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Thank You – CKC Obedience & Rally Trials – April 2024

I would like to thank all the fantastic volunteers and competitors who made our trial last weekend a success. It truly takes a village. One of my favourite things is to see someone who comes in on Saturday morning looking a bit lost and says that it’s their first trial and stops by on the second day to say what a great time they have had.
Thanks everyone.  Daryl Freed trial chair

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REMINDER: CKC Obedience & Rally Trials – April 2024

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Spring Session 2024 – Registration Open

NOSA’s Spring Session classes start Wednesday, March 27, 2024 in the RCMP Barn @ the Saanich Fairgrounds.
Registration is now open for all classes!

 

Please visit our Classes for the class descriptions and to register.

AIOC Obedience & Rally Trials – March 23, 2024

AIOC Obedience & Rally Trials – March 20, 2024

CKC Obedience & Rally Trials – April 2024

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Snow Day – Jan. 17, 2024

SNOW DAY!!!

Classes Have Been Cancelled Tonight
(Jan. 17, 2024)

 

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Winter 2024 – Class Schedule

January 10 – March 6, 2024

Winter Session 2024 – Availability

Our Winter Term starts on Wednesday, January 10.

We have space in the following classes:

  • Puppy
  • Beginners
  • Novice Tricks
  • Novice Practice

Winter Session 2024 – Registration Open

NOSA’s Winter Session classes start Wednesday, January 10, 2024.
Registration is now open for all classes!

 

NEW for this session is our Pet Manners class! This class is perfect for the older puppy (5 ½+ to 12 months) who has not had any previous training and would benefit from basic household training.

 

Other classes available:
Puppy
Focus & Foundation
Beginners
Canine Good Neighbour
Novice Practice
Rally Advanced
Novice Tricks

 

Please visit our Classes for the class descriptions and to register.

AIOC Obedience & Rally Trials – October 2023

 Announcing: Two AIOC Obedience Trials & Two AIOC Rally Trials on Sunday, October 22nd, 2023. At the RCMP Barn, Saanich Fairgrounds. Hosted by NOSA & Greater Victoria Dog Obedience Training Club. See poster for more details.


Same day CGN Test, Starts at 10am, Caren Holtby Evaluating, Info and Registration: cgn-trials-entry@nosa.ca

Obedience Trial #1 & Rally Trial #2

Registration: aioc-trials-entry@nosa.ca

e-Transfer: treasurer@nosa.ca

 

Obedience Trial #2 & Rally Trial #1
Registration: mrtaylor@pacificcoast.net
e-Transfer: treasurer@gvdotc.ca

CGN Test – October 22, 2023

NOSA Hosted – CGN Test
October 22, 2023 – 10AM Start
RCMP Barn – Saanich Fairgrounds
1528 Stellys Cross Road, Saanichton, BC, V8M 1S8
Evaluator – Caren Holtby
Limited Entry – $25 for advanced entry, $30 day-of entry if space available
For advanced entry or any questions, please contact Shay Lockhart at cgn-trials-entry@nosa.ca

Entries are limited so don’t delay!

 

Same day events – NOSA and GVDOTC will be hosting two AIOC Obedience Trials and two AIOC Rally Obedience Trials. See club websites for more information, https://nosa.ca/events/ & https://gvdotc.com/events/

Fall 2023 Ring Schedule

Fall Session 2023 Availability

NOSA has Fall Session classes starting Wednesday, September 13. NOSA holds its classes at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney, BC.

 

There is still space available in the following classes:

  • Puppy
  • Advanced/Trials Practice
  • Intermediate Open
  • Open

 

The class descriptions and registration info can be found on our Classes page.

Scent Trials – June & July 2023

In the past 4 weeks there have been 4 scent trials on Vancouver Island, 2 SDDA , 1 CKC and 1 CDSA. NOSA members participated in 2 of the 4 trials, attaining three championships and several new titles. Our congratulations to club members and their dogs for the following accomplishments:
 
Victoria SDDA scent trial June 24 & 25, 2023:
  • Liz Hayes and Trek (Miniature Poodle) earned the SDDA Championship SD-CH – first mini poodle in Canada to achieve this status!!!!
  • Jacquelene Seigel and Potchki (Portuguese Water Dog) – Advanced title and placements and SDDA Championship SD-CH
  • Lori Bulmer and Divot (Beagle) Q’d in Excellent Interior and Excellent Containers to achieve the SDDA Championship (SD-CH) and 3 rd place Excellent Containers, Working stream.
  • Cherry Condrey and Vega (Sheltie)- 2 Qs in Advanced Containers with a 1 st place on Sunday.
  • Lisa Jenkinson and Luke (Sheltie)–Q’d for 2 nd Excellent Exterior
     
Cobble Hill CKC scent trial July 8 & 9, 2023:
  • Barb Wright and Parker (Sheltie) – Q’d in Master Exterior for Exterior component title – SDX
  • Laurie Payten and Alex (Miniature Poodle) – Excellent title – SDE
  • Lori Bulmer and Divot (Beagle) – Open title SDO
  • Lori Bulmer and Promise (Beagle) – Novice title SDN and Q’d in Open Containers
  • Cherry Condrey and Vega (Sheltie) – Q’d Novice Interior
  • Norah Shandley and Sligo (Rough Collie) – Q’d Open Exterior
  • Lisa Jenkinson and Luke (Sheltie) – Q’d Excellent Exterior

Clever Canine SDDA nosework trial – July2023

Congratulations to the NOSA Members and their dogs who participated in the Clever Canine SDDA nosework trial in the Glenlyon Norfolk School, June 3, 2023. Several NOSA members competed with the below noted successes:
 
  • Barb Wright and Parker Shetland Sheepdog– Q’d in Advanced Containers and Advanced Interiors, working stream. Working on 3rd Advanced title.
  • Cherry Condrey and Vega Shetland Sheepdog- Q’d in Advanced Containers and Advanced Interior, working stream. Working on 4th Advanced title.
  • Karen Foster and Stella Labrador Retriever – 1st Advanced title, amateur stream, with a first place in Advanced Interiors and second place in Advanced Containers
  • Lisa Jenkinson and Luke Shetland Sheepdog– Q’d in Advanced Containers and Advanced Exterior, working stream, working on 4th Advanced title.
  • Lori Bulmer and Divot Beagle- 1st Excellent title, amateur stream, gold score, 1st place in Excellent Interiors.
  • Lori Bulmer and Promise Beagle – 2nd Advanced title , gold score, working stream.
  • Norah Shandley and Sligo Rough Collie – 2nd Started title – SP, working stream.
 

K9 Scentinels Chilliwack SDDA nosework trial – June 2023

Congratulations to the NOSA Members and their dogs who participated in K9 Scentinels Chilliwack SDDA nosework trial in the Atchelitz Threshermen’s Association Museum May 28, 2023. The most notable result is as follows:
 
  • Betsy Moyer and Ranzfel’s Time Will Tell, “Teagan” earned their Elite Champion and Grand Master Champion titles under judge Lou Ann Lambert. This is an OUTSTANDING achievement, being the highest and most prestigious awards in sporting Scent Detection in Canada. The requirements are as follows:
    • Sporting Detection Elite Champion – SD-ELCH Five (5) titling scores at the Elite Level achieved under at least two (2) different judges. At least two (2) scores must be gold scores (96% or higher).
    • Sporting Detection Grand Master Champion – SD-GMCH requires one MACH title consisting of 10 titles at either the Advanced or Excellent level of which 3 must be gold (96% or higher) and 3 must be at the Excellent level combined with the SD-ELCH. Scores must be achieved under at least three (3) different judges.
 
We believe that Teagan is the first English Cocker Spaniel to complete the extensive requirements to attain this level in Canada.
 
In addition to his amazing SDDA accomplishments, Teagan earned his Grand Master level in the Canadian Kennel Club Scent Detection trial a month earlier on April 9, 2023, at the Maritime Museum in Campbell River under judge Karen Bereti. This is the highest-level award in CKC Scent Detection and requires a total of 6 Master titles earned to complete the Grand Master designation.
 
Congratulations to Betsy Moyer and her outstanding ECS Ranzfel’s Time Will Tell TDX, ETD, SDGMCh, TD, SD-GMCH, SD-ELCH, NW3.

Fall Session 2023 Registration

NOSA’s Fall session begins September 13th. Online registration is now open.

To register please go to the Classes page to view class descriptions and to register online.

If you have questions, please Contact Norah Shandley or Cherry Condrey, CoTraining Chairs.

Cowichan Valley K9 Nosework Club Scent Trial – May 2023

Congratulations to the NOSA Members and their dogs who participated in Cowichan Valley K9 Nosework Club Scent Trial this past weekend in Shawnigan Lake. Some notable results are as follows:
  • Lisa Jenkinson and Luke – High in Trial, working stream, 4th Advanced title, Q and 1st place Advanced Exteriors, Q and 2nd place Advanced Containers, Q and 2nd place Advanced Interiors, working stream.
  • Barb Wright and Parker – Q and 2nd place in Advanced Containers and Q in Advanced Interiors, working stream.
  • Liz Hayes and Trek – 1st Excellent title!! 3rd place and Q Excellent Interior, Q Excellent Exterior, 3rd place and Q Excellent Containers, amateur stream and 3rd place and Q Excellent Containers, working stream.
  • Lori Bulmer and Promise – Sunday: Q in Advanced Containers and Advanced Exterior (Working Stream)
  • Lori Bulmer and Divot – Saturday: Q and 1st place in Excellent Exterior (Amateur Stream); Sunday: Q in Excellent Containers, Q and 3rd place in Excellent Exterior (Amateur Stream)
 

Tyee Kennel Club’s show and trials – May 2023

Congratulations to the NOSA Members and their dogs who participated in Tyee Kennel Club’s show and trials this past weekend.
Some notable results are as follows:
 
  • Daryl & Selkie – High in Class – Utility A
  • Shay & Ruby – Group 4, Best of Breed x4, New Champion
  • Liz & Rocket – Best of Opposite Sex x2, Select Dog
  • David & Molly – First in Altered Group x2
  • Caren & Glory – Best Veteran in Show
  • Caren & Gracie – Group 3
  • Caren & Glory & Gracie – Best Brace in Group
  • Caren & Rocket – Best of Breed
  • Lori & Hugo – Best of Breed, New Champion
  • Lori & Divot – Best of Breed

CKC Obedience & Rally Trials – April 2023

NOSA would like to thank all the sponsors, volunteers and participants who came and made our CKC Obedience and Rally trials a success.

 

Special thanks to the following corporate sponsors:

  • Buckerfields Saanichton
  • Sidney Pet Centre
  • Tanners Books
  • Thrifty Foods Sidney

Scent Detection Trials – March 2023

Thank you to everyone attending the NOSA scent trials March 18 and 19, 2023 in Victoria.  It was exciting to have so many search teams from both the island and the mainland. There were many titles earned, a few major achievements and a strong supportive community spirit over the weekend.

 

A very special thank you to our 3 judges, Kathy Hansen, Karen Bereti and Cathy Merrithew for great hides and some challenging searches.  A huge thank you to our host Jeanine Stannard of St. Margaret’s School, we appreciate having access to such an incredible and beautiful facility. 

 

THANK YOU so much for our wonderful volunteers without whom the scent trials would not happen; time is a precious commodity, and we are grateful that you chose to share your time with us!!!  A special thank you to our generous sponsors 4 Paws Pet Grocery and Boutique, Sidney Animal Hospital, Bosleys Royal Oak, Sidney Pet Centre, Meridoc Dog Sports, Leslie Morris, and our anonymous donors.

 

Laurie Payten

Chair Scent Trials

North Saanich Dog Obedience Training Club (NOSA)

Mock Trial – March 15, 2023

Announcing: NOSA Mock Obedience & Rally Trials, Wednesday, March 15th. 2023. See the poster for details.

AIOC Trials – March 25, 2023

Announcing: Two AIOC Obedience Trials & Two AIOC Rally Trials on Saturday, March 25th. Hosted by NOSA & Greater Victoria Dog Obedience Training Club.

Classes – Spring Session 2023

Registration is now open for NOSA’s Spring Session of classes. Classes start on March 29th.
Registration and more information can be found on our Classes page.

If you have questions, please contact Norah Shandley or Cherry Condrey, CoTraining Chairs.

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