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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Upcoming Regional Championship

DSC_3092Just a reminder that the Regional Championship Trial and Show are fast approaching – June 2-4, and June 17-18.

The hosting club, Capital City Schutzhund Club, would like to remind you:
Deadlines:
TRIAL  participants – last day to enter is MAY 26th
http://capitalcitysc.com/trials-and-events/2017-ontarioregional/

SHOW participants – last day to enter is JUNE 9th
http://capitalcitysc.com/trials-and-events/2017-seigershow/

Spots are filling up fast. Please don’t leave it to the last minute.

Also ensure that your GSSCC memberships are up to date, as you can’t enter without a valid membership.
Even if you are not competing – this is one of the main events of the season, and an excellent occasion to come out and cheer for the competitors and the dogs! We look forward to seeing you there.

-Board of Directors
Ontario Region Schutzhund Association

2017 Upcoming Trials

Good day everyone,
 
After a long winter of indoor training I hope everyone is excited about moving their training outdoors to the good weather.
We are entering the 2017 trial season and here are some of the upcoming trials.
04-22-23 Wainfleet Working Dog club trial with Judge Dave Grant / Jennifer Jones ( apprentice )
05-13-14 Scarborough Select Club trial/ Show and Breed survey with Judge Edgar Pertl (SV)
06-02-03-04 Capital City Club Ontario Regional Championship with Judge Lance Collins
06-17-18 Capital City Club Ontario Region Sieger Show / Breed Survey with Judge Peter Arth (SV)
 
Let’s show our support to the Clubs and the competitors entering these trials and wish them all the best of luck.
Friendly reminder that the Canadian Nationals will be held in Ontario this year by Rogue Working Dog Alliance. If you would like to volunteer your services at the event please send an email to info@GSSCC2017 .com I’m sure they would appreciate your support. Please visit the web page and show your support to the Sponsors as well as the hosting club by ordering the merchandise they have for sale along with the tickets for the Calcutta Raffle.
 
Thank You and hope to see you all at the various trials.
 
Hank Bowden
Chair Ontario Region Schutzhund Association

Importing a dog

If you are planning on importing a dog, this page may be useful to you. Disturbingly – the governing body is the Canadian Food Inspection Agency – but presumably – that is a holdover from the days when it was mostly livestock moving around. Not actually implying that dogs are food. We hope.  😉

Probably the most obvious things you will need to know is about microchips:

Canada does not require a microchip or tattoo identification for dogs imported as personal pets. However, dogs under 8 months of age imported under the commercial category (dogs for retail sale, breeding purposes, show or exhibition, scientific research, dogs in ‘special training status’, and dogs destined for adoption and/or animal welfare organization) must be identified by an electronic microchip.

 

and rabies vaccines:

Dogs imported into Canada must have all necessary vaccines depending on the age of dog. A dog that is less than 3 months of age at the time of import does not require rabies vaccination. However, proof of a dog’s age must be provided on request.

Please do check the information on the site – which is very well designed – in case of changes/updates to policies.

http://www.inspection.gc.ca/animals/terrestrial-animals/imports/policies/live-animals/pets/dogs/eng/1331876172009/1331876307796

 

The USA, however, does require puppies to be vaccinated for rabies before import, and stipulates that puppies under 4 months cannot be vaccinated for rabies – therefore, puppies may not travel to the US under 4 months of age. (CDC – USA)

New Trial Director

Congratulation to Jurgen Fischer – new Trial Director in the Ontario Region. Jurgen was elected by acclamation.

Dwyn Tomlinson also retains the position of Secretary Treasurer though acclamation.

The Election Chair would normally announce the election results at our AGM but Lee Hanrahan has graciously stepped aside so that Jurgen Fischer can assume the Trial Director duties immediately.  Please send all Trial inquiries to Jurgen moving forward.

We’d like to thank Lee for her service this past year and wish her well with the enormous amount of work that she has for the upcoming National event.

We also welcome Jurgen to the board of directors.

Thank you
Hank Bowden
Chair Ontario Region

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Sponsorship Opportunities

The German Shepherd Schutzhund Club of Canada (GSSCC) is requesting proposals from interested parties to partner with GSSCC in a Major Sponsorship Agreement.

1.    Proposals must be all inclusive.

2.    Proposals must be received by February 11, 2017.

3.    Proposals must be in electronic form and sent to President Darin Clarke @ darin.clarke@saintjohn.ca and GSSCC Director Jack Parsons @ jack@kp.nf.ca.

The Board of Directors will be fully evaluating each proposal for an implementation date of March 1, 2017. If you have any questions or need any clarification please contact Jack Parsons at jack@kp.nf.ca

We thank you in advance for your interest