Pooch Scoop: Jan - Mar 2018

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POOCH SCOOP January – March 2018

Australia Day Glenbrook Oval January 2018

News, views and opinions in this newsletter are those of the correspondents, and not necessarily those of the club, editor and committee. The Springwood District Dog Training Club Inc. reserves the right of rejection of material.


COMMITTEE President Lynn Olson Vice President Maryjka Kelly Secretary Leanne Brown Treasurer Paul Kelly Chief Instructor Obedience Ron Amann Newsletter Noeleen Horswell Website Lynn Olson Table Manager Obedience Wally Campbell Procurement Officer Francoise Matter Sporting Representative Paul Kelly General Committee Trevor Mawer. Cath Moran. Chris Lambert. Cicely Dixon. Vicki Cooper.

Life Members: Dot Luker, Ann Moy, Sue Fell, Ron Amann, Wally Campbell, Pam Waters, Lesley Piggott, Lynn Olson, Leanne Brown As a member of the club you are always welcome to attend our Club’s General Meetings at the Red Cross Hall in Macquarie Road Springwood. Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7.30 p.m. Meetings resume each January. NB There is no meeting in December. Web Site: www.sddtc.org Email: info@sddtc.org FACEBOOK: Springwood District Dog Training Club


Training Sessions

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Agility Monday evening 7.00 – 8.00 p.m. Obedience Tuesday l0.00 a.m – 11am Thursday evening 7.30 – 8.45 p.m. New Beginners 8 week Course-commences first Thursday evening of each month.

Wet Weather: If it has been raining for a few days check the Blue Mountains Oval Closure Hotline 47805617 after 3.00 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. Also check our SDDC Facebook Page for any training updates. Date for your diary: In Honour of Animals Who Serve in War th 25 April Anzac Day March through Springwood with the Dog Club.

Australia Day Glenbrook Oval January 2018


If your dog has celebrated their birthday over this first quarter, please give them a happy birthday pat from the Springwood District DogTraining Club.

Photo taken of a painting on a wall at Bondi Beach


Doggy Poo … Yuk

Public opinion surveys reveal significant concern about the impact of dog poo… Dog poo in our streets, parks and on our beaches is smelly, unsightly, and very unpleasant to walk past and worse if you or your pet step in it.  Some dog droppings contain harmful bacteria and nutrients. They can be washed through the stormwater system into natural waterways and Port Phillip Bay, which may contribute to excessive E. coli pollution readings on beaches following heavy rainfall.  Toxocara Canis is the roundworm that can be found in the faeces of infected puppies or adult dogs, and can be passed onto humans. Children, people with compromised immune systems and field sports players are most at risk of infection.  Most council’s require dog owners to remove and dispose of their dog's poo when in public places.


 Some councils also require dog owners to carry an appropriate receptacle (e.g. bag or scoop) to remove dog poo, whenever they are walking their dog in a public place.  Research has shown that the more people experience nuisance issues associated with pets in public places, such as dog poo, the worse their opinion of pet owners overall, and the more they support legislative controls on pet ownership.  Unremoved dog poo can often be one reason influencing decisions to ban dogs from certain parks or beaches.  Cleaning up after your dog is easy. You can use plastic (or biodegradable) bags, trowels or pooper scoopers. Products are available that attach to your dog's leash to store plastic bags for use during walks.  Keep your bags/pouches/pooper scoop products with your leash, as a reminder to take them with you.  If using the plastic bag method, simply put your hand inside the bag, pick up the dog poo, turn the bag inside out, then seal. You can tie the bag to your leash or carry it until you get to an appropriate disposal site.  Disposal methods include council provided dog litter bins, or domestic landfill and waste collection, worm farms or composting units.

In NSW, if your dog defecates in a public place or on someone else's property, you must remove the faeces immediately and dispose of them properly. If you fail to pick up after your dog, you or the person in charge of the dog at the time may be liable for a maximum penalty of $880. For more information, have a look at this website. http://www.olg.nsw.gov.au/content/cleaning-after-your-dog


Happy Chinese Year of the Dog 2018

Honest and loyal, Dogs are the truest friends and most reliable partner.


Club Members' Shop We have a number of items for sale at wholesale prices. Black Dog is one of our suppliers. Please see Françoise for special orders with Black Dog. The shop is usually set up most Thursday evenings close to the sign on area. For those who attend Tuesday Obedience Francoise is usually available to purchase items from.  Black Dog Halties – all sizes and combinations-$22.00  Haltie extensions-$8.00  Black Dog treat bags – large-$24.00  Black Dog treat bags – medium-$20.00  Black Dog treat bags – small-$12.00  Black vinyl treat bags-$5.00  Black Dog 1 metre leads-$14.00  Black Dog leads various lengths, plain or smart leads – see Françoise  Small collapsible water bowl-$4.00  Pigs ears –$1.50  Liver treats 150 g bag$2.50

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Francoise with Molly

Club shirts, vests and jackets are available for purchase from the club.

Always enjoy training your dog.