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Nor West Dog Training Club Newsletter July 2017

Club Grounds: Corner Access & Waitakere Roads Kumeu

Listed below are the Club Executives and Committee Members

President:                   Jeff Walker

Vice President:           Maree Green

Secretary:                   Kaye Kale

Treasurer:                   Gina Mills

Committee Members:  Rosalind Walkington, Sue McDiarmid, Di Munford, Marion Line,Stu Cooper, Sarah Ridley, Jaqui Reeves, Natalee Cartright, Jan Walker,Shona Koenen, Angela Kowan, Suzanne Van Dyke

You can contact the club through our Facebook page NorWest Dog Training Club or through our website or the secretary at also

Greetings to you all

This is our first newsletter for the Year 2017 and is designed to give you a background to our club, the people and the activities we share. Our Newsletter will be produced bi-monthly and posted onto our website. The aim is to keep members and anyone interested in the club up to date with what is happening, classes, and general information.

President's Note

I am in my 6th Term as President of the Nor West Dog Training Club. I instruct the beginner's class on Monday evening and also help with the 8 o'clock competitive class. I mow the lawns and carry out general 'dogs body' chores as required. I am currently training to be an Obedience Judge.

Club News

We have a number of upcoming events:

July 15th Sat: Akarana Dog Training Club will be holding Agility Triple Jumpers Ribbon Trial at the Counties Club Grounds, Ti Hihi.

July 29th Sat: Hibiscus Coast Dog Training Club are holding a Championship Obedience Test & Rally-O Show at the NZKC Exihibition Centre, Ardmore Auckland.

July 30th Sun: Norwest Dog Training Club will be holding their Championship Test, YKC Fun Event & Open Mystery Fun Event at the NZKC Exhibition Centre, Ardmore Auckland.

We require helpers on the day, so if you can spare an hour or two and would like learn about Obedience shows contact our secretary Kaye by email

EXTRA EXTRA  Club members  we need raffle prizes for our raffles which will be drawn on 30th July: Any new, good healthy items required.  Please no out of date item You can bring them to the club and leave with an Instructor.

A Few Club Reminders 

  • Please pick up after your dog - bags are available by the disposal bin
  • Please close the inner gate after you to keep all dogs safe
  • Please have your dog on a lead, unless requested off lead by your instructor
  • Please wear suitable shoes sorry no flip flops
  • Have fun and enjoy quality time with your dog.

The Club offers tuition in:

Rally- O  The Rally-O co-ordinator is Jan Walter

I am a newly elected member to the committee and I look after the Rally-O,  a discipline that I and my dog Ness (an SPCA special) both love. I have been coming to the club for the past 3 years.                                                                                              

Rally-O is a series of signs with commands laid out on a course that teach you and your dog to navigate the set out course. I find it offers a challenge with being lots of fun.


The Obedience co-ordinators are Maree Green, Rosalind Walkington and Jeff Walkington.   Instructors are Di Munford, Marion Line, Sarah Ridley and Ellie Booth We have classes for Puppies and beginners through to those that may like to enter the competitions. Our classes are held on Monday at 7pm.  Our  instructors are very experienced in obedience and other disciplines, so you will know that you are getting the very best tuition for you and your dog.  Our obedience classes are designed to cater for the companion dog, but we do offer competitive classes to those handlers that are interested.


The Agility co-ordinators are Sarah Ridley and Sonja Rosen  

Both  Sarah and Sonja have dogs that have attained high levels in this sport.  Classes are held on a Wednesday night from 7pm. Agility consists Jumps, Tunnels, Bridges and Weaves set out on a course. Dogs can get very excited, they love the exhilaration that they get from jumping and running through obstacles. Agility offers lots of fun for you and your dog.


Co-ordinators  are Natalee Cartwright, Jacqui Reeves and Liz Kirkman        

 Flygility is on Friday nights please contact the club for times.  If your dog enjoys chasing a ball then this is the ideal activity for them. 

Tricks Class.

Co-ordinaters are Rosalind Walkington and Shona Koewn

Tricks Class is held at 6pm on Monday Night.

Shona is a new committee member and has two dogs Starky and Gypsy that do the trick training . There are many tricks you can teach your dog to do, even an old dog can learn new tricks too!!

Child Handler Class:

Co-ordinators are Di Munford and Rosalind Walkington.

This class is held on Wednesdays at 4.30pm

YKC.  Natalee Cartwright is the clubs Northern NZ Young Kennel Club Representative.

If there are any items in this newsletter that you would like to enquire about, please contact our Secretary by email

Last updated: 04-Sep-07

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