End of Year Break Up for Warragul Dog Club members at the training grounds and clubhouse.
Sunday 10th Dec
Starting at 10am
When: Monday 11th March
This event was over a year in the planning and preparation. It’s such an honour to provide this opportunity.
President Ann Marriott’s message on Facebook:
Trial Secretary, Margaret Widelock, was pleased with the success of the event and posted, “HUGE thank you to everyone who supported Warragul’s triple Rally Trial today: our judges, stewards, competitors, members, and onlookers. We greatly appreciate the contributions from each and every one of you!”
Thank you to Ann Marriott and Tresna Oakes who supported and trained a group of interested and highly motivated club members for this discipline over many months.
Also a shout out to Christy who, with Ann’s training insights and support, guided Panda – who is deaf – to achieve three passes and her Rally Novice Title. That’s Panda above, to the right, looking suitably proud of herself.
Thank you to our sponsor whose support has helped us provide this event.
Overall, what a superb outcome! Even the weather was kind.
Belinda Osler’s Archie demonstrating a magnificent scent indication.
This event involved 200+ runs over 3 elements (Advanced Containers, Interiors & Exteriors). Christy Dowling observed on Facebook: “out of all that only 13 passes in total (Adv Containers 0, Adv Interiors 8, Adv Exteriors 5).”
Clearly, it was a challenging set of trials but thankfully the event finished before the weather turned nasty for the remainder of the weekend.
Even so, some members went on to compete at the Gippsland Obedience Dog Club event on Sunday!
The Trial Secretary has offered sincere thanks to all who supported the Warragul & District Kennel & Obedience Club’s Advanced Scent Work Trials event; with special mention to the judges, volunteers and competitors who, despite the inevitable “hiccups”, made it such a positive experience.
And a special shout out to all the sponsors who provided prizes. Thank you for making the day complete.
Congratulations to the Scent Work Team of volunteers and competitors. What great work!
Christy Dowling’s Roxy showing off her achievements.
It’s wonderful to see such a high level of interest in a variety of disciplines this year.
The spirit of collaboration and support is inspiring; and there have been many and varied accomplishments.
This year the Club will again make sash presentations at our end of year celebration for those who would like this Club-level acknowledgement of trial title and award level successes during 2023 and also 2022.
Our Secretary has put together a Members’ Recognition Request form to be downloaded, filled out for each relevant year and returned to the club by Oct 1.
This will ensure we have correct details and spelling – and plenty of time to order and receive the sashes in time.
NB: Please fill out separate forms for 2022 achievements and 2023 achievements.
Congratulations to the recently elected Office Bearers and General Committee.
All members are welcome to come along to committee meetings held on the second Sunday of the month after training.
All financial members receive the following benefits:
Our membership cycle begins in MAY.
All returning members pay an annual fee based on their relevant membership category. This includes a $15 training fee.
There is no joining fee for Renewals.
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After six weeks of training classes have learned many skills and handlers and dogs have developed much better teamwork. They can be proud of their achievement.
Warragul Dog Club has reinstated its end of year Recognition of Achievement for members who have gained successes with titles and awards in dog sport and conformation disciplines.
Members will need to submit a request for the club achievement sashes. These will be presented at the club’s end of year event on the last class day of 2023.
Submit your request to the club before the October 1st.
Check all details and spelling are correct.
Email completed form to the club: firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to Christine and Baxter for their first pass — with a great score of 89 — in Rally Novice at Sale on the 13th August.
This was their first trial, and Baxter “can be an anxious boy”. Trainers and class members have observed the hard work, patience and perseverance required to come to this point.
What a sterling and inspirational effort!
AJ and his hoard.
Yesterday at the Rare Gun Dogs scent work trial at Hastings AJ qualified in interior then went onto qualify in exterior.
In his first trial, AJ qualified in Scent Work Interior and Exterior at the Rare Gun Dogs Scent Work Trial at Hastings.
In Exterior he came in the Top Ten for time and gained a 7th place.
Robyn was very proud of how well AJ handled the new environment; with good reason, as this can throw newcomers to trials and competition.
Well done, you two!
“We did OK, didn’t we Robyn?”
“YES Sammy, we did!!!”
Sammy competed in Novice at the Berwick Rally trial and finished with a score of 94. Robyn was very pleased to get “lovely & encouraging comments from judge Ross Carlson.”
Mac and Wendy calmly competing in the Berwick Dog Club Rally Advanced trial.
“It was exciting that Mac achieved his second pass in 3 days!” ~ Wendy on the Club’s Facebook page.
That’s an amazing achievement!
These determined club members and their intrepid dogs achieved great results at the scent trials run by Gippsland Obedience Club — on such a terrible weather day.
Trilli gained an outstanding First Place in the Scent Trial – Advanced Vehicles Search.
Mary described the weather as “atrocious, with pouring rain all day” but claimed most dogs didn’t mind because they loved sniffing around.
All the same, the humans demonstrated incredible resolve, while the dogs demonstrated their extraordinary olfactory problem-solving skills.
A great effort and outcome all round!
Warragul Dog Club member, Christie, described the trial as a “fun night”. It was also a successful one!
Christie attended the Werribee Dog Obedience Twilight (Single Element) Scent Works Indoor Novice event with her dogs Roxy and Panda and her experienced dog handler mum, Linda Adams as Roxy’s handler.
Out of 29 dogs, little Roxy gained 3rd Place at an amazingly fast 7.34 secs and Panda gained a very decent Pass in 14th Place at 27.15 secs.
A fantastic effort to start off the year!ne
Congratulations to the many graduating classes of 2022.
(Image: Instructor Christie Dowling’s Level 1 Class graduating August 2022)
August 2022 Ballarat Tracking Trials: Robyn Davis’s dogs excelled. Paddy obtained his Tracking Dog Championship & Sammy his TD (Tracking Dog Title). She wrote on the club Facebook page: “Very proud mum.”
(Image: Congratulations to two Tracking Champs from the same family)
Tresna Oakes’s toy poodle, Miah. In June 2022, our then President, Tresna Oakes and her toy poodle Miah entered their very first dog trial and gained 2 qualifying passes with high scores 98 & 90 out of 100. Only one more pass to go for the Rally Novice title. A great effort with an excellent outcome.
(Image: Congratulations to an intrepid pocket poodle in the sport of Rally O)
Warragul Dog Club has hosted Conformation Shows for over 50 years and held a Labour Day all-breeds Championship Show for over 20 years. The Labour Day show includes an AM and a PM Championship Show.
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We hold a selection of dog handling equipment such as:
Brands we stock and order include Black Dog and Baskerville. Ask at our clubrooms if you want more information.
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