October 2023 Voting Round Results

The results of the October 2023 voting round are as follows:
Item 1: Addition to responsibilities of the Working Trials Subcommittee (3.6.2): PASS (93.96 %)

Item 2: Addition to responsibilities of the Rally-O Subcommittee (3.7.2): PASS (91.93 %)

Item 3: Change to expand the ability for non-dog training clubs to run Rally-O shows: PASS (75.30 %)

Working Trials
Item 1: Working Trials Tracking Trials L1, 2 and 3 Panels – Appointment and Promotion PASS (84.38 %)

Item 2: Appointment to the Utility Dog Panel – additional criterion: PASS (84.38 %)

Item 3: Mock Trials Regulation for judging probationaries: PASS (84.38 %)

Item 1: Reducing the qualifying score for Rally-Excellent A from 100 to 95: FAIL (39.37 %)

Item 2: Clarification of penalties for touching course equipment: PASS (82.11 %)

Details of the results can be found on the Voting and Discussion Items page: https://dogobedience.dogsnz.org.nz/voting%20and%20discussion%20items/

Voting Register

The voting register can be viewed through the Dogs NZ website by following this link: Obedience Voting Register

If you are not logged on to the NZKC site it will direct you to the log-in page and then take you back to the register once you are logged in.

You can check whether you are on the registers you think you should be on (Obedience, Working Trials and Rally-O) and also check your details.  If any of the Voting Register details are wrong (or you are missing from a register) there is an option to email your region rep to get your details updated.  There is also an option to request a change of your Dogs NZ member details (address, email, phone etc.) and this will send an email to the Dogs NZ office with the requested changes.

Competition Obedience Survey Results

A survey on competition obedience was held in late 2022.  We had over 220 responses.

The results of the multi-choice questions are posted below.  The document excludes most of the comments to reduce the size of the document (the full document is 57 pages) but there were some very useful comments.

There were some common themes across the comments including:
  • Encouragement for new handlers
  • New/novelty classes
  • More ribbon trials
  • Obedience back at the National Dog Show
  • Positive, non-judgemental support between all competitors
  • Better support for clubs by Dogs NZ
  • Better promotion of Obedience - Dog World, public promotion (including demonstrations at schools etc.)
The Dog Training Committee is investigating ways of meeting some of the suggestions to improve and grow obedience and we hope to implement some of those ideas soon.

Nov 2022 Competitive Obedience Survey Results

Obedience Top 20 Competition/Rankings

The Obedience Top 20 competition whcih was was suspended after 2019 is now back!

This allows people to see how they are doing each year relative to others around the country.  There will unfortunately no longer be a $1,000 prize for first place but we hope to have some sponsor's product for the winner each year. 

The rankings for the current year and previous years can be seen here: Obedience Top 20

Champions Lists

Lists of Obedience Champions up to 15 May 2015 can now be found on this site under Information/Champions.

You can also access a current list (back to 1996 only) off the Dogs New Zealand website at this link:

Obedience Awards Record Card

As a result of the April 2018 voting round the Obedience awards for achievement in each of the obedience classes has been introduced from 30 June 2018.  This requires interested competitors to keep their own record of their achievements (scores of 95% or over) for each test and get these verified and signed by the show manager.  The region representatives have been issued with record cards to distribute to competitors who want them.  These are also available on request from the Dogs New Zealand office or you can print out your own using the file here.

Dogs New Zealand Club Handbook

The Dogs New Zealand club handbook contains useful informaotin for clubs and can be found on the NZKC website here: https://www.dogsnz.org.nz/pdfs/club-handbook.pdf

Central Dog Obedience NDTA 2023 Raffle Draw

The draw for the Central Dog Obedience Region Raffle to raise funds for the 2023 National Dog Training Assembly was drawn on Wednesday 21 December at 3 pm under police supervision.  The results were:

1st Place: Ticket 3218 - Jono Cox

2nd Place: Ticket 0217 - David Marshall

3rd Place: Ticket 2825 - Rose Graham

4th Place: Ticket 0862 - Kelly Burn

Congratulatoins to the winners. I will be in touch in the New Year to arrange the delivery of the fuel vouchers.

Geoff Collins
Central Region Representative

The Police rtaffle draw confirmation document can be found here: Police Draw