REMINDERS FOR CLUB MEMBERS
The tea/coffee and biscuits in the Club House are supplied for the Committee Members and Instructors only. For all other members you can purchase tea, coffee and other drinks from the Canteen. Tea and coffee is only $1.00 and drinks are only $1.50
Instructors are entitled to a free drink while out Instructing. Just let me know your details so I can enter the information into the accounting system.
Kathy Taylor - Canteen Manager
Clean up after your dog
Please make sure you clean up after your dog. There have been several poos left in the Off lead area and one even near the veranda of the Clubrooms. Cleaning up after your dog is a habit which must become part of your life as much as your dog.
To Trialling Members
The new Obedience and Track & Search Rule Books are available on the ANKC Web site at http://www.ankc.org.au/Rules.aspx. There have been changes to many of the Obedience Classes. Changes come into effect from the 1st January 2011.
All Members should be aware that they MUST VISIBLY wear their Membership Badges whenever they are at the Club. If you do leave your Badge at home you need to call into the Office and get a day pass before you go to Class.
Children and Classes
Children are welcome to be on the sideline of Classes as long as they are supervised. There have been incidences of children wandering into other Classes, so for safety reasons please be aware of your child’s whereabouts. There should only be one person in each Class with a dog. Juniors between the ages of 7 – 13 years, taking dogs into Class, must be supervised by a parent or guardian.
Mats in dog boxes
When you removed your dog from the dog box please also remove any mats or equipment. Boxes cannot be reserved while you are in Class.
Harnesses in Class
Harnesses are not to be used in Class without prior approval of either the Training Supervisor – 1st Vice President (Training)
It has been suggested that we return to a roster system to help cook the sausages once a month. Each Class will be asked to take a turn and we will only require a couple of Members from each rostered Class, so you may only get a turn once or twice a year. Your help will be appreciated.
Executive Committee decision that dogs, which are required to wear muzzles in public, ie Greyhounds, American Pit Bulls, be allowed to remove muzzles during Class to enable handlers to reward. Discussion with Dogs Victoria preceded and the proposal was endorsed by Dogs Victoria. Any of these dogs who shows signs of aggression to either humans or canines, will be required to wear a muzzle at all times.
INCIDENCES ON GEELONG OBEDIENCE DOG CLUB GROUNDS
We have recently had a number of enquiries as to the process required following a dog to dog or dog to person incident.
In brief, you and the other party (if possible) need to report the incident in detail to a Member of the Committee at the earliest opportunity Some incidences are simply recorded while others need follow-up action Either way the Committee needs to know the details.
Please note that we need to know even if the incident occurs out of Club opening hours. Any questions, please see a Committee Member.