No training this Monday at Mark Village Hall as its a bank holiday! See you all back on Monday 1st September 2014. Enjoy the holiday!
COMPANION DOG SHOW
Open to all dogs of six months and over on day of show, dogs need not be registered with the Kennel Club
HELD UNDER KENNEL CLUB REGULATIONS
SUNDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER 2014
At Mark Village Hall, Vole Road, Mark, Somerset TA9 4NY
Proceeds to RNLI Burnham on Sea
First class £2, subsequent classes £1
Entries being taken from 10.30am
Judging starts at midday with the pedigree classes (followed by the novelty classes) and obedience classes
PEDIGREE CLASSES (Rosettes to 5th Place) Judge Janine Gibson
1 Any variety puppy (6-12mnths)
2 Any variety sporting
3 Any variety non sporting
4 Any variety open
BEST IN SHOW AND BEST PUPPY IN SHOW WILL NOW BE JUDGED
NOVELTY CLASSES (Rosettes to 5th Place) Judges Penny Millard
5 Dog/bitch in the best condition
6 Best crossbreed
7 Prettiest bitch
8 Most handsome dog
9 Best child handler (6-14 years old)
10 Dog/bitch with the waggiest tail
11 Best rescue dog
12 Best veteran (over 7 years old)
13 Dog/bitch the judge would like to take home
14 Best trick
BEST NOVELTY WILL NOW BE JUDGED
OBEDIENCE CLASSES (Rosettes to 5th place) Judge TBA
15 Starters – Heel on lead, Recall no finish, Sit and down stay ½ minute
16 Triers – Heel on lead, Recall with finish, Retrieve, Sit and down stay 1 minute.
17 Advance – Heel free, Retrieve, Send away, Stays – 2 min sit, 3 min out of sight.
No CC, Res CC, Junior warrant holders in pedigree classes. No obedience champion in obedience classes.
Enquires to Jan Myles 01278 457090 or Mandy Vearncombe 01934 751160
PLEASE CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR DOG
We now offer one to one training, and help on a one to one basis on behavioural issues
by Sarah Fisher. Saturday 14 June 2014, near Bridgwater Somerset. We have alot of interest so please book early. Please send me your email address for further details.http://www.ttouch.com/
Hosted by Somerset Dog Training
Sunday 6th July 2014. 10am till 4pm
Mark Village Hall, Vole Rd, Mark, Highbridge, Somerset TA9 4NY
Just when you think every possible canine sport has already been invented, someone comes up with a new one. This latest one is a humdinger, and it’s spreading like wildfire. If you haven’t already heard of treibball (pronounced “Try-ball” and also known as “Drive Ball”), you’ve been napping.
Treibball is a terrific new way to play with your dog. The game consists of “herding” a number of large inflatable exercise balls into a soccer-like net. Of course the herding breeds come to mind, but it’s also great for many of the prey-oriented sporting dogs and terriers, and any other dogs who just like to chase things.
It’s a competitive sport for dogs of all ages and sizes. It promotes better teamwork and communication between a dog and his handler. It’s great fun for any energetic dogs who work well off-leash and need a job, dogs who like to chase stuff, or dogs who like to herd and don’t have sheep!
Treibball was developed by January Nijboer in Germany (“treibball” is variously translated from German as “blowing ball,” “drifting ball,” or “propelling ball”) as a game that would occupy herding dogs. Examples of treibball dogs in action aired a few months ago on YouTube and before you could say “Go bye!” the game went viral in the American dog training world – for good reason. A “flock” of exercise balls makes an inexpensive substitute for a flock of sheep, and doesn’t violate your neighborhood association’s rules, either.
The cost of the workshop is £40 for the whole day per handler and dog (including lunch).