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Responsible Pet Education Program - We need staff in Wagga Wagga, Cootamundra, Narrandera, Albury or surrounding areas

14-11-2019

Are you looking for a rewarding satisfying position that allows you to take your dog to work? 

Then please consider taking part in the Responsible Pet Ownership Education Program which currently runs in NSW. Pet Educators and their dogs visit Preschools and Schools to promote responsible pet ownership and living safely with dogs to children. Sound interesting? Does this fit you and your dog?

 The program is now calling for expressions of interest from enthusiastic people to fill some vacancies. If you enjoy talking to children, have the time, own a happy healthy dog (18 months – 8 years) that resides with you and enjoys socialising with children of all ages, please consider this program.


You need:

  • To own a fit and healthy (dog)s between the age of 18 months to 8 years of age
  • Ideally small to medium breeds (approximately 56cms at point of shoulder) 
  • Have a current driver’s licence and a reliable car
  • Be available a minimum of two days per week, sessional work and paid
  • Undergo a Working with Children Check
  • Your dog to undergo a suitability test


What does an educator do:

Pet Educators visit schools and kindergartens to promote the message of responsible pet ownership to children. Please note these positions are casual and appropriate remuneration is applicable for this job. Please click here to see the video.

If you want to share the video with your networks, click here to use this YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ7sm7koTEc

For further information please contact: Responsible Pet Ownership Office for an application on 1800 000 776 or email vic.pet@ecodev.vic.gov.au

Applications close Friday 29 November, 2019.

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WANTED: Responsible Pet Ownership Education Program Dog Support Team Member – Dog Trainer

14-11-2019

Job Overview

Reporting to the Program Manager Responsible Pet Ownership, the Dog Support Team (DST) Member will evaluate, test and train dog handler teams for the RPO Program. Facilitate professional development for both existing educators and trainee educators and continually research to improve on current procedures.

You have extensive knowledge of best practice of dog training theory and practical application and demonstrated experience planning, analysing and reporting on individual training schedules for dogs with challenges.

You will establish and maintain collaborative partnerships with all components of the RPO program including the program managers, learning and development team, educators and applicants to work towards and achieving the program’s goals.

The position will provide state-wide training and professional development of RPOP staff in the development and implementation of project plans.

Applications will close on 29 November 2019.

Position Title

Dog Support Team Member – Dog Trainer

Tenure

Casual / contract

Hours of work

Varied to meet the client’s requirements

Location

Various:

NSW Metro region, Northern NSW region, Southern NSW Region, Western NSW Region

 

Further Information

Lea Cogley

Phone

0414595692

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Emergency Survival Plan + DOGS NSW Donation Relief

12-11-2019

 

In light of the recent and current bush fires that are ravaging NSW, please take the time to put together a survival plan in case of emergency. The weather is not set to improve in the near future, in fact CATASTROPHIC CONDITIONS are forecast for today, Tuesday 12 November. Taking the time to discuss a plan, can save you, your family’s and your animals' lives.

For advice on a plan of action, please visit click here.

To view fires in your area, and regular updates from the Rural Fire Service, please click here

If you and your dogs find yourself in need of emergency assistance, the Australian Dog Community group may be able to assist. Please click here

Please be aware that Evacuation points are located at DOGS NSW grounds at Orchard Hills Showgrounds and we are currently working on identifying other suitable locations for safe zones in Country Regions. Advice on this will be circulated as soon as it comes to hand.

Plans include future fundraising activities are under consideration, however this is not a priority at present. It is important that the assistance we offer is strategically targeted to assist members and is effective and timely in its deliverance.

DOGS NSW RELIEF DONATIONS
We have been advised that one of our members has been devastated by the current bush fires, and lost everything they own. DOGS NSW is appealing to members for assistance with monetary donations or donations of non-perishable items, dog food, crates, bowls, dog beds, along with any items which would assist our members with their dogs at this time of need.

Please email the office at info@dogsnsw.org.au or call on 02 9834 3022, and the office staff will take your name and details. All donations will be gratefully received and can be dropped off at DOGS NSW Office at Orchard Hills. These will be stored until distribution can be arranged to those in need.

It would also be advantageous to develop a stockpile of these type of items in preparation for any future needs that may need addressing in future emergency situations.

FIRES! FROM AN INDIVIDUAL'S PERSONAL EXPERIENCE!

The following was a FB posting from Anne Sorraghan reprinted here with her permission.

• Do you have your woollen jumper, jeans, boots, mask, hat and goggles at the door? Covering up can save you.
• Fuel driven fire pumps may not work as the fire sucks the oxygen away 1/2 a kilometre ahead of the front!
• Windows melt!
• Spot fires erupt 15kms ahead of the front!
• The horrific winds blow trees over the roads so you can't escape.
• Visibility is zero in thick smoke.
• Burning logs and a million embers land on the roof carried by the fire storm!

While we patrolled the house as it burned, spraying against window ledges and the roof, outside the fire would go out, then erupt again, then go out, as the oxygen was used up. Inside kept us alive. Our neighbour asphyxiated beside his pool.

Have you tested how long it takes to pack the kids and dogs in the car?
Your dog trailer will NOT save your dog’s escaping through a fire! Fit them all in the car if you have to leave through flames.

YOU CAN"T BE TOO PREPARED, BECAUSE ONE MISTAKE CAN KILL YOU!

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26-10-2019

The Agenda for the President and Secretaries meeting can be viewed here

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Junior Kennel Club  - Annual General Meeting

21-10-2019

The Junior Kennel Club's Annual General Meeting will be held at DOGS NSW - The Bill Spilstead Complex for Canine Affairs, Luddenham Road, Orchard Hills.

Date: Monday 21 October 2019

Time: Commencing at 7:00pm

All Members are welcome to attend.

 

 

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RNSWCC Annual Report 2019

16-10-2019

The 2019 Royal NSW Canine Council Annual Report can now be viewed by clicking here.

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Take your Dog to Work - Responsible Pet Ownership Program

29-08-2019

 

Apply to be a Pet Educator with the Responsible Pet Ownership Program. You will teach children to live safely with dogs and promote responsible pet ownership in preschools and schools.

If you have a happy, healthy dog aged between 18 months and eight years old who lives with you and enjoy working with children call 1800 000 776 or email vic.pet@ecodev.vic.gov.au.

Now recruiting for flexible, casual roles across New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.

Click here to view the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ7sm7koTEc

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URGENT ATTENTION: DOGS NSW Submission to Georges River Council - Draft Keeping of Animals Policy

01-08-2019

All members residing in the Georges River Council area are urged to read the Council’s Draft policy, currently open for submissions until 2nd August 2019 at 4.30pm.

The Local Council is proposing quite restrictive guidelines in limiting numbers and the size of dogs residents can keep, other species of pets are also to be limited in the Draft Policy.
See links: 
https://yoursay.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/public-exhibition-draft-keeping-of-animals-policy  AND https://yoursay.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/47235/documents/108681 .

The George River Council website has provision for online submissions on this policy, available at the first URL link quoted above.

In addition, DOGS NSW has sent a Submission to Georges River Council. Please click here to view. 

From DOGS NSW Media and Government Legislation Committee

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ACES Monthly Eye Certification Clinics

26-06-2019

A supported service to DOGS NSW Members

DOGS NSW Members – please note the dates for Eye Certification Clinics conducted under AVA-ANKC Australian Canine Eye Scheme (ACES) Rules, for the balance of this year. Each monthly Eye Clinic will operate from the SECRETARIES HUT on DOGS NSW Grounds at Orchard Hills (on the concourse overlooking the show rings, behind the main Admin Block). from 4.00pm to 7.00pm.

Each monthly Eye Clinic will operate from the SECRETARIES HUT on Dogs NSW Grounds at Orchard Hills (on the concourse overlooking the show rings, behind the main Admin Block).

Thursday, 8 August
Thursday, 12 September
Thursday, 10 October
Thursday, 7 November
Thursday, 12 December

These dates are all confirmed, barring unforeseen circumstances that may necessitate a change, if so this will be advised in good time, depending on Meeting Room availability.

Usually we aim to do the LITTERS FIRST aiming to minimise the exposure of any 8-week-old pups whose initial vaccination response status remains uncertain, to adult dogs coming in from different regions and kennelling situations. To date we have had no issues with litters being exposed to undue health risks, and I will continue to handle them separately.

Scale of Fees applicable at these Clinics – these are flat rates on offer to all Dogs NSW Members, so long as they comply with my reasonable requests to have their paperwork in order and Microchip records readily available, also that their dogs are well disciplined and used to close handling, so that we can get through 20 - 25 dogs in the time available.

Adult ACES Certificates: for the first and second dog under the same ownership and booked at the same time: $100 each, incl. GST and the current AVA processing fee.

Adult ACES Certificates: for three or more dogs under the same ownership and booked at the same time: $90 each, incl. GST and the current AVA processing fee.

Litter rates: usually $60 to $65 per puppy depending on the size of the litter and age at which they are presented, but with a minimum charge of $220 to cover the appointment set up / reporting costs – even for a litter of just one or two.

In those breeds where a once-only Gonioscopy Test is required (usually at 18-24 months and always in addition to a current ACES Adult Exam), the flat rate Gonioscopy Test Fee is $70 per adult – additional to the applicable ACES exam fee, depending on numbers. I generally limit the number of Gonioscopy exams to four, done at the end of the session.

All requests should be emailed to: bfrob01@gmail.com

Breed Clubs please note: If your members support the idea of a stand-alone ACES Clinic (e.g. in conjunction with a Heart Clinic or approved DNA Test sample collection), separate arrangements may be agreed to, if you book the venue and organise the appointments.

For further information on ACES Eye Certification at Orchard Hills and also in regional areas from time to time, go to the Facebook Group page ACES Eye Clinic - Dogs NSW Members

Bruce Robertson
AVA-ANKC ACES Panellist (NSW)

Dr Bruce Robertson BVSc Cert.V.Ophthal (RCVS) FANZCVS (Ophthalmology)
Veterinary Eye Specialist (Sydney, ret.)

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At its recent Meeting, the Board of Directors resolved the following amendments

21-06-2019

DOGS NSW Regulations Part 1-The Register & Registration, Section 11: Prefix, Clause 11.4

It was RESOLVED that DOGS NSW Regulations Part 1-The Register & Registration, Section 11: Prefix, Clause 11.4 which reads as follows:-

11.4    (a)       a breeder may only have 1 registered prefix and that prefix shall be part of the name of each dog of the same breed registered in the register by that breeder.

(b)       Nothing in the Regulations shall prevent a person who is not a resident of the State being a co-owner with a member of a registered prefix.

Be amended to read:-

11.4    (a)       a breeder may only have register 1 registered prefix for a particular breed of dog, however, that prefix may also be used to register other breeds under that prefix. and that prefix shall be part of the name of each dog of the same breed registered in the register by that breeder..

(b)       A Breeder may register a subsequent Prefix or Prefixes for the exclusive use of a particular breed.

(c)       The registered prefix of a breeder must be attached to the name of every dog bred by them and such prefix shall be deemed to be part of the name.

(db)     Nothing in the Regulations shall prevent a person who is not a resident of the State being a co-owner with a member of a registered prefix​.

 

DOGS NSW Regulations Part I-The Register & Registration, Section 23: Inspection of Dogs

It was RESOLVED that DOGS NSW Regulations Part I-The Register & Registration, be amended by the inclusion of an additional Section numbered 23 and titled “Inspection of Dogs” and that this new Section 23:  Inspection of Dogs, contain the following Clauses:-

23.1    Where it is brought to the attention of the DOGS NSW Secretary that the Colour and/or Coat of a dog may not comply with the ANKC Ltd Breed Standard, all transaction are to be suspended on the dog until the dog has been inspected by a Compliance Inspection Panel appointed by the Board of Directors.

23.2    The Compliance Inspection Panel will examine:-

(a)       Validity of the microchip implanted in the dog

(b)       Colour of the dog in relation to colours allowed on the Main Register

and dogs that do not comply with allowable colours will be placed on, or downgraded to, the Limited Register.

23.3    Failure to contact DOGS NSW, within three (3) months, for an inspection or failure to attend a pre-arranged inspection will result in the dog being placed on the Limited Register until there is compliance.

 

DOGS NSW Regulations Part XIII-Code of Ethics, Clause 21

It was RESOLVED that DOGS NSW Regulations Part XIII-Code of Ethics be amended by the inclusion of an additional Clause, numbered 2.1, which reads:-

2.1       A Member shall permit any person, authorised in writing by the DOGS NSW Secretariat to inspect any dog owned by the Member for the purpose of confirming compliance with DOGS NSW Regulations Part I-The Register & Registration, Section 23: Inspection of Dogs, and during the conduct of the inspection the Member will permit the authorised person to record any necessary details by tape, video or photographs.

(i)        Where a dog is kept at premises other than the Member’s address, as recorded on the National Database, and where the consent of another person or entity is required to undertake the inspection of a dog, pursuant to DOGS NSW Regulations Part I-The Register & Registration, Section 23: Inspection of Dogs, the Member must obtain consent for such inspection of the dog from the person or entity in possession or control of the dog.

 

 

DOGS NSW Regulations Part X-Affiliated Bodies, Section 2: Administration

It was RESOLVED that DOGS NSW Regulations Part X-Show, Section 2: Administration, Clause 2.2(b) which reads as follows:-

2.2      An Affiliate shall:-

(b)       Provide a complete list by its President or Secretary showing the names and addresses and the respective categories of membership of all members of the Affiliate as at the date of the said Annual General Meeting. (04/18E)

Be amended to read:-

2.2      An Affiliate shall:-

(b)       Provide a complete list by its President or Secretary showing the names and addresses and the respective categories of membership of all members of the Affiliate as at the date of the said Annual General Meeting:-

(i)        A complete list, signed by either the President and/or Secretary, showing the names, addresses, DOGS NSW Membership Numbers, and the respective category of DOGS NSW Membership of all members of the Affiliate as at the date of the applicable Annual General Meeting.

(ii)       Reports as listed below, both completed and signed in accordance with the instructions, as determined by the Board of Directors from time to time, applicable for the Financial Year being reported.

  1. Annual Report Form 1 – Cover sheet
  2. Annual Report Form 2 – Profit and Loss Statement
  3. Annual Report Form 3 – Balance Sheet
  4. Annual Report Form 4 – Asset Register

 

 

DOGS NSW Regulations Part III-2019/2020 Conformation Judges Education Program, Section 1:  Terminology, Clause 1.15

It was RESOLVED that DOGS NSW Regulations Part III-2019/2020 Conformation Judges Education Program, Section 1:  Terminology, be amended by the inclusion of an additional Clause, numbered 1.15, to read as follows:-

4.1             Aspiring Judges Entrance Program (1st Group or Single Breed)

To enrol in the Program as an Aspiring Judge, a member must fulfil the following criteria:-

4.1.3            be a resident in the State of New South Wales and provide proof of that primary residence or with written approval from the relevant Member Body in which state they reside in.

 

5.2.3      Motion 3: DOGS NSW Regulations Part III-2019/2020 Conformation Judges Education Program, Clause 4.13 through to 4.1.8

It was RESOLVED that DOGS NSW Regulations Part III-2019/2020 Conformation Judges Education Program, Clauses currently numbered 4.1.3 through to 4.1.8, be re-numbered as follows:-

4.1.4                      Have bred at least three (3) litters under their own or shared Prefix.

4.1.5                      Have bred at least two (2) champions under their own or shared Prefix.

4.1.6                      (a)       Where a Member Body requires formal training to become a Steward, a member must successfully complete that training in the two (2) years prior to applying to become an Aspiring Judge and continue with that training whilst in the Aspiring Judges Program.

(b)       Aspiring Judges must supply a DOGS NSW Stewards Card evidencing that they have completed six Stewarding appointments at 6 separate shows within the two (2) preceding years, four (4) of which must be full Group appointments.

4.1.7                      (a)       In the previous two years prior to enrolling, have successfully completed and have demonstrated a history of ongoing commitment to dog showing through the various aspects of the sport such as Show Management and other aspects of Affiliate and Show Administration.  This commitment is to continue for the duration of training.

(b)       Must have successfully completed the DOGS NSW Members Education Course.

4.1.8                      Complete and submit the approved enrolment form which must include evidence of the criteria of 4.1.1–4.1.7, above, and be accompanied by the prescribed fee.

4.1.9                      Aspiring Judges must enrol in the Group that they have been associated with as their first Group.

 

5.2.4         Motion 4: DOGS NSW Regulations Part III-2019/2020 Conformation Judges Education Program, Clause 4.2.3

It was RESOLVED that DOGS NSW Regulations Part III-2019/2020 Conformation Judges Education Program, be amended by the inclusion of an additional Clause, numbered 4.2.3, to read as follows:-

4.2             Aspiring Judges Entrance Program (German Shepherd Dog as approved by GSDCA)

To enrol in the Program as an Aspiring Judge for the German Shepherd Dog, a member must fulfil the following criteria:-

4.2.3                be a resident in the State of New South Wales and provide proof of that primary residence or with written approval from the relevant Member Body in which state they reside in.

 

5.2.5      Motion 5: DOGS NSW Regulations Part III-2019/2020 Conformation Judges Education Program

It was RESOLVED that DOGS NSW Regulations Part III-2019/2020 Conformation Judges Education Program, Clauses currently numbered 4.2.3 through to 4.2.7, be re-numbered as follows:-

4.2.4         Have bred at least five (5) litters under their own or shared Prefix.

4.2.5         Have bred at least five (5) animals under their own or shared Prefix that have received the GSDCA grading of Excellent in the conformation ring.

4.2.6         Have acted as a Steward on at least three (3) occasions at GSDCA Specialist and or “All Breeds” or “Group” judged events.

4.2.7         The applicant will provide a supporting statement from their Club/s of domicile.  This should include details of their involvement in the GSDCA Member Club.  The information that must be detailed and confirmed by the Club will be but is not limited to:-

  1. Current financial member of a Member Body and GSDCA Member Club.
  2. Years of membership of Club and Member Body.
  3. History of involvement both current and past in Club, ie, ALL positions held including length of time served in that position.

The supporting statement shall accompany the application form.

4.2.8         Complete and submit the approved enrolment form which must include evidence of the criteria of 4.2.1–4.2.7, above, and be accompanied by the prescribed fee.  A copy of this enrolment form and supporting evidence should be forwarded to the GSDCA by the applicant.

 

5.2.6             Motion 6: DOGS NSW Regulations Part III-2019/2020 Conformation Judges Education Program, Clause

It was RESOLVED that DOGS NSW Regulations Part III-2019/2020 Conformation Judges Education Program, Clause 6.1, which currently reads:-

  1. Trainee Judges Program (1st and Subsequent Groups)

6.1          A Trainee Judge acknowledges, upon submitting a signed enrolment form to their Member Body to enrol into a new Conformation Judges Education Program that, upon approval of their application by their Member Body, they are governed by the DOGS NSW Regulations Part III operational at the time of their enrolment.

Be amended to read:-

  1. Trainee Judges Program (1st and Subsequent Groups)

6.1          A Trainee Judge acknowledges, upon submitting a signed enrolment form to their Member Body to enrol into a new Conformation Judges Education Program that, upon approval of their application by their Member Body, they are governed by the DOGS NSW Regulations Part III, including Clause 4.1.3 above, which is operational at the time of their enrolment.

 

 

 

 

 

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