Frome Dog Club Newsletter We hope you are all well and have stayed safe at this difficult time, I sure none of us imagined 2020 to turn out like it has! Here is some news and info from the club. League Results 2019/2020 Southwest Obedience: The team done the club proud and finished 2nd overall. Individual results Elementary – 1st Sandy & Callie. 2nd Barbara & Mop. Beginners – 1st Angela & Dia, 2nd Lesley & Evan.Novice – 1st Heather & Sid. Best Improved – Julia & Dogs.Best Newcomer Jo with Nim and Charlotte with Quiz. AgilityWessexLeague.Theteamreallyexcelledthemselveswithwinningeverymatchintheseasonandthereforewinningtheleague overall, especially well done as we had a lot of young dogs in the team and both handlers and dogs did themselves proud. AgilitySouthwestLeague.Theteamdidagrandjobandcame2ndoverall,wehadalotofdogsretirefromthepreviousyearandtragically lostavaluedteammatemidseason.Alotofthedogshadjustcomeupintothisleaguethisseasonanddidexcellentjob.Noindividual trophies came to Frome this year. TeamCaptainwriteup:FromeDTCtookpartintheWessexandSouthWestleaguelastwinter.TheWessexisfornovicedogsandthe southwest for advanced dogs.WestartedwithadoublematchagainstCliftonon24thNov.TheWessexteamkickedusoffwithagreatwinoverall.Gainingplaceswere LisaandDaisywitha1st,CarolandHathi3rdandRachelandKeira2nd.TheSouthWesthadagoodtrywithHeatherandSidgettinga1st and Susan and Gilly a 2nd, unfortunately we did not win that match overall.The15thDectookbothteamsawaytoplayagainstChippenham.TheWessexagainwonoverallwithsomegreatindividualresults.Lisaand Daisy2x2nd's,RachelandKeira3rdandRobinandSparky3rd.TheSouthWesthadatough,veryclosematchlosingbyjust0.5points! Still, Kacey and Solly got a 1st and Carol and Lottie a 2nd.TheWessexteamheadeddowntoplayCliftonafterChristmasonJan19thandagaincameawaywithaconvincingwin.HeatherandMatti and Lucy and Logan each winning a 1st and 2nd place each.OursecondhomematchwasadoubleagainstChippenhamon26thJan.TheWessexteamheldontotheirwinningstreakandtookthe matchoverall.LisawithWillowandDaisytakinghomeabundleofcertificatesincluding1x1st,2x2ndsand1x3rd!CarolandHathialso leftwithared1stplacecard.TheSouthWestwerespurredonbytheWessexteamfabresultsandwontheirmatch.Helpingdosowere Sarah and Malu with a 1st and a 2nd, Heather and Sid 1st and Daniel and Chester 3rd. Great results!OurlastmatchwasSouthWestawaytoCliftonon16thFeb.Anothercompetitivematchwhichwedidn'tquitegainenoughpointstowin overall but Karen and Aggie and Heather and Sid both gained a 3rd place each.AttheendoftheseasonFromeSouthwestteamfinished2ndoverallwhichisbrilliant.Itwasgreattoseedogsandhandlersworking togetherandasateam,andofcourse,havingfun!Thankyoutoeveryonewhotookpart,helped,competed,broughtfood,andtravelled to the matches.Well Done Frome ��AGM – following government and Kennel Club guideline this has been postponed until the guideline change for it to be able to go ahead. Treasurer:Janwhohaslookedarethebooksforseveralyearsandhasdoneafantasticjobhasstepdown.WewouldliketothankJanfor all her hard work which has been very much appreciated over the year.Trophy Night/Challenge Night Wehavemadethedecisiontogivetherewardsfromthenightswehadmanagedtodothisyear.Asthisisonlyhalfofthenightsthat wouldhavenormallytakenplaceandconsideringweareunabletoordertrophies.Wethoughtwewouldhandoutsomecertificatesthis year, and hopefully we will be able to get back on board for next year. So here are the results. Agility Trophy Night Beginner Dogs- 1st Sue & Pippin, 2nd Barbara & Pip, 3rd Clare & Millie. Novice Dogs – 1st Sarah & Malu, 2nd Robin & Sparky, 3rd Lisa & Willow. Trainer Dogs – 1st Heather & Matti, 2nd Lucy & Logan. Agility Challenge Night Beginner Dogs – Sue & George, 2nd Barbara & Pip, 3rd = Peter & Alfred, Clare & Millie.Novice Dogs – Sarah & Malu, 2nd Robin & Sparky, 3rd Jas & Arnie. Trainer Dogs- 1st Carol & Hathi, 2nd Heather & Matti. Hoopers Trophy Night Beginner Dogs- 1st Carly & Rupert, 2nd = Wendy & Abbie and Moss. Novice Dogs – 1st Susan & Sadie, 2nd Clare & Millie. Trainers Dogs – 1st Heather & Sid, 2nd Carol & Hathi. Hoopers Challenge Night Beginner Dogs – 1st Hannah & Wren, 2nd Teresa & Paige. Novice Dogs – 1st Clare & Millie, 2nd Rachel & Keira.Trainer Dogs – 1st Carol & Hathi, 2nd Heather & Sid. Obedience Susan’s Class – Barbara & MopHeather’s Class – Carol & ScooterEmma’s Class – Wendy & BarneyBest Wessex League – Lisa & DaisyBest Southwest - Heather & SidOnline Good Hoopers Awards. While in lock down some of us have been doing some online hoopers awards. CongratulationstoHannah&Wren,Anna&PiandEllie&SiriforpassingtheirJuniorFoundation,BronzeandSilver,thegirlsareworking their way though gold. We wish them best of luck. Carol with Hathi and Lottie has also gone through the awards and the girls have passed, Foundation, Bronze, Silver and Gold. IfanyonewouldlikemoreinfoontheawardspleasecontactCarolviamessenger,email@example.com,ormobile 07713443164.Puppy Outdoor Classes Tokeepincurrentguidelines,wearenowabletooffersmallgroupsofpuppyclassesatanoutdoorlocation,toensurewestayinguideline youwillneedtopaybybacsfora5weekcourseinadvance.WearelookingatofferingtheseclassesonaMondaynightat6pmanda Tuesdaymorningat11am,thelocationisinRode.Ifyouareinterestedandwouldlikemoredetailsandtobook,pleasecontactJackion 07598277282 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgAgility/ Hooper TrainingSome of the trainers are now able to offer some 1-2-1, or small group session, please contact your trainer for more information. Rally If you have not tried this discipline then take a look, if your best friend needs calming down a little or is getting a bit stiff for agility or maybe you can’t move as well as you used to. Then Rally is a great way to meet new friends and is more relaxed than regular obedience. There is a web site ‘Rallynews.co.uk which has lots of info. Including rally on-line, all so if you go to ‘You Tube’ where there is lots of films showing Rally in action. I have been Assistant manager for the ‘South & South West Interregional Crufts Rally Team’ for the last 4 years. For a small fee, which will go to the team fund raising. I would be happy to offer 1 or 2 people training in my garden. If you are interested, please contact: 07857893347 LesleyScent Detection Dogshavehighlysensitivenosesfarsuperiortoourown.Scentdetectionornoseworkmimicstheworkofdetectiondogstolocatescent.Scentdetectionisapositiveandchallengingactivitythatallowsthedogstousetheirnaturalsensesinafunandengagingwaythatbuilds confidenceandtrustbetweendogsandhandler.Anybreedofdogandanyagecandothisactivityfrompuppiestoelderlydogswantingto keepactive.Wecanstartthemathomebyhidingtheirfavouritetreatsindifferentplaces,makeitfairlyeasytostartwith,maybeby hidingthetreatsinsomecardboardboxesandineasytofindplacesinthehome.Getyourdogtogoandfindthetreattheygetinstantly rewardedforfindingit.TofindoutmoreonhowtomoveontoandcontinuetooutdoordetectiongiveHeatheracallortexton 07806681837.Members News Daniel at Crufts AtChippenhamAgilityshowlastOctober,DanielandChesterwonboththeAgilityDogoftheYearclassandtheUnder18'sjumpingandso qualified to compete in the Young Kennel Club at Crufts 2020!AgilitywasontheThursday,soweheadeduptotheNECverynervousandexcited.Wegotaprintoutofthecourseandsoonitwastime forDantowalkit.Iwasnotallowedtowalkitwithhim,sohehadtodecideiftheoptionswehadchosenaftermakingpreviousdecisions fromstudyingthecoursemapwouldbebestfor,heandChester.Theyranbrilliantly!Danielwasgreat,keepingacoolhead(eventhough hewasverynervous!)anddirectedChesteraroundthecourse.ChesterLOVEDtheatmosphereandwasn'tfazedbythebigcrowdorthe differentfeelofrunningonthegreencarpet.Theyflewaround.Chesterpoppedoutofthe10thweaveandtookanexcitableflyerfromthe dogwalksotheyfinishedwith10faults.Theycame4thoverallsogottocollectarosettefromthejudge,thankhimandshakehishand. WehadtodoitalloveragainonSaturdayforDanandChestertocompeteintheJumping.Thistimetheynailedtheirweavesand completedabrilliantclearroundearningthemselvesapodiumspotof2ndplace!Amazing.Weareveryproudofthembothand,nerves aside, enjoyed every minute of our experiences being and competing at Crufts. Here's to 2021!New Baby. Rachel and Dan welcomed baby Isabelle Margaret Rose Tyler on 18th April 2020 weighing 7lb 5oz. Mum and Baby are doing very well.