Black Dog Institute Fundraising

Over the next 10 months members will regularly see Katy at the Cairns City Kennel Club selling her home made dog treats. She’s now a regular at Tuesday night training with dogs coming back each week wanting more. Katy and her friend Sue are raising money for the Black Dog Institute. The Black Dog Institute’s mission is to enable mentally healthier lives through innovations in science, medicine, education, public policy and knowledge translation.  For further information go to the Black Dog Institute website. Katy and Sue will be participating the Hike for Mental Health; a 5 day trek exploring the Great Wall of China in September 2019. For full details on Katy’s inspiring challenge, check out her Everyday Hero fundraising page. Katy’s homemade dog treats are preservative free and come in a huge range of flavours. It’s like a dog treat buffet! Flavours currently available are: Beef Liver and Cheese

CCKC Obedience and Agility Perpetual Trophies

As the trialling season has now finished for 2018, it is time to submit your results to be in the running for the Cairns City Kennel Club end of year obedience and agility perpetual trophies. The Trialling Results Form 2018 needs to be filled in with all details including your dog’s full name (including titles). The form needs to be returned to Jean Wilkinson, Trial Secretary, (email [email protected]) by 10 November 2018. You will notice a slight change this year in that you only need to submit qualifying scores. This makes it much easier as you only need to look at your qual cards. Even if you don’t think you will be in the running for a trophy but you have achieved a title this year, send in your form anyway so that your achievement is recorded. For anyone eligible for the joint obedience and conformation trophies could you please

Tracking Workshop Registrations Open

Tracking is one of the only dog sports where the dog is in control and the handler is relying on cues and signals from the dog. The CCKC will be running a two day tracking workshop to set out the basic skills and get started; equipment, article indication and laying a track. When: Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 November.  From 6am to 10am Where: CCKC grounds. Quigley Street, Cairns Cost: $60, includes morning tea Download a the Information Flyer. For further information and to register email: [email protected]

K9 Nose Work Workshop

K9 Nose Work®  unleashes your dog’s natural ability as a hunter by providing them a safe, fun and exciting opportunity to use their amazing sense of smell to find specifically trained odours in lots of different environments. It is the very best way to build confidence and trust where they are lacking, all the while building an even greater bond, understanding and trust between you and your dog. Being able to smell is engaging the dog in the most natural way, it is proven to be a wonderful activity especially for dogs with confidence and aggression issues. You are able to work in a safe environment and your dog will build confidence by being rewarded for what he is good at. The workshop will be conducted by Marion Brand, founder of K9 Nose Time. Limited dog/handler places available.  Successful dog/handler applications will be advised by 24 November 2018. When: Saturday 1st

CCKC October Trial available on K9 Entries

Our October games and agility trials on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th are now available to enter on K9 Entries. Please advise if you spot any errors. For those people who have already sent entries via email they will be processed for you prior to the catalogue being finalised. If you wish you can of course submit them into K9 entries yourself anytime before the closing date.  For further details contract the Trial Secretary.