2018 dates, move, and Block 4 classes

Start Dates for 2018

Block 1:  Jan 31 – March 29
Block 2: April 18 – June 20
Block 3: July 19 – 20 September 20
Block 4: October 26 – December 13

 

Please help us move

We will shift our equipment out of the Cattle Pavilion on 7th October 2017 from 9am-1pm. The equipment will be moved to Storage King on Queenscliff Road Newcomb.
All help appreciated.
Truck available and booked. Cheryl has offered to drive the truck.

 

Classes Block 4 2017

New members: 2 classes
Tricks: Thursdays 7pm (Jo)
Agility Foundation 1:  Wednesdays 7pm
Foundation 1:  Wednesday & Thursday, 7pm & 8pm  (M Giles)
Foundation 2:  Wednesday & Thursday
Obedience fun: Thursday 7pm to 8pm with Rally extension (Libby)
Agility 3 & 4+:  Thursdays  7 & 8pm (Vanessa)
Tracking beginners: arena area Thursdays 7pm (Wendy)
Scent class: Thursday (Lynne)

BDAG Block 4 registrations

BDAG Block 4: Wednesday 25 October to Thursday 14 December 2017.
Registrations are now open.
Register for Block 4 using the BDAG existing member block form.
(This form is also available at www.bdag.com.au/current-members)

Tracking Workshop 29-30 July

Hosted by Bellarine Dog Activities Group

Tracking is ideal for dogs which have high drive and require a means for release. Tracking is also a great way to build a strong partnership with your dog built on trust and understanding. Emphasis is placed on learning how your dog works and working with your dog as a team. In tracking, a trail is laid out by either yourself or another person (tracklayer). This trail can be anything from a few hundred meters to well over a kilometre.

At tracking theory workshops you will learn about the dogs amazing and often underestimated ability for tracking, working with your dog as a partner, reading your dogs body language, training progression, troubleshooting and understanding scent movement in the environment.

Workshop Registration

Booking essential. Limited places available. Payment to Bellarine Dog Activities Group.

Cost: $80 each day or $160 for both.
Venue: 57 Coppards Rd  Moolap 3224. [BYO lunch. Tea and coffee supplied]
Saturday July 29 2017, 9:00am-4:30pm: An information-packed seminar. No dogs at this theory day. $80 covers  a 70 page booklet with all the theory plus troubleshooting, and how to progress in your tracking.
Sunday July 30 2017, 9:00am-5:00pm: Practical day. Bring your hungry dog (don’t feed your dog before coming to training).

On Sunday, also bring:

  • Fixed  collar or a back attach harness,
  • Lots and lots of small soft treats – Devon. Chicken, etc.
  • Dog Lead up to 5m long. No worry if you don’t have one, we can loan you one.
  • Crate or car to house dogs when not working
  • Lots of old socks preferably dark ones.

For more information

Contact  Helen Read  Secretary on 0415833508 or  bdag.training@gmail.com
scentdogsaustralia.com/tracking

BDAG in 2017: Block dates and classes

Could you be an instructor at BDAG?

BDAG is running a new Instructor’s course this month.
If you are interested, please contact Helen at bdag.training@gmail.com

BDAG Block training dates for 2017

 

Block/Term # Start (2017) End (2017)
Block 1 Wednesday 8 February Wednesday 29 March
Block 2 Wednesday 26 April Wednesday 28/29 June
Block 3 Wednesday 19 July Wednesday 20 September
Block 4 Thursday 26 October Thursday 14 December

Blocks 1, 2 and 4 run on Wednesday and Thursday nights.
Block 3 runs only on Wednesday night.

Classes in Block 1 2017 will include: 
Puppy, Foundation 1, Foundation 2, and Geelong Canine Citizen (GCC).
After your dog has passed GCC you can join: Games, Obedience, Tricks and dancing, Scenting, and Agility levels 1 to 6.

Renewing for Block 1:
If you are an existing member returning for Block 1, please:
1) Download the 2017 BDAG existing member renewal and block form,
2) Save the form locally on your computer,
2) Fill in the form and pay the fees,
3) Email the completed file and information about payment to bdag.training@gmail.com.

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