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Winding up 2019 at BDAG

As we come to the end of the 2019 year there are a few things to mention.

A big thanks to all our wonderful Instructors and assistants who bring their skills and expertise to class to help us train our dogs, and to the Committee members who manage the day to day club operations and longer term planning for BDAG.  And, of course a big thank you to you, our awesome members who collectively make this club such a wonderful ‘family’.

 

Our festive season break up

The last nights of actual training in 2019 are 11 and 12 December, and our final night is Wednesday 18 December which will be our break-up.

Bring your dog for some fun doggie games which put together all the things you have been learning over the year.  Don’t forget your dog treats.  Feel free to dress yourselves and your furry companions in festive cheer – we will have a competition for best dressed pup!

If you can find the where-with-all  – please bring a small plate to share (for people!).  We will also provide some refreshments.

 

The new year

We start the new training year on wed 5 /thurs 6 February.  Orientation night for new members is 30 Jan.

Membership renewal is due in January – please go our current members’ page to renew your membership and complete the Term Registration form for 2020 to register you dog(s) for classes.

 

Term 3 Classes

Hi BDAG members who are training in Term 3.

Please see the email from us on Mon, 1 Jul 2019 with the Subject: ‘BDAG – Term 3 (block 3) Training’ for information about your class.

Some upcoming key dates to remember are:

New member Orientation (all welcome):
18 July 2019, 7:00 pm, Cobbin Farm Homestead, Grovedale (TBC)

Club AGM (all welcome):          
Wednesday 24 July, 7:30 pm Cobbin Farm Homestead (TBC)

Classes:
Begin Thurs 25 July 2019 at 7pm and 8pm for 8 weeks.
Conclude 12 September.

 

Term dates – Block 3 and 4 2019

Term/Block 3 2019 (winter) – Thursday nights only

Thurs 18 July, 7:30pm Orientation for new members at Cobbin Farm Homestead, 231 Grove Rd, Grovedale VIC.
Thurs 25 July Training begins (8 week duration).
Thurs 12 September Last night of Term 3 training.

Please note we have a longer break between Terms 3 and 4 because during October the showgrounds is in use for the Royal Geelong Show.

 

Term/Block 4 2019 – Wednesday and Thursday nights

Thurs 24 October, 7:30pm Orientation for new members at Cobbin Farm Homestead, 231 Grove Rd, Grovedale VIC.
Wed 30th or Thurs 31 October Training begins (8 week duration).
Wed 18 December Last night of Term 4 training.

 

Important dates

Event: Equipment shift for Geelong Show
When: October 6 2018
9:00am to 10:30am
Equipment shift  from showgrounds to Storage King on Bellarine highway.
Helpers needed. 9am start.  Finish 10.30am.

Event: Talk: First Aid for dogs by Vet Lauren Bugeja
When: October 10 2018, 7pm.

Cost: Members: $10, non-members: $15 (paid on night).
Venue: Babies Change Room, Geelong Showgrounds  (building behind admin buildings at showgrounds)

Event: Induction for new members (compulsory). No dogs.
When: October 24 2018.
Venue: Babies Change Room, Geelong Showgrounds  (building behind admin buildings at showgrounds).
No dogs that night. All welcome to attend  in case you do not understand our training methods yet, or need reminding.

Event: Shift equipment back to showgrounds.
When: October 27 2018, 9:00am to 10:30am. 

Helpers needed. 9am start.  Finish 10.30am.

Event: Block 4 training starts
When: October 31 (Wednesday classes) or November 1 (Thursday classes).
See email from Helen Read on 16/09/2018 for the class allocations.

Event: Talk: Motivation and stress in dogs and understanding your dog better.
When: Wednesday November 7, 7pm.
Free for all members. No training this night.
Venue: Babies Change Room, Geelong Showgrounds  (building behind admin buildings at showgrounds)

Un-chase workshop in the Geelong region

Bellarine Dog Activities Group is very pleased to host Alexis Davison of ‘Scholars in Collars’ to deliver her positive reinforcement Un-chase workshops in the Geelong region.

These one day workshops are suitable for dogs of all ages and abilities with a current vaccination. However, due to the course format, dogs must be people and dog friendly.

To ensure individual attention, each workshop is limited to 8 dogs, and observer positions (without dogs) are also available. BDAG members will be given first option to enroll.
Costs are $110 for positions with dogs and $25 for observers per day.

Un-Chase Workshop – 18 JUNE 2018 (Monday), 10am-4pm
Un-Chase Snakes! Workshop – 19 JUNE 2018 (Tuesday), 10am-4pm.

See the new Workshops and Trials page for additional information and registration details.