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    Lady when to dog club with my mum when we first got her and she excelled in agility instantly. I was too young to be able to properly handle her at the time, but after doing some agility at the Million Paws Walk, I've decided to join myself up to another dog club and get her into some agility competitions.
    She's getting her C5 vaccination on Friday and then im joining up on Saturday!
    Anyway, I was just keen to see who else attends dog club, whether it be for obedience, agility, flyball or just to socialise.
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    I've been a member of various dog clubs for 22 years now. I've been an instructor for 20 years and a member of 3 different clubs and one agility club.


    For me it's a combination of socialisation for me and the dog. These days I only attend the days I'm rostered on to instruct as all my dogs are young and chasing their breed championship. There are clubs that train of a weekday evening but somehow I don't think Whippets would be inspired to go out in the cold of an evening.

    I've met lifelong friends thru dog clubs and found work etc via contacts.

    My boy is now ready to start with obedience and we'll be attending a few of the Afghan Clubs Lure Coursing days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    I've been a member of various dog clubs for 22 years now. I've been an instructor for 20 years and a member of 3 different clubs and one agility club.


    For me it's a combination of socialisation for me and the dog. These days I only attend the days I'm rostered on to instruct as all my dogs are young and chasing their breed championship. There are clubs that train of a weekday evening but somehow I don't think Whippets would be inspired to go out in the cold of an evening.

    I've met lifelong friends thru dog clubs and found work etc via contacts.

    My boy is now ready to start with obedience and we'll be attending a few of the Afghan Clubs Lure Coursing days.
    My main concern were snobs. But it sounds like its a friendly environment. How organised are the ones you attend?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    Wanted to ask you mate...how is Lady going?
    Lady is great!
    Back to good health, the lufenuron tablet did wonders.
    Her coat is still a bit thin, but its growing quickly and her fur is shiny, and her weight is back. Theres no way I'd take her to a club looking the way she did!
    Thanks for asking
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    Gosh no, none of the clubs I've been a member of have been snobs.

    There are some snobby people, but you find them in all walks of life and of course you get a real cross section of society but all with one common interest.

    Of course if you become involved in your club then you will be the best thing since sliced bread.

    The first time I became involved with my original club, which is still going today was about 6 months after I joined up when I volunteered to steward at their trial, 6 months after that I was trialing and the stewarding I did before that was a big help.

    Then I was on the vetting table (having always bred dogs I knew what a bitch in season looked like). Then I enrolled in their instructors course.

    I've been a member of the committee and helped out on the enrollment table.

    Most clubs will invite lecturers etc to further educate their instructors and are invited to fill spots at other clubs when they have lecturers in.

    The next guest speaker at our club will be Karen Bridge so there are big advantages to becoming involved in your club.
    Last edited by mouseandchicken; 05-26-2010 at 04:31 PM.

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    After watching fly ball at Sydney Easter Show last year, i decided to give it a go with Floyd & we joined a team, we all enjoyed the flyball, but i quit after 4 lessons as their was a Hungarian Visler & a Doberman that were just to agro & way out of control for my liking, every time Floyd, Lily or I walked passed those 2 dogs it was freaken scary, they both were ready to attack us for no apparent reason.

    MYF7...Hope all goes well for you & Lady & that you both enjoy yourselves

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