Milton-Ulladulla Dog Training Club’s end of year celebration held on Sunday 1 December 2019 at Milton Showground ended on a high with everyone enjoying a bright and happy morning. Congratulations to all who organised the wonderful catering. A huge thanks goes to Jenny Patch who was instrumental in seeing its success and to those who brought along sweets to follow the Sausage Sizzle. A gift of appreciation was made to Jenny for all she does for the Club.
The program consisted of games for all dogs, organised by Instructor Liz Karasconyi. The Demonstration Team gave a wonderful performance in the Agility Ring.
Agility Ring Renovations
Thanks to the wonderful grant by the Veolir Malwaree Trust and the Club making up the difference, we are excited that the Agility Ring is about to undergo a huge facelift. This means the agility ring will be closed to everyone during the renovations, but completed for when the Club recommences on 2 February 2020.
This year saw a difference in the Presentation because the Club Championships were deferred until 2020. All trophy winners were thrilled. Congratulations to Assistant Secretary Janet Smith for receiving a gift of appreciation for ordering and organising this each year. She does such a wonderful job. Another of Janet’s great successes is the Club’s Newsletter.
Jean and Zip
President Rosie Milton was presented with a lovely framed photo of her Border Collie Wizz, winner of the Flyball Master Champion for 2019 Jedda Award.
Other gifts of appreciation went to the following:
Rosemary Rixon who regularly cuts up treats for the club to sell for dog owners at Dog Training
Margaret Rudd for Publicity for the club in the Local Express,
Warwick Taylor and David Collins for grounds care, and
Mowing helpers, Lori Muir, Bea Mies and Jenny Patch.
The following members were winners in the Christmas Hat Competition.
Dog Owners: First: Jean Patterson. Second: Robin Jones. Third: Bea Mies.
Dog Winners: First: Jean Patterson’s dog Ice. Second: Jacky Bryant’s dog Rocky. Third: Sandra Paton’s dog Archie.
This year Milton Ulladulla Dog Training Club (MUDTC) Instructors have nominated individual members to receive a certificate to acknowledge the good work and progress achieved with their dog during 2019.
Great work and well done to: Dallas Lafou and Bubba; John Deak and Susan Way, and Miss Coco Chanel; Cameron Brousek and Pepper; Christine Ruelle and Jensen; Josie Carter and Amber; Howard Mechan and Monty; Lance Mearing and Lucy; Adele Porter and Georgie; Shane Jones and Tucker; and Carolyn Heron and Millie.
The Club Instructors and Committee have nominated the following members to receive Club Awards.
MUDTC Outstanding Achievement Award – Medallions: Merrill Allen and Oscar; Lori Muir and Archie and Ruby; Carolyn Campbell and Catch; Lisa Martin and Frank
Most Improved Agility – Medallion: Warwick Robinson and Gypsy
Most Improved Rally O – Medallion: Jean Patterson and Zip
Peter Smith and Jimmy Award for Most Persistent Handler: Ken Digby and Zera
Anne Cook Award: Jill O’Hara and Billie
Most Titles Achieved Award: Shared this year three recipients: Danielle Butson and Lua, Janis Price and Lexy, and Natasha Backhouse and Chief
Gained Titles this year
Congratulations to all for your title in 2019
Karen Gould and Harmon RA
Merrill Allen and Oscar RN – CCD
Natasha Backhouse and Chief RN, RA, CD
Janis Price and Lexy RN, RA, CCD
Janis Price and Gypsy RN
Jill Nielsen and Kyri RN
Kylie White and Luna FD
Alison Nagle and Livvy – Neuter Champion and Australian Champion Beljekali La Meilleur Livvy RN
Alison Nagle and Georgie Beljekali Jacinthe Des Bois RN
Danielle Butson and Lua JDM3, ADM, GDX
Hilary Coulton and Monty RA –
Congratulations to Kylie White and Luna’s achievement in gaining these Disc Awards
Bronze and Silver for 4 Way Play
Bronze for Funkey and Throw and Go
First Place – Worldwide Triple Challenge Australia
Third Place – Worldwide ranking 2019
The Club would like to wish members and the community a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year. We look forward to recommencing on 2 February 2020.