By Stuart Kavanagh
Competitors in the Obedience, Rally and Trick Dog competitions at Barmera could well have been wondering if they were barking up the wrong tree when members of the Broken Hill All Breeds Obedience Dog Club swept in and scored highly at the event.
The Broken Hill Club’s Assistant Head Trainer, Dylan Stone, assisted as a Steward in the Trick Dog section on the Saturday, and Janet Siddall assisting as a Steward in the Rally section on Saturday and Sunday.
Drax and Megan Enright did very well with a second place in the Companion Dog Section.
In the Rally Advance section, they gained two second placings and a 5th place, and the Rally Advance Title.
In the Trick Dog Starters section, they were awarded two first placings, one sixth placing and their Trick Starters Title.
Lenny and Frances Baldwin also did well, passing in CCD, so gaining the Community Companion Dog title.
In the Rally Advance they also gained their Title with a pass. In the Trick Dogs section, they gained four passes and their Title.
Kensi and Tanya Martin achieved a first and second place in CCD, gaining their Community Companion Dog Title.
In Rally Excellent they gained a third place and an eigth place. In the Tricks
Starters they were awarded first, and their Trick Dog Starters Title.
Finally, it was Skye and Tanya Martin who managed a second and a 3rd place in the Rally Novice Section.
On September 3 and 4, the Club will be holding its 60th Anniversary Trials and Celebration Dinner, with the meal on the Saturday and open to all past and current members.
As numbers are limited, bookings are essential and can be made by phoning 0447 215 596.
Bookings for the dinner and entries for the Trial close on August 19.
Training classes are held each Sunday at 3pm, with Registration at 3pm for a 3.30 start at the A. J. Keast Park.