Working dogs and Dog Sports seem to go hand in hand. Many of our member compete in dog sports or have bred dogs that do. If you want to find out more about Obedience or how to find your local Obedience club, then your ANKC state governing body can supply you with that information. The Queensland branch is the Canine Control Council of Qld, you can find their website on our Links page.
Obedience is a team effort and is a great way to bond with your dog. From basic obedience to competing in trials there is something to suit you and your dog. Obedience trialling consists of different levels, requiring 3 passes to attain titles, with each level getting harder as you go up. From the basic heeling on lead, stay and recall to the higher levels of retrieving dumbells, scent discrimination, heeling off lead, and change of position from a distance, we have members that have competed at most levels.
Lure Coursing is usually limited to sighthounds, that is, dogs that use their eyes rather than their noses for hunting. (For example - Afghans, Borzois, Greyhounds, Irish Wolfhounds, Ibizan Hounds, Pharoah Hounds, Deerhounds, Salukis, and Whippets.) Any other dog, pure bred or not, that has a penchant for the chase, may compete.
What happens during an Official Lure Field Trial?
FOR MORE INFORMATION http://www.qldlurecoursing.
DANCES WITH DOGS
This is an alternative form of obedience training where owners train their dogs to carry out various comands choreographed to music & to form a dance style routine.
About "Dances with Dogs"
Dances with Dogs (DWD) is a relatively new canine sport, which began in the UK in the early 1990s.
It was approved by the Australian National Kennel Council (ANKC) as an official sport in Australia from 1 January 2009.
To veiw this member in action just click on this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Working dogs excell in Agility.
Callicoma Midnight Special JD aka Loco How its done! owned M & G Anderson
This is OC Ch Morkerbook Stormi Blitz ADM JDM ET HT and his owner Ted
Cattle Dog T.Ch Geraldmine Totalli Turbo ADM JDM SPDX SD ET
Aust CH Suthenskys Single N Luvn it... 'Jasper', showing that even pretty show dogs can work.
Mistie the Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog loves Frisbee