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Formed October, 2003



~ events ~

Sunday, June 12, 2011 SWDA has MOVED!!!
Come visit us at our NEW LOCATION at 295 Route 695, Jemseg.
Only 2 kms off the Trans Canada Highway, now we're even easier to find.
Take exit #339, turn on to Highway 695 towards Cambridge Narrows.
Our new training field is 2 kms from the intersection on the left hand side.
We will have signs out on training days, Sundays starting at 10:30 am.
SWDA's 2010 Seminar Sunday, April 25, 2010

SWDA's 2010 Trial

We are very excited to announce our 2010 trial date: September 18 & 19, 2010

We are also pleased to announce that Carole Patterson will be our judge!

Trial Location: 4021 Route 102 Highway, Gagetown, NB

Directions: From Fredericton or Moncton, take exit 330 off the Trans Canada Highway (Shell Station at bottom of ramp) to the Village of Gagetown, 9.7 kms past the Shell station is the entrance to the village, stay to your right on Highway 102 (do not go straight, into village!) Travel another 7.4 kms past the village. Property is on the left side.

Tracking fields: to be determined

Host hotel is Robin's Inn which is located just off the Trans Canada Highway, approximately 25 minutes from our training/trial field.
Dogs are welcome at the Robin's Inn, however there is a "security" deposit required, either credit card imprint or $100.00 cash. Large dogs must also be crated while in the rooms. Unfortunately this seems to be the trend with most hotels.

Judge's Banquet: To be determined

Contact Tammy @ (506) 488-2504 or email info@swda.ca for more details or to register!

 

SWDA's 2009 Trial

Update September 2009! ~ SWDA's 2009 Trial

I promised myself this year would be different! I would get the results up promptly, I would get the photos online promptly! :) Well here it is, only one day post trial weekend and I have 5 1/2 hours to kill between classes! So with my house still needing much attention but not home to do it, I'm committed to getting this page updated!

This year we had the pleasure of hosting a judge's wife at our trial too! Janice Reid is a lovely woman with a great deal of experience in the sport. She was a great help to us with the paperwork, graciously completed competitor certificates for us and shared many great stories about their experiences in the sport.

Saturday's events included two BH's, a VPG A, a VPG 2 and two IPO 3's. Also for the first time at our club, we had an entry for a Random Article Search (Stp 1). The morning's tracking was successful for all in spite of the fairly gusty winds. We stopped for coffee and muffins while we reviewed all the paperwork then went on to Obedience.

First up were Chris and Bender (dobe/dane/boxer mix??) lol. Bender is a young male with a playful attitude but with a bit of uncertainty on the trial field. After leaving the field several times at the off leash portion of the group, Ray reluctantly terminated this first attempt. Chris and Bender waited at the long down position while Ryan and 5 y/o Dobermann Conan completed their obedience. Considering Ryan has only been Conan's owner for 9 months this pair worked very well together and Conan had enough points to go onto the traffic portion and easily passed his BH. :) Chris and Bender will try again soon!

Obedience and Protection events were successful for the remaining competitors with a lunch break in between for BBQ burgers.

The last event of the day was the Stp 1, or in English, the Random Article Search. We had convinced Alain with Rueben that he should try this new title. None of us had seen it done or ever done it before. Alain was up for the challenge, even though there were just a few weeks until trial. Unfortunately Rueben was not successful in finding the second article but Ray gave us a lot of valuable training advice on how to approach this test. Thanks Alain for being our guinea pig! :P

All events were done by mid afternoon allowing time for everyone to rest and freshen up before the Judge's banquet. BBQ steak, chicken, baked potatoes, sautéed vegetables and plenty of wine filled the bellies of hungry dog people! And of course the now traditional cheese cakes. :) Not too late of a night since track layers would be on the fields by 7AM!

Sunday morning's tracking was mostly successful. Unfortunately a wandering dog and his owners resulted in some challenging circumstances for Ron and Degen. Degen did 4 turns and got 2 articles then lost a turn and became confused. A frustrating start for the pair. The highlight of the morning was Alain and Rueben's successful FH2, according to Ray only the second successful FH2 in all his judging experience. Congratulations Alain! Well done!

The three obedience routines of the day were all successful. We had a short break for lunch to rest the dogs for Protection.

Protection routines for the three went well to begin with. Degen ran a nice 92 point routine and retained his "a" rating. Ezri started out fantastic with a nice blind search and a strong hold and bark in the blind. Unfortunately when Jason said "Platz" Ezri did just that, then stayed there! :( He failed to break to take the bite and his Protection routine was terminated. A very disappointing end to his day! Cutter ran a nice routine after that but the sting of defeat for Ezri was still on everyone's minds. Ray praised his spirit and gave Jason some hints on future training.

The last event of the day was Ryan and Conan running an AD. For the second year in a row we've offered the judge and spectators the comfort of our deck (with BBQ and beverages) while the dog and handler traveled up and down our long driveway 66 times! :D
A little boring for the pair but much more comfortable for everyone else!

Following the successful AD run, we handed out certificates, trophies and had photos taken. Congratulations to all who were successful this weekend. Special congrats to Ron Murray and Ghira vom Klingsgarten who achieved a High In Trial with the score of 271 in the VPG 2! :D

After a fine pub meal at the Lunar Rogue in Fredericton, weary participants headed home to get ready for their Mondays.

Thanks so much to Ray and Janice for their wisdom and friendship. We really enjoyed the experience of judge and wife. I encourage more clubs to extend the invitation if it's appropriate. I think you'll enjoy the experience.

Thanks to all our club members who turned out for the weekend and filled in to every role necessary. Also thanks to all participants and spectators who supported this our 5th annual club trial! Let the tradition continue!

TLM.

See complete results here! Photos are here!

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We are very excited to announce our 2009 trial date: September 19 & 20, 2009

We are also pleased to announce that Ray Reid will be our judge!

Trial Location: 4021 Route 102 Highway, Gagetown, NB

Directions: From Fredericton or Moncton, take exit 330 off the Trans Canada Highway (Shell Station at bottom of ramp) to the Village of Gagetown, 9.7 kms past the Shell station is the entrance to the village, stay to your right on Highway 102 (do not go straight, into village!) Travel another 7.4 kms past the village. Property is on the left side.

Tracking fields are on Upper Hampstead Road. On Highway 102, travel approximately 4 km past the entrance to the village (towards the trial location), turn left on Upper Hampstead Road. Travel approximately 3 km past several apple orchards. There are two fields on each side of the road. Please park on the side of the road, not in any driveways.

Host hotel is Robin's Inn which is located just off the Trans Canada Highway, approximately 25 minutes from our training/trial field.
Dogs are welcome at the Robin's Inn, however there is a "security" deposit required, either credit card imprint or $100.00 cash. Large dogs must also be crated while in the rooms. Unfortunately this seems to be the trend with most hotels.

Judge's Banquet: Saturday night following the trial at 4021 Route 102 Highway. $12.00 per person.

Contact Tammy @ (506) 488-2504 or email info@swda.ca for more details or to register!

SWDA's 2009 Seminar Sunday, October 18, 2009

SWDA's 2008 Trial

We are very excited to announce our 2008 trial date: September 20 & 21, 2008

We are also pleased to announce that Fred Marashi will be our judge!

Trial Location: 4021 Route 102 Highway, Gagetown, NB

Directions: From Fredericton or Moncton, take exit 330 off the Trans Canada Highway (Shell Station at bottom of ramp) to the Village of Gagetown, 9.7 kms past the Shell station is the entrance to the village, stay to your right on Highway 102 (do not go straight, into village!) Travel another 7.4 kms past the village. Property is on the left side.

Tracking fields are on Upper Hampstead Road. On Highway 102, travel approximately 4 km past the entrance to the village (towards the trial location), turn left on Upper Hampstead Road. Travel approximately 3 km past several apple orchards. There are two fields on each side of the road. Please park on the side of the road, not in any driveways.

Host hotel is Robin's Inn which is located just off the Trans Canada Highway, approximately 25 minutes from our training/trial field.
Dogs are welcome at the Robin's Inn, however there is a "security" deposit required, either credit card imprint or $100.00 cash. Large dogs must also be crated while in the rooms. Unfortunately this seems to be the trend with most hotels.

Judge's Banquet: Saturday night following the trial at 4021 Route 102 Highway. $12.00 per person.

Contact Tammy @ (506) 488-2504 or email info@swda.ca for more details or to register!

SWDA's 2007 Trial

We are very excited to announce our upcoming trial date October 13, 2007!

We are also pleased to announce that Ann Dolan will be our judge!

Trial Location: 4021 Route 102 Highway, Gagetown, NB

Directions: From Fredericton or Moncton, take exit 330 off the Trans Canada Highway (Shell Station at bottom of ramp) to the Village of Gagetown, 9.7 kms past the Shell station is the entrance to the village, stay to your right on Highway 102 (do not go straight, into village!) Travel another 7.4 kms past the village. Property is on the left side.

Tracking fields are on Upper Hampstead Road. On Highway 102, travel approximately 4 km past the entrance to the village (towards the trial location), turn left on Upper Hampstead Road. Travel approximately 3 km past several apple orchards. There are two fields on each side of the road. Please park on the side of the road, not in any driveways.

Host hotel is Robin's Inn which is located just off the Trans Canada Highway, approximately 25 minutes from our training/trial field.
Dogs are welcome at the Robin's Inn, however there is a "security" deposit required, either credit card imprint or $100.00 cash. Large dogs must also be crated while in the rooms. Unfortunately this seems to be the trend with most hotels.

Judge's Banquet: Saturday night following the trial at 4021 Route 102 Highway. $10.00 per person, please RSVP by Thursday, October 11.


Contact Tammy @ (506) 488-2504 or email info@swda.ca for more details or to register!

 

Update August 2006! ~ SWDA's 2006 Trial

Has it really been a week since the trial already??? Wow, time flies!

What an experience! Although the numbers were smaller than last year, it certainly allowed us the time to completely absorb as much of Hartmut and Lisa's experiences and expertise as they would share!
Both were very forthcoming both with training and trialing advice as well as sharing personal experiences!

Saturday was a light day with 5 BH's, four of which were successful. We managed to accomplish all by 2:00 PM just before the skies opened up! The early afternoon afforded everyone a chance to freshen up before the judge's banquet in the evening.

The rain didn't last for long and the evening was pleasant for some outdoor chat while Ron BBQ'd fresh corn on the cob, and some wonderful steaks! Baked potatoes and fresh salads rounded out an excellent meal, followed by homemade cheesecake!

Sunday morning started at the tracking fields with three entries. One VPG 1 and two Tr. 1, of which only one Tr. 1 was successful. After a break for some paperwork and breakfast, we resumed on the trial field with our remaining two BH entries and our VPG 1 and VPG A entries.

Of the two BH's, only one was successful, however both VPG entries passed their obedience and their protection.

See complete results here! Photos coming soon!

After more paperwork, handing out certificates and enjoying the last of the cheesecake, the company parted for an afternoon rest. Some members took Hartmut and Lisa out for dinner later, while others tried to put their house back in order! ;)

It really was a fantastic weekend and I know I speak for the entire SWDA in wholeheartedly thanking judge Hartmut Beckman and apprentice judge Lisa Little for taking the time out of their schedules to visit us! We learned a lot and look forward to meeting you both again in the future!

SWDA's 2006 Trial

We are very excited to announce our upcoming trial date August 12 & 13, 2006!
This will be two, one-day trials to allow people with more than two dogs to trial them all.

We are also pleased to announce that Hartmut Beckman will be our Judge and Lisa Little will apprentice!

Trial Location: 4021 Route 102 Highway, Gagetown, NB

Directions: From Fredericton or Moncton, take exit 330 off the Trans Canada Highway (Shell Station at bottom of ramp) to the Village of Gagetown, 9.7 kms past the Shell station is the entrance to the village, stay to your right on Highway 102 (do not go straight, into village!) Travel another 7.4 kms past the village. Property is on the left side.

Tracking fields are located at 2303 Route 102 Highway, Gagetown, NB. The fields are on the right hand side less than 1 km past the first entrance to the Village of Gagetown. You will see Charlotte's fruit and vegetable stand on your left, fields are just past and opposite. Please do not drive on the fields! Spectators should find room on the side of the highway to park.

Host hotel is Robin's Inn which is located just off the Trans Canada Highway, approximately 25 minutes from our training/trial field.
Dogs are welcome at the Robin's Inn, however there is a "security" deposit required, either credit card imprint or $100.00 cash. Large dogs must also be crated while in the rooms. Unfortunately this seems to be the trend with most hotels.

Judge's Banquet: Saturday 6:00 PM at 4021 Route 102 Highway. BBQ'd steak dinner, price $15.00, children under 12, half price. Please RSVP to Tammy as per below.


Contact Tammy @ (506) 488-6043 or email info@swda.ca for more details or to register!



June 2006 ~ SWDA to host Regional Helper Seminar!
Update!

Our First Helper Seminar was a success!

Five new Certified Level 3 Helpers are:

From The Sirius Working Dog Association
Jacques Labonte
Jason McCarthy
Melissa Smits
Bill Somers

From the Estrie Schutzhund Club in Quebec:
Anthony Hartelaub


Two Re-Certified Level 3 Helpers are:

From The Sirius Working Dog Association
Chris Kane
Ron Murray


Photos coming soon!

SWDA's First Trial Update August 2005!

Well, just like that, it's come and gone! Although there were some disappointments for a few competitors, overall the weekend was a wonderful success! The weather couldn't have been better, and Judge Gottfried Dildei ordered up the best tracking weather one could hope for!

Saturday was devoted to BH's with all but 2 of the dogs entered under the age of two years. Of the 9 entries on Saturday, 7 were passed!

Sunday morning started with two Tracking 1's and a VPG 1 track. All three dogs were successful! Following that was the VPG 1 Obedience and an Obedience 1 routine. Both dogs were successful! Three more BH's were attempted with only 1 succeeding. The VPG 1 Protection routine was run before a break for lunch and the 1 entrant was successful!
After lunch the remaining two females in season attempted their BH's, however both were unsuccessful!

See complete results here!

On behalf of The Sirius Working Dog Association, I would like to thank Scott Rynax of Oakland Farm & Lodge for allowing us to use his beautiful facilities! Also, thanks to Nancy and Sue for catering the Judge's Banquet.

Thank you to all the people who came out and supported this event, set up, tear down, BBQ, video taped, photographed, provided crowds, joggers etc. Without all of you we would have been hard pressed for sure!

Thank you Sue Dickinson for stepping in as Trial Chairperson, entertaining Gottfried, and generally acting as his right hand. :-)

I personally (Tammy Dempsey) would like to thank Mary Walter - President of KG North, and Carole Patterson - President of LV America, for all their help and support during the past year of getting this trial off the ground! Any questions I had they answered for me promptly and completely!

Thank you to our Judge, Gottfried Dildei! :-) Thank you for your patience, your experience, your humor and all your help. This young club has learned a whole lot in two short days!

Regretfully, we did not get a club photo with our judge! I think the relief of having "done it" caused us all to forget the finishing touch on the weekend! However, the links below will take you to photos of the weekend as seen by Kara! ;-)

Page 1 Photos, Page 2 Photos, more coming soon!

 

Update June 2005!

We are very excited to be hosting our first club trial on the beautiful grounds of the Oakland Farm & Lodge located at 65 Oakland Farm Lane in the nearby village of New Maryland. Click here to see a map of the area.
This location will provide us with everything we need (additional tracking grounds may be necessary) in one stop! The log lodge is beautifully appointed with comfortable seating, bathrooms, full kitchen facilities for snacks and beverages, and we will hold the Judge's banquet here as well.

The first day of our trial will likely be devoted entirely to BH's, with day two starting with tracking, then more BH's and on to VPG's.

Update Feb. 2005!

Our trial date has been set! August 27 & 28, 2005! Judge is Gottfried Dildei. We expect that the first day will be devoted to BH's since we have so many young dogs in our club. We will announce more details about location, conditions, accommodations and such as we have them.


SWDA TRIAL 2005!

Now that we've got our first trial under our belts, we are pumped to put on our own! We are hoping to have a date approved for late August or mid September 2005! It will be a two day event, and will be well worth the traveling time! Plan to visit the capital city of New Brunswick at a very beautiful time of year!


Helper seminar November 6 & 7, 2004 SUCCESS!!!

The Sirius Working Dog Association is proud to be sending two of our member to Maryland in November to attend their first Helper Seminar under Les Flores and Randy Theen. Our President, Chris Kane and our Training Director, Ron Murray will take Leidenschaft Dobes Anja and Atlas down for the two day event! We feel that having certified Helpers in our club will attract a solid membership and a great turn out at trials and other events! Good luck guys!

UPDATE November 9/04

Well the guys returned from Maryland, safe and with all their pieces!! ;-)) They also returned CERTIFIED!!!
Ron and Chris plan to practice, practice, practice, in order to "catch" a few dogs at our trial next summer!

Our sincere thanks to Diana Schultheis and Sean Sites at the host club, SUSQUEHANNA RIVER HUNDESPORT KLUB, as well as Randy Theen, President of the NORTH FLORIDA SCHUTZHUND CLUB, INC. and Les Flores, our LV OFS. Thank you for the hospitality, sharing your knowledge and providing a fun and friendly atmosphere in which to learn! We look forward to meeting again!

Congratulations Ron and Chris, well done! We look forward to benefiting from your efforts and experience!

September 11 & 12, 2004

Our first trial!!! Yeah! What a great experience and excellent results!

We took 7 dogs to Hundesport New England in North Brookfield, Massachusetts, and achieved 8 new titles! Of the 7 dogs, 6 were Giant Schnauzers and 1 was a Dobermann! New awards are (from oldest to youngest):

Oberin vom Eichenbaum BH (6 years old, first trial ever!!), bred by Bonnie Sue Lewis, owned by Tammy Dempsey and Ron Murray, handled by Tammy Dempsey

Atlas von Leidenschaft BH (3 year old Dobe, first trial ever!), bred and owned by Tammy Dempsey and Ron Murray, handled by Stacey MacDonald

Brier von der Leidenschaft BH, AD (3 year old, has other great titles too!) bred by Tammy Dempsey and Ron Murray, owned by Tracy Gustafson and Richard Mitchell, handled for BH by Tracy, AD by Richard

Appfelbach's Berlyn BH, AD (2+ year old, has other great titles too!) bred by Rae Anne Schoenbacher and Boni Schoenbacher, owned by Tracy Gustafson and Richard Mitchell, handled by Tracy for both titles.

Cora von der Leidenschaft BH (16 months old) bred and owned by Tammy Dempsey and Ron Murray, handled by Tammy Dempsey.

Carbon von der Leidenschaft BH (16 months old) bred by Tammy Dempsey and Ron Murray, owned by Laura and Kirk Brewer, handled by Laura.

The one dog that did not achieve his BH was Chase von der Leidenschaft, bred by Tammy Dempsey and Ron Murray, owned and handled by Sharon Thomas. We are confident that Chase will nail it with just a bit more practice!

Thanks very much to Hundesport New England for a great weekend and to judge Carole Patterson (who joked about feeling like she was at Schnauzer Fest!) for sharing her wealth of knowledge and experience! It was an awesome experience for all of us and we look forward to going back next year!

Great Big Thanks to Stacey's husband Dave MacDonald for taking care of the "city kids" at Leidenschaft Kennels, the business, and Ron's daughter Connie Murray and grandsons Corey and Kyle for taking care of the "country kids" at our home! If not for you, we would have been without our Training Director, Ron Murray!
You guys are awesome!

See photos here!

February 2004

The first event to grace our Events page is our FIRST Annual Meeting!! No boring, stuffy board room types here!! On Saturday, Feb. 14th, we crammed 9 of our 11 members into a cozy kitchen, and sent the kids and spouses out to play! After our meeting we all (22 in all!) gathered for a potluck lunch before hitting the hill! For sliding that is!
The meeting, meal and sliding were a big hit! The weather was mild and the turnout was great!


See photos here!


Members and their guests in attendance:

President, Chris (wife Willette, son Christopher)
President's daughter, Victoria (boyfriend Andrew)
Secretary, Tammy
Training Director, Ron
Treasurer, Stacey (husband Dave)
Sharon (daughter Breanne, son Garret, absent: husband Randy)
Laura (daughters Jessica and Anderlee, absent: husband Kirk and son Kyle.
)
April (husband Harold, sons Spencer, Carter, and Elliot)
Tracy (husband Richard)

Missed were Donna and Ingrid! Hopefully next year we'll get the whole gang!



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