Trials are recognised tests in Obedience work. A qualified judge tests the ability of
dog and handler to work as a team in executing certain set exercises and procedures, then awards points accordingly.
To obtain a qualifying score in the beginning a dog must receive 85 points or more out of a possible 100 (Community Companion Dog). In addition at least 50% of the maximum for each exercise must be scored. Then you have Companion Dog, Companion Dog Excellent, Utility Dog and Utility Dog Excellent. From Community Companion Dog the levels progressively become more advanced.
Both dog and handler must be registered with the Dogs Queensland T/As Canine Control Council (Qld) to compete.
Jumpers and Agility Trials are timed tests over an obstacle course. The obstacles include various high jumps, broad jumps, weaving pegs, tunnels,
A-frame, dog walk and seesaw.
The aim is for the handler and dog to complete the course in the required time frame with the least number of faults.
There are several Classes from Novice through to Masters with the number and types of obstacles and difficulty of the course varying depending on the Class.
The Caboolture Sports Dog Obedience Club currently conducts three Obedience Trials, 1 Jumpers Trial and 1 Tracking Trial per year.
A complete list of Queensland Trial dates can be downloaded from the Dogs Queensland website at http://www.dogsqueensland.org.au/
- Saturday 10th March 2018- Rally Obedience 12pm, Rally Obedience 3pm and Obedience 6pm
- Saturday and Sunday 23rd, 24th & 25th June 2018 - Tracking Trial
- Saturday 7th July 2018 - Rally Obedience 10am, Obedience 1pm, Obedience 5pm
- Sunday 8th July 2018 - Double Agility & Jumpers Trial
- Friday, Saturday & Sunday 7th, 8th & 9th September2018 - Track & Search Trial
- Sunday 30th September 2018 - Double Agility & Jumpers Trial