by Dylan Stone
Members of the Broken Hill All Breeds Obedience Dog Club have continued to snag passes and titles across Adelaide this month while also holding their local obedience and rally-obedience trials at home.
Interstate, scent trials were held at Jenkins Reserve by the Para Districts Dog Club last Thursday evening, and several locals achieved impressive results.
Megan Algate and Drax achieved a pass and came third place in Novice Exterior.
Laura Pinnuck took young Apollo into the ring and achieved a pass in both Novice Interior and Exterior.
Under scent trial rules, a handler can only enter one dog per title group, so Frankee Baldwin took Ms Pinnuck’s dog Luna in the ring and achieved a pass in both Novice Interior and Novice Exterior, placing second on both occasions. Impressively, there were 38 competitors in each element, so a second placing is certainly no mean feat.
Additional scent trials were held on in Salisbury, where Ms Pinnuck and Apollo achieved their scent work Novice title with a pass in Containers amongst 38 competitors, and placed fourth overall for this element.
On Sunday, Rally-Obedience trials were held in Gawler, where Megan Algate and Drax achieved passes in Rally Masters, Rally Advanced, and Rally Excellent.
The local obedience club’s next trials will be held over the weekend of 24th and 25th June 24 and 25, and Ms Pinnuck, Ms Baldwin, and Mrs Algate have confirmed they will be there with their dogs.
Additional interstate trials are also on the calendar, with Mrs Algate planning on trialling in Red Cliffs over the weekend of May 6 and 7, and then in Barmera in July.