ASSISTING YOU TO TRAIN DOGS TO BE USEFUL COMPANIONS.
CLASSES - SUNDAYS AT CHURCHILL PARK, INVERMAY
BEGINNERS: 9-30am PUPPIES: 9-30am GRADES: 10-45am
or call the clubs mobile 'phone 0474 225 192
We are a Non-Profit community minded volunteer organisation that provides dog training, education and a path to a variety of dog sport activities in Launceston Tasmania. We can assist you to get involved in training your dog or getting involved in dog sports such as Agility and Jumping, Obedience, Rally-O, Tracking and Endurance.
WE STRICTLY BELIEVE IN POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT FOR OUR TRAINING!
As most would be aware, there are State Legislative Council elections in the division of Launceston on May 6th. Our Patron, Rosemary Armitage is running as an independent candidate. A great supporter of our club, Rosemary richly deserves our support and Number 1 vote in this important election. "Support those who support us."
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The March / April Newsletter is now available, please go to the NewsLetters menu on the left
Normal Sunday Events are listed towards the bottom of the page, please scroll down to view the information.
Nosework Workshop - Saturday/Sunday 10th/11th June 2017
Conducted by Peta Clarke
Peta Clarke lives and breathes the animals she works with. With close to twenty years experience working as a professional animal trainer in a variety of areas both in Australia and America, she has engulfed herself during that time in the practical and theoretical application of reinforcement training in the care and training of literally thousands of animals.
Peta has been invited to speak internationally for both dog training and exotic animal training ogranisations. She has also served as president and held various roles on committee for the Association Of Pet Dog Trainers Australia, a non profit organisation which encourages dog trainers everywhere in continuing their education about the value and use of positive reinforcement techniques in training.
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The course will be held at the club's training facitlity at Churchll Park. There will be 2 sessions - Saturday for beginners/novice level and Sunday for more advanced dogs.
All working places are taken but there are some observer places still available. Please enquire for cost. Because numbers are limited we are asking for prepayment to secure your spot.
The observers will participate in all aspects of the workshop, other than working their dog. This is a great opportunity to learn from an expert and to gain enough information and basic knowledge to go home and introduce your dog to a new, exciting experience. The club will be running regular nosework classes starting later in 2017.
Novice/Advanced Saturday 24th June 2017
Excellent/Masters Saturday 1st July 2017
Conducted by Wayne Walker and Kendal Olsen
These will be full day workshops each including a Mock Trial
Bookings are essential as numbers are strictly limited
Cost $45 per day per dog/handler for current TDTC members. Membership fees will apply for new members.
Prepayment will be required to confirm booking and secure place.
Please enquire at the office or via email for further details
Note: these workshops are for dogs/handlers who are already entering rally-o trials or for those trained to trial standard and intend entering trials in the future. They are not introductory courses.
To see a list of Agility / Obedience / Rally-O and Tracking events, as updated and compiled by Alan Payne, please CLICK HERE (opens in a new window)
April Training Dates and Times
Sunday 30 April 2017
Puppy Course - week 4
Beginners Obedience Courses - week 4
Introductory Tracking Course - Group 1 - week 2
10.45 a.m. Grades Training
Introductory Tracking Course - Group 2 - week 2
May Training Dates and Times
Sunday 7 May 2017
New Puppy and Beginners Courses start today. Numbers are limited so you must contact the club to register.
Please arrive by 9.00 a.m. and, if possible, leave your dog in the car, or have someone to hold the dog, until you complete enrolment.
Don't forget to bring your dog's current vaccination certifficate and some small, soft food rewards for your dog.
Puppy Course - week 1
Beginners Obedience Courses - weeks 1 and 5
Introductory Tracking Course - Group 1 - week 3
Introductory Tracking Course - Group 2 - week 3
AGILITY TRIAL TODAY - NO AGILITY/RALLO TRAINING
You are welcome to come to watch the trial, but please keep your dog away from the trial ring
Sunday 14 May 2017
Puppy Course - week 2
Beginners Obedience Courses - weeks 2 and 6
Introductory Tracking Course - Group 1 - week 4
Introductory Tracking Course - Group 2 - week 4
The general community who utilize Churchill Park together with the Tasmanian Dog Training Club Inc. (TDTC Inc.) are already realizing the positive benefits from a new Industrial Safety Fence project recently completed by the TDTC Inc. following a successful grant from the Tasmanian Community Fund (TCF).
TDTC Inc. President, Mrs Lyn Deitch, said the new industrial safety fencing would be important for the whole community who utilize
Mrs Deitch said the TDTC Inc, a community based volunteer organization, was delighted to receive the TCF funding as it would have a positive impact on the TDTC Inc., its members, supporters and the general community.
“While we are pleased that the Tasmanian Community Fund could see the worth of the program, we believe that the fact that we were able to demonstrate the whole-of-community benefit, was a major factor in our gaining grant support,” Mrs Deitch said. “We believe we presented a good business case with clear and comprehensive budget protocols that highlighted the value of the new project to our club and the community as a whole”.
The independent community funding body, the Tasmanian Community Fund was established following the sale of the Trust bank in 1999 to give back to the community proceeds from the sale of a community asset. Since that time the TCF has allocated approximately $58.6 million to approximately 1700 statewide projects.