Dog Obedience Committee and Rally-O Subcommittee Elections

Nominations for the following positions closed on 16 April 2019 and only one nominations was received for each.  Therefore those nominated are elected unopposed:

Dog Obedience Committee
Chairperson: Arend van den Bos (effective from 22 June after ACOD)
Northern Region Representative: Sue Howe
Central Region Representative: Karen Sadler
Southern Region Representative: Richard van den Bos (effective from 1 June)

Rally-O Subcommittee
Northern Region Representative: Gaye Stammers
Southern Region Representative: Jo Miller

April Voting Obedience Round Results

The April 2019 voting round has now closed.  A summary of the results is shown below:

Obedience

•  Item 1: Change to allow six qualifying wins in Test B – FAIL (50.8%)

•  Item 2: Introduction into Test A heelwork of a single right- or left-hand circle – PASS (79.8%)

•  Item 3: Allowing Test A handlers to talk to their dogs in the on-lead heelwork – FAIL (56.4%)

•  Item 4: Change to only off-lead heelwork in Test A – FAIL (48.1%)

•  Item 5: Introduction of the Continental finish as an option in all tests – FAIL (51.1%)

•  Item 6: Change to allow exercises to be run in any order for all tests – FAIL (61.3%)

•  Item 7: Introduction into the Test B retrieve of a choice of five set retrieve articles – FAIL (65.3%)

•  Item 8: Change of name from Special Beginners to Beginners – PASS (78.4%)

Working Trials

•   Item 1: Use of lead and collars in WD, TD and TT: PASS (96.43%)

•   Item 2: Definition of the Working Area: PASS (92.86%)

•   Item 3: Providing track-layer’s scented cloth to Working Trials competitors at the start: FAIL (62.96%)


General

Item 1: Change to annual updates of the Obedience regulations: PASS (76.77%)


Those items that passed will become effective from 1 July 2019.


NDOA Timing Vote

The voting survey on whether or not the NDOA should move back to Labour Weekend or remain at Easter has now closed.  The results were as follows:

Move back to Labour Weekend: 69.58%
Stay at Easter: 30.42%

Therefore the vote to move back to Labour Weekend meets the required two thirds (66.67%) majority.

Subject to ratification by the Executive Council the NDOA will move back to Labour Weekend in 2021 (Southern Region).

Regulation Changes Effective 1 Januray 2019

As a result of the October 2018 voting round (plus one Rally-O notification in August) there will be several changes to the regulations that became effective from 1 January 2018.  A full list of changes can be seen here

New 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.

Black Hawk Obedience Top 20 Competition

An Obedience Top 20 competition has been introduced which will run from 1 October to 30 September each year.  There is a prize of $1,000 for the owner/s of the winning dog each year.  Further details and the current standings for the competition can be found on the NZKC website here: Obedience Top 20

Following the decision to move the NDOA to Easter from 2018 the Obedience Top 20 competition for 2017/2018 will run from 1 October 2017 to 31 December 2018 (i.e. 15 months) and the award will be presented at the 2019 Easter NDOA. The following Top 20 will run from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019 and be presented at the 2020 NDOA.

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

Voting Register

The voting register can now be viewed through the NZKC 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 NZKC member details (address, email, phone etc.) and this will send an email to the NZKC office with the requested changes.


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 NZKC website at this link: https://nzkc.dogsnz.org.nz/members/obedience_dog_titles.html