Tracking Workshop

The Cairns City Kennel Club will be running a 2 day tracking workshop for those people interested in competing in tracking. To participate in the 2 day Tracking Workshop, it is a prerequisite to attend the Tracking Information Session on Monday, 16 September. Click here fore further details. When: Saturday, 12 and Sunday 13 October 2019, 6 am to 10 am Where: Cairns City Kennel Club, 11 Quigley Street, Cairns (behind Showground Shopping Centre) What to bring: crate for dog (the club has some crates available) bum bag to hold treats plenty of your dogs favourite training treats (ideally small and soft) long lead harness (any harness will do), if you don’t have a harness, a flat collar is acceptable 10 to 20 small fabric articles, e.g. dark coloured socks, gloves, (your local op-shop may have some) toy rewards, tug toy is ideal a helper, someone the dog knows very

Preventing Dog-related Injuries

In 2017 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reviewed data on hospitalisations caused by dog bites. The data identified children aged under 10 as having the highest rate of injury caused by dog bites. In children, bites mostly occur to the head. More than 70% of dog bites occur at home. This clever video looks a dog bites from the child’s and the dog’s different view points. Hint – pay close attention to the dog’s eyes and ears.  Click here to view the video Good training is the first step in reducing the risk of dog bites. CCKC offer a range of classes. Instructors introduce the concepts of body language and are available for advice.  For further information go to Dog Training. Dog body language is complex, but gives you (the owner) insight into what the dog is thinking. There is a great poster, illustrated by Lili Chin, which gives

Tracking Information Night

The sport of tracking is open to all dogs (pedigree and mixed-breeds) from 6 months old.  No prior training is required. This sport is a great way to put your dog’s keen sense of smell to the test. This information session will give handlers a general introduction to the dog sport of tracking including how a trial is run.  Our team of handlers will step you through how to get started, demonstrate some basic training techniques and the importance of team building.Monday, 16 September at 6 pm$15 per person (includes tea/coffee and hand-outs)Cairns City Kennel Club, 1 Quigley Street, Cairns(behind Showground Shopping Centre)Please leave your dogs at home this timeThis initial information session will be followed up by a 2 day workshop planned for 12 and 13 October.  More information regarding this workshop will be available at a later date.Please make your payment directly to Cairns City Kennel Club before

Breed Numbers July 2019

Download a copy by clicking the link below: Cairns Show Association – Friday, 19 July 2019 Cairns City Kennel Club – Saturday, 20 July 2019 Mareeba & District Kennel Assoc – Saturday, 20 July 2019 Cairns City Kennel Club – Sunday, 21 July 2019

2019 Cairns Ag Show

The Cairns Show, on Friday 19 July, comes with some unique challenges because of the high number of spectators.  All exhibitors are reminded of the following special arrangements for this day. General matters: Smoking is only permitted in designated smoking areas. No alcohol. The show grounds are a licensed venue and alcohol can only be consumed at the licensed bars. Judging will be suspended from 12pm to 1pm for the agility demonstration. Numbers and pass out stamps will be issued on entry. Please do not enter the assembly area until the previous group has vacated and your group is called. There is ample time between groups. Dogs are not permitted in the club house or canteen at any time. Trolley space and gazebos: So that the general public and exhibitors have ample room to move around the grounds on the day, there are restrictions on trolley parking and where gazebos

Breed Numbers – May long weekend shows

Breed numbers for the Cairns City Kennel Club and Mareeba District Kennel Club shows: 4 May 2019 – CCKC Breed Numbers 4 May 2019 – MDKC Breed Numbers 5 May 2019 – CCKC Breed Numbers 5 May 2019 – MDKC Breed Numbers 6 May 2019 – CCKC Breed Numbers

Obedience/Agility Trial Catalogues Now Available

Catalogues with running order are now available for this weekend’s obedience and agility trial: CCKC Obedience and Rally Friday 26-04-2019 CCKC Agility and Jumping Saturday 27-04-2019 CCKC Obedience and Rally Saturday 27-04-2019 CCKC Agility, Jumping and Games Sunday 28-04-2019

Trivia Night – fundraiser for Townsville flood relief fund

Many of our canine community were affected by the recent flooding in Townsville.  As a show of support, the CCKC will be hosting a Trivia Night to raise funds for the Dogs Queensland Townsville flood relief fund. Great prizes available. When: Saturday, 2 March 2019, at 6:30pm Where: CCKC Club House, Quigley St, Cairns Cost: $20 per person including supper. Soft drinks available for sale, BYO alcohol (please drink responsibly) Tables of 6 available To reserve your table contact Gordon via email on