New Classes – K9 Scent Games

In a short time K9 Scent Games has proven to be a big hit.  In response to the overhelming success the CCKC has scheduled more classes to make sure as many people as possible can learn about this great new dog sport. Topics: General introduction What are Scent Games? How to get started Training techniques Demonstrations Training session with all dogs and handlers What to bring: You dog A crate Plenty of small, tasty treats 2 identical favourite toys K9 Scent Games Beginners Classes: Saturday, 16 November 2019, 8:00 am Friday, 22 November 2019, 6:30 pm Saturday, 30 November 2019, 8:00 am Friday, 6 December 2019, 6:30 pm Friday, 20 December 2019, 6:30 pm Saturday, 11 January 2020, 8:00 am Friday, 17 January 2020, 6:30 pm Please be there 15 minutes earlier for a brief introduction. Cost: Classes held in 2019 – $5.00 per class.  Classes held in 2020 –

CCKC Obedience Section End of Year Trophies

For the information of CCKC members. It’s that time of the year again when members need to submit their results to be in the running for the Cairns City Kennel Club (Obedience Section) end of year perpetual trophies. Results can be submitted in any format as long as it is clear and includes the owner’s name and the dog’s full name including titles as per the registration. A sample form is can be downloaded here:  Trialling Results Form 2019 PDF format and Trialling Results Form 2019 Excel format Results must be submitted to Jean Wilkinson, Trial Secretary, by 18 November 2019.  Please email results to: trial.secretary.cckc@gmail.com For anyone eligible for the joint obedience and conformation trophies could you please provide those details also. The Jody Brown Dog Sports Trophy You must submit a written application to nominate for this trophy.  This is separate to other results you submit for End

K9 Scent Games

K9 Scent Games is a new fun activity that is taking the dog world by storm. Your dog will learn to find and indicate specific given scents using his amazing nose. Let your dog take the lead and enjoy the activity together as a team. No previous training is required to participate. The classes include theory and training time with every dog. Topics: General introduction What are Scent Games? How to get started Training techniques Demonstrations Training session with all dogs and handlers What to bring: You dog A crate Plenty of small, tasty treats 2 identical favourite toys K9 Scent Games Beginners Classes: Saturday, 2 November 2019, 8:00 am Friday, 8 November 2019, 6:30 pm Saturday, 16 November 2019, 8:00 am Friday, 22 November 2019, 6:30 pm Saturday, 30 November 2019, 8:00 am If you are new to K9 Scent Games and would like to join the classes after

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