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August 2012

M O NTHLY

SPRINGWOOD DISTRICT DOG TRAINING CLUB INC.

Boxer Nationals 2012 J

une 2012, the Boxer club of NSW held the 13th Boxer Nationals. This event is where all registered Boxer breeders can meet and show off their best dogs and a few of us compete in the performance side- this includes obedience, agility and jumping. Every 2 years a boxer club on the East coast of Australia is selected to hold this event. This year the judge came from Brazil to judge the “show” dogs. Breeders had their best dogs out to parade themselves, over 200 boxers competing for “best in show”.

That’s All I Remember I was in a pub on Saturday night. Had a few drinks… I noticed two large women by the bar. They both had strong accents so I asked “Hey, are you two ladies from Scotland?” One of them screamed “It’s WALES you friggin’ IDIOT!” So, I immediately apologized and said “Sorry, are you two whales from Scotland?” That’s all I remember…

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The performance side in Boxers is not as popular as in many other breeds and a total of 7 competitors competed in the Excellent Jumping. My Boxers Eisha and Lena entered. Eisha came 3rd in Obedience, the crowd clapping at her doing obedience was too much for her to not show off to. Away from the crowd and she came 1st in Novice Agility and 1st in Excellent Obedience. This was Lena’s first entry into a trial and she was totally overwhelmed by it with so many dogs to see and all the people looking at her. Lena was officially the naughtiest Boxer in the trial. Eisha was awarded the best performance boxer at the trial. It was all fun. All registered breeds have Breed Nationals, if you are interested you should go along and see some of the best of the breed and what they can do. Learn more about your breed.

If this photo shows your dog and you claim it at the table by the end of the month from Ella, Leanne or Wally, you can then pick a small gift out of our raffle box.

DISCLAIMER PLEASE NOTE: News, views and opinions in this newsletter are those of the correspondent’s and not necessarily those of the club, editor, committee and publicity officer. The Springwood District Dog Training club INC reserves the right of rejection of material.

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Annual General Meeting: The AGM for Springwood Dog Training Club was held on the 25th August 2011. We had several new members attend our meeting. It was great to see them and thank you for coming along.

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Lynn Olson Vicki Finn Leanne Brown Ella Sweeney Bill & Ella Sweeney Robyn Assar Trevor Mawer Paul Kelly Dorothy Luker Wally Campbell Sarah Visser Ella Sweeney & Lynn Forward Ella Sweeney Nicola Read Ron Amann David Brown Charnie Cameron, Vicki Cooper, John & Gail Cameron, Paul & Maryjka Kelly

Annual General Meeting held at the clubhouse on 23rd August 2012 at 7:30pm. There will be no dog training on that night. Web Site: Email:

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Honary Members: Pam Waters, Lesley Piggott.

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Training Nights at Lomatia Park Agility: Monday 7:30pm Obedience: Thursday 7:30pm Wet weather call Bounce back on 19922767 text dogtraining and you will get a message back whether the oval is open or not.

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No one ever expects you to pay for lunch or dinner. You never have to worry about table manners, and if you gain weight, it’s someone else’s fault.

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n elderly man in Florida had owned a large farm for several years. He had a large pond in the back. It was properly shaped for swimming, so he fixed it up nice with picnic tables, horseshoe courts, and some orange, and lime trees.

As he came closer, he saw it was a bunch of young women skinnydipping in his pond. He made the women aware of his presence and they all went to the deep end. One of the women shouted to him, ‘we’re not coming out until you leave!’

One evening the old farmer decided to go down to the pond, as he hadn’t been there for a while, and look it over.

The old man frowned, ‘I didn’t come down here to watch you ladies swim naked or make you get out of the pond naked...’ Holding the bucket up he said, ‘I’m here to feed the alligator.’

He grabbed a five-gallon bucket to bring back some fruit. As he neared the pond, he heard voices shouting and laughing with glee.

Rally O is a relitively new dog sport for Australia. It is a course of numbered stations that are obedience based, it is meant to be fun and quick, you can talk to, encourage and pat your dog around the course, some people sing to their dog. There are now some clubs which are holding Rally O trials for those who are interested in competing. Lyn Forwood and Vicki Finn attended a weekend last October to learn all the signs and rules. Some of our members have already successfully competed in Rally O trials. Any one who is interested in Rally O is welcome to come along before training on Thursday night from about 7pm onwards where Lyn will have a course set up, alternatively see Lyn in the break and have a go. You and your dog must have completed your 8 week beginners course to participate.

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Obedience & Agility Results

Upcoming Events August 2012

Our own club Trial we had Leanne & Eisha get their Open Title good stuff!

On the 30th of August it is our AGM which is held at Lomatia Park. By the time you read this we may have new office bearers or others changes. I hope we do see some new faces there this year as it makes for a healthy and happy club.

We went to Maitland two day Trial and had a fantastic weekend with lovely people.

Dot Luker also got her first pass with Leah good to see Dot back in the Obedience Ring!

Sataurday 21st of July Marla Came 1st in J. Brown’s UDX ring on 193 points

Bill & I went down to a double Trial at the Illawarra where Elsa got her UDX Title WOW they went as follows:

Sunday 22nd July Marla came 1st in M. Fezaca’s UD ring on 189 points

AM Trial Marla was 2nd in UDX with T Griffin on 188 points AM Trial Marla got 2nd in UD with L Ellem on 171 points PM Trial Marla was 1st with L Dibbin in UD on 190 points

Marla came 2nd in K. Speeds UDX ring on 192 points Elsa came 1st in same ring on 196 points… nice one Elsa she beat her big sister.

PM Trial Elsa was 2nd with C Makepeace in UDX on 183 points which was also her UDX Title WOW

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s most of you know we have a club members shop (a large table) which I must say hasn’t been out front much the last 6 months due to surgery and now the cold weather which knocks me around! Lyn Forwood and I run it but if we are not at training ask Wally the table manager or an instructor they will get you what you want.

SOME CLUB SHOP TABLE ITEMS Haltis (all sizes) $22.00 Dumbells various sizes $10.00 Halti Extensions $8.00 Clickers $3.00 Treat Bags Lge $24.00 Scent Articles (plain) $28.00 Treat Bags small $12.00 Scent Articles (merle) $28.00 1 metre lead $14.00

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October 21st is SDDTC INC Agility Trial held at Lomatia Park and is usually a great day both for the Competitors and dogs as well as on lookers. It is fast so there is generally a lot of laughter and excitement. If you can help on the day see Trevor or Leanne. We have 20 raffle prizes drawn on the day so try and get to it if you can.

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From the Editor W

elcome to all our new members. I know we now have nice lights that help us all do the right thing by our club and your fellow members which means picking up anything that come from the backend of our pooches. So please don’t forget to pack a couple of bags when you go training. When you pack your treat bag remember your poo bags, and no one will have to step into something we don’t like in the dark?

Ella Sweeney

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pon entering a small country store, a stranger noticed a sign saying DANGER! BEWARE OF DOG! posted on the glass door. Inside a harmless old hound dog was asleep on the floor beside the cash register. He asked the store manager, “Is that the dog folks are supposed to beware of?” “Yep, that’s him,” he replied. The amused stranger inquired, “That certainly doesn’t look like a dangerous dog to me. Why in the world would you post that sign?” The owner responded, “Because, before I posted that sign, people kept tripping over him.”

The Mystery Mutt

by Lynn Olsen

MEMBERS’ GUESSING COMPETITION No. 23

Who am I

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t seems almost certain that this breed did not originally inhabit Newfoundland. However the island was peopled by a race of peaceful Indians and their wolf type dogs during the 15th century. These dogs were used for hunting, fetching and carrying. When the white settlers started to occupy the island they hunted down the Indians and their dogs, only the most useful and obedient dogs were permitted to live. The surviving dogs more than likely bred with other dogs that were introduced to the island by traders from around the world. This meant that different varieties of dogs were mated; these dogs included hunters, water dogs and mastiffs. The resulting offspring were left to fend for themselves, the outcome being that only the largest and strongest survived. Over the years a dog resembling this breed of today started to emerge. By the early 18th century word of these extraordinary dogs that could haul heavy loads and help fishermen had reached Europe. To begin with poor people who couldn’t afford horses to transport goods from the ports to their homes purchased these dogs. Shortly after their introduction to Europe large breeding kennels appeared and some good quality dogs were produced. The breed club was formed in 1886 and is one of the oldest in Britain. Not long after the Club was formed a breed standard was created and has remained largely unchanged since. This breed is best described as being a gentle giant. They are large and heavy in both bone and coat. As puppies they look like a cuddly teddy bear, however this stage does not last long as they grow very quickly. They can be black, brown or white and black (landseer) in colour. These dogs are very docile, gentle and make great family pets. They have a natural lifesaving instinct, which makes them unsuitable to go swimming with, as they would continually try to drag you out of the water. Generally they have a superb temperament and will get on well with both people and other animals. They are very outgoing and live life to the full, said to be one of the friendliest breeds. The young dog should have all exercise monitored while it is still growing to ensure that no damage occurs to the bones and joints. They love water, swimming being one of their favourite forms of exercise. They are an intelligent dog that requires consistent training in a relaxed manner.

WHO AM I? July mystery mutt was Bichon Frise

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Dog Jokes

Dog Questionnaire – Energy Level

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Chihuahua, a Doberman, and a Bulldog are in a doggie bar having a cool one when a good-looking female Poodle comes up to them and says, “Whoever can say liver and cheese in a sentence can have me.” So the Doberman says, “I love liver and cheese.” The Poodle says, “That’s not good enough.” The Bulldog says, “I hate liver and cheese.” She says, “That’s not creative.” Finally the Chihuahua says, “Liver alone...cheese mine!”

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s a butcher is shooing a dog from his shop, he sees $10 and a note in his mouth, reading: “10 lamb chops, please.”

hecking the energy level of your dog – we start with the assumption that your dog is over eighteen months of age. You will have five choices for each answer. NEVER (which means never or almost never) SELDOM, OCCASIONALLY, FREQUENTLY or ALWAYS. Simply tick next to the answer which bests describes your dog. Try to be as honest and accurate as possible. 1. Is your dog playful, puppyish, or boisterous? NEVER, SELDOM, OCCASIONALLY, FREQUENTLY, ALWAYS 2. Is your dog active, energetic and always on the go? NEVER, SELDOM, OCCASIONALLY,

FREQUENTLY,

ALWAYS

3. Does your dog wake up quickly and seem ready for anything immediately? NEVER, SELDOM, OCCASIONALLY, FREQUENTLY,

ALWAYS

4. Do you find that it is hard to go fast enough, play hard enough, or stay out long enough to satisfy your dog when out for a walk or exercise? NEVER, SELDOM, OCCASIONALLY, FREQUENTLY, ALWAYS 5. Does your dog like being involved in games or being the centre of attention? NEVER, SELDOM, OCCASIONALLY, FREQUENTLY,

ALWAYS

6. Does your dog knock things over or bump against people or things in its haste to do things? NEVER, SELDOM, OCCASIONALLY, FREQUENTLY, ALWAYS

Amazed, he takes the money, puts a bag of chops in the dog’s mouth, and quickly closes the shop. He follows the dog and watches him wait for a green light, look both ways, and trot across the road to a bus stop. The dog checks the timetable and sits on the bench. When a bus arrives, he walks around to the front and looks at the number, then boards the bus. The butcher follows, dumbstruck.

7. Does your dog tend to quickly and vigorously snap food or treats from your hand when they are offered? NEVER, SELDOM, OCCASIONALLY, FREQUENTLY, ALWAYS

9. Is your dog slow and deliberate in most of its actions? NEVER, SELDOM, OCCASIONALLY,

FREQUENTLY,

ALWAYS

As the bus travels out into the suburbs, the dog takes in the scenery. After a while he stands on his back paws to push the “stop” button, then the butcher follows him off.

10. Does your dog do more resting than moving? NEVER, SELDOM, OCCASIONALLY,

FREQUENTLY,

ALWAYS

The dog runs up to a house and drops his bag on the stoop. He goes back down the path, takes a big run, and throws himself -Whap!against the door. He does this again and again. No answer. So he jumps on a wall, walks around the garden, beats his head against a window, jumps off, and waits at the front door. A big guy opens it and yells at the dog. The butcher runs up and screams at the guy: “What in the world are you doing? This dog’s a genius!” The owner responds, “Genius? I don’t think so. It’s the second time this week he’s forgotten his key!”

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8. Does your dog like to lie quietly even when people or other dogs are noisy and active nearby? NEVER, SELDOM, OCCASIONALLY, FREQUENTLY, ALWAYS

After you have answered all of these items for your dog, you next have to determine your dog’s scores. The general scoring system is that NEVER = 1, SELDOM = 2, OCCASIONALLY = 3, FREQUENTLY = 4, ALWAYS = 1. However for questions 8, 9 and 10 the scoring is REVERSED The average score for this test is 34. Dogs with scores less than 27 are very low energy; scores from 27 to 34 are moderately high on energy; while scores above 41 make a dog high in energy. Simply mark your dog’s ranking in the space beside its score. MY DOG’S SCORE........................... Next month we have a quiz on Learning, Obedience and Problem Solving. Taken from the book ‘Why Does My Dog Act That Way’ by Stanley Coren

Dog Quote of the Month The dog that’s always on the go is better then the one that’s always curled up Irish Proverb

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Springwood District Obedience Dog Trial W

hat a day I don’t know where to start? We had the best weather we have ever had this year at a trial just perfect… and that kind of sums up most of the day! We all worked hard to make this trial special and I think it paid off? I didn’t see anyone not having a good time with their dogs and friends in the rings.

We had Ron’s beautiful wife Janette taking photo’s some of which can be seen below, the rest will be on the web site page under s.d.d.t.c. Inc Obedience Trial 2012.

The rings were great thanks to all of our stewards including stewards from other clubs who are always happy to come and help. Our own members helped of course, including 2 new members Iaan and Leslie Stanley. They supplied dog kibble to go with our normal Cash and Sash prizes from Blackhawk Dog food, an all Australian made food.

As usual I had 20 raffle prizes which Maryjka Kelly made up beautifully with ribbon and we had a lot of fun and laughter as they were drawn. One of our junior handlers Tom Assar sold the raffles tickets all day and did a wonderful job he sold $193.00 on the day. Good on you Tom, you certainly deserved those M&M’s you had your eye on all day?

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We had our lunch break with 30 judges and stewards and helpers sitting down to a beautiful baked dinner with sweets after yum!

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Immediately after, I called up each of our stewards and helpers to pick a gift from the club as we always do each year with their choice of two different boxes of biscuits or a tub of M&M’s, they were very popular.

A lot of people were happy to see Dot Luker back in the trialling Ring and she got her first pass with Leah… Yes!

Bill and I, as the Trial Managers, would like to thank everyone involved. Special thanks to Jan Probert from Blacktown who worked with Robyn most of the day. Janette Amann who I know is so busy with her own work at the moment but she didn’t hesitate to accept my plea to come and take photos for me all day on one of her days off work. And to each and every one of our stewards and helpers they were all great and we could not run a trial without you all so thanks again guys!

The Sweeney dogs had a bad day, but on their behalf they didn’t like not having Mum or Dad with them as usual. John and Gail Cameron’s Boxers Mia and Rocky and Vicki Finn and her wee dog Misty made out much the same. We were all working and not in a set place as we usually would be but that’s dog trialing and we have to take the good with the bad. Better luck for us next time guys.

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Leanne Brown got her 3rd pass and her Open Title with Eisha, WOW how good is that? Great work Miss Eisha!

Ella Sweeney Editor.

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Dog Jokes

Dog Questionnaire – Energy Level

A

C

Chihuahua, a Doberman, and a Bulldog are in a doggie bar having a cool one when a good-looking female Poodle comes up to them and says, “Whoever can say liver and cheese in a sentence can have me.” So the Doberman says, “I love liver and cheese.” The Poodle says, “That’s not good enough.” The Bulldog says, “I hate liver and cheese.” She says, “That’s not creative.” Finally the Chihuahua says, “Liver alone...cheese mine!”

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s a butcher is shooing a dog from his shop, he sees $10 and a note in his mouth, reading: “10 lamb chops, please.”

hecking the energy level of your dog – we start with the assumption that your dog is over eighteen months of age. You will have five choices for each answer. NEVER (which means never or almost never) SELDOM, OCCASIONALLY, FREQUENTLY or ALWAYS. Simply tick next to the answer which bests describes your dog. Try to be as honest and accurate as possible. 1. Is your dog playful, puppyish, or boisterous? NEVER, SELDOM, OCCASIONALLY, FREQUENTLY, ALWAYS 2. Is your dog active, energetic and always on the go? NEVER, SELDOM, OCCASIONALLY,

FREQUENTLY,

ALWAYS

3. Does your dog wake up quickly and seem ready for anything immediately? NEVER, SELDOM, OCCASIONALLY, FREQUENTLY,

ALWAYS

4. Do you find that it is hard to go fast enough, play hard enough, or stay out long enough to satisfy your dog when out for a walk or exercise? NEVER, SELDOM, OCCASIONALLY, FREQUENTLY, ALWAYS 5. Does your dog like being involved in games or being the centre of attention? NEVER, SELDOM, OCCASIONALLY, FREQUENTLY,

ALWAYS

6. Does your dog knock things over or bump against people or things in its haste to do things? NEVER, SELDOM, OCCASIONALLY, FREQUENTLY, ALWAYS

Amazed, he takes the money, puts a bag of chops in the dog’s mouth, and quickly closes the shop. He follows the dog and watches him wait for a green light, look both ways, and trot across the road to a bus stop. The dog checks the timetable and sits on the bench. When a bus arrives, he walks around to the front and looks at the number, then boards the bus. The butcher follows, dumbstruck.

7. Does your dog tend to quickly and vigorously snap food or treats from your hand when they are offered? NEVER, SELDOM, OCCASIONALLY, FREQUENTLY, ALWAYS

9. Is your dog slow and deliberate in most of its actions? NEVER, SELDOM, OCCASIONALLY,

FREQUENTLY,

ALWAYS

As the bus travels out into the suburbs, the dog takes in the scenery. After a while he stands on his back paws to push the “stop” button, then the butcher follows him off.

10. Does your dog do more resting than moving? NEVER, SELDOM, OCCASIONALLY,

FREQUENTLY,

ALWAYS

The dog runs up to a house and drops his bag on the stoop. He goes back down the path, takes a big run, and throws himself -Whap!against the door. He does this again and again. No answer. So he jumps on a wall, walks around the garden, beats his head against a window, jumps off, and waits at the front door. A big guy opens it and yells at the dog. The butcher runs up and screams at the guy: “What in the world are you doing? This dog’s a genius!” The owner responds, “Genius? I don’t think so. It’s the second time this week he’s forgotten his key!”

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8. Does your dog like to lie quietly even when people or other dogs are noisy and active nearby? NEVER, SELDOM, OCCASIONALLY, FREQUENTLY, ALWAYS

After you have answered all of these items for your dog, you next have to determine your dog’s scores. The general scoring system is that NEVER = 1, SELDOM = 2, OCCASIONALLY = 3, FREQUENTLY = 4, ALWAYS = 1. However for questions 8, 9 and 10 the scoring is REVERSED The average score for this test is 34. Dogs with scores less than 27 are very low energy; scores from 27 to 34 are moderately high on energy; while scores above 41 make a dog high in energy. Simply mark your dog’s ranking in the space beside its score. MY DOG’S SCORE........................... Next month we have a quiz on Learning, Obedience and Problem Solving. Taken from the book ‘Why Does My Dog Act That Way’ by Stanley Coren

Dog Quote of the Month The dog that’s always on the go is better then the one that’s always curled up Irish Proverb

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From the Editor W

elcome to all our new members. I know we now have nice lights that help us all do the right thing by our club and your fellow members which means picking up anything that come from the backend of our pooches. So please don’t forget to pack a couple of bags when you go training. When you pack your treat bag remember your poo bags, and no one will have to step into something we don’t like in the dark?

Ella Sweeney

Beware of dog U

pon entering a small country store, a stranger noticed a sign saying DANGER! BEWARE OF DOG! posted on the glass door. Inside a harmless old hound dog was asleep on the floor beside the cash register. He asked the store manager, “Is that the dog folks are supposed to beware of?” “Yep, that’s him,” he replied. The amused stranger inquired, “That certainly doesn’t look like a dangerous dog to me. Why in the world would you post that sign?” The owner responded, “Because, before I posted that sign, people kept tripping over him.”

The Mystery Mutt

by Lynn Olsen

MEMBERS’ GUESSING COMPETITION No. 23

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t seems almost certain that this breed did not originally inhabit Newfoundland. However the island was peopled by a race of peaceful Indians and their wolf type dogs during the 15th century. These dogs were used for hunting, fetching and carrying. When the white settlers started to occupy the island they hunted down the Indians and their dogs, only the most useful and obedient dogs were permitted to live. The surviving dogs more than likely bred with other dogs that were introduced to the island by traders from around the world. This meant that different varieties of dogs were mated; these dogs included hunters, water dogs and mastiffs. The resulting offspring were left to fend for themselves, the outcome being that only the largest and strongest survived. Over the years a dog resembling this breed of today started to emerge. By the early 18th century word of these extraordinary dogs that could haul heavy loads and help fishermen had reached Europe. To begin with poor people who couldn’t afford horses to transport goods from the ports to their homes purchased these dogs. Shortly after their introduction to Europe large breeding kennels appeared and some good quality dogs were produced. The breed club was formed in 1886 and is one of the oldest in Britain. Not long after the Club was formed a breed standard was created and has remained largely unchanged since. This breed is best described as being a gentle giant. They are large and heavy in both bone and coat. As puppies they look like a cuddly teddy bear, however this stage does not last long as they grow very quickly. They can be black, brown or white and black (landseer) in colour. These dogs are very docile, gentle and make great family pets. They have a natural lifesaving instinct, which makes them unsuitable to go swimming with, as they would continually try to drag you out of the water. Generally they have a superb temperament and will get on well with both people and other animals. They are very outgoing and live life to the full, said to be one of the friendliest breeds. The young dog should have all exercise monitored while it is still growing to ensure that no damage occurs to the bones and joints. They love water, swimming being one of their favourite forms of exercise. They are an intelligent dog that requires consistent training in a relaxed manner.

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Obedience & Agility Results

Upcoming Events August 2012

Our own club Trial we had Leanne & Eisha get their Open Title good stuff!

On the 30th of August it is our AGM which is held at Lomatia Park. By the time you read this we may have new office bearers or others changes. I hope we do see some new faces there this year as it makes for a healthy and happy club.

We went to Maitland two day Trial and had a fantastic weekend with lovely people.

Dot Luker also got her first pass with Leah good to see Dot back in the Obedience Ring!

Sataurday 21st of July Marla Came 1st in J. Brown’s UDX ring on 193 points

Bill & I went down to a double Trial at the Illawarra where Elsa got her UDX Title WOW they went as follows:

Sunday 22nd July Marla came 1st in M. Fezaca’s UD ring on 189 points

AM Trial Marla was 2nd in UDX with T Griffin on 188 points AM Trial Marla got 2nd in UD with L Ellem on 171 points PM Trial Marla was 1st with L Dibbin in UD on 190 points

Marla came 2nd in K. Speeds UDX ring on 192 points Elsa came 1st in same ring on 196 points… nice one Elsa she beat her big sister.

PM Trial Elsa was 2nd with C Makepeace in UDX on 183 points which was also her UDX Title WOW

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s most of you know we have a club members shop (a large table) which I must say hasn’t been out front much the last 6 months due to surgery and now the cold weather which knocks me around! Lyn Forwood and I run it but if we are not at training ask Wally the table manager or an instructor they will get you what you want.

SOME CLUB SHOP TABLE ITEMS Haltis (all sizes) $22.00 Dumbells various sizes $10.00 Halti Extensions $8.00 Clickers $3.00 Treat Bags Lge $24.00 Scent Articles (plain) $28.00 Treat Bags small $12.00 Scent Articles (merle) $28.00 1 metre lead $14.00

July Birthdays L. Pandoleon C. Neill D. Lowe Belinda/Peter B.Willoughby D. & K. Wilesmith K. Ticehurst

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October 21st is SDDTC INC Agility Trial held at Lomatia Park and is usually a great day both for the Competitors and dogs as well as on lookers. It is fast so there is generally a lot of laughter and excitement. If you can help on the day see Trevor or Leanne. We have 20 raffle prizes drawn on the day so try and get to it if you can.

“I’m sorry Rocky but the humans don’t consider a chewed stick legal currency.”

Set White Leathers (set of 3) $18.00 Black dog Collars $14.00 Small Bum Bag $6.00 Club Polo Shirt $32.00 Club Lightweight Jacket $55.00 Bacon Treats $2.50 Liver Treats $2.50 Pigs Ears $1.20 each Cold Drinks (in fridge) $1.00

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n elderly man in Florida had owned a large farm for several years. He had a large pond in the back. It was properly shaped for swimming, so he fixed it up nice with picnic tables, horseshoe courts, and some orange, and lime trees.

As he came closer, he saw it was a bunch of young women skinnydipping in his pond. He made the women aware of his presence and they all went to the deep end. One of the women shouted to him, ‘we’re not coming out until you leave!’

One evening the old farmer decided to go down to the pond, as he hadn’t been there for a while, and look it over.

The old man frowned, ‘I didn’t come down here to watch you ladies swim naked or make you get out of the pond naked...’ Holding the bucket up he said, ‘I’m here to feed the alligator.’

He grabbed a five-gallon bucket to bring back some fruit. As he neared the pond, he heard voices shouting and laughing with glee.

Rally O is a relitively new dog sport for Australia. It is a course of numbered stations that are obedience based, it is meant to be fun and quick, you can talk to, encourage and pat your dog around the course, some people sing to their dog. There are now some clubs which are holding Rally O trials for those who are interested in competing. Lyn Forwood and Vicki Finn attended a weekend last October to learn all the signs and rules. Some of our members have already successfully competed in Rally O trials. Any one who is interested in Rally O is welcome to come along before training on Thursday night from about 7pm onwards where Lyn will have a course set up, alternatively see Lyn in the break and have a go. You and your dog must have completed your 8 week beginners course to participate.

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Annual General Meeting: The AGM for Springwood Dog Training Club was held on the 25th August 2011. We had several new members attend our meeting. It was great to see them and thank you for coming along.

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Lynn Olson Vicki Finn Leanne Brown Ella Sweeney Bill & Ella Sweeney Robyn Assar Trevor Mawer Paul Kelly Dorothy Luker Wally Campbell Sarah Visser Ella Sweeney & Lynn Forward Ella Sweeney Nicola Read Ron Amann David Brown Charnie Cameron, Vicki Cooper, John & Gail Cameron, Paul & Maryjka Kelly

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Boxer Nationals 2012 J

une 2012, the Boxer club of NSW held the 13th Boxer Nationals. This event is where all registered Boxer breeders can meet and show off their best dogs and a few of us compete in the performance side- this includes obedience, agility and jumping. Every 2 years a boxer club on the East coast of Australia is selected to hold this event. This year the judge came from Brazil to judge the “show” dogs. Breeders had their best dogs out to parade themselves, over 200 boxers competing for “best in show”.

That’s All I Remember I was in a pub on Saturday night. Had a few drinks… I noticed two large women by the bar. They both had strong accents so I asked “Hey, are you two ladies from Scotland?” One of them screamed “It’s WALES you friggin’ IDIOT!” So, I immediately apologized and said “Sorry, are you two whales from Scotland?” That’s all I remember…

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The performance side in Boxers is not as popular as in many other breeds and a total of 7 competitors competed in the Excellent Jumping. My Boxers Eisha and Lena entered. Eisha came 3rd in Obedience, the crowd clapping at her doing obedience was too much for her to not show off to. Away from the crowd and she came 1st in Novice Agility and 1st in Excellent Obedience. This was Lena’s first entry into a trial and she was totally overwhelmed by it with so many dogs to see and all the people looking at her. Lena was officially the naughtiest Boxer in the trial. Eisha was awarded the best performance boxer at the trial. It was all fun. All registered breeds have Breed Nationals, if you are interested you should go along and see some of the best of the breed and what they can do. Learn more about your breed.

If this photo shows your dog and you claim it at the table by the end of the month from Ella, Leanne or Wally, you can then pick a small gift out of our raffle box.

DISCLAIMER PLEASE NOTE: News, views and opinions in this newsletter are those of the correspondent’s and not necessarily those of the club, editor, committee and publicity officer. The Springwood District Dog Training club INC reserves the right of rejection of material.

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The Springwood District Dog Club's monthly newsletter; August edition.

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