CHIEF INSTRUCTOR’S MESSAGE
THE SPORT OF OBEDIENCE TRIALLING.
The aim of training your dog is to have an obedient dog who will obey you, particularly in times of emergency when this can save your dog’s life.
Another aim of an obedient dog and of our obedience club is trialling. This is an enjoyable and rewarding sport for both handler and dog and a great day out for you both.
From about Upper Red Class level our handlers could enter their dog into a Community Companion Dog (CCD) Trial and obtain a qualification towards a CCD Title. You need 3 qualifications under 2 different judges to obtain this Title.
To get a qualification you must pass in all exercises with a minimum 85 points out of 100 for the trial. The exercises for CCD are:
- Heel on Lead 30 points
- Stand for Examination 20 points
- Recall Off Lead 20 points
- 1-minute SIT STAY 15 points
- 2-minute DOWN STAY 15 points
The next level or title, once you have gained a CCD title, is NOVICE or Companion Dog (CD). The exercises are:
- Heel Free 40 points
- Stand Free for Examination 30 points
- Recall 40 points
- Optional – Retrieve Dumbbell 30 points
- Optional Change of Position 30 points
- 1-minute SIT STAY 30 points
- 3-minute DOWN STAY 30 points
To get a qualification in Novice you must pass in all exercises with a minimum score of 170 points out of 200. You need 3 qualifications under 2 different judges to obtain this Title.
Next is the OPEN or Companion Dog Excellent (CDX) Title. The exercises are-
- Heel Free 40 Points
- Stand Free for Examination 20 Points
- Drop on Recall 30 Points
- Retrieve Dumbbell on Flat 30 Points
- Retrieve Dumbbell over Solid Jump 30 points OR
- Directed Retrieve. 30 points
- Broad Jump 20 points
- Distance Control 20 points
- 3-minute Down Stay 30 points
(handler out of sight)
To get a qualification in Open you must pass in all exercises with a minimum of 170 points out of 200. You need 3 qualifications under 2 different judges to obtain this Title.
After Open we have Utility Dog (UD) Title and Utility Dog Excellent (UDX). This is probably what every trialler aims for and some of the exercises are scent work (seek back lost article), directed jumping and directed retrieve. These two rings are the PhD for dogs.
The ultimate for an obedience dog is Obedience Champion – O Ch
Other titles for your dog can be earned in:
- Rally O
More information can be obtained by downloading the appropriate Trial Rules Book from the Dogs NSW website.
More information: Obedience Rule Book (as at 1 Jan 2021).
Annual General Meeting
Saturday 7th August 10.30am at the Clubhouse Please bring your own chair.
COVID – STILL …. WITH… US ….
On Sunday 23 May, the German Shepherd Dog Club of Victoria Western Branch Green Gully Reserve became a Tier 2 COVID exposure site in Victoria.
This is a salient reminder that we still all need to be really careful with our social distancing and hand hygiene.
If you feel unwell, please do not come to training.
We have Service NSW QR Codes at our entry point. A paper version for sign in is also available.
All volunteers and handlers are required to abide by our current Covid-19 Safe Plan.
This document is regularly updated in line with NSW Government and Dogs NSW guidelines (Annexure B) for affiliate clubs.
- Only one entry point
- Scan or sign in, sanitize your hands
- Maintain your distance please – At least 1.5 m between people and dogs
- Limited spectators on the grounds
- Bring your own chair
- Do not share any equipment
- Only one exit point
- Leave after training asap
Any feedback, please approach any of the Committee members, usually somewhere around the shed or at the entry point.
The Equipment Store has a range of items (subject to availability) which are reasonably priced. Items include:
- Leads, tracking leads and double ended leads
- Collars and martingales
- Dumbbells – range of sizes
- Articles (for scent discrimination)
- Gentle leaders (halter style)
- Treat bags – Several colours (pink, purple, red and grey), three compartments (one with a zip – good for keys) The bags are comfy, sit flat against your body and are a bargain at $20.
Please see our Equipment Officer Giselle at the club house before training.
MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS ARE DUE BY THE END OF JUNE.
You will need to provide:
- a copy of your dog’s latest and current vaccination certificate
- a completed membership form
See Ros at the Registrars window to pick up a form at the moment. Once our new website is up and running you will also be able to download from there.
June – August 2021
|Sat 12th||Committee meeting 9.30am|
|Sat 19th||Instructors meeting 9.30am|
|Sun 18th||Chief Instructors meeting|
|Sat 7th||Committee Meeting 9.30am|
|Sat 7th||AGM 10.30am|
|Sun 8th||Handlers Day UG, LR, UR, B|
|Sun 15th||Handlers Day Yellow, MT & LG|
|Sat 21st||Instructors meeting 9.30am Clubhouse|
|Sun 29th||Promotions Day|
Handlers Day 23 May 2021
Advanced Training Class
1st Reba Cawthorne & Teesha
2nd Lyn Mahaffey & Chester
1st Roger & Kane
1st Jude & Farrow
2nd Jacqueline & Force
3rd Libby & Tango
Merits – Jan & Henry, Bruce & Phoebe, Jim & Dyson
Upper Red Class
1st Di & Monty
2nd Katrina & Archie
3rd Patricia & Ola
Lower Red Class
1st Kate Maher & Rowan
2nd Rod Gibbs & Audrey
3rd Kate Luton & Jessie
Upper Green Class
1st Charly Gunning & Chelsea
2nd Helen Brown & Willow
3rd Kristen Tomlinson & Hoya
Merits – Sarah Murray & Brenna, Calinda Payne & Seven
Lower Green Class
1st Rolls & Jaeger
2nd Zander & Leo
3rd Helen Baran & Penny (see pic to left)
Lower Green Motivational Class
1st Cindy Cichy & Daisy
2nd Kath Coyle & Pip
3rd Kylie & Clarke
Merits – David Bell & Ralph, Jim Clarke & Oscar, Debra Carrol & Brock, Claire & Lila
1st Megan Fulton & Callie
2nd Kimberlee Boag & Josie
3rd Rhonda Bru & Meg
Merits – Kerrie Burns & Moo, Janelle Boag & Luna, Vince Balance & George, Vicki Smith & Magnus
Yellow Motivational Class
1st Jessica Wilcox & John Boy
2nd Scott Forbes & Floyd
3rd Tiarnar Tavita & Gru
Merits – Mike Borvoinski & Merlin, Tom Hatton & Ziggy
COMPETITOR PROFILE – Joy Deith
Joy has been a long-term member, since the 1980’s, of the Newcastle All Breeds Dog Training Club (NABDTC).
Her preferred dogs are Dobermans and recently she has owned (been owned?) by a Belgian Malinois (also known as a Belgian Shepherd).
Joy has always enjoyed working and training working line dogs that have plenty of drive for competition. She has previously competed in IPO and has titled her Dobermans in several Obedience rings.
Her youngest dog is a Belgian Malinois named Fury (see pic last page). Fury has passed her MAT (Temperament Test) but Joy is going to focus on competing in the Obedience and Rally rings.
Joy used to be the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Coordinator and has completed a Cert IV in Animal Companion Services from the Delta Institute Australia. Joy is currently a Motivational Instructor at our Club.