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Desex Your Dog

If you do not intend to breed from your dog, surgical desexing has undoubted advantages in both the male and the female dog.

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Caring for Elderly Dogs

A recent article in the RNSW Canine Journal stated  that, thanks mainly to modern veterinary medicine, the lifespan for dogs has increased from 7 years in the 1930s to more than 12 years today.

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A Word in Your Ear

A few Sundays back, during the 2nd half of training, I was practising out of sight stays with Harry, my 6 ½ year old, black Labrador. I put him in the down position, on the brick paving, under the large tree, between Class 4 and Puppy Classes. I told Harry to stay and walked around behind the tree to wait 5 minutes before returning to him.

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Summer Tick Alert

Tick paralysis is a condition where attachment of a tick results in paralysis. Once the tick is attached to the animal it feeds on blood and at the same time releases a toxin which enters the animal. The toxin interrupts nerve impulses causing progressive weakness and then paralysis.

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Next Training Date

Sunday 4th February 2018

Following the Club's season-ending Fun Day on 3rd December, our Helpers and Instructors are now having a well-earned break for the break festive season and summer holidays.

Training resumes at the Club on Sunday, 4th February 2018, which will be a Puppy Joiner our 6-week Puppy Classes (for dogs aged under 6 months). Our first Adult Dog Joiner for 2018 for the Club's Responsible Dog Ownership Course (for dogs 6 months and older) will be on Sunday, 11th February.

Note: Due to the summer heat and humidity, Training and Registration start times are scheduled earlier from the 4th February until the end of Daylight Saving - please see the Training Times page on the Club website for details.

Other Training Dates and details of the Registration/Joining Process are also available from the website.

We wish all our Members, their families and friends, and of course, their dogs, a safe and happy holiday. We look forward to seeing you again in the new year!