preparing a nourishing lunch which was appreciated by all.
Christmas Break Up 2nd December 2018
Inclement weather failed to keep members from coming along to the Christmas Break Up where all were treated to a brunch spread — featuring an abundance of Martin and Team’s pancakes,crepes; and even gluten free pancakes.
There were a range of activities on offer for the four legged members and their accompanying humans; including Bill’s Nosey Business taster, a Christmas theme Rally-O judged by Margaret, Fastest Recall and, of course,the Best Dressed. Prizes were given out and one lucky ‘Christmas Tree’ pup was seen leaving the Show Grounds with a prize pig’s ear firmly clenched between the teeth – no way anyone else was going to get it!
Our President, Tresna, closed the event with a brief speech summing up the year and thanking the committee and members for supporting the Club and its activities. Then it was her privilege and joy to hand out Club award ribbons to those dog and human teams who worked so hard to achieve recognition in their chosen disciplines … including her own clever Remy, a lovely wee dog with a load of attitude.