To all our members and potential new members,

The AGM's attendance was very disappointing pretty much the only people who turned up are the same people who turn up every Sunday during term to help run & set-up training sessions or volunteer other days and evenings of their time. A BIG thank you again to those who made the effort to come along.

If you enjoy the services the club provides & would like to see it continue please please please let us know by email mandurahdogclub.inc@gmail.com & find out how you may be able to help. 

Even if you can only spare a few hours, days, whatever amount of time per year every bit of help will be welcomed & be of benefit. 

This is a community club & we NEED the community's help. 

Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.

We will endeavor to keep everyone updated as we attempt to resolve this situation via our website & facebook page. Please keep visiting and liking our
Website: http://mandurahdogclub.yolasite.com/

Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/TheMandurahDogClub

Yours sincerely,
Mandurah Dog Club

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Welcome to the Mandurah Dog Club

A 'Not-for Profit' Volunteer organisation promoting socialisation and        teaching you how to train your dog using positive reinforcement techniques.

Properly trained, a Man can be Dog's best friend.                                                              ~ Corey Ford

We are located in Mandurah, Western Australia and are a Family-friendly, All Breed Club.  Group training is held on Sunday mornings 9.30 - 10.30 am (Arrivals from 9 am for prompt 9.30 start - this allows time for signing in and for registration of new members) 

at Perseverance Reserve (end of Perseverance Boulevard, on the estuary foreshore), Cox Bay.

Please bring the following items to dog club:

·         Vaccination record or veterinary clearance (on application annually)

·         Soft collar – preferably quick release.  No choke or chain collars.  If you use a harness or halti please make sure your dog is also wearing a soft collar as you will not be using halti or harness in class (unless given specific instructions from Head Trainer)

·         90cm leadno chains please

·         Special toy (that is only to use at club)

·         Food rewards if your dog is food motivated – the following foods are recommended:

o    garlic polony;

o    bbq chicken;

o    bbq sausages;

o    dog ‘polony’ roll;

o    the food needs to smell yummy and be soft enough to swallow quickly – chewy dog treats are not recommended

o    for very young puppies cooked chicken breast is best

·         for very young puppies you should bring your own water and bowl

·         a treat pouch or something that you can get your treats out QUICKLY

Your own (human) water supply

Weather protection - hat, sunscreen etc

wear suitable clothing and footwear (no thongs)

Training /Membership fee (see application sheet page)


Please note morning training summer and winter; No training during long weekends, school holidays, Mothers Day or Fathers Day.
                           

  Photo examples of what we do

WARMER WEATHER DANGERS

BLOWIES / TOADFISH

Blowies can be found near water (rivers, ocean and estuary) - left to die on the shore by fisherman, or washed in dead.  They contain the deadly toxin known as tetrodoxin - capable of killing people and pets if eaten.  Depending on the amount of tetrodoxin consumed, motor in-coordination (unsteadiness, poor muscle control) may occur within 10-45 minutes, followed by paralysis and difficulty in breathing, leading to death. It is very important that if eaten, vomiting occurs as there is no known antidote or treatment.  

Around water environments keep your dog on lead, or under close observation and contact your vet if you are concerned your dog may have eaten a Blowie.

SNAKES

Snakes generally prefer to avoid contact with humans and dogs, however an inquisitive dog may corner and threaten a snake resulting in a bite. Snake bites usually occur in summer (snakes hibernate in cooler months).  At the beginning of summer snakes are at their most venomous due to full venom glands.  Juvenile snakes can also be deadly.

Dog are usually bitten on the head or limbs.  Signs of a snake bite vary but may include: weakness/collapse; shaking/twitching; vomiting; dilated pupils; blood in urine; late stages: paralysis.

If bitten, try and immobilise the animal and both keep calm.  Get to the vet as soon as possible - early arrival increases success rate for recovery (up to 80%).

DO NOT try and capture or kill the snake. If safe get a description of the snake but this is not a priority.  The vet can identify if the dog has been bitten and by which type of snake through testing.

For further info re snake bites visit:

http://www.vetwest.com.au/pet-library/snake-bite-and-your-pet

 
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