During the months of August and September six members of the Eurobodalla Canine Club participated in Obedience and Rally O courses to help bolster the number of instructors within our club. All of our qualified instructors volunteer their time freely and are very enthusiastic about assisting handlers achieve their goals with their canine companions.
Our classes are conducted in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, where dogs learn to socialise with other dogs in a calm way. We assist handlers in teaching the basics of dog obedience using Positive Motivational Methods, with rewards such as food and lots of praise to encourage the dog to repeat desired behaviours, rather than forceful negative methods.
Our Club is a not-for-profit social community organisation whose primary aim is to promote responsible dog ownership in the Eurobodalla and surrounding area. It is a wonderful way to get out and about, learn new methods of dog training, with both you and your dog getting good exercise.
For new members, you are about to commence a new journey with your canine family member and we applaud you for making this decision, we all began there where you are today. A bit of perseverance, determination, small amounts of practice and a light-hearted manner to training the exercises taught to you, will go a long way towards turning your dog into an obedient canine citizen.
Term 5 obedience classes commence on Wednesday, October 4, starting at 6.30pm at the Moruya Showgrounds. At our beginners introductory night for all members of the family (no dogs), we will discuss our training curriculum, show handlers different types of equipment they may wish to use and attend a team demonstration display put on by our instructors.
All handlers and their dogs are most welcome to join our club. Dogs must be fully vaccinated, over the age of four months, with relevant paperwork to be cited when joining. Enquiries can be made by calling Magda on 44711440. Further information is available from our web page www.eurocanine.webs.com.
Grading night results:
Level 1 – Beginner’s –Judge Karen Gould: 1st Vicki Newman & Tilly, 2nd Charlotte O’Grady & Rocket, 3rd Kristy Dengate & Groot. Passes to Ben Riley & Lexi and Kim Jackson & Ollie.
Level 2 – Judge Carolyn Drew: 1st Cathie Lingwood & Balou, 2nd Rosie Oborn & Tilly (NQ), 3rd Margaret Chiswell & Spotty Dog (NQ), Lise Webber & Ruby (NQ)
Level 3 – Judge Chris Ritchie: 1st Donna Mills & Sophie
Level 4- CCD – Judge Chris Ritchie: 1st Sue Morgan & Bolt, 2nd Michael Bencic & Happy Angel (NQ), 3rd Indica Askins & Russell (NQ)
Level 4 – CCD – Judge Sarah Taylor: 1st Diann Cockburn & Tilly, 2nd Jet Murdoch & Ruby, 3rd Paul Dumbrell & Hitch (NQ), Gary Harwood & Rosie (NQ) and Kirsty Hawke & Abbey (NQ)
Encouragement Awards: Level 1 Beginner’s – Bob Luff & Billy and Rod Connell & Cruz. Level 2 – Tracey Bennett & Bella. Level 3 - Camille Addison & Hugo. Level 4 – Paul Dumbrell & Hitch.
Improvement Awards: Level 1 Beginner’s – Crystal Lewis & Lexi and Charlotte O’Grady & Rocket. Level 2 – Margaret Chiswell & Spotty Dog. Level 3 – Vanessa Place & Mystery. Level 4 – Sue Morgan & Bolt.
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