Trial Manager Seminar – March 25

DSC_1777The Ontario Region Schutzhund Association is pleased to present:

Trial Manager Seminar with Racine Hyatt-Auld.

Effective 2019, all GSSCC IPO trials must be run by an accredited Trial Manager. The name “Manager” has been chosen to replace the term “Secretary” to reflect the more significant responsibilities that the Trial Manager has for the success of the trial, and for the attention and accuracy that is due from the paperwork and procedures of the trial.

The trial is a serious process. Each dog must be authenticated, and the records accurately maintained, as we are creating a record for future generations that breeding decisions may well be based on.

Every trial will need a certified trial manager, and each club should have at least two trial managers, otherwise one person will be denied the advantage of ever trialing on their home field.

Details

  • Date: March 25, 2018
  • Time: 11 am – 5 pm.
  • The seminar will start promptly at 11. Please arrive in good time.
  • Location: Rosewood Pet Resorts – Scarborough. 15 Reesor Rd. Scarborough,
    ON M1X 1R5. This facility is generously donated for this seminar, please respect designated parking areas and existing clientele traffic.

To bring:

  • Download and print the GSSCC forms that you would need for a trial, from the GSSCC website. Official Documents – Trial Column
  • GSSCC Rulebook (Each club should have it’s own copy of the rulebook.)
  • Pen and Clipboard
  • A Chair

Water and Light Refreshments will be provided.

Format: The seminar will start with a Theory Presentation, followed by a Mock Trial, and the day will wrap up with the Certification Test. Paperwork will be sent to the Trial Manager Program Coordinator for evaluation, and participants will receive notification of certification status or recommendation regarding follow-up work.

This seminar is presented free of charge to GSSCC members. Please register to attend.

Register

 

2017 – Year End

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GSSCC Ontario Members

Good day! I would like to wish all the members of the Ontario Region A Safe and Happy New Year.

As we depart 2017 I would like to congratulate all the Ontario members that trained and trialed this year. As most of us in this sport realize, it takes an enormous amount of time to train and/or trial ourselves along with our dogs. As I have traveled to the events of this past year, I can see the hard work the teams have put in. Hard work doesn’t just show up in the teams that have entered trials, I have seen a lot of teams on the training fields that are very good, and I would expect to see them in trials in 2018. I also noticed how many teams of newcomers we have added to our sport – we need to encourage these teams to the best of our ability to work hard and really learn the sport, so they may use the information they receive from us to reach all the goals they have set out for themselves and their dogs.

We have approximately 275 members and growing in Ontario and our goal as we move into 2018 is to get the Clubs and the members of Ontario more involved, as well as showing more support to each other in the upcoming year. The support may come in different ways like hosting trials and seminars, or just supporting clubs and members of the Region. We all realize that some clubs and members may not be able to host trials or seminars, but they can still support the few clubs that do take the time to host these events over and over again each year, so we can all have the opportunity to title our dogs. My challenge to all members and clubs in Ontario is to attend all the trials and seminars with or without your dogs in 2018. Our support may be the difference in the hosting club losing money or breaking-even for their hard work so let’s all get out there.

In 2018, you will also see some changes on how we vote for our upcoming positions on your Board of Directors, as well as policy/guideline changes. Starting in 2018 you will have the ability to vote online. The call for nomination for Chairperson and Show Director are already in motion.

Below you will see some information that Dwyn has put together regarding 2107.

Happy New Year!!

Hank Bowden
Chair Ontario Region

Year End Wrap Up – Ontario Schutzhund Association

It was a good year for Ontario. We had:

  • 7 seminars (including helper seminars)
  • 11 trials
  • 2 shows
  • 2 breed surveys
  • and 3 open training days hosted by clubs.
  • and hosted the National Championship Trial, Sieger Show and Breed Survey.
  • and one new club accredited – welcome to TOP Working Dog Club.

From those trials (numbers are including the Regionals, but not the Nationals), we saw:

  • 50 new bhs, and 16 not yet successful
  • 5 passing TR1/FPR1 (2 unsuccessful), 1 passing OB1/UPR1
  • 14 successful IPO1s, with a near equal 13 unsuccessful
  • 10 successful IPO2s, and 6 unsuccessful
  • and 26 passed IPO3s (not all new titles), and 7 not successful, and finally
  • 1 successful FH2 and 2 successful FH1s.
  • There were also 8 successful ADs and 3 not successful.

On the Show side, including the Regional championship show, there were 2 shows:

  • 107 dogs shown
  • 14 in the working (titled) classes
  • 20 in the open classes
  • 27 in the young dog classes
  • and 46 in the puppy classes
  • There were also 7 breed surveys done, with 2 new surveys and 5 re-surveys (survey for life).

Successful or not – getting out on the competition field takes a huge commitment and a great deal of courage. These simple numbers represents thousands of hours of training and a huge effort from a community of people dedicated to the spirit of the German Shepherd and working dogs in general, and we have to say that we are proud to be a part of that.

Congratulations also go to Jennifer Jones on all her work put in as she works through her judge’s apprenticeship.

GSSCC Renewal Date Moved
You can renew your GSSCC membership online, – the due date is now March 1, to ease the financial burden of needing to renew on top of holiday expenses.

However, there is no grace period and please remember that everyone associated with an event, such as a trial, needs to be a fully paid-up member, including the trial manager, the helpers, and the track-layers (in addition to the competitors.)

In the spirit of this, Ontario Region Club dues will also move to a March 1 due date.

Trial Manager Program
The Trial Manager program has been rolled out, and as of Jan 2019, all trials will need to run by a certified Trial Manager.

The region is hosting a Trial Manager Seminar on March 25, 2018 for anyone who is interested in being certified. It is in the interests of each club to send at least two people to be certified as a trial manager, otherwise, somebody in the club never gets the advantage of being able to compete on their home field. You can sign up on the region website: www.ontarioschutzhund.com. This is a free seminar.

Elections for 2018
Elections are for the position of Regional Chairperson and Show Director in 2018. Nomination forms are on the website at https://ontarioschutzhund.com/home/member-info/ The closing date for nominations is Mar 30, and the election will be conducted electronically.

Regional Guidelines
The updated Region Guidelines, and Guidelines for Hosting a Regional Event have been drafted and are available on https://ontarioschutzhund.com/home/member-info/

Ontario Region T-shirts
The Ontario Region had some Team Ontario t-shirts made, and distributed them to the Ontario competitors at the Nationals. These were a big success and very well received. We still have a few left for sale.

In closing, we would just like to say again how proud we are to be part of Ontario Schutzhund and to be associated with such a dedicated and committed group of people. Go Team Ontario!

Yours in Sport
The Ontario Region Schutzhund Association Board of Directors
Hank Bowden, President
Dwyn Tomlinson, Secretary/Treasurer
Juergen Fischer, Trial Director
Frank Caputo, Show Director

Tips for Pre-Trial Nerves

Pre-trial nerves never go away – not even in the top competitors. But your nerves affect your dog’s performance, as they will read your anxiety and wonder just what there is to be anxious about, and change their behaviour to match.

Here’s a video from a sports psychologist with a few tips about how to deal with your pre-competition jitters so that you can both have a better performance.

Space Available in Oct 21 Helper Seminar

Due to a cancellation at this coming Saturday’s Helper Certification – there is one space available for a helper looking to either certify or re-certify.

Please email rlucescu@hotmail.com

ASAP to confirm the spot.

 


niagaralogoHelper Seminar with Craig Wandtke  – Niagara Hundesport
October 21
Location: Fenwick, ON
6 spots, Entry & Club Levels only
Contact: Renee Lucescu
Tel: 905-386-6993
Email: rlucescu@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.niagarahundesport.com
Also – members – please support your Ontario helpers by coming out with dogs for the helpers to work. Without our helpers – we don’t have a sport!

Open Training/Working Weekend

DSC_0076Niagara Hundesport and Wainfleet WDC would like to invite all GSSCC clubs from the Ontario region to a training working weekend where we will share the club grounds to allow members to take advantage of the use of different fields, helpers etc.

The date is September 30th at WWDC and October 1st at Niagara Hundesport. The two clubs are located 15 mins from each other. Lunch and drinks will be provided for a small fee at the field, as well as we would like to encourage helpers from the Region to attend and work different dogs. Please if you plan on coming out with a dog, let Jennifer and/or Renee Lucescu know so they have an idea of how many will attend, and can plan for food, as well as plan and coordinate the field time for everyone.

Hope to see everyone there!

See the events page for more details, websites, contact info, etc.

Results – Canadian National Championship and Show

DSC_9300The results of the 2017 Canadian National Championship are online at:

Working Dog EU – there is video as well – but you need to be a member to see them.

At the Host Site – which also has the Show Results

The official photographer’s site is here: EurosportK9

Other photos archived at Pausing Motion.

Congratulations and kudos go out to many people: to those who won, to those who competed, to all those  who worked so hard to put on this event, and to those who supported everyone else!

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GSSCC 2017 National Helper Tryout for Ontario Region complete!

–from Anthony Hartelaub
Thank you to all who came out to support the National Helper Tryout for the Ontario Region. Great hosting of the event by the Scarborough Select German Shepherd Schutzhund Club, with free food for all. A huge thank you to the handlers who brought dogs for practice, certification and tryout: Carol Cologna Virtanen, Trish Foley, Ian Robson, John Marhan, Pim Vanderveen.
We are lucky in this region to have these 2 young talented helpers that tried out: Brent Alvey and Chad Bigras They did great on the new physical tests, and it was not easy..
Here are the videos of the tryout, enjoy.

Guidelines for Hosting the Regional Championship Trial and Show

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The region has developed set of guidelines to help clubs with planning and hosting the Ontario Regional Championship Trial and Show. This is an annual event that is the highlight of the competitive season, short of the National Championship. Both the organizers and the competitors are held to a higher standard than at a club trial, and more is at stake. For some competitors, doing well here is necessary to their plans to try out for the World Team.

Guidelines for Hosting the Regional Trial and Show

Of course, clubs that need clarification or help can contact the board of directors.

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