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    PawPrint

    Christmas 2016!

    CLUB RULES 1. All dogs must have a current vaccination certificate and be over 3 months of age.

    2. Dogs must be fitted with a lead and collar appropriate to the size and type of dog.

    3. Dogs must be under effective control at all times.

    4. No dog shall be off lead unless authorized by an instructor.

    5. Bitches in season are NOT allowed on the training ground.

    6. All handlers must use the bucket and scoops provided to clean up any mess left by their dog, or carry a plastic bag for this purpose.

    7. The training panel reserve the right to order any dog from the ground if in their opinion the dog is uncontrollable or a hazard to other dogs or people. The committee also has the right to insist that dogs be muzzled.

    8. Club badges must be worn during training.

    9. No corporal punishment to be metered out to dogs by handlers/members whilst on the club grounds or participating in club activities.

    10. Verbal or physical abuse by a member toward any member or visitor will not be tolerated under any circumstances.

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    Committee & Positions Holders 2016-7

    President Pearl Findlay-James Trial Secretary K Spencer /L Piper Vice President Marlene Hardy Catering Officer Maida Marriott Secretary Linda Wilkinson PawPrint Lorna Piper Treasurer Vicki Jerrett Grounds Manager Committee Maida Marriott Fundraising Committee Scott Dizais R.D.O. Coordinator Committee Amy Hooper Puppy Coordinator Committee Tamara Stephens Life Members Honorary Members Pauline Stewart Kerrie Piper Lynne Brehaut Karen Blythman Ian Cameron Sue Brown Lynette Burrage Lorna Piper Rocky Furnell Maida Marriott

    Club Contacts . . . To be updated

    All correspondence directed to:

    The Secretary PO Box 335

    Bairnsdale 3875 Email: bddocsecretary@gmail.com Website bairnsdaledogobedience.yola site.com

    CLUB CALENDER ……... 2016-17.

    January 28 - Return to club

    Avoid tethered dogs!! They like their own space.

    Handlers must clean up after their dogs.

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    President's Message

    As we all comment on another year flying by & coming to an end saying 'where did the year go'? Take time to reflect on the the achievements of your year with this club. Some of us will have shed a tear as our beloved four legged family member made the journey over the rainbow bridge, others will be delighted with the sounds of new paws pattering around their home. The Bairnsdale & District Dog Obedience Club community have celebrated the successes of many of our members, competing in Dog Agility,Jumping and Obedience trials over the past twelve months. We held our AGM recently, where a few of our long serving committee members chose to take a rest and stand down from the high demands that go with the role of a committee, we have not lost their expertise, in fact we will all gain from it as they are now able to focus on their skills as trainers and pass on their valuable knowledge, as well as taking time to travel and compete with their own four legged companions. Thank you Lorna, Rocky & Trish for your hard work and dedication to this club over many years. Welcome to Linda and Amy, both joining the committee, the skills you bring to the committee and this club will be greatly appreciated. Thank you to all of our dedicated instructors, this club would not exist without you, volunteering your time each week to pass on your skills and expertise. The club is growing rapidly with ever increasing community members wanting their dog to be well socialised and behave in a safe and acceptable manner whilst in the community, this is encouraging for us all. Responsible owners are recognising the importance of educating their puppies as soon as possible from baby puppy classes at 8weeks and staying with us for many enjoyable years. The club Christmas break-up will be held on December 3rd, time for us all to relax, have fun & socialise before we head off to prepare for our own Christmas holiday in whichever style we choose to celebrate the season of Good Will. Please travel safely, remember the comfort of your dog during the summer heat, plenty of cool, fresh water, shade and if possible a 'cool coat', your dog does not need the indulgent treats of chocolates etc. over the festive season Merry Christmas

    Pearl President

    Gift & Garden Centre 151 Main St Bairnsdale

    A touch of heaven within your reach, Body Bath & Beauty and not to mention Bairnsdale's biggest range of Candles and Harmony Products.

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    To our dogs at Christmas

    Please don’t touch the goodies that we’ll leave by the door.

    They’re not for you It is Santa they’re for!

    You mustn’t bark or bite As he lets himself in

    Despite all your instincts You must not make a din!

    You see we mustn’t see him On his Christmas rounds,

    and if you were to growl and bark I’d have to get up and come down.

    Armed with my baseball bat, poised and ready to swing it. It would be so embarrassing

    if Santa was to get it! So in order to save Christmas and no embarrassment for us,

    Please be a good girl/boy and do not make a fuss.

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    Merry Christmas to all our furry friends and of course all of your guys too :)

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    Dog Christmas Cake Recipe

    Ingredients 2 cups of whole wheat flour ¼ cup of wheat germ 2 teaspoons of baking powder 1 teaspoons of ground cinnamon 1 cup of molasses ½ cup of canola oil 2 eggs 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 1 apple, cored and chopped Preparation 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Oil a 12-cup

    bundt pan with vegetable oil and flour. 2. In a bowl mix the flour, wheat germ, baking

    powder, and cinnamon together and set it on the side. Then in another large bowl mix together the molasses, and oil, then add in the eggs one by one, and beat them until they blend in. then add in the vanilla along with ½ cup of water. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and mix it well until it becomes smooth. Then fold in the chopped apple pieces.

    3. Put the batter into the pan and place in the oven. Bake for around 30 to 40 minutes or until when inserting a toothpick in the centre of a cake it comes out clean.

    4. Once done allow the cakes to cool completely before serving.

    Store leftovers in an airtight container for no more than 3 days, or wrap in freezer wrap and store in the freezer for up to 60 days

    http://www.examiner.com/article/15-homemade- holiday-pet-treats-bone-afide-christmas-recipes- for-fido-fluffy http://www.thekitchn.com/cookies-for-canines- homemade-d-135078

    Apple Mint Christmas Dog Bones

    1½ cups whole wheat flour 1 cup unbleached all purpose flour 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats 1/3 cup oat bran 2 tablespoons dry milk 1 ½ teaspoons dry baking yeast 2 tablespoons chopped spearmint leaves 1/2 cup applesauce 2 teaspoons green or red food coloring or spinach

    powder (to get the color desired) 7/8 cup water

    Use a bread machine, or a mixer. Place everything in the bread machine on the dough

    cycle. When the dough is ready, roll it to1/4” thick with

    a non-stick rolling pin. Using a mini bone cookie cutter, cut the dough into

    mini dog bone shapes. Bake at (250 0f) 121 0C for about an hour. Check to

    make sure that they don't get too brown. Turn off the oven and let the mini dog bones dry

    completely in the oven—This works best overnight. If you'd like to dress up your dog bones, why not try a

    little dog treat icing?

    These Christmas dog treats will keep for several months, at room temperature, in your snowman cookie jar, so you can make them well ahead of the holidays.

    http://www.best-dog-treat-recipes.com/christmas-dog- treats.html

    http://barkpost.com/christmas-cookie-dog-treat/

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