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1 May June 2012 T.Ch. Sushi (Wolfhound x) & owner Ingrid Groeger- Stone being presented with ribbon by Judge Rosemary Lahz (right) THE MAGAZINE OF THE CANINE OBEDIENCE CLUB OF TOWNSVILLE COMPANION DOG MAGAZINE

2 Celebrating 40 Years of Obedience Training in 2011 Contents Office Bearers and Committee Members Registration or Membership?... 3 Just Briefly Registration / Membership Renewals Endurance Test What You Should Know & Training... 9 RSPCA Million Paws Walk Great Activities You Can Enjoy With Your Dog Dog Horoscope The Taurus Dog March & April 2012 Upgradings Tracking Obedience and Agility Results COCT 2012 Trial Calendar i

3 Celebrating 40 Years of Obedience Training in 2011 OFFICE BEARERS AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS PO Box 991, Aitkenvale QLd 4814 Heatley Park, Fulham Road, Heatley Patrons: Ewan Jones MP Herbert and Counselor Dale Last OFFICE BEARERS * President Judy Forbes- Faulkner * Vice- President Noel McPherson * Secretary Wendy Purdie * Treasurer Renate Linder Asst. Treasurer Louise Ashworth Trial Secretary Louise Ashworth Asst. Trial Secretary Carolyn Lynn Training Coordinator Noel McPherson Training Coordinator Asst Judy Forbes- Faulkner Magazine Editor Diane MacIntyre Catering Officer Vacant Trophy Officer Diane MacIntyre Records Officer Judy Forbes- Faulkner Tracking Coordinator Mal Holland Asst Tracking Coordinator Janette Cussons Publicity & Demo Officer Diane MacIntyre Flyball Coordinator Rick Slack Smith Property Officer Asst Property Officer Vacant Vacant Executive Committee Members Janette Cussons Mal Holland Pat Cecil Rick Slack- Smith Leisa Cassidy Plus positions above marked with an * COCT INC LIFE MEMBERS Mrs. D. Dobson Mrs. A. Tunstal Mr. E. Morris Mrs. C. Woodward Mr. P. Litster Mr. D.R. Greenwood (active) Mrs. A. Annesley (active) Mrs C O`Shea Mr Mal Holland (active) Miss A. Dobson 1 Dr. R. Taylor (deceased) Mrs. V. Litster Mr. B. Woodward Mrs. E.K. Greenwood Mrs. H. Taylor Mrs. S.M. Fielder (active) Ms D MacIntyre (active) Ms Judy Forbes- Faulkner (active) Ms Renate Linder (active) The views expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily those of the editor or committee members of the COCT Inc. All Office bearers, committee members and instructors of the Canine Obedience Club of Townsville Inc. are unpaid volunteers who give freely of their time in an effort to help you to train and trial your dogs. General monthly meetings held first Monday of the month February to December at 7.30pm Annual General Meeting held first Monday in August Executive Committee meetings held as called by Secretary Club Web Site:

4 Celebrating 40 Years of Obedience Training in 2011 Presidents Report Our year of trialling commenced at Easter with a very successful competition in obedience, Rally O and agility/jumpers and I would like to thank everyone that assisted in helping our first trial of the year so successful. Being our first attempt at Rally O competition it was very pleasing to see such a large entry of dogs competing and what a success most of the entrants had! To all those who came down to watch now you can see just how much fun you can have trialling your dogs in these various forms of agility and obedience so if you are inspired come down any Tuesday evening and we can tell you how to register and become a competitor yourself. The week before Easter while most of you were tucked up in bed our enthusiastic trackers head Black River Road for 2 days of tracking in the bush. For those of you that do not know this involves meeting at 5:45 am and then sending out the baits (supposedly lost people) into the bush on marked tracks at 6 am. After a period of time the handlers and dogs are then sent in to try and find the lost baits and bring them to safety. Well the March trial was somewhat eventful as the grounds were very wet and several of our helpers required assistance to tow their cars out of the mud. The other problem was the mozzys who found all of us very tasty!! All in all it was an enjoyable weekend with several successes and I would like to thank all those that helped steward, bait and of course lay the tracks prior to the trial. The following tracking trial in April was somewhat more car friendly as the grounds had dried out. Congratulations to all those at both trials who attained passes at various levels especially Ingrid and Sushi who attained their Tracking Dog title. My special thanks go to Mal Holland who organised the tracking areas and the tracks and Janette for her excellent handling of the trial mangers job. These competitions were followed on the third weekend in April by yet another agility/jumpers obedience and Rally O competition that was also a judges training weekend. My thanks go once again to everyone that helped make this a successful weekend once again. Special thanks go to the ladies in the kitchen for a magnificent spread, those members who helped steward and provided the extra dogs for stays and especially Mal Holland for assisting with the judges training and entering all his dogs to help out the trainee judges. Once again there were a lot of successes in both the CCD obedience and the Rally O competition and a special congratulations go to Kirsten and Pip and Renate and Lilly for attaining their CCD titles. Finally I would like to close by once again thanking all our hardworking instructors on Tuesday nights. Without you our club would not survive. Remember if any of the handlers that have reached Class 4 are interested in instructing Tuesday evening the club is always looking for new enthusiastic instructors to train our many Townsville dogs. Notable Dogs SPIKE The bulldog in Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies UNDERDOG superhero from the cartoon series of the same name MR PEABODY from the Rocky & Bullwinkle Show MAXIMILLIAN (Max- a- Million), the Bionic Dog from Six Million Dollar Man - 2 -

5 Celebrating 40 Years of Obedience Training in 2011 REGISTERED HANDLER OR CLUB MEMBERSHIP?? When you sign up for obedience lessons you have the choice of joining the club as a Registered Handler or Club Member. Most handlers will choose to join as a Registered Handler which allows you to attend classes each Riverway. However, if you wish to become more involved in the Club by taking on an Office Bearer or Instructor position, or participate in competitions, you will need to be a Club Member. You can swap from Registered Handler to Club Member at any time with no additional fee, so if you would like to do so please see the ladies at the clubhouse on Tuesday night. Registered Handler Pays Registered Handler Fee of $25 single or $30 family (2 or more dogs being handled by two or more family members) which is valid from 1 July to 30 June. Registrations paid in May and June will be valid for the following financial year. Attend training each $5.00 per week Attend our Monthly General Meetings held the first Monday of each month, but are not entitled to vote, submit or approve motions Receive s on upcoming club activities Participate in Club demonstrations eg RSPCA Million Paws Walk Membership Pays Registration Fee of $25 single or $30 family (2 or more dogs being handled by two or more family members) which is valid from 1 July to 30 June. Registrations paid in May and June will be valid for the following financial year. Attend training each $5.00 per week Receive s on upcoming club activities Participate in Club demonstrations eg RSPCA Million Paws Walk Attend our Monthly General Meetings held the first Monday of each month Receive notification via letter of Annual General Meeting Nominate for a Position as either Office Bearer or as part of the Executive Committee (see inside page of magazine for Positions). You need to be a financial member for a minimum of three months before nominating for a position. Eligible for Title and Perpetual Trophies if competing in trials. If you do not renew your Registration or Membership you can no longer attend training and your name will be removed from the Clu - 3 -

6 Celebrating 40 Years of Obedience Training in 2011 Keep up tp date with the rules for Obedience, Rally- O, Agility, Endurance and Tracking as issued by the ANKC. They are free to download from their website Back issues of the magazine can be downloaded from our website Catch up on articles you may have missed on trials, behaviour, training and feature stories. Club T- Shirts are available from the Club Shoppe on Tuesday night. They are made from a durable cotton material, great for wearing colours, and will last forever! Cost - $46. Also available at very reasonable prices are cloth webbing leads, martingale collars, treat bags and bags of treats. Thursday night training is a great opportunity to have one- on- one training with an experienced instructor. If you have a particular problem that you are having difficulties with, want to prepare for entry into a competition or simply want to take advantage of welcome to attend. Training commences around 6.30pm for about an hour, and after your session with the instructor can practice more on your own. It s free! Have you enjoyed your classes, love dogs, and would like to help others train theirs? The club has openings for several Trainee Instructors. Minimum requirement is that you have completed basic training and have had some trialling experience,or have been an Instructor in another club. You will be paired with an experienced instructor who will take you through week by week theory and practical on how to train handlers to train their dogs. All instructors are volunteers who started off just like you taking a dog through classes, graduating into Class 4, and then becoming interested in the training program. To find out more ask to talk to Noel, our Training Co- ordinator. The Club Library is open the first and fourth Tuesdays of each month. We have small but interesting range of books suitable for the beginner to the advanced handler, so come into the clubhouse and have a chat to our Librarian Sheila about what you can borrow. There are no fees, and books can be borrowed for a fortnight

7 Calling all Class 4 handlers!! Handlers who have graduated from Class 3 are welcome to continue their training in Class 4 from pm on Tuesday night. This Class is less structured than Classes 1-3, but can be used to start learning new obedience exercises like heel off lead, change of position, broad jump, and retrieving the dumb bell or just keep skills up to date. It is a great way to keep your dog active, socialised, and mentally stimulated. Feel free to let your Instructor know what you would like to learn on the night as classes are quite flexible. Hendra virus continues to be a concern among horse owners, and the recent development of a case recorded in a dog is worrying. Let us hope that a vaccine is soon found. For more info on this virus and dogs visit Flyball training is on the first and third Thursday from 7.30pm 8.30pm. Perfect for ball mad furkids and heaps of fun for all. For more info ask Renate or Judy at the Clubhouse on Tuesday nights. Cost : $5.00 per week If you missed Red Dog at the movies you can now pick up a copy on DVD. A brilliant Aussie movie not to be missed! - 5 -

8 Two double Obedience and Agility trials are scheduled for May. The Dr Ray Taylor Memorial Trial on 25 th and 26 th May is a special one for the club in memory of a man who loved Obedience and Tracking with his Golden Retrievers Cosmos, Sobel, Photon, Decado, and Stella. Ray had a Doctorate in Physics, and all his dogs bore names relating to that science. Ray was successful in training one of clubhouse. Ray als June sees our first Endurance Test being held in Townsville for many years. Check out how to train your dog for this event on page 9. Our third tracking trial is scheduled for May. Baits (people) for walking the tracks are always - site at Alice River), and be rewarded with a free brekky, then we would love to hear from you. If you want to find out more about tracking contact Mal Holland or Be kind to our Trial Secretary Louise and get those entries in by the closing date of a fortnight before the event. If they are late you will miss out!! Check the Trial Calendar at the end of the mag for all the details on judges, starting times and entry fees. CLUB MONTHLY MEETINGS Are held the first Monday of each month at 7.30pm at the Clubhouse at Heatley Park. Everyone is welcome to attend if you would like to contribute, offer help or just find out more of what goes on in the running of your Club. We would love to see you there! FLYBALL TRAINING Flyball training recommences the FIRST and THIRD Thursdays each month from 6.30pm at the Clubhouse Grounds. If your dog is ball crazy then this is right up his alley. Come on down and have a look or ask your Instructor for more info. COST - $5.00 per night. RSPCA MILLION PAWS WALK Check out all the details on article on page

9 COCT Inc Registration and Membership renewals are due by 1 July Renewing your Club Registration or Membership will allow you to continue training, receive Club s, and attend Club events. NOTE : Registration or Membership taken out in May or June 2012 is current until 1 July Cost : $25 for single or $30 for family. Visit our website to download the form at or ask for one on Tuesday night Thank you Renate Linder, Treasurer $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ Dogs have, on average, 20 : 75 vision that is, they can see only from a distance of 20 feet fine details that a person with good eyesight can see from 75 feet away. Dogs have a large blind spot behind their heads. The size of this depends on the size of the ies enormously from breed to breed. While the blind spot in a narrow- headed Borzoi is only 70 degrees, in the wider- headed Pekingese it is 140 degrees, leaving it much more vulnerable to attacks from behind. their vision. Because they have such large pupils when they look at things that are distant they see only the objects in the centre of the image in focus. Everything else in the image appears fuzzy. While dogs may not be able to see behind them or in fine detail, they can see things at great distances, especially if they are moving. A test of 14 police dogs found that they could recognize a moving object almost 900 metres away; if it was stationary, just over 585 metres. * * * * * * * * * * ** * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering - 7 -

10 SUPER DOGS ARE MADE, NOT BORN For those who are considering purchasing a pup in the near future, have a read of this article. It gives week by week advice on what to do and what not to do in the vital first weeks of a pups life that can influence its behaviour into adulthood. Dogs with little human or other dog contact in their first three months Click on this link then drill down through Articles Index / All about Puppies / Super Dogs are Made, Not Born At 28 pages long the above article is too large to include in the mag, so please download your own copy to read. There are also other interesting articles on Housebreaking your Puppy; Kids, Puppies and Dominance; and Creating a Strong Bond with your Puppy. PREVENTING DOG BITES The best way to prevent dog bites is to make sure your dog is well socialised and trained from puppyhood onwards. Anxious dogs are more likely to bite, so recognising anxiety will give you early warning that your dog is uncomfortable and might bite. Never leave children under 10 unsupervised with any dog, even the family pet, and teach all children the basics of dog safety. Even the friendliest dog can react if it's scared or feels threatened. What kids need to know about dogs Leave dogs alone when they are eating or are near their food. Don't grab or cuddle a dog around the neck, as this can frighten it. Don't surprise a sleeping dog. Always ask the owner before you pat their dog. Don't enter a strange dog's yard without the owner being present. Don't play with any dog unless the owner is watching. Don't play with a dog with a litter of puppies, especially while the mother is still feeding them. Take care not to get dogs over- excited when you play with them. The oldest dog on record was an Australian Cattle Dog named Bluey. He was put to sleep at the age of 29 years and 5 months

11 WHAT TO KNOW WHEN ENTERING AN ENDURANCE TEST ability to work, after being subject to a certain degree of physical strain without showing signs of undue stress. RULES Make yourself familiar with the rules for Endurance Test on the ANKC website EQUIPMENT Your dog is to wear a fixed collar or harness only. The leash is to be long enough for your dog to travel at a suitable pace with you. TRAIN YOUR DOG To run beside a bike on the left hand side. To run for 20k required physical fitness (consider feet conditioning/readiness) CAUTION : Be aware of your dog overheating. Never run your dog in summer. Wait until the weather cools and go out in the early morning or late afternoon. YOU CAN ONLY RUN WITH ONE DOG DOGS AGE MUST BE BETWEEN 2YO 8YO ON THE DATE OF THE TEST VET CHECK REQUIRED 2 WEEKS BEFORE TRIAL AND CHECK SHEET TO BE PRESENTED ON THE DAY OF THE TEST Information required from vet as recorded on Check Sheet: General fitness Temp Heart rate Foot condition Bitches must not be in whelp or season CONSISTS OF WILLINGNESS TEST healing and a recall that can be done on lead. THEN 3 LEGS of running with the dog at a pace of 10kmh 1 st leg 8km then 15min break 2 nd leg 6km then 20min break 3 rd leg 6km then 15min break THEN another brief willingness test as before to confirm the dog still willing to work VET CHECKS Done prior to commencing run and during each break in the running to ascertain the dog is coping with the test. The vet may deem the dog is to be withdrawn if not physically coping with the test requirements. DURING THE RUNNING You are given a running catalogue order and head off in single file. If your dog needs to poop during running you need to stop and pick up and then return to your allotted place in the running. start. If you get through the Test in the allotted time with your dog in good working order then Fido has qualified for an Endurance Title!!!!!! - 9 -

12 PREPARING FOR THE ENDURANCE TEST The article below was written by the Ipswich Dog Obedience club and published in the July 2001 Dog World magazine. The Ipswich Dog Obedience club conducted its fourth Endurance Test in June this year (2001). In the past three years we have had a good success rate with the dogs qualifying. Out of the 97 dogs that have competed, only three have failed. A number of dogs have been only just getting through and our highly qualified vets felt that some of these dogs could have been better prepared. Hence this article to allow those interested in competing sufficient time to get their dogs fit. The test is conducted on a variety of surfaces but the terrain is flat and not hard to ride a bike on. The object of the test is to determine the of physical strain without showing signs of undue stress or lack of constitution. Of course, many entrants being endurance working breeds should breeze through the 20 kms. Unfortunately, not many dogs are actually working. Therefore, much more time and effort needs to be put into training of our pampered pooches. The capability of the dog needs to be assessed to see if they can cope with the mental stress and strain. Most of the Show, Obedience and Agility dogs do little bitumen or road work. The steady conditioning of the any soreness will be a setback. While the pads are being conditioned, the distance can be gradually built- up on other surfaces such as grass. I believe Interval Training varying the training between short fast runs and longer slower runs helps in the conditioning as well as aiding in alleviating boredom. As you increase the distance, you may need to increase the quantity of food the dog but it would depend on how fit your dog is to start with. Apart from the regular quality food already received, more bulk may be necessary to prevent an weight loss. Of course, there are some dogs that need to lose a little weight in the beginning so as not to put undue stress on body and legs. A quote taken from Maure A lively dog is not always a fit dog. A healthy dog is not necessarily a fit dog. A thin dog is not a fit dog. A fit dog is one that has been conditioned to perform the allotted task condition (weight) and without showing stress, fatigue, soreness, lameness, cut, sore, or bruised pads, or any other physical As dogs reach the required fitness level they will be extremely keen which is great when training alone, but when in the company of many other dogs they need to be very well controlled. Having a dog running with a handler on a bike, in front and behind you and your dog, can present another problem. Perhaps a few people can get together for a practice run. It is important when training that you them well and understand that they may sometimes have an off- day. It is suggested s before and after a run i.e. Temperature, Pulse and Respiration. Of c temperature before a run and the temperature was up you would not run him. To get a resting reading, wait until your dog is rested and relaxed, take out your stopwatch and watch his respiration. Count and time it. Then take heart rate while trying not to disturb the dog greatly. Then take the temperature. Record this, as it gives you a basis to work from. After a run, the sooner he is

13 Normal readings are: Temperature 38 o C 38.7 o C Pulse (large) beats per minute (small) beats per minute Respiration breaths per minute The first leg (8km) should take no more than 48 minutes, with the next two (6km) no more than 36 minutes each. This is actual running time not taking into account vet checks. It is very handy to teach your dog to empty out on command. If your dog empties out prior to the start and/or in the breaks there should be no need to stop along the way. certificate within for each dog will be posted to you by the club at the close of entries. You are required to take it to your vet, along with your dog, and have it filled out by the vet. Bring this form along to vetting on the morning of the test. It is important that strangers can easily handle the dog as our timing is of the utmost importance and is another reason your dog should be used to having its temperature taken. We will be having vet nurses to carry out the main part of the vetting. There will be two or three qualified vets supervising and their decision will be final regarding the fitness or lack thereof of any dog. Artificial cooling of the dogs at the vet checks will not be permitted. That is: sponging your dog with water or pouring water over it to cool it down. If you have a long- haired or very thick- haired dog you might consider clipping all or part of the dog to enable it to cool sufficiently. We have experienced some dogs in the past struggling to lower their temperature in the required time and that was with artificial cooling. As most of the handlers will be riding bikes it would be very disappointing if your bike failed in some way and you had to withdraw. It is essential to have a few spare parts or a spare bike and someone to help you with your bike as well as your dog. It is acceptable to have a different handler for each leg of the run, providing they are financial members of the C.C.C. Enjoy your training! Remember..! We live in North Queensland and it is HOT and HUMID! NEVER run your dog in the heat of the day. While you do need at least four- six weeks to train your dog for the Endurance Test WAIT until the weather cools and only then take them out early morning or late afternoon. The local paper and TV news ran a story in February of a 14 month old staffordshire bullterrier dying from heat stress because its owner took it for a walk at 3.00pm in the afternoon up Castle Hill. No doubt the owner was huffing and puffing and sweating profusely but the poor dog, unable to sweat like humans can as an aid to cool the body, had no chance. It paid the ultimate price once its critical body temperature rose to 42.7C and its organs started to shut down, leading to death. Squashed faced breeds Boxers, Bulldogs are especially susceptible to heat stress. Perhaps it is time that sellers of puppies and dogs are made to provide a basic health and safety fact sheet in a bid to educate dog owners

14 PEANUT CRUNCH BISCUITS 1 cup wheat germ 3 cups wholemeal flour ½ cup whole rolled oats 1 cup all- natural crunchy peanut butter 3 tablesppons oil 1 egg 1 cup water Preheat oven to 150C. Adjust rack to the lower third of the oven Combine wheat germ, flour and oats in a bowl Add peanut butter, oil, egg and water Mix all ingredients together On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to ¼ inch thickness and cut into desired shapes with cutters Repeat rolling and cutting out all dough until completely used Place on lightly greased baking sheet and bake 40 minutes Turn off oven but leave biscuits inside until crunchy, at least 1 hour Store in sealed container Makes biscuits, depending on size of cutters. How do you know when it is time to "hang up the car keys"? When your dog has this look on his face!

15 RSPCA MILLION PAWS WALK SUNDAY 20 MAY 2012 Strand Park have been supporters of this event for 10 years and it gives us great pleasure to do so again. Million Paws Walk continues to be one of RSPCA Qld's most popular outdoor events for animal lovers and their furry friends. Get involved on Sunday 20 May 2012 by enjoying a healthy walk, mingle with other pet owners, enter fantastic competitions and end the day by relaxing with great entertainment, a variety of food and drink, exhibitor stalls and animal demonstrations. Funds raised through walk registrations and online fundraising goes towards vital programs, services and campaigns undertaken by RSPCA Qld, as well as looking after the animals in their care. REGISTER ONLINE up until 5.00pm Friday 18 May COST Adult : $12 Child: $6 Family : $28 Concession : $8 Registration prices, AFTER 5.00pm 18 May onwards & on the day of the Walk: COST Adult : $15 Child: $10 Family : $35 Concession: $10 Walk commences at 9.00am Length of Walk 5 km from Strand Park to the Rock Pool. Or you can walk a shorter distance if you wish. Activities scheduled on the day include: * Barbeque * Competitions * Pet product displays * Dog training demonstration Demo times to be advised once program finalised

16 Great Activities You Can Enjoy With Your Dog Here is an introduction to some great things people do with their dogs. Most activities welcome all dogs, whether purebred or of mixed breed heritage. Some of these activities are classed as "working dog" activities, but are also done on a recreational basis, or as a public service. Some dog activities are purely recreational in nature, while others are competitive dog sports. People who play with their dog, stay with their dog. Why do dog activities matter? Why promote them? Dog activities matter because they help dogs keep their homes. When people and dogs do things together it is good news all around. Many of these activities provide the structure that helps people learn to better communicate with their dogs. The dogs have a better opportunity to learn good manners. That makes them easier to live with and less likely to be given up. The activities help people get in touch with one another to share information. That also helps people to learn about dogs, to avoid problems, and to solve them in a healthy way. The activities provide exercise in a fun way that boosts and bonds the relationship. The exercise, in turn, reduces boredom. A dog that exercises with its human is less likely to have behavior problems ie barking, digging, escaping. A wonderful side benefit is that these activities can be a mental boost for humans and dogs alike. Do we need lessons on having fun with our dogs? All the evidence is, yes, we need to learn how to have fun with our dogs. Too many people just don't know how much fun their dog can be. Their relationship is one way; they haven't learned to communicate. They need help learning how to have fun with their dog. When they enjoy their dog they are motivated to work through problems, to solve them instead of giving up on the dog. And yes, your mutt can play too. There are many activities you can do with your dogs. The variety of sports, games, and just plain good times is there waiting for you to take part in. Some of the activities listed here may be new to you. Some of them you may have seen on TV, but never thought of getting involved in yourself. Well plunge right in and explore. You and your dog will be glad you did. Fun things to do with your dog: Games, Sports and Just Good Fun Agility - in, out, over and through this sport is all about working as a team. Day trips and vacations - the dogs need not be left behind, bring them along for even more fun. Check out pet friendly accommodation on the internet. Dog Parks : Socialization and Off- leash Play - a joy for the social dog. There are many Dog Parks in Townsville. Go to Townsville City Council Website to find where they are located. Flyball - excitement, speed, and focus, a sport for dogs driven to do it faster Games - the most basic of interactions, fun ways of practicing skills of hunting, fetching, working together Hiking, Backpacking and Dog Walks - sharing our quiet moments, our contemplations is the essence of being a pack. Our cooler months are perfect for some longer walks. Kids and Dogs - dogs and kids can be a wonderful pairing with a little learning to keep it safe and fun Musical Freestyle - the ultimate in teamwork is working with rhythm and coordination Obedience - precision, focus and a great activity for perfectionist dogs, those who love to get it exactly right Performance Art (Tricks) - curiosity and a willingness to try new things makes this fun Pet Facilitated Therapy - for the dog who loves attention what better way to get it than visiting people in need. DELTA Dogs are trained so that they can enter hospitals and nursing homes. For more info contact Janette Cussons on Rally Obedience - more focus on teamwork, less focus on precision, fun and relaxed for human and dog Tracking put that nose to good use! Grab a Tracking Flier from the stand on Tuesday night or contact Mal Holland for more info. Contact details on page

17 DOG HOROSCOPE Do you think you know everything there is to know about your beloved dog? Have you ever wondered why they do some of those strange things, and act the way they do, which leave you scope may help solve some of those mysteries and hopefully provide you with some of your answers. here is a light-hearted insight into your dog's personality and traits. You very well may discover answers to some of your questions such as why the dog next door is so relaxed and easy going whilst yours runs around like it is possessed, doing strange things and generally running amok or even vice versa. Just like us humans, dogs' personalities are governed by the star sign they were born under. So take a peek under your dog's star sign to discover what they are really like deep down and just maybe a whole new understanding of your dog's nature will unfold. TAURUS April 21 to May 21 Patient, reliable, warmhearted and loving, persistent, determined, placid and likes to feel safe On the naughty side... Jealous, possessive, inflexible, can be self-indulgent and greedy LIKES stability, time to do nothing but lay around in comfort and pleasure DISLIKES being disrupted while it is doing nothing being stuck indoors being made to do more than it wants to do The Taurus characteristic traits are extreme determination and strength of will - no one will ever rule them, but they will willingly and loyally follow a leader they trust. They are lovers of peace, and love to have their toys and creature comforts around them. These dogs are generally dependable and dedicated to their owner but at times can push their limits just a bit too far in anticipation of another natured around people and other dogs and can become quite possessive of their owners, but beware if continuously provoked as they tend to lose all self-control. This dog thrives on the good things of life, lots of fun, comfort, good food and plenty of it. Being very obedient is a strong point and the rewards that go with it, loves routine like going for daily walks and having its dinner at the same time every day and dislikes any changes. Because their body type they have an inclination to physical laziness. Taurean dogs can become quite overweight

18 MARCH 2012 UPGRADINGS Class 1 to 2 Jodi Chislett Maya Ridgeback Krystle Guandalini Prada German Shepherd Kiara Fraser Mhukulu Bull Mastiff Edina Losonczi Onyx Mastiff/ Arab x Scott Walker Major German Shepherd Amelia Mauro Buddy Cocker Spaniel x Class 2 to 3 Ersin Acar Jasper Dalmatian x Class 3 to 4 Graduates!! Lynda Foster Ivan German Shepherd Kate Hall Myra Bull Arab x Debbie Schmidt Kenzie German Shepherd

19 APRIL 2012 UPGRADINGS Class 1 to 2 Piedade Mascarenhas Princess Fox Terrier X Teal Warner Lucy X Breed Emma Coppard Lu Lu Staffy X Hannah Nolan Nancy Cattle Dog X Michelle Steenson Mana German Shepherd Trudy Osborne Suzi Maltese X Hannah Smith Zarah Kelpie X Sophie Hampsom Bowie X Breed Elyse Desplace Cator Pug X Chloe Osborne Bindi Jack Russell X Susette Camp Gemini Neo Mastiff X Sherwyn Barton Tori Bichon Frise Pieta Marciano Josh Blue Heeler Lyn Court Max Silky Terrier Bec Lawton Zoe Kelpie X Ayla Watts Torie Rottweiler X Ben Prest Kian German Shepherd Class 2 to 3 Andrea Katsis Rowdy German Shepherd Scott Walker Major German Shepherd Edina Lozonczi Onyx Mastiff X Kelly Boye Busta Weimaraner Renee Nelson Teddy Border Collie Bouwke Boerema Soot Schnauzer

20 TRACK, TRACK, TRACK Already two trials behind us with a promising two to go. Our March trial was run in its usual jungle of green and wet conditions, ideal for tracking in the north. The ground cover for the April trial had dried out considerably &the going was a bit more difficult, if the conditions continue to deteriorate towards the July Trial we will have the usual dry & dead grass with dust instead of mud to compete on by then. Good entries for each trial to date, Martins from Mackay entered three Bassets in the Saturday March Trial all in a T1 tests, all three qualified, our own club member Louise qualified in a T1 test on Saturday & T2 on the Sunday. Track & Search was a wipe out at the March & April Trials with only one competitor in March & three competitors in April, Rosemary Lahz from Rockhampton entered her two dogs and Carolyn Lyn from the Townsville, and all were unsuccessful. April 15 th saw some success during the Saturday Tracking Trial with Rosemary Lahz judging on the southern side of the highway. She had quals with Ingrid Groeger- Stone earning her Tracking Champion title with her T2 leg on Sunday, just one leg to go Renate to your Tracking Dog Title. On the opposite side of the highway Mal Holland had no luck with his four competitors on Saturday but on Sunday some success with Louise & Tracking Dog title. Geoff Millar from Mackay also qualified in a Track T4. New chum Katrina Stonestreet with her Ridgeback had an unsuccessful attempt at a T1 on Saturday while Randle with his Black failed to make it down the last leg of their track on Sunday. COCT has had excellent help this year from two new chums namely Diana & Randle who have attended every track laying session and trial, your help is much appreciated by the old hands. Noel Macpherson continues on with his Trainee Tracking Judge course and is on track toward becoming a judge next year; however he still needs to gain a Tracking Champion title to become eligible, hang in there Noel. Carolyn Lynn has withdrawn from the Trainee Tracking Judge course for personal reasons but has been offered the opportunity to re- enter next year if she wishes, sorry to lose you Carolyn. Next Trial in May will see Judges Debbie Lamprecht from Pine Rivers & Mal Holland from Townsville. Our judges for July a real treat with Des Strong and Grant Glover both from the Brisbane area. Shelia Fielder continues to provide an excellent breakfast for the competitors and workers after each trial. Trainee Trial Manager Janette Cussons is doing a great job as she prepares to take over from myself, thank you girls. It is worth noting that the amount of work put in before each trial setting 16 to 20 tracks per competition is a very large job, especially with work on T6 & T7s taking up to three hours per track this is an ongoing challenge. Competitors should ensure that they are putting in sufficient work with their dogs in training before entering a trial to ensure it is all worthwhile spending so much time in the field getting tracks ready. Tracking has been a great success last year and this year with two tracking champions in 2011 and already another in I will see some of you in the big green paddock and later the big brown paddock, in May. Mal Holland Tracking Coordinator

21 TRACKING RESULTS Track and Search Trial, Friday 30 March 2012 Judge : Mal Holland Track : TSD1 T.CH Beychief Miracle Gift (Xena, German Shepherd) - Fail Carolyn Lynn, Townsville Tracking Trial, Saturday 31 March 2012 Judge : Mal Holland Track : T1 Safehaven Miss Impudence (Basset Hound) - Good Owned by : Robyn Martin, Mackay Moya Sunrise Poppy (Imp NZ) (Poppy, Rottweiler) - Very Good Louise Ashworth, Townsville Safehaven Iron Maiden (Basset Hound) - Very Good Robyn Martin, Mackay Safehaven Rumple of the Bailey (Basset Hound) - Very Good Robyn Martin, Mackay Judge : Heidi Christoffel Track: T5 Agislepaws High On Rose TD (Rose, BORDER COLLIE) - Fail Judy Forbes- Faulkner Belgnte Black Magic (Lilly, Belgian Shepherd) - Fail Renate Linder Track: T7 Sandygate Ima Star CCD JD TDX GD SPD (Star, Border Collie) - Fail Judy Forbes- Faulkner Tracking Trial, Sunday 1 April 2012 Judge : Heidi Christoffel Track : T1 Chilolo MBI Tooheys On Sunday (Rhodesian Ridgeback) - Fail K Stonestreet Karham Hugo Boss (Boss, German Shepherd) - Fail J Cussons Track : T4 CH Amberidge Miss Margarita CCD CD ADX JDM JDO GD SD SPD ET TD (Meg, Rhodesian Ridgeback) - Fail Louise Ashworth Track: T2 Moya Sunrise Poppy (Imp NZ) (Poppy, Rottweiler) - Excellent Louise Ashworth Judge: Mal Holland Track: T5 Agislepaws High On Rose TD (Rose, Border Collie) - Fail Judy Forbes- Faulkner Track: T5 D Belgian Shepherd) - Fail Renate Linder Track: T7 Sandygate Ima Star CCD JD TDX GD SPD (Star, Border Collie) - Fail Judy Forbes- Faulkner

22 TRACKING RESULTS TRACK AND SEARCH - Friday 13 April 2012 Judge: Mal Holland TSD 1 T.Ch Beychief Miracle Gift (Xena, German Shepherd) - Fail Carolyn Lynn TSD 2 Dual Ch(T) Macdolly Whip it good SD (Cocker Spaniel) - Fail R Lahz TSD 4 DualCh(T) Acijay hot off the Press TSD ADM JDX APDX SDM GD ET - Fail (Cocker Spaniel ) R Lahz TRACKING - Saturday 14 April 2012 Judge: Rosemary Lahz/Mal Holland Track : T1 Belgnte Black Magic (Lilly, Belgian Shepherd) - Pass Renate Linder Chilolo MBI Tooheys on Sunday - Fail Katrina Stonestreet Track : T3 (Tracking Dog Title) Moya Sunrise Poppy (Imp NZ) (Poppy, Rottweiler) - Fail Louise Ashworth Track : T4 Macdolly Moment to Shine CCD CD TD (Cocker Spaniel) - Fail G Miller Track : T5 Peppsmypal Sumaris Chief TD (Pancho, Dalmation) - Fail N McPherson a CDX ADX JDX GDX SPD JDO SD TD - Fail (Roxy, Belgian Shepherd ) R Linder Track : T7 (Championship Title) Sandygate IMA Star CCD JD TDX GD SPD (Star, Border Collie) - Fail Judy Forbes- Faulkner Sushi TDX (Wolfhound x) - Pass Ingrid Groeger- Stone TRACKING - Sunday 15 April 2012 Judge: Rosemary Lahz / Mal Holland Track : T1 Karham Hugo Boss (Boss, German Shepherd) - Fail Janette Cussons Glendarelabs Elvis (Labrador Retriever) - Fail M Kelly- Devlin Track : T2 Belgnte Black Magic (Lilly, Belgian Shepherd) - Good Renate Linder Track : T3 (Tracking Dog Title) Moya Sunrise Poppy (Imp NZ) (Poppy, Rottweiler) - Good Louise Ashworth Track : T4 Macdolly Moment to Shine CCD CD TD (Cocker Spaniel) - Pass G Miller Track : T5 Demoniaque JDO SD TD - Fail (Roxy, Belgian Shepherd Groenendael) R Linder Peppsmypal Sumaris Chief TD (Pancho, Dalmatian) - Fail N McPherson

23 TRACKING PHOTOS Noel McPherson and Dalmatian Pancho f (above) but unsuccessful this time. Judy Forbes- Faulkner and Border Collie Star trying for that elusive T7 (above) Renate Linder being awarded the Tracking Dog Title Sash by Judge Rosemary Lahz (right) Louise Ashworth being awarded the Tracking Dog Title sash by Judge Mal Holland (above)

24 CONGRATULATIONS T.Ch. Sushi (Wolfhound x) & owner Ingrid Groeger- Stone being presented with ribbon by Judge Rosemary Lahz (right)

25 RESULTS OBEDIENCE TRIAL FRIDAY 6 APRIL 2012 Utility : Judge - Dave Horsley 1 st Allambie Fergus (Spud) Mal Holland 2 nd Renate Linder Open : Judge - Dave Horsley 1 st Kellor Holly Loch (Holly) Mal Holland 2 nd Pelorus Ovalandatcaptivator (Drifter) Pat Cecil Novice : Judge - Roel Wittkamp 1 st Sandygate IMA Star (Star) Judy Forbes- Faulkner 2 nd Calahorra Mango Yoghurt (Cheeky) Shari Gallagher CCD : Judge - Roel Wittkamp 1 st Belgnte Black Magic (Lily) Renate Linder Q87 2 nd Vonraypark Harlequin Surprise (Lacey) Lauren Moore Q86 3 rd Kimbriki Dreamin On (Bosun) Sharon Daniels Q85 RALLY OBEDIENCE Novice : Judge - Dave Horsley 1 st Blackcombe Czarina (Ally) Louise Ashworth Q100 2 nd (Roxy) Renate Linder Q100 3 rd Vonraypark Harlequin Surprise (Lacey) Lauren Moore Q98 4 th Metoo Cate Moles Q98 5 th Deuxtrios Cate Moles Q98 6 th Belgnte Black Magic (Lily) Renate Linder Q92 7 th Luack Jo (Booker) Mal Holland Q90 8 th Calahorra Mango Yoghurt (Cheeky) Shari Gallagher Q90 9 th Sandygate IMA Star (Star) Judy Forbes- Faulkner Q89 10 th Luack After Dark (Toots) Lucy Joynson Q89 11 th Weedram Talk the Talk (Pip) Kirsten Nilson Q80 12 th Kellor Holly Loch (Holly) Mal Holland Q80 13 th Allambie Fergus (Spud) Mal Holland Q80 14 th Amberidge Miss Margarita (Meg) Louise Ashworth Q79 RESULTS OBEDIENCE TRIAL SATURDAY 7 APRIL 2012 Judge - David Horsley Utility 1 st Allambie Fergus (Spud) Mal Holland 2 nd (Roxy) Renate Linder Open 1 st Kellor Holly Loch (Holly) Mal Holland Q 192 Novice 1 st Calahorra Mango Yoghurt (Cheeky) Shari Gallagher Q 196 CCD 1 st Beychief Miracle Gift (Xena) Carolyn Lynn Q 94 2 nd Belgnte Black Magic (Lily) Renate Linder Q 87 3 rd Weedram Talk the Talk Kirsten Nilson

26 RESULTS AGILITY/JUMPERS TRIAL 1 SATURDAY 7 APRIL 2012 AGILITY : Judge: Roel Wittkamp Masters 1 st Kanecutter Tasmin Michelle Varcoe Q 2 nd Stockhaven Choc Chip (Keely) Lynn Moore Q 3 rd Luack Lord of the Ring (Chappie) Lucy Joynson Q Open 1 st Sandygate IMA Star (Star) Judy Forbes- Faulkner Q 2 nd (Roxy) Renate Linder Excellent 1 st Brutus Linda King Q 2 nd Kane Sherwin Barton Novice 1 st Calamity Tracey Harrison- Hill Q 2 nd Sandygate IMA Star (Star) Judy Forbes- Faulkner JUMPERS : Judge : Neil Lester Open 1 st Stockhaven Choc Chip (Keely) Lynn Moore Masters 1 st Moorestamper Dallas (Ally) Lauren Moore Excellent 1 st Luack Carbon Copy (Possie) Lucy Joynson 2 nd Kane Sherwin Barton Novice 1 st Vonraypark Harlequin Surprise (Lacey) Lauren Moore Q 2 nd Calamity Tracey Harrison- Hill Q 3 rd Luack Rum Riot (Rummy) Michelle Varcoe RESULTS AGILITY/JUMPERS TRIAL 2 STRATEGIC PAIRS SATURDAY 7 APRIL 2012 STRATEGIC PAIRS : Judge Neil Lester Masters 1 st Stockhaven Choc Chip (Keely) Lynn Moore Q 1 st Moorestamper Dallas (Ally) Lauren Moore Q 2 nd Geraldmine Totalli Turbo Michelle Varcoe Q 2 nd Luack Lord of the Ring (Chappie) Lucy Joynson Q 3 rd Luack After Dark Lucy Joynson 3 rd Kanecutter Tasmin Michelle Varcoe Excellent 1 st Borderriver Triple Zoom Tracey Harrison- Hill Q 1 st Luack Carbon Copy (Possie) Lucy Joynson Q 2 nd Brutus Linda King 2 nd Deuxtrios Cate Moles 3 rd Allambie Fergus (Spud) Mal Holland 3 rd Amberidge Miss Margarita (Meg) Louise Ashworth

27 Novice 1 st Luack Rum Riot (Rummy) Michelle Varcoe Q 1 st Luack Dusty Rose (Dusty) Lucy Joynson Q 2 nd Kellor Holly Loch (Holly) Mal Holland Q 2 nd Kimbriki Dreamin On (Bosun) Sharon Daniels Q AGILITY : Judge : Neil Lester Open 1 st Torlene Vashtie Alliston Annesley Q 2 nd Allambie Fergus (Spud) Mal Holland Q 3 rd (Roxy) Renate Linder Masters 1 st Moorestamper Dallas (Ally) Lauren Moore Q 2 nd Stockhaven Choc Chip (Keely) Lynn Moore 3 rd (Roxy) Renate Linder Excellent 1 st Brutus Linda King Q 2 nd Kane Sherwin Barton Q Novice 1 st Calamity Tracey Harrison- Hill Q 2 nd Kellor Holly Loch (Holly) Mal Holland Q 3 rd Sandygate IMA Star (Star) Judy Forbes- Faulkner JUMPERS : Judge : Roel Wittkamp Open 1 st Sandygate IMA Star (Star) Judy Forbes- Faulkner 2 nd Brutus Linda King 3 rd Kellor Holly Loch (Holly) Mal Holland Masters 1 st Moorestamper Dallas (Ally) Lauren Moore Q 2 nd Tolltoonie Eyeofthstorm (Jonte) Tracey Harrison- Hill Q 3 rd Luack Lord of the Ring (Chappie) Lucy Joynson Q 4 th Stockhaven Choc Chip (Keely) Lynn Moore Q 5 th Kanecutter Tasmin Michelle Varcoe Q 6 th Brutus Linda King Q Excellent 1 st Kellor Holly Loch (Holly) Mal Holland 2 nd Kane Sherwin Barton Novice 1 st Calamity Tracey Harrison- Hill Q 2 nd Luack Dusty Rose (Dusty) Lucy Joynson

28 RESULTS AGILITY TRIAL 20 APRIL 2012 JUDGE: Judy Forbes- Faulkner AGILITY Masters 1 st Demoniaque OShea (Roxy) Renate Linder Open All Disqualified Excellent 1 st Brutus Linda King 2 nd Kane Sherwin Barton Novice 1 st Vonraypark Harlequin Surprise (Lacey) Lauren Moore AGILITY GAME SNOOKER Excellent 1 st Demoniaque OShea (Roxy) Renate Linder Q 2 nd Amberidge Miss Margarita (Meg) Louise Ashworth 3 rd Allambie Fergus (Spud) Mal Holland Novice 1 st Kellor Holly Loch (Holly) Mal Holland Q 2 nd Brutus Linda King Q 3 rd Vonraypark Harlequin Surprise (Lacey) Lauren Moore JUMPERS Open 1 st Jess Judi Bull Q Masters 1 st Jess Judi Bull Q 2 nd Brutus Linda King 3 rd Allambie Fergus (Spud) Mal Holland Excellent All Disqualified Novice 1 st Kerodan Thriller (Minx) Roel Wittkamp

29 RESULTS TRIAL 21 APRIL 2012 OBEDIENCE Utility Judge: Bob Bruce 1 st Allambie Fergus (Spud) Mal Holland 2 nd Demoniaque OShea (Roxy) Renate Linder Open Judge : Judy Forbes- Faulkner 1 st Kellor Holly Loch (Holly) Mal Holland 2 nd Pelorus Ovalandatcaptiator Pat Cecil Community Companion Dog Judge : Judy Forbes- Faulkner 1 st Weedram Talk the Talk (Pip) Kirsty Nilson Q 98 2 nd Belgnte Black Magic (Lily) Renate Linder Q 90 3 rd Kerodan Thriller (Minx) Roel Wittkamp RALLY O Novice Judge : Judy Forbes- Faulkner 1 st Weedram Talk the Talk (Pip) Kirsty Nilson Q nd Allambie Fergus (Spud) Mal Holland Q rd Kellor Holly Loch (Holly) Mal Holland Q 99 4 th Amberidge Miss Margarita (Meg) Louise Ashworth Q 96 5 th Demoniaque OShea (Roxy) Renate Linder Q 96 6 th Blackcome Czarina (Ally) Louise Ashworth Q92 7 th Vonraypark Harlequin Surprise (Lacey) Lauren Moore Q 88 8 th Luack After Dark (Toots) Lucy Joynson Q 88 9 th Moya Sunrise Poppy (Poppy) Louise Ashworth Q th Luack Jo (Booker) Mal Holland Q th Kerodan Thriller (Minx) Roel Wittkamp Q th Belgnte Black Magic (Lily) Renate Linder Q

30 CANINE OBEDIENCE CLUB OF TOWNSVILLE INC 2012 OBEDIENCE AND AGILITY TRIAL CALENDAR Entries close 14 days prior to trial Entry Fee - $7.00 per trial Contact Trial Secretary Louise Ashworth for further information Ph or Mobile DATE TIME TRIAL JUDGE Friday 6 April pm Obedience Cathy O'Shea UDX / David Horsley UD CD / Roel Wittkamp CDX CCD Rally O David Horsely Saturday 7 April pm Agility & Jumpers all levels Roel Wittkamp - Agility / Neil Lester - Jumpers 7.00pm Obedience Cathy O'Shea UDX / David Horsley UD CDX CD CCD 7.00pm Agility, Jumpers, Agility game - all levels Neil Lester - Agility & Strategic Pairs / Roel Wittkamp - Jumpers Friday 20 April pm Agility, Jumpers, Agility game - all levels Judy Forbes Faulkner - Agility, Jumpers, Snooker Saturday 21 April pm Obedience (Judges Training) Bob Bruce UD UDX / Judy Forbes Faulkner CDX CD CCD Rally O Judy Forbes Faulkner Friday 4 May pm Agility, Jumpers, Agility game - all levels Roel Wittkamp - Agility, Jumpers, Gamblers Saturday 5 May pm Obedience (Judges Training) Ruth Clarke UD UDX CCD / Roel Wittkamp CDX CD Rally O Heidi Christoffel Friday 25 May pm Obedience John Baumann Rally O John Baumann Saturday 26 May pm Agility, Jumpers, Agility game - all levels Tim Fairchild - Agility, Strategic Pairs / Graham Elven - Jumpers 7.00pm Obedience John Baumann Agility, Jumpers, Agility game - all levels Graham Elven - Agility & Snooker / Tim Fairchild - Jumpers NOTE : Open, Masters, Excellent and Novice classes in Agility and Jumpers offered on all trials

31 DATE TIME TRIAL JUDGE Saturday 23 June pm Endurance Bob Bruce PCYC, Wellington Street. Monday 2 July pm Agility, Jumpers, Agility game - all levels Judy Forbes Faulkner - Agility, Jumpers, Gamblers Show Day 7.00pm Obedience Ruth Clarke Rally O Judy Forbes Faulkner Friday 20 July pm Agility, Jumpers, Agility game - all levels Roel Wittkamp - Agility, Jumpers, Snooker Saturday 21 July pm Obedience (Judges Training) Ruth Clarke UD UDX CD / Roel Wittkamp CDX CCD Rally O Roel Wittkamp Friday 3 August pm Obedience Cathy O'Shea UDX / David Horsley UD CDX CD CCD Rally O David Horsley Saturday 4 August pm Agility, Jumpers, Agility game - all levels Rob Ogilive - Agility & Strategic Pairs / Sarah Woolf - Jumpers 7.00pm Obedience Cathy O'Shea UDX / David Horsley UD CDX CD CCD 7.00pm Agility, Jumpers, Agility game - all levels Sarah Woolf - Agility & Gamblers / Rob Ogilvie - Jumpers Saturday 1 September pm Agility, Jumpers, Agility game - all levels Rob Mills - Agility, Jumpers & Snooker 7.00pm Obedience Cheryl Williams Rally O Heidi Crhistoffel Friday 12 October pm Obedience Barbara Murfet UDX / Dot Stutz UD CDX CD CCD Rally O Barbara Murfet Saturday 13 October pm Agility, Jumpers - all levels Barbara Murfet - Agility / Tim Fairchild - Jumpers 7.00pm Obedience Barbara Murfet UDX / Dot Stutz UD CDX CD CCD 7.00pm Agility, Jumpers, Agility game - all levels Tim Fairchild - Agility & Strategic Pairs / Barbara Murfet - Jumpers NOTE : Open, Masters, Excellent and Novice Agility and Jumpers offered on all trials

32 CANINE OBEDIENCE CLUB OF TOWNSVILLE INC 2012 TRACK & SEARCH AND TRACKING TRIAL CALENDAR COST : $15 per entry + $5 Brekky each day Entries close 14 days prior to trial NO LATE ENTRIES ACCEPTED Contact Trial Secretary Louise Ashworth for further information Ph or Mobile NOTES FOR COMPETITORS Fields restricted to 8 per trial Handlers restricted to no more than 2 entries in a trial unless less than 8 entries Ballot to be held if more than 8 entries per day Handlers with more than 1 dog can only track 1 per day Out of town competitors will be advised immediately if balloted out Saturday with the option to compete Sunday if they wish Out of town competitors that get a start Saturday will automatically get a start Sunday Local competitors balloted out of Saturday automatically get a start Sunday Entry fees refunded to balloted dogs Date Trial Judge Location Friday 30 March 2012 Track and Search Heidi Christoffel Saturday 31 March 2012 Tracking Heidi Christoffel / Mal Holland Alice River Sunday 01 April 2012 Tracking Heidi Christoffel / Mal Holland Alice River Friday 13 April 2012 Track and Search Mal Holland Saturday 14 April 2012 Tracking Mal Holland / Rosemary Lahz Alice River Sunday 15 April 2012 Tracking Mal Holland / Rosemary Lahz Alice River Friday 11 May 2012 Track and Search Debby Lamprecht Saturday 12 May 2012 Tracking Debby Lamprecht / Mal Holland Alice River Sunday 13 May 2012 Tracking Debby Lamprecht / Mal Holland Alice River Friday 13 July 2012 Track and Search TBA Saturday 14 July 2012 Tracking Des Strong / Grant Glover Alice River Sunday 15 July 2012 Tracking Des Strong / Grant Glover Alice River

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