CLUB AND GROUND RULES

These rules are for the safety of you and your dog

                                                              

  • All Children (younger than 12 years) and Junior Handlers (12-16 years) are required to be supervised by a non participating adult at all times. This important rule is for Health & Safety of our members and also for insurance concerns.

  • Members must be in class by the specified time. Instructors have the right to refuse instruction if you are late.

  • All dogs must be vetted by the Instructor before the commencement of training . No dogs will be allowed on the ground before being vetted.

  • Members without membership cards will not be permitted in class.

  • All dogs must be immunised against distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus and Kennel Cough (C5 level). Current Vaccination Certificates must be presented when renewing membership.

  • No bitch in season is allowed to attend training

  • Dogs must be kept on a leash and under control at all times unless under the supervision of an instructor.

  • The handlers of dogs which foul the Club Grounds, must immediately clean up after their dog with the equipment provided or a plastic bag.

  • Classes using Club Jumps or other Agility Equipment, will be responsible for returning it to the Equipment Room.

  • Vehicles are not allowed on the Club Grounds without permission of the Executive or Committee Member

  • Observe all dogs with yellow ribbons and comply with  the *Yellow Ribbon Signal (See Details Below)

  • Members must wear enclosed footwear, eg. joggers. Under no circumstances, are thongs and sandals permitted.

  • All members must keep their dogs, and themselves, a minimum of one metre from any tethered dog.

  • Grounds Access: Any Member in class 2 or above, is authorised to access the club grounds to exercise and train their dogs outside of normal Sunday Training.

  • Members are totally responsible for their own actions, Members must clean up after their dogs that have fouled the grounds with the provided receptacles, and close gates during and after use.

  • Members are not permitted to exercise or train their dogs when the grounds are being used for a trial or event.

  • Any Members wishing to set up agility  equipment for training classes outside of  normal Sunday morning training must notify the club President or Secretary to make sure grounds are available,  Each member using agility equipment to pay  ground fees applicable.

  • The Committee reserves the right to deny, or revoke, authorised access to any member to the club grounds, outside of normal Sunday Training at their discretion.

Yellow Ribbon Dogs

If you see a dog with a yellow ribbon or something yellow on the leash this is a dog who needs space. Please do not approach this dog or its people with your dog. They are indicating that their dog cannot be near other dogs. It means you must maintain at least a 3- lead length distance from that dog (approx. 12-15 feet or 4m). There are many reasons why a dog may need space:

• Maybe your dog has health issues and recovering from surgery or is in training.

• The dog maybe a rescue dog and is being rehabilitated (the world can be a very scary place for these dogs.

• Your dog may have had a bad experience with another dog or just not like the kind of friendly dogs who always want to say “Hi”

• Your dog may be timid or nervous around other dogs

• Your dog may have had a bad experience around other dogs with behaviour problems.

Whatever the issue may be,“My dog needs space, so kindly respect it”

 

Please ask a committee member if you require a yellow ribbon.

Important things to remember


1. If you have young children with you, be sure they only approach a strange dog with the owner’s permission

2. No smoking is allowed on club grounds

3. Age limits: handlers must be a minimum of 12 years of age.

4. Pups must be a minimum of 16weeks.

5. We recommend not to jump your dog, if it is under 12 months of age. Larger breds 18months

 

Evacuation Plan:

  • Members are instructed, that in the extremely unlikely event of a fire in the Clubhouse, they are not to attempt to put out the fire. We are not trained firemen. The correct procedure is to notify a Committee Member and anyone nearby (if possible), then with your dog, proceed to the Assembly Area, near the Swan Street Entrance, and wait. A Committee Member will wish to check that everybody is safe and accounted for.

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