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.
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
Club Contacts . . .
To be updated
PO Box 335
CLUB CALENDER ……... 2016-17.
January 28 - Return to club
Avoid tethered dogs!!
They like their own space.
Handlers must clean up
after their dogs.
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
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
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
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.
Merry Christmas to all our furry friends and of course all of your guys too :)
Dog Christmas Cake
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
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 apple, cored and chopped
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
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
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
Apple Mint Christmas Dog
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
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.