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Sorry can't do tomorrow arvo (prior commitment) but can do Wednesday any time after say 2.30pm or any time on Thursday.

Next week is pretty free at this stage also :) We could do this Thursday and next Thursday also if you like?

Please pm me for further arrangements :)

Thanks - will pm this afternoon. :thumbsup:

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Very proud to have been invited to judge the inaugural Endurance Test for the American Staffordshire Terrier Club of Victoria.

Details below

https://www.facebook.com/events/225007194365698/

Congrats AS, that's fantastic news. Also excellent to see another club holding an ET... all the more options for me to choose from next year :D

I hope it is a huge success for the ASTCV :thumbsup:

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Just wanted to share that I have received a copy of the flyer for the Grafton ET from a friend who has done it before and knows the lady running it. So I have all the info now :)

Countdown is on now!

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Ok I have a question that my contact couldn't answer 100%. I just realized that you can use a harness in the trial, and as I have a Sporn harness, I'm wondering if that's allowable? I couldn't see it excluded specifically in the rules:

"The dog must wear a fixed collar or suitable harness. No neck chains, slip collars, spiked

collars, muzzles or head control collars shall be permitted."

but I don't want to break the rules. Can anyone answer specifically?

thanks

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Ok I have a question that my contact couldn't answer 100%. I just realized that you can use a harness in the trial, and as I have a Sporn harness, I'm wondering if that's allowable? I couldn't see it excluded specifically in the rules:

"The dog must wear a fixed collar or suitable harness. No neck chains, slip collars, spiked

collars, muzzles or head control collars shall be permitted."

but I don't want to break the rules. Can anyone answer specifically?

thanks

Great you have all the info. Wishing you luck for the test.

Not too familiar with the sporn harness, but think it should be allowable as long as it is a fixed harness.

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American Staffordshire Terrier Club Of Victoria

Open Endurance test

VENUE: Springers Leisure Centre, 400 Cheltenham Road, Keysborough

JUDGE: Michael Stuart (VIC)

ENTRY FEE: $35 per entry for ASTCV Members, $40 for Non Members. (Includes DV levy and catalogue)

ENTRIES: Please email the Trial Secretary, Lee Ruf, [email protected] for your entry form. Complete this on your computer and return via email. A copy of the Veterinary Certificate of Soundness, will also be emailed, this needs to be printed, completed by your Veterinarian and presented at check in on the day of the trial.

Entrants must include on the entry form whether they are riding a bike or running. Please note: If you plan to RUN with your dog, you will have to run at a speed of 10km per hour for 2 hours. This is fast… please check you can do this as dogs have had to pull out because their handler could not keep up the pace.

ENTRIES STRICTLY CLOSE: Saturday 19th July 2014. Entries will be capped at 20 entrants.

CHECK IN: 6:15am to 6:45am. Dogs to be vetted by the Trial Veterinarian prior to trial commencement.

JUDGING COMMENCES: 7:00am

CATERING: Sausage sizzle and refreshments available for purchase.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS: All entrants who choose to ride a bicycle must wear a suitable safety helmet to comply with the State traffic laws. All bicycles must be in roadworthy condition.

In compliance with the ANKC rules the veterinary certificate issued within fourteen days immediately prior to the date of the test MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR EACH DOG ON THE DAY OF THE TEST. Your dog will not be permitted to compete unless the form is completed within two weeks of the test i.e. NOT before 19th July 2014.

This event is open to all breeds with ANKC registration papers, whose owners and handlers are members of a State Canine Controlling body i.e. DOGS Victoria. Dogs must be over 2 years of age and no older than 8 years of age on the day of the test. Dogs must compete wearing fixed collars or harnesses, no correction chains.

EXTREME TEMPERATURES: In the event the temperature reaches 24ºC at any time during the test on the 2nd of August 2014 this fixture will be cancelled in compliance with the ANKC rules.

AWARDS: Title sash and certificate for all those who pass the test.

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Isn't the Sporn harness one that tightens when the dog pulls? If so I doubt it would be allowable.

I agree with this - I don't think it would be allowed. I took one of mine on a Julius K9 harness which worked well for her

Just done my entry for the GSDCV ET and really pleased to see another in Vic in a few months. I've got a very fit young girl who isn't 2 until July so that's perfect for her! Can I do 2 ETs in one year though?!!

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Well after a couple of weeks training, I've decided to postpone doing an ET until next year. I'm disappointed but we've just started trialling in rally and obedience and he was doing well but the endurance training made him a bit flat. Maybe I built up the distance a bit quickly because I started a bit late, so next year we'll start a lot earlier and build up more gradually. Good luck to all those doing ETs this year.

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Well after a couple of weeks training, I've decided to postpone doing an ET until next year. I'm disappointed but we've just started trialling in rally and obedience and he was doing well but the endurance training made him a bit flat. Maybe I built up the distance a bit quickly because I started a bit late, so next year we'll start a lot earlier and build up more gradually. Good luck to all those doing ETs this year.

I know what you mean PP. I was trialling in agility whilst training for an ET a few years ago and my dog was struggling a bit with the jump height... that said the jumps were significantly higher in those days too :D

I will be doing an ET next year also. So, if you wish to do some general fitness and conditioning mid level training (bike work) and would like a partner, just let me know. For the next few months I will be continuing at just over 6km at a time and do this approx. once a week at Springers.

Will start building up for ET around April next year.

Recently a few of us have been getting together to bike and it has been terrific. We have our own little training crew :)

Anyone is welcome. :thumbsup:

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Well after a couple of weeks training, I've decided to postpone doing an ET until next year. I'm disappointed but we've just started trialling in rally and obedience and he was doing well but the endurance training made him a bit flat. Maybe I built up the distance a bit quickly because I started a bit late, so next year we'll start a lot earlier and build up more gradually. Good luck to all those doing ETs this year.

I know what you mean PP. I was trialling in agility whilst training for an ET a few years ago and my dog was struggling a bit with the jump height... that said the jumps were significantly higher in those days too :D

I will be doing an ET next year also. So, if you wish to do some general fitness and conditioning mid level training (bike work) and would like a partner, just let me know. For the next few months I will be continuing at just over 6km at a time and do this approx. once a week at Springers.

Will start building up for ET around April next year.

Recently a few of us have been getting together to bike and it has been terrific. We have our own little training crew :)

That sounds great - thank you. I had thought I'll try to keep doing a little bit of bike riding with him. I hope you all enjoy your training and test. Pics would be good! :-)

Anyone is welcome. :thumbsup:

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Well after a couple of weeks training, I've decided to postpone doing an ET until next year. I'm disappointed but we've just started trialling in rally and obedience and he was doing well but the endurance training made him a bit flat. Maybe I built up the distance a bit quickly because I started a bit late, so next year we'll start a lot earlier and build up more gradually. Good luck to all those doing ETs this year.

I know what you mean PP. I was trialling in agility whilst training for an ET a few years ago and my dog was struggling a bit with the jump height... that said the jumps were significantly higher in those days too :D

I will be doing an ET next year also. So, if you wish to do some general fitness and conditioning mid level training (bike work) and would like a partner, just let me know. For the next few months I will be continuing at just over 6km at a time and do this approx. once a week at Springers.

Will start building up for ET around April next year.

Recently a few of us have been getting together to bike and it has been terrific. We have our own little training crew :)

That sounds great - thank you. I had thought I'll try to keep doing a little bit of bike riding with him. I hope you all enjoy your training and test. Pics would be good! :-)

Anyone is welcome. :thumbsup:

Ooops. I seem to have got my reply a bit mixed up with your post.

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Isn't the Sporn harness one that tightens when the dog pulls? If so I doubt it would be allowable.

I agree with this - I don't think it would be allowed. I took one of mine on a Julius K9 harness which worked well for her

Just done my entry for the GSDCV ET and really pleased to see another in Vic in a few months. I've got a very fit young girl who isn't 2 until July so that's perfect for her! Can I do 2 ETs in one year though?!!

Of course you can!!! :)

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