The 2018 Ontario Regional Championship and Show will be hosted by Wainfleet – the website is up and the entry forms are already online!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
ASAP to confirm the spot.
Helper Seminar with Craig Wandtke – Niagara Hundesport
Location: Fenwick, ON
6 spots, Entry & Club Levels only
Contact: Renee Lucescu
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!
Niagara 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!
The 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.
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!
The hosting club, Capital City Schutzhund Club, would like to remind you:
TRIAL participants – last day to enter is MAY 26th
SHOW participants – last day to enter is JUNE 9th
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.
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)
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.
Chair Ontario Region
The written exam is for new handlers (competitors) – those who have already written one of the old exams will not need to write the new one.
The answers are here, as well.
Jennifer & Annie are headed to Austria for the WUSV Universal – if you’d like to help out and support our own Ontario representative – you can kick a few bucks into the pot in her gofundme drive. Remember – every dollar helps, so let’s help send her on her way!