Snippets July 2013

Hello Gippslanders!

It’s been a busy time of the year with many new potential members enquiring about joining our branch, members competing in various fields, and dogs progressing well with their training.

New Members

Welcome to our new members:

Marina Cooper with Tahni

Tanya and David Richards with Dexter


Puppy to Class 1

Anna Tyben and Luka

Congratulations on your fantastic progress!


Gippsland branch members teamed up and entered the East Gippsland Obedience Club’s endurance test on the 6th of July.  Anne and Bella, Wilma and Lucy, Kim and Tia competed and all received their endurance title and will go up on “the wall of fame” in the clubrooms. We also have some members entering in various obedience and rally-o trials gaining some valuable experience and having some fun with their dogs.


A group of members have started tracking training under the guidance of Alan.  Members beginning training are Julie with Cash, Annita with Oskar, Darren with Kirri, Larissa with Bella, Tania with Romy, Anna and Stoney with Luka, Sharyn with Kali, Anne with Bella, Wilma with Lucy, Ray and I with both Indi and Jasper. All dogs involved are doing very well and are progressing evenly as a group.

Other News

Jenny and Barry now have their new puppy, Sheba. Tess loves her new little sister who is a bundle of energy just like herself.

Jasper had his hips and elbows x-rayed and received a pass for both. Along with the breeder, we are very happy with his scores. We hope to have him breed surveyed when he’s old enough.

Welcome to Dave and Christine’s grand-daughter Kody and Alan and Val’s daughter Claire to show training. So far they have had one class handling various dogs and show great promise. From all reports they loved it and we hope to have them train with us and handle for our members in future.

Thank you to the members for helping in setting up and packing up equipment as well as providing soup and other goodies for the canteen. The branch has been a hive of activity and enthusiasm. Many hands make light work and it is greatly appreciated. It is wonderful to see members attend training even when their dogs are unable to attend with them.

Keep an eye on the website for news and training updates. If you wish to share some news and photos please email them to

Until next time…