Dog with NewspaperThe following items are for the benefit of the Club's members and website visitors. They are either general communication, have appeared in the Club newsletter, PawPrints, or have been announced at the Club during training on Sundays.

Please note: All attempts have been made in good faith to credit quoted sources in the news articles. Please contact the Club if you have any concerns about published material.

ESDTC Obedience Trial & Catalog (September 2017)

The Eastern Suburbs Dog Training Club's annual Obedience Trial will be held on Saturday 30 September 2017 at the Bill Spilstead Complex for Canine Affairs, 44 Luddenham Road, Orchard Hills. (Scroll to the bottom of this page for a downloadable catalog.)


  • CCD Ms T Geary (NSW)
  • Novice Ms T Friezer (NSW)
  • Open Ms E Temby (ACT)
  • Open Mr T Giles (ACT)
  • UD Miss H Martyn (NSW)
  • UD MS J Walder (NSW)
  • UDX Mr K Charnock (NSW)


  • First, Second and Third Place - Trophy and Sash.
  • Sash for Title gained on the day.
  • President’s Trophy for highest scoring dog or bitch.
  • Founder’s Trophy for highest scoring ESDTC Member

(In the event of identical scores being obtained for either of these Trophies, a ‘run-off’, conducted by Mr Turley, will determine the winner/s).

The Trial will be conducted under the Rules and Regulations of the Royal NSW Canine Council, a copy of which may be perused at the Secretary’s office.

In accordance with the Regulations Part II, it is the obligation of any person at a show who observes a dog behaving in an aggressive manner to report the incident either orally or in writing to a Member of the Show Committee as soon as possible on the day of the show. 

The ESDTC Committee reserves the right to appoint or substitute a judge or judges, with or without notice, if necessary.

ESDTC Committee

  • President: Jason Lau
  • Vice-President: Julie Brandon
  • Secretary: Ilka Kolodziej
  • Treasurer: Sherlyn Koo
  • Trial Secretary: Julie Brandon
  • Committee: Leonie Kelly, Lee Davis, Sandra Walker

RNSWCC Representative: Barbara McKittrick 

Check-in time: 8-8:45am. Judging will commence at 9.00 am in catalogue order. 

Note: Competitors who entered online or didn't include an SAE with their entry form can pick their cards up on the morning of the trial.


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Committee Nominations & AGM (August 2017)

AGM Change of Date

Due to the staging of the Sydney Running Festival in Centennial Park on Sunday 17 September and associated gate and road closures, the Club's Annual General Meeting (AGM) has been rescheduled from Sunday 17 to the following week, Sunday 24, to be held at the same time of 10 am. 

The Agenda for the AGM will be posted on the Club Noticeboard on the training grounds ahead of time and also attached online to this news item (when available). 

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Club Memberships due for Renewal (July 2017)

During the Club's recent two-week break for the Queen's Birthday and Helpers' Winter Break, Club Members should have received a copy of the June edition of the Club newsletter, PawPrints. Attached to the June PawPrints is a Membership Renewal form. If you joined the Club before 1st May 2017, then your membership was due for renewal on or before 30th June 2017.

Membership renewal is only $10 to gain access to another 12 months of dog training. If you do not renew your membership then you won't be able to attend training from 1st July onwards.

To renew your membership, please complete the renewal form on the back of the June PawPrints and return it to the Club, with your payment and a copy of your dog's current vaccination certificate. If you have misplaced your PawPrints, then you can download a Membership Renewal Form from the Club website.

You can also download PDF copies of PawPrints from the Club website. 

Committee Proposal to Replace Trailer with a Van (May 2017)

At Club’s General Meeting (GM) to be held on May 14th 2017, the Club Committee is putting forward a motion to replace the Club's existing damaged trailer with an outfitted van (please see Notice of GM Sunday 14th May 2017).
A proposal document has been prepared to highlight the benefits and costs involved with either purchasing a van, or replacing the old trailer with a new trailer, and to allow Club Members to make an informed decision on the proposal at the GM.
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Download this file (Van-Proposal-2017-Final03-Proofed.pdf)Van Proposal 2017Committee Proposal for Replacement of Club Trailer with a Van in 2017727 kB
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Next Training Date

Sunday 22nd October 2017

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your class start time.

8am Adult Dog Joiner/Registration (for dogs 6 months & older) for Responsible Dog Ownership Course

Tip: Arrive early because class sizes are capped to no more than 10 dogs per Week 1 Class and can fill quickly - see Registration / Joining Process in Quick Links menu (below) for full details.

And don't forget to bring your dog's proof of vaccination!

8am Class 2, Activity Class (Inspection Line 7:45-8am)

9am Responsible Dog Ownership Classes (Weeks 1,3,5), Foundation Class & Classes 1, 3 & 4 (Inspection Line 8:30-9am)

10:15am Puppy Classes (2,4,6), Rally-O Class (TBC)

Next Puppy Joiner (for dogs under 6 months): 29th October 2017

Any questions? Check our Quick Links menu (below) for FAQs, Registration/Joining Process, Training Times, Membership Fees & How to Find Us etc.