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NorWest Newsletter Oct. '08

Hello to you all! 
Don’t forget that your subscription fees are ANNUAL and you are able to continue your training throughout the year - we look forward to seeing you when the term starts again on 10 October for Agility, and 13 October for Obedience.

Phone:
The weather is still unpredictable, so the number to call to check if your class is cancelled is 021 0261 9370 - texts welcomed.

However, the club will be showing training DVDs and/or holding dog related quiz games in the clubhouse on wet nights - leave pooch at home and bring your thinking cap instead.

New Secretary Required!
With Diana’s removal to Wanganui, NorWest requires a new secretary to take her place.  This person will take an Executive position on the NorWest Committee and needs to be a financial member of the New Zealand Kennel Club.

The role can be split down into more manageable portions if required and Diana has left a “bible” to assist the next secretary.  Please let Joan McFarlane know on 833 9053 if you’re interested ?

Interesting Websites!
Time on your hands?  Have a look at the following websites…
http://www.dogster.com/ General dog info site
http://www.dogsontherun.co.nz/ holiday accommodation that allows dogs
www.dogstardaily.com - help with training your dog the positive way

National Dog Training Assembly (NDTA)
We are very proud to announce that our very own Maree Green & Ted have secured a place in the Zone 1 Obedience Team as the Special Beginners entry.  This is the first time a NorWestie has made it into the Zone Teams event and we wish them both the best of luck in the Teams Event at the NDTA.

Doggy Dictionary

Thanks to Wendy Ronald for passing this gem on!

 

LEASH: A strap that attaches to your collar, enabling you to lead your person where you want him/her to go.

DOG BED: Any soft, clean surface, such as the white bedspread in the guest room or the newly upholstered couch in the living room.

DROOL: A liquid which, when combined with sad eyes, forces humans to give you their food. To do this properly you must sit as close as you can and get the drool on the human.

SNIFF: A social custom used to greet other dogs, similar to the human exchange of business cards.

GARBAGE CAN: A container, which your neighbours put out once a week to test your ingenuity. You must stand on your hind legs and try to push the lid off with your nose. If you do it right you are rewarded with margarine wrappers to shred, beef bones to consume and mouldy crusts
of bread.

BICYCLES: Two-wheeled exercise machines, invented for dogs to control body fat. To get maximum aerobic benefit, you must hide behind a bush and dash out, bark loudly and run alongside for a few yards. The person then swerves and falls into the bushes, and you prance away.

DEAFNESS: This is a malady which affects dogs when their person wants them in and they want to stay out. Symptoms include staring blankly at the person, then running in the opposite direction, or lying down.

THUNDER: This is a signal that the world is coming to an end. Humans remain amazingly calm during thunderstorms, so it is necessary to warn them of the danger by trembling uncontrollably, panting, rolling your eyes wildly, and following at their heels.

WASTEBASKET: This is a dog toy filled with paper, envelopes, and old candy wrappers. It is important to evenly distribute its contents throughout the house before your person comes home.

BATH: If you find something especially good to roll in, humans get jealous, and they use this degrading form of torture to get even. Be sure to shake only when next to a person or a piece of furniture.

LEAN: Every good dog's response to the command "sit!" especially if your person is dressed for an evening out. Incredibly effective before black-tie events.

BUMP: The best way to get your human's attention when they are drinking a fresh cup of coffee or tea.

GOOSE BUMP: A manoeuvre to use as a last resort when the regular bump doesn't get the attention you require ..... especially effective when combined with the sniff. See above.

CHILDREN: Short humans of optimal petting height. Standing close to one assures some good petting. When running, they are good to chase. If they fall down, they are comfortable to sit on.

LOVE: A feeling of intense affection, given freely and without restriction. The best way you can show your love is to wag your tail. If you're lucky, a human will love you in return.


Recent Successes

Counties/Manukau Agility Champ - 2-3 August
Diana McKay & Raven - 5th in Starters 2
Karen Smith & Zoe - Clear Round in Starters 2
Karen Smith & Zoe - Clear Round in Starters 3
Diana McKay & Raven - Clear Round in Starters 3

All Breeds Obedience RT - 10 August
Corinne Barker & Kaos - 1st in Novice
Rosalind Walkington &Emma - 4th in Novice
Maree Green & Ted - 1st in Special Beginners
Fiona Craig & Beau - 3rd in Special Beginners
Jeff Walkington & Charlie - 4th in Elementary
Joan McFarlane & Chester - 5th in Elementary

Mangawhai Agility RT - 6 September
Nicky Bushnell & Tweeza - Clear Round in Novice
Tess Lomax & Levi - 4th in Starters
Tess Lomax & Levi - 3rd in Elementary

Whangarei Agility RT - 7 September
Karen Smith & Zoe - Clear Round in Novice
Bruce Ronald & Rowan - 1st in Starters
Tess Lomax & Levi - Clear Round in Starters
Diana McKay & Raven - Clear Round in Starters
Karen Smith & Teddy - Clear Round in Elementary

Whangarei Obedience RT - 7 September
Maree Green & Ted - 2nd in Novice
Diana McKay & Tui - 5th in Special Beginners

All Breeds Obedience Champ - 13 September
Corinne Barker & Kaos - 1st in Novice 1
Rosalind Walkington & Emma - 3rd in Novice 1
Nicole Beaumont & Todd - 4th in Novice 2
Maree Green & Ted - 1st in Special Beginners

North Shore Obedience Champ - 14 September
Corinne Barker & Kaos - 1st in Novice
Rosalind Walkington & Emma - 2nd in Novice
Jeff Walkington & Charlie - 5th in Special Beginners
Jeff Walkington & Charlie - 1st in Elementary

WAG Agility Champ - 13-14 September
Annie Sail & Ash - 3rd in Novice 1A
Annie Sail & Ash - 3rd in Starters 2
Sue Williams & Kozmo - 7th in Starters 3

Manukau Agility RT - 20 September
Sue Williams & Kozmo - 1st in Starters
Diana McKay & Raven - 2nd in Starters
Karen Smith & Zoe - Clear Round in Novice

 
ACAC Agility RT - 21 September
Karen Smith & Zoe - Clear Round in Open Jumpers
Annie Sail & Ash - Clear Round in Open Jumpers
Sue Williams & Kozmo - 7th in Novice
Karen Smith & Zoe - Clear Round in Novice
Tracey Page & Rosie - Clear Round in Novice
Sue Williams & Kozmo - 7th in Starters
Karen Smith & Zoe - Clear Round in Starters
Gareth Williams & Rufus - 1st in Elementary
Karen Smith & Teddy - Clear Round in Elementary

East Auckland Obedience RT - 21 September
Corinne Barker & Kaos - 2nd in Test A
Rosalind Walkington & Emma - 3rd in Novice
Joan McFarlane & Chester - 5th in Elementary

 

Upcoming Events: 
Champ = Championship Show (you must be a Kennel Club member to enter (in advance) and compete)
RT =  Ribbon Trial (non-Kennel Club members may enter (on the day) and compete)

Events that are underlined contain internet links to the flyers and further information.  Dates in brackets are the closing dates.  Also see http://www.geocities.com/zone1dogsnz/
 

OCTOBER

4
5
18-19
19
25-27

Hibiscus Coast Obedience Champ (closed)
 East Auckland Obedience Champ (closed)
 Manukau Obedience Champ & CDX (closed)
 Counties Agility RT, ADX & NAC Start & Open (13 Oct)
 NDTA (Feilding) (closed)
NOVEMBER
1
2
8-9
16
16
29
30
  Akarana Agility Champ (7 Oct)
  ACAC Agility Champ (7 Oct)
  Whangarei Agility & Obedience Champ (21 Oct (Ob) & 25 Oct (Ag))
 Hibiscus Coast Elementary Day
 Norwest Flygility Tournament 
 North Shore Agility RT & AD (15 Nov)
 Norwest Agility RT
DECEMBER
6-7

13
14  
Dog Sports Rotorua Xmas Fun Weekend
Hibiscus Coast Agility & Obedience RT
Cambridge Agility RT
WAG Agility RT

 


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