The Rottweiler Club of S.A is holding a Track & Search Trial Sun 2/8/20.

The Tracking Advisory Committee is holding a Track & Search Trial 22-23/8/20

For further info please see Trial Schedules page above

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Title Badges   $5 

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Strive to succeed!

Prior to the formation of The Tracking Dog Club of South Australia Inc. in 1978 and its running of its first trial in 1980, trials were run only on request by obedience clubs, mostly SA Obedience Dog Club Inc. but also Southern Districts Kennel and Obedience Club Inc. and German Shepherd Dog Club Inc. SAODC ran its first trial in National Park, Belair, on 26th May 1962 with three qualifiers viz. Doug Kemp’s Orpington Marie CDX, John Moroney’s Morny Panda Carmel CD and Jack Trevor’s Prince Regent of Saxony CDX.

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Tracking is the art of teaching your dog to find people who are lost. You don't have to be very young, or super fit. Neither does your dog. You don't have to have a dog who has excelled at Obedience Classes but it does need to be under effective control at all times. Both you and your dog need an average level of fitness, enjoy walking and are happy to be out in all types of weather. You need to have a bit of spare time. Your dog has plenty and will enjoy sharing it with you. The equipment you will need is a sturdy pair of boots. For rural tracking, a wind and waterproof coat and for urban tracking, clothing suitable for the prevailing conditions. Your dog will need a suitable harness. Please note "No Pull" harnesses are not permitted.
For rural tracking you will need a minimum length of lead of 10metres. For urban track and search you will need a lead of no longer than 2 metres, as per legislated rules in S.A.
You should carry water and a suitable bowl for the dog to drink from. For training some food rewards may be carried but not permitted in trials. A towel and brush is useful if your dog has long hair.

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A training afternoon for handlers only, no dogs, (aimed primarily at rural tracking), will be most useful for beginners but all are welcome to attend. This will be offered by bookings only on July 25th BY BOOKINGS ONLY  at David Roche Park (DogsSA) Cromwell Road Kilburn from 1-3pm.(Gates will be open by 12.30pm).
Subjects to be covered over this training session , starting your dog tracking, suggestions for a plan for training, lead handling. Teaching your dog how to indicate articles. Tracklaying (walking a track) in a trial, Laying a training track (how to flag it). Making your own flags for training. Rules of Tracking Trialling question and answer.
Social distancing must be maintained at all times, and all attendees should supply their own chairs, sanitizer and any PPE they would normally use. No shared pens or clipboards etc., so please bring your own if you want to make notes. BYO FOOD AND DRINKS AND CHAIR.
No shared food or drinks. Instructors will demonstrate with their own dogs or with a demonstration handler and dog under their direction.
All attendees must fill in the attendance register provided on the day.
All attendees must be Members of the Tracking Dog Club of SA INC and or Members of DogsSA.
It would be very useful if all attendee’s had read the Tracking Rules prior to attending as when planning training and to trial in 2021 a knowledge of the requirements to be successful is a useful thing.
Bookings for a place at this training to be made with Josie Miller 0409846158 (no calls after 9pm), numbers will be limited.
No charge.

There are 2 disciplines you can enter. Tracking and Track & Search.
What prerequisites are there for entering a Tracking Trial or a Track and Search Trial?"

The dog must be registered with Dogs SA or equivalent interstate counterpart.
The handler and all registered owners of the dog must also be a Dogs SA member or the equivalent interstate body.

No obedience qualifications are necessary. However the dog must be under effective control of the handler at all times, as the dog must continue to work regardless of distractions. Minimum age of the dog is 6 months. 

Tracking is done in a rural setting with 8 Tests which progress to the following titles

To qualify for Tracking Dog (T.D.) there are three tests. Test 1 is approximately 400 metres long with two changes of direction. There will be one article placed on the track. Tracks 2 & 3 are approximately 800 meters with a minimum of two changes of direction. There will be three articles placed on the track. The dog must indicate at least one article and the tracklayer or end article to pass. For test one & two the handler must nominate the tracklayer. After this, all tracklayers will be unknown to the dog.

To qualify for Tracking Dog Excellent (T.D.X.) there are three tests and you must have your TD title. Tests four and five are 1000 meters with a minimum of four turns and test six is 1200 meters with a minimum of five changes of direction.

To qualify for Tracking Champion (T.Ch.) there are two tests and you must have your TDX title. Tests 7 & 8 are 1200 meters with a minimum of six changes of direction with 3 articles on the track and an extra turn on test 8

The age of the tracks varies between a minimum of 20 minutes for Test One to a minimum of 90 minutes for test seven and a maximum of up to three hours for a test seven and minimum of 2 hours for test eight. 

Tracking Trials are held by the Club in the Monarto area.Full rules are available via the Rule tab.

How many Track & Search Tests are available - There are 10 tests which lead to the following Titles

Track & Search Dog (TSD)                           is gained after successful completion of 3 Tests
Track & Search Dog Excellent (TSDX)        is gained after successful completion of a further 3 Tests
Track and Search Dog Champion (TSCH)   is gained after successful completion of  a further 2 Tests 
Track and Search Grand Champion (TSGrCH) title is gained after successful completion of a final 2 Tests

Track and Search Trials are held by the Club in metropolitan northern Adelaide.
Full rules are available via the Rule tab .

TITLE APPLICATIONS  for Titles within SA Get everything you need at link below  

No calls after 8.30pm please
President                             Josie Miller
                                             0409 846 158
Vice President                    Narelle Medlicott
Secretary                             Robyn Geraghty
                                             0419 806 148 Treasurer / Webmaster       Linda Castle   0412 845 030

Registrar                             Tegan Whalan   (2yr)
                                             0421 506 482

Training Officer                  Sharon Gahan   (2yr)
 (no calls after 8.30pm)           0420 446 278      

Committee                           Allison Wells
                                             Julia Mills
                                             Teresa Shanahan 
                                             Joanne Murrell
e  Editor                Julianne Henry                                 

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TRACKING  $35  members / $55 non members
$35 members / $55 non-members. 

Submit the Dogs SA entry form & Tracking Test  Info sheet in full  (with valid email address / phone number) to trial manager as listed in the schedule

NOTICE to DOGS SA MEMBERS  Easing of COVID 19 Restrictions  11 May 2020  From the special meeting of the DOGS SA Council conducted 11 May 2020 the following restrictions  have been eased by Council: To open the grounds for on lead exercise. Executive Officer to place a notice at the front  gate reminding visitors of the social distancing rules. Effective midnight Wednesday 13 May  2020. 

Reopen the off leash area whilst still observing the social distancing regulations. Executive  Officer to place a notice at the front gate reminding visitors of the social distancing rules.  Effective midnight Wednesday 13 May 2020.  

To reopen the office with only 1 customer at a time in the reception area. Executive Officer  to place a notice on the door and take whatever other steps necessary to ensure the safety  of staff and visitors. Effective midnight Wednesday 13 May 2020. 

Enable disciplines to recommence outdoor training whilst still observing the social distancing  regulations and self‐hygiene. It will be the responsibility of the affiliate to ensure they  comply with all state government regulations. Effective midnight 08 June 2020. 

Exhibitions/Competitions are still currently suspended and under review by DOGS SA Council  and members will be kept informed of any changes 

Although DOGS SA has eased the restrictions ALL members and affiliates are to comply with all SA  Government directions in relation to COVID 19 and social distancing. 

Whilst it is not intended that the DOGS SA office will actively police these arrangements, should  there be any breaches DOGS SA council will have no hesitation in considering reimposing the  previous restrictions.    

DOGS SA Council will continue to monitor the SA Government advice on restrictions imposed by the  COVID 19 epidemic and will adjust its restrictions accordingly.  

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