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ANKC PRESS RELEASE – October 2017
Australian National Kennel Council Ltd PRESS RELEASE Reference is made to the Utility Class, Signal Exercise rule ...
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APPLICATIONS FOR TRIAL JUDGES TRAINING IS OPEN.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ANKC MEMBERS RE FCI ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP
Recently, the ANKC Ltd has been in negotiations with the FCI for the continuance as ...
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PREFIX APPLICATIONS
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Atten: Members
Australian National Kennel Council Ltd
PRESS RELEASE
Reference is made to the Utility Class, Signal Exercise rule in the current ANKC Ltd Rules for the Conduct of Obedience Trials and in particular to clarification of the highlighted section noted below:
Deductions – Substantial: For any double signal or failure to sit, stand or down during the heel routine, prolonged signals, slow response to signals.
The National Obedience & Tracking Committee has confirmed the following interpretation which shall be binding in accordance with the rules:
A substantial deduction applies where a dog who fails to stand on the lead up to the final portion of the Signal Exercise in the UD Class.
Tracey Barry
Administrator
October 2017
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DogsNT are pleased to advise members that the new all weather driveway was finished today and is ready for use.
Funding for this work was provided by the The Department of Trade, Business and Innovation Immediate Works Grant scheme, and we are very grateful to have this access upgrade to the grounds.
Thank you to Scotty's Fencing and Mackas Earth Works for doing the work. DogsNT highly recommends these contractors for any fencing and earth works jobs!
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***Change to Office Hours***
Attention Members
As of next week the office hours will be changing to the following days/times:
Thursdays 12pm - 5pm
Fridays 9am - 2pm
Until further notice.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
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Welcome to the Dogs NT Website

Hi Members,

Remember, this is your website.  If there is something you would like to see on here, email your suggestion and we will look into it.  I’d love to get some poems, recipes, helpful doggy information etc.

There is every chance we have missed something, or made a small mistake.  If you find something, please send an email to editor@dogsnt.com.au and we will look into it.

Thanks again to everyone for their contributions and I hope all the members enjoy the web site.

TDW Editor

 

Articles from the ANKC

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ACES Breed Summary Worksheet 2015

 

Notice to all Dogs NT Members re: Increased Fees

DogsNT has reviewed the costs involved with the grounds over the past 12 months and more. It is very clear that the charges do not cover the costs.

Power and Water have significantly increased their charges for both water and electricity, and additionally the prospective costs of light maintenance and replacement promises to be significant also.

To ensure the grounds are of suitable quality to run training classes and conduct shows and trials, these costs are necessary. Therefore we need to ensure the charges levied are sufficient to cover the usage.
The tasks that have been identified to maintain the grounds are as follows:

– water,
– lighting,
– cleaning,
– mowing,
– ground maintenance,
– sprinklers and
– general building maintenance.

As a result of the increases we have decided to split the charges to Ground Hire and Light Hire.
Ground Hire:  Previously the Ground hire was charged as a consolidated amount that attempted to ‘lump’ all costs into one basket. This was at a nominal rate, and charges for water and maintenance were never included. The increases have been absorbed to this date to the great detriment of DogsNT’s finances. It is not possible for this process to continue. The Ground Hire charge will address some of these charges and are expected to include the costs involved with:

1. Water charges
2. General maintenance of the Grounds
3. Occasional replacement of minor items
4. Preparation of grounds for Shows and Trials
5. Cleaning of Toilets and ‘demountable’ prior to shows and trials
    a. Note: the cleaning before and after events will become the responsibility of the affiliate that hires the facilities.

The Light hire is planned to cover costs involved with;

1. Costs of running the lights on a per hour basis
2. Replacement of component parts of the lights
     a. Hire of cherry picker/high lift boom
3. Overall replacement of the lights as end of life approaches.

Council is very appreciative of the assistance currently given to them with mowing, emptying rubbish bins and the other numerous jobs that are being done.

To investigate this further, DogsNT may be able to offset some of the costs for the grounds and lights against the charges for these services. If members would like to identify some of the offsets, Council can discuss and see if they can be implemented.

Council welcome any suggestions from members on any of these issues.

Kind Regards

Caroline Camilleri
Secretary DogsNT

 

Padlock Issues at the Front Gate

It has come to our attention that our members are incorrectly locking the main RASNT gate. This is not an isolated instance, but infact has happened 6 times in a 4 month period.

The inconvenience caused to RASNT staff is not tolerable and continued issues may lead to denial of use of that gate to DogsNT members.

There is a picture on the Shean Road gate of the correct and only procedure for locking that gate.

Changes to Scale of Fees

All members should make note of changes to the scale of fees, effective from 1st January 2015. Click here to view the new scale of fees.

Dogs NT Office

Office hours:
Thursday – 12pm to 5pm
Friday – 9am to 2pm

OFFICE HOURS OVER CHRISTMAS 2017:
The Office will be closed over the Christmas break (as of ‘close of business’):

OFFICE CLOSES: Friday 22nd December 2017
OFFICE RE-OPENS: Thursday 4th January 2018

P:   (08) 8984 3570
E:   naca1@bigpond.com

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