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Workshop for Trick Dogs Sunday 30th June

All Tricked Up! A Special Workshop for Tricky DogsBrought to you by the SA DWD Advisory Committee

 Sunday 30th June    SACA Hall, David Roche Park, Cromwell Road, Kilburn

Cost:      $30 Handler with Dog     $20 Handler without Dog

It is anticipated that the ANKC will ratify Trick Dog Tests and Titles by 1st September, so this is your chance to find out from top instructors and handlers how to prepare yourself and your dog for success in this new dog sport, and hit the ground running!

In addition to instruction and guidance on teaching tricks to your dog, the Workshop will cover the tricks to be included in the Tests, and how Tests will run. More detail on Workshop content will be available closer to the date.

Numbers of handlers with dogs will be strictly limited, so First in Best Dressed! More experienced dogs and handlers will be allocated to Group 1 (Morning Session), which will run from 9:00 – 11:30, and those with less tricks/trialling experience will be allocated to Group 2 (Afternoon Session), which will run from 12:30 – 3:00.

To secure your spot, email Andi Sutherland andi.s@me.com by Thursday 20th June, indicating if you want a working position (with dog), or an auditing position (no dog). You will receive an email confirming your booking, and asking a few questions to ensure we place you in the most appropriate Group (Morning or Afternoon). You will also receive emailed details on when to arrive, what to bring etc, and any Workshop updates. Payment can be made (via cash only) on the day.

About your Presenters ….

AMANDA HOUSTON (WA)Amanda started out with her first Border Collie 29 years ago, subsequently gaining their UD and achieving many State, Royal and Classic Obedience wins.  They were part of the Doggie Dancers Demo Team, performing all over WA.


Since then Amanda has owned Border Collies and a Golden Retriever, all successful competitors. Her current Border Collie is WAs Top DWD dog, and they are working in UD obedience and Masters Jumping.


Amanda is a qualified ANKC Judge for Obedience, Rally, Agility and DWD. She teaches and hold seminars to help other dog handlers enjoy these sports. She is a positive reinforcement trainer and loves seeing that moment when the handler and dog team come together – “it is magical!”


Amanda is excited about the new sport of Trick Dog Titles and hopes it brings us a new round of champions.  She looks forward to meeting and working with South Australian enthusiasts.

JILL HOUSTON (WA)Jill started competitive obedience in England with two Great Danes, then a GSD who qualified for Crufts Supreme Obedience Championships 5 times. She had two top winning Border Collies and continued with this breed in Australia.


Her dogs have won at the highest level: Western Classics, State Obedience trials, Royals, Nationals, Top Obedience Dog of the Year and Runner-up four times, as well as runner-up three years running for Agility.


Jill’s current dog is the Top Obedience Dog in WA, and recently gained its DWD Freestyle Champion title.


Jill began judging in 1970, is a qualified ANKC judge for Obedience, Agility, Rally-O, and DWD. She has judged in England, Ireland, Denmark, Malaysia, Singapore and many States of Australia.


Jill enjoys presenting and teaching instructors and dog handlers in a range of dog sports. She is a member of the ANKC Trick Dog Titles Working Party, and has been a driving force in getting this sport ratified in Australia.


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