Update: 2022 Annual General Meeting

UPDATE: ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The current rise in COVID-19 cases in the community has meant the Management Committee has had to modify the format of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in the interest of members health and safety. The meeting will go ahead on Saturday, 29 January 2022 with the following changes: The meeting will commence at 7:00 pm We will no longer be having a BBQ dinner All attendees must check-in on arrival The meeting will be held outdoors with chairs spaced to ensure social distancing – we will use the PA system to ensure everyone can hear proceedings Attendees are requested to wear a mask. As per the Cairns Show Association requirements, only double vaccinated persons are permitted on the show grounds precinct. This rule only applies to people over the age of 16 years. If you are unwell, have COVID like symptoms or are a close contact

COVID-19 Safety Policy

On Friday, 17 December 2021 the Queensland Government will ease restrictions for people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, refer to Queensland’s Public Health Measures linked to vaccination status. The Dogs Queensland policy, published on 3 December 2021, reflects the Queensland Government requirements, and states that all persons attending an event at an affiliated club must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Click here to download the member update to read how these restrictions apply to the CCKC. Click here to view the CCKC COVID Safety Policy.

Scent Works Workshop

Learn all about this exciting new sport – Scent Works. Train your dog in the basic skills to be a detection dog. Your dog will take the lead with his incredible sense of smell to locate a number of different scents. Over the 2 day workshop will learn you all about how scent behaves, how dogs sense of smell works and how you can work together to become an awesome team. Silke, your instructor is also a ANKC Scent Work judge. Bookings are essential as there are limited handler positions, if your are not ready yet to work with your dog, we also have auditor (observer) positions available Dog and handler $120 Auditor (observer) $65. Email for Silke for details [email protected] Click here to download a copy of the flyer. Click to download a copy of the registration form

Awesome new dog sports workshops – enrol now.

Dog sports are a great way to keep your dog engaged and motivated. Check out these great upcoming workshops. Competition agility foundation course This 4 week course, commencing on Sunday, 17 October 2021, is aimed at people wanting to enter agility competitions. Best suited to dogs over 10 months of age, we sometimes allow younger dogs with experienced handlers. Competition agility is quite different to doing agility just as a fun pastime; the focus is on handling skills rather than just negotiating equipment. Click here to download a copy of the flyer. Click here to download a copy of the enrolment form. Tracking information night and workshop The only dog sport where your dog is fully in control. A great outdoor sport where your dog has the task of tracking a scent to find someone. At the information night on Monday, 25 October 2021 at 6 pm, learn all about

COVID-19 Restrictions 8 August 2021

In line with the latest Queensland Government COVID-19 restrictions, and on the advice of Dogs Queensland, all activities at the Cairns City Kennel Club have been cancelled until 4 pm, Sunday, 22 August 2022. Activities include, but are not limited to, training, classes, meetings and the Scent Works Trial scheduled for this coming weekend. Dogs Queensland have advised members that they are not to travel from the Cairns Local Government Area (LGA) to any Dogs Queensland Event that is taking place during this 11 day period. This aligns with the Queensland Government advice regarding travel outside of the Cairns and Yarrabah LGAs. A copy of the Dogs Queensland Paw Prints news is available on the Dogs Queensland website: Paw Prints – Dogs Queensland Latest News Advice from the Queensland Government is that Cairns and Yarrabah LGAs are now Impacted Areas. The same restrictions apply as South East Queensland which are

Cairns Ag Show 2021

In the book An Open Heart, His Holiness the Dalai Lama writes “we are all equal in our aspiration to be happy and overcome suffering” and we “must be of benefit to all, equally”. With this in mind, take time to reflect on how we can “be of benefit to all” at the dog shows this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A special welcome to all the exhibitors who have travelled from afar, it is great to see you here in Far North Queensland. For seasoned Ag Show exhibitors, please welcome and support our new exhibitors to this event. Friday is Peoples’ Day at the ag show, and thousands of families come to see our beautiful dogs in action and talk to exhibitors. Our hobby is in the spotlight for the Cairns and surrounding communities so make the most of the opportunity to engage with the public. Gates to the grounds

CCKC and MDKC May Shows

Update regarding the CCKC and MDKC shows for the May long weekend Parking for day exhibitors is only available on Quigley St. Parking in the club grounds or the camping area is not permitted. Gates will open to set up gazebos from 5pm on Friday, 30 April. See the ground site plan for where gazebos can be set up on the grounds. The veranda area in front of the clubhouse is reserved for shelter in the event of rain. Please do not set up in this area. Please only set up camp in the areas shown on the camping site plan. The area closest to the grounds is reserved for people with mobility issues. Campers must complete the Cairns Show Association Camping Approval Form

Flyball Intake 28 April 2021

Flyball is often described as drag racing for dogs: fast, furious and full of excitement. It is a relay race between two teams of four dogs. Each dog must jump over four hurdles, retrieve a ball by triggering a flyball box pedal and then return with the ball over the hurdles to the start/finish line. The Flyball community is passionate, encouraging and diverse. The enthusiasm and sheer exhilaration of the dogs’ faces (and some of the handlers faces too) creates a vibrant atmosphere. If you are looking for a new and stimulating way to spend time with your dog – then why not give Flyball a go and come join our introductory course.  The course cost includes: An introduction and orientation session 3  training classes Membership of the Cairns City Kennel Club Inc. Registration must be made in advance to attend.  Walk-ins on the evening will not be accepted. Registration

A COVID Sigh of Relief

The Cairns City Kennel Club has paved the way in COVID Safety.  We were the first club in Queensland to hold a sanctioned obedience and agility trial and the first club outside of Brisbane to host a dog show.  Thank you to all of the members and participants in club events and activities for taking on the extra tasks and challenges associated with COVID Safety. As of Saturday, 13 March 2021, the Queensland Government eased restrictions for events.  What this means for the CCKC is a significant easing of our COVID Safe practices.  All we need to do now is: Maintain physical distancing Frequent hand washing/sanitising Maintain good cleaning practices.  e.g. clean toilets after each training session, event or activity Do not come to the club if you are unwell No buffets or self-service food Indoor spaces are still limited to 1 person per 2 square metres. Some things can