News for Members 2018

Want to know what is happening at the EPIC showgrounds so you can plan your events?  Check out this list of events.


The Rule revision is open for submission by all Dogs ACT members. Submissions must be in writing, include the rule you want to change & the rationale on why it needs to be changed.  Submissions to be email to the Dogs ACT lure coursing rep – Helen Mosslar – BY 30 APRIL at



All members are invited to the following information sessions being given by Dogs VIC member Andrew Burt on Sat 17 March starting at 10am.

Cost $10 for 1 or all 3 sessions.  Please contact office to book – see you there


NOTE: The calendar has been updated and there is now the facility to not only see the events in a monthly calendar format but also in a list.  Click on the ‘View As’ button then click on LIST.  This will document all the events currently in the calendar at the time you look.  Be aware that there are more events being added to the calendar weekly so please check when you want to know what is coming up in 2018.

For example if you want to see all the trials, put word trial under search, go to right hand side & under ‘view as’ click “list”. This will then give you every trial on our calendar from this month.


EXHIBITORS – Dogs ACT are trialling a new concept for our shows and utilising under cover areas for our shows to beat the hot weather conditions.

Dogs ACT will trial this concept on Sunday 28th January 2018 for its 2 championship shows.

If successful Dogs ACT are considering a show season for future summer periods to enhance our show calendar.  The proposal would be to hold a ch show on Sat evening then 2 more ch shows on Sunday – all under cover & out of the heat. Less to pack up means you would be away more quickly too.

The advantages for YOU the exhibitor are:

  • Under cover area with plenty of ventilation;
  • Solid asphalt surface;
  • No need for canopies/gazebos/sides;
  • Lighting, if required;
  • Huge amenities block;
  • Camping facilities 20-30 metres from rings;
  • Parking within 15 metres of rings; and
  • Ample exhibitor areas for set up(meaning less equipment required for all).

Come along to the Sunday shows & see how it would work for you, enter the shows and tell everyone how good it could be.

We look forward to seeing you there – enter soon. Schedule posted on both Facebook & also on our website calendar 27th/28th Jan 2018.


Dogs ACT is bringing Maria Thiry of Red Dog Agility to Canberra to conduct Agility Seminars March 2 – 4 at the Dogs ACT grounds! Attached is a booking form with all the session details on offer. Please email Amanda your booking form or any questions to


Dogs ACT is offering courses for aspirant Obedience Judges for the Community Companion Dog (CCD), Novice Dog (CD) and Open Dog (CDX) classes.  Courses will commence in April and conclude late October/November with theory and practical examinations.  Aspirants must be approved by the Dogs ACT Council.  There is a course fee of $56.00 which must be enclosed with the application form.  Those aspirants not admitted to the course will receive a refund of $40.00.

Standard qualifications and all other details are on the Application forms. CCD/CD application is here.  Open application is here.

Applications must be submitted by the 28th February 2018.