Wednesday, 27 August 2014

UPCOMING EVENT



WGAA (Vic) is holding its annual FIELD ASSESSMENT DAY on Sunday 5 October.
Venue: Daylesford.
Starting time: Be there and registered by 8.30am.
Bring your own lunch - a BBQ will be available if you bring meat to cook.
Dogs are required to complete three basic tasks - a field run, a land retrieve and a water retrieve.  Certificates will be awarded.
The Field Assessment day is open to all breeds of gundogs of all abilities, young or old. The field and retrieving runs bear a direct relationship to real life hunting over your gundog.  Every encouragement is given by experienced trainers to help you and your dog improve even more. Beginner runs will be provided.
For further details including exact location, please contact Kevin Phelps on 0407 091 221

RETRIEVING TRIAL SCHEDULE – WGAA (Vic)



Date: Sunday 14th September
Stakes: Intermediate and Advanced.
Entry Fee: $15 each dog.
Entries close: 1st September, cheques payable to WGAA.
Post to:  Kathy Oliver
             11 Dreadnought St
             Sandringham 3191
             email: barryoliver@optusnet.com.au
Times:  Vetting 8.30am  Start 9.00am
Judge:   Intermediate TBA
                Advanced Andrew Yeomans
Trophies: Trophy and Sash for 1st place.  Sash for 2nd and 3rd place getters.
Qualifications: Intermediate is a stake confined to gundogs that have not won any stake other than two Intermediate stakes.
                           Advanced is s stake confined to gundogs that have not won four Advanced Retrieving trials or one Open Retrieving trial.
Venue: Nagambie
Catering:  Lunch will be catered for - support your club and purchase lunch on site.
Trial Managers: Contact Andrew Yeomans - Mob. 0419 773 505 email: chalazulu@bigpond.com 
or Kevin Phelps – Mob.  0407 091 221 email: kevinphelps17@hotmail.com
for entry forms or more information.


Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Training Day Sunday 17th August

This month's WGAA training day is this Sunday 17th August.  The entry to the Melton training venue has changed.  Our usual entry  has been  fenced off  and access is now via Reserve Rd, Tullidge St and then Lakewood Blvd - see map below (Click to view in Google Maps).
 There is a small carpark on Lakewood Blvd or otherwise park in Lakeside Blvd itself.  To enter the training venue follow the rock park across the waterway. Dogs must be leashed until you reach the training site - this is a Melton Council requirement.  Name tags must also be worn.
 Training commences at 9am and concludes at approximately 12.00 with a BBQ.  Anyone with a gundog is welcome.



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Thursday, 12 June 2014

Training Day - Sunday 15th June

The entry to the Melton training venue has changed.  Our usual entry  has been  fenced off  and access is now via Reserve Rd, Tullidge St and then Lakewood Blvd - see map below (Click to view in Google Maps).
 There is a small carpark on Lakewood Blvd or otherwise park in Lakeside Blvd itself.  To enter the training venue follow the rock park across the waterway. Dogs must be leashed until you reach the training site - this is a Melton Council requirement.  Name tags must also be worn.
 Training commences at 9am and concludes at approximately 12.00 with a BBQ.  Anyone with a gundog is welcome.



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Thursday, 15 May 2014

Training Day Sunday 18th May - altered entry arrangements

The entry to the Melton training venue has changed.  Our usual entry  has been  fenced off  and access is now via Reserve Rd, Tullidge St and then Lakewood Blvd - see map below (Click to view in Google Maps).
 There is a small carpark on Lakewood Blvd or otherwise park in Lakeside Blvd itself.  To enter the training venue follow the rock park across the waterway. Dogs must be leashed until you reach the training site - this is a Melton Council requirement.  Name tags must also be worn.
 Training commences at 9am and concludes at approximately 12.00 with a BBQ.  Anyone with a gundog is welcome.



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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

No training day Easter Sunday. Next training day Sunday May 18th.

There will be no training day on Easter Sunday. The next training day will be held on Sunday 18th May 2013 at the Melton Botanic Garden (Darlingsford Lake), Melton. Enter the reserve off Collins Rd and follow the track cross country towards the lake. See sidebar on the right for directions via Google Maps. Training commences at 9am and finishes with a BBQ lunch at around 12pm. Anyone with a gundog is welcome.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Duck Opening Water Practice Day





The traditional WGAA Duck Opening Water Practice Day, held on the weekend before duck opening, once again proved a highly popular event for tuning up before the big day. 40 people and 30 dogs once again enjoyed perfect weather and the opportunity to give their dogs some training over a variety of runs, some challenging and some straightforward, on both land and water. L’Epagnuel  Bretons, German Shorthairs, Labradors, Viszlas, Springers and Pointers all participated.
Responsible, sustainable hunting requires that all shot game be retrieved and the handlers in attendance were making certain that their gundogs were ready to fulfil this requirement.

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