Eurobodalla Canine Club's Melanie Musgrove and her Cattle Dog 'Rosie' successfully completed a 20-kilometre endurance trial held in Sydney last weekend.
To be eligible to undertake the trial, dogs must be over the age of two and under the age of eight, a veterinary certificate is to be produce as to their fitness and condition and at the competition they are checked another four times, once prior to commencement, again after eight kilometres, after 14 kilometres and upon completion. They must also undergo a basic obedience test prior to the start and after they finish the test.
Handlers are able to either rider a bicycle or jog the distance. There is a set time to complete the course where you average speeds of 12 kilometres per hour. The handler and dog are allocated a number and you stay in single file following a pace maker across different types of terrain, whether it is grass or dirt, a tarred surface or up and down hills. Well done Melanie and Rosie.
Jan Boyce and her Papillon 'Jasper' competed in their first tracking trial being held near Melbourne and they were successful in gaining a pass with a grading of 'very good'. Congratulations on the wonderful results, you are undoubtedly proving to be a superb competitors having achieved so far this year, two obedience titles, show title, rally o title and now trialling successful in tracking.
The travelling to various venues to train and compete have been very worthwhile and I am positive that you will add more accolades and titles to your trophy cabinet. Well done Jan and Jasper.
Term 4 has already started, but should you intend to enrol this term, tonight (Wednesday) is your final chance with this intake. All handlers and dogs are most welcome to join our Club. Dogs need to be over the age of 4 months and must be fully vaccinated and the related paperwork is required when joining. Classes are conducted on Wednesday evenings starting at 6.30pm at the Moruya Showgrounds, which is the only venue we train at.
Enquiries can be made by calling Hilary on 0409 492556 or Magda on 44711440. Further information and forms are available from our web page www.eurocanine.webs.com.
Grading night results July 31, 2019.
Beginners - Level 1 (Gary Harwood): 1st Sarah O'Riley & Kara and Kaye Keaton & Indy, 3rd Sharon Parrish & Ruby. Passes to Lois Selby & Rosie, Lin Barnes & Doogle, Amber Pollard & Pearl, Isaac Sims & Pepper, Jade Sims & Beesly and Donna Tegel & Tilba
Level 2 - (Margaret Chiswell): 1st Jet Murdoch & China, 2nd Janeth Davison & Phelan, Non qualifiers - 3rd Kate Jones and Chewy and Marnie Gordon & Rocky
Level 3 - (Carolyn Drew): 1st Sue Hancock & Polar 2nd Carolyn Low & Trixi (nq)
Level 4 - CCD (Magda Smyth): 1st Lee Backhouse & Murphy, 2nd Lydia Ronnenkamp & Fudgi (nq)
Companion Dog Class (Magda Smyth): 1stPat Pearson & Ngatai, non qualifiers, 2nd Vicki Newman & Tilly, 3rd Chris Ritchie & Gypsy
Encouragement awards - Lois Selby & Rosie, Kaye Keaton & Indie, Freda Tee & Banjo, Carol Low & Trixi and Carrie Hyde & Indie.
Improvement awards- Sarah O'Riley & Kara, Isaac Sims & Pepper, Marnie Gordon & Rocky, Sue Hancock & Polar and Lydia Ronnenkamp & Fudgi.