Trial Information & Gallery

Saturday, Sept 21, 2019: One Day, TWO Rally Trials

Tri-Cities Dog Training Club of Saginaw Bay, Inc.

19th Annual RALLY TRIALS

Held at:
Tri Cities Dog Training Club (TCDTC) of Saginaw Bay

6285 Bay Rd., Suite 6 (enter at REAR OF Building/Complex)

Saginaw, MI  48604



Closing Date for entries is Wed., Sept 4, 2019, at the address for the trial secretary, or when daily judging limits have been reached.


Entries can be mailed through the US Post Office or sent by e-mail using the entry form link below.

ENTRY FORM <—Click here to download.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

On-Line Paypal Registration (or with credit card as Paypal guest) followed by emailed entry form: 

Please pay via the PayPal “Add to Cart” button below, and then immediately e-mail the entry form to our Trial Secretary.

To send in the entry form BY EMAIL:  Download the form (from the above link), complete the form with your information, and then save the entry form to your computer as a .pdf document with a file name of your choosing.

(For those new to downloadable forms, here is a detailed example of how to complete and save your information on the form:  Download and open the entry form;  fill out all the applicable information areas (they should appear as blue shaded boxes in the online version). [NOTE: At the end of the form, don’t worry about a signature, you can TYPE in your name in the signature blank if you are completing it for an email/PAYPAL  entry. Your subsequent email to us with the attached form provides your “signed” affirmation of entry.]  When you finish completing the form,  request a FILE > “PRINT” view of your entry form.  Save your “print view” document to your computer as a .pdf file, giving the file a unique name and remember what directory folder you saved it in).  Then CLOSE the saved file on your computer.  Find and OPEN IT again and be sure your information you typed in was saved to the form, before emailing it in to the trial secretary.) 

If the information was saved to the entry form correctly, send the entry form file as an attachment in an email to Janet Nash, TCDTC Trial Secretary to this address:      jhnash01@gmail.com

Pay Pal will email you a receipt confirming your completed payment.   It will be sent to you at the email address associated with your Paypal account.   Paypal also sends a receipt for your payment to Janet.   Janet will email you notice that your entry form and payment have been received by her. Contact Janet if you do not receive confirmation from her within 48 hours of sending.


ENTRY OPTIONS
PHONE NUMBER:
(brief) Dog or Dogs’ Name(s):



_____________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

US Post Office traditional mail, send your completed entry form with your check or money order:

Checks and Money orders should be payable to TCDTC and sent with your completed entry form to:

Janet Nash, Trial Secretary

661 Westfield St.

Saginaw, MI 48602

Call with questions:

Janet Nash, Trial Secretary (989) 280-2718, 

or email Janet at: 

jhnash01@gmail.com

 

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Premiums will be mailed upon request and are also available for download here:

PREMIUM <—-Click here to download

 


OFFERING 2 Rally Trials:

RALLY:  Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019

RALLY-  2 Trials,  Trial 1 begins at 8:30 a.m.  Trial 2 will follow the judge’s lunch break.

Entries Limited to 44 entries per trial, or a maximum of 8 hours of total judging.

Available entry Classes, both Trials: 

NOVICE A/B,  INTERMEDIATE,  ADVANCED A/B, EXCELLENT A/B, MASTER.

Our judge for this trial is Arlene G. King of Three Rivers, MI, AKC Judge #42095.

 

Entry fees: 

 $29 first entry/$21 second entry – same dog/same trial * each trial

(an example of a “$21.00  2nd entry” would be one dog entering both Advanced B and Excellent B Trial 1 , where Advanced B = $29 as first entry  , plus $21 for Excellent B as the second entry for the same dog in the SAME TRIAL;   in this case, an entry for Trial 1 in the morning.  If the same dog enters the Advanced B class in Trial TWO in the second half of the day, that is a separate additional (second)  trial entry fee that is charged at $29.)

Two dogs entered in Trial One,  each dog’s entry charge is $29.00 for one class of entry each.  Call Janet if you have fee questions!

 

AKC REGISTERED MIXED BREED “ALL AMERICAN DOGS” WELCOMED IN ALL CLASSES 

No additional fees are required for Paypal entries.

If you have more than two dogs to enter, please process a second Paypal form.

 

Contact Janet Nash, Trial Secretary for questions.

Phone: (989) 280-2718

Email : jhnash01@gmail.com

 

ARCHIVE -- May 3,4,5, 2019: Three-Day Obedience & Rally Trials

Tri-Cities Dog Training Club of Saginaw Bay, Inc.

23rd Annual Spring OBEDIENCE &

18th RALLY TRIALS

Held at:
Companion Dog Training Club of Flint    (Notice! new location on Torrey Road)

3440 Torrey Road

Flint, MI  48507



Closing Date for entries is Wed., April 17, 2019, at the address for the trial secretary, or when daily judging limits have been reached.


Entries can be mailed through the US Post Office or sent by e-mail using the entry form link below.

ENTRY FORM <—Click here to download

>>> NOTEGRADUATE NOVICE  IS AN OPTION FOR ALL OBEDIENCE TRIALS AS AN ENTRY CLASS.  IT WAS OMITTED FROM THE ENTRY FORM IN ERROR. SIMPLY WRITE IT IN ON YOUR EXHIBITOR ENTRY FORM FOR ANY TRIAL ON SATURDAY OR SUNDAY, IT WILL BE ACCEPTED.   THANK YOU.

On-Line Paypal Registration (or with credit card as Paypal guest) followed by emailed entry form: 

Please pay via PayPal below and then immediately e-mail the entry form to our Trial Secretary.

Send your downloaded (from above link), completed, saved, and attached entry form in an email to Janet Nash, TCDTC Trial Secretary:      jhnash01@gmail.com

Pay Pal will email you a receipt confirming your completed payment.   It will be sent to the email address associated with your Paypal account.    Janet will email you notice that your entry form and payment have been received by her. Contact Janet if you do not receive confirmation from her within 48 hours of sending.


ENTRY OPTIONS
PHONE NUMBER:
(brief) Dog or Dogs’ Name(s):



 

US Post Office mail, completed entry form sent with check or money order:

Checks and Money orders should be payable to TCDTC and sent with your completed entry form to:

Janet Nash, Trial Secretary

661 Westfield St.

Saginaw, MI 48602

Call with questions:

Janet Nash, Trial Secretary (989) 280-2718

jhnash01@gmail.com

 

Premiums will be mailed upon request and are also available for download here:

PREMIUM <—-Click here to download

>>> NOTEGRADUATE NOVICE  IS AN OPTION FOR ALL OBEDIENCE TRIALS  AS AN ENTRY CLASS.  IT WAS OMITTED FROM THE TCDTC PREMIUM AND ENTRY FORM IN ERROR. SIMPLY WRITE IT IN ON YOUR EXHIBITOR ENTRY FORM FOR ANY OBEDIENCE TRIAL ON SATURDAY OR SUNDAY, it will be accepted.


OFFERING BOTH OBEDIENCE & RALLY:  4 Obedience Trials, 2 Rally Trials

RALLY:  Friday, May 3rd, 2019

RALLY-  2 Trials

Entries Limited to 120 entries for both trials combined..

OBEDIENCE CLASSES (2  trials each day):   Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, 2019.

NOVICE A/B, OPEN A/B,  UTILITY A/B, BEGINNER NOVICE A/B, *GRADUATE NOVICE, PREFERRED OPEN, PREFERRED UTILITY, VETERAN.

(Judging limited to 8 hours of judging, each judge, per day.)

 

Entry fees: for both OBEDIENCE and RALLY:

 $29 first entry/$21 second entry – same dog/same trial * each trial

(an example of a “$21.00  2nd entry” would be one dog entering both Utility B and Open B Classes in Trial 1 (Utility B = $29 as first entry  , plus $21 for Open B as the second entry for the same dog in the SAME TRIAL.  If the same dog enters the Open B Class in Trial two, that is a separate additional (second)  trial entry at $29.)

 

OBEDIENCE CLASSES OFFERED: 

Novice A/B – Open A/B – Utility A/B – *GRADUATE NOVICE – Preferred Open – Preferred Utility – Beginner Novice A/B – Veteran 

NOTE:  (*Graduate Novice was omitted in error from our club-specific entry form included in our premium and downloadable from the link above.  Simply write it in on your entry form if you choose this class of entry in any of our 4 Obedience trials. It will be accepted.)

 

RALLY CLASSES OFFERED:  

Novice A/B – Intermediate – Advanced A/B – Excellent A/B – Master   

AKC REGISTERED MIXED BREED “ALL AMERICAN DOGS” WELCOMED IN ALL CLASSES 

New!!  No additional fees required for Paypal entries.

If you have more than two dogs to enter, please process a second Paypal form.

 

Contact Janet Nash, Trial Secretary for questions.

Phone: (989) 280-2718

Email : jhnash01@gmail.com

 

ARCHIVE- Sept. 22, 2018 One of each: Obedience & Rally Trials, Fall 2019

ANNUAL One-Day Fall OBEDIENCE &

RALLY TRIALS (NO UTILITY CLASSES)

Held at:

Tri Cities Dog Training Club
6285 Bay Road, Suite 6 (rear of building)
Saginaw, MI  48604

Closing Date Wednesday, September 5, 2018


Entries can be mailed through the US Post Office or sent by e-mail using the entry form link below.

ENTRY FORM <—Click here to download

Please pay via PayPal if you are e-mailing the entry form to us. Send completed entry form via email to: jhnash01@gmail.com

Thank you!

 

US Post Office mail: Checks should be payable to TCDTC and sent with your entry form to:

 

Janet Nash, Trial Secretary

661 Westfield St.

Saginaw, MI 48602

Call with questions:

(989) 280-2718

 

Premiums will be mailed upon request and are available for download here:

PREMIUM <—-Click here to download


OFFERING BOTH OBEDIENCE & RALLY- 1 trial each 

Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018

Entries Limited to 44 dogs per trial/total 8 hrs per day

OBEDIENCE CLASSES (1 trial) to be held in A.M. (Note: No Utility classes)

 

Saturday Sept. 22, 2018 (following judges’ lunch break)

RALLY CLASSES (1 trial)

 

Entry fees: for both OBEDIENCE and RALLY:

 $29 first entry/$21 second entry – same dog/same trial * each trial

 

OBEDIENCE CLASSES OFFERED: 

Novice A/B – Open A/B – Preferred Open – Beginner Novice A/B – Veteran    Note:  **NO UTILITY Classes**

 

RALLY CLASSES OFFERED:  

Novice A/B – Intermediate – Advanced A/B – Excellent A/B – Master   

AKC REGISTERED MIXED BREED “ALL AMERICAN DOGS” WELCOMED IN ALL OFFERED CLASSES 

 

New!!  No additional fees required for Paypal entries.

If you have more than two dogs to enter, please process a second Paypal form.

 

Contact Janet Nash, Trial Secretary

Phone: (989) 280-2718

Email : jhnash01@gmail.com

 

Mixed Breeds in Competition

AKC is now allowing mixed breed dogs to compete and earn titles in Obedience/Rally/Agility. The program is called AKC Canine Partners.Tri Cities can help you get started. Not all clubs are accepting entries for mixed breeds but our club does. If you have questions or would like to learn more on how to get ready for competition, please contact Tri Cities Dog Training Club.AKC Canine Partners Application Form (pdf)AKC Canine Partners Site

Understanding Dog Obedience Competitions
UNDERSTANDING DOG OBEDIENCE COMPETITIONS AN INTRODUCTIONAn obedience trial is an event at which dogs and handlers perform exercises as set forth in the AKC’s Obedience Regulations, and are judged on the performance by AKC approved judges.As stated in the Obedience Regulations, “The purpose of Obedience Trials is to demonstrate the usefulness of the pure-bred dog as a companion of man, not merely the dog’s ability to follow specified routines in the obedience ring…the basic objective of obedience trials is to produce dogs that have been trained and conditioned always to behave in the home, in public places, and in the presence of other dogs, in a manner that will reflect credit on the sport of obedience…”Obedience trials, being governed by the AKC, are for registered purebred and mix breed dogs at least six months of age qualified by training to participate. It would be rare to take a dog from back yard training and exhibit successfully in obedience competition. Most exhibitors are products of one of the many obedience training classes held throughout the country. They started training to gain control over their pets, which, after all, is the primary purpose of obedience training. Some find a rewarding hobby in working with their dogs, and the competition that can follow.There are three levels of training. The average dog in the novice classes has had at least a year of work, and is following practical commands used in every day living…only he is following them according to AKC regulations and has been conditioned to work with their handlers in difficult situations. The second level is open work, which is more stringent, and the highest level, the utility class, is one that only a small percentage of dogs started in training ever reach. The open and utility classes are primarily for those seeking greater perfection in performance or for competition purposes.Through the Novice Class, dogs earn the Companion Dog (C.D.) title. Through the Open Class, the Companion Dog Excellent (C.D.X.) title, and through the Utility Class, the Utility Dog (U.D.) title. The team (handler/dog) competes against a top score of 200 to win AKC Obedience titles. To earn a title, a team must qualify in three trials under three different judges (soon to be only two different judges) by receiving at least 170 points out of a possible 200, and in each exercise must receive more then half of the available points allotted. The team earning the highest score out of all dogs that compete in a trial is awarded High In Trial (H.I.T.) and the dog that earns the highest combined score in Open B/Utility A/B is awarded High Combined (H.C.)In a casual observation of the dogs and handlers performing, it appears to the uninitiated that all are working well and all are better controlled than the average pet. However, it is much more interesting to observe a competition if one can follow the judging to some extent. There are obvious infractions that even the newcomer can immediately recognize when they are pointed out to him.In order to qualify, a dog must, on one command or signal, perform the principal feature of each exercise in an acceptable manner. The table which follow includes the order of exercises in each class, and the principal feature of that exercise, also, the available points of reach exercise are given.ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONSThere are many less noticeable infractions that will affect the final score. It is impossible to list them all here, but the following excerpt from the AKC Obedience Regulations will be helpful in understanding the judging.“The judge must carry a mental picture of the theoretically perfect performance in each exercise and score each team against this visualized standard which shall combine the utmost in willingness, enjoyment and precision on the part of the dog, and naturalness, gentleness, and smoothness in handling. Speed is not to be considered as the equivalent to willingness and enjoyment. Lack of willingness or enjoyment on the part of the dog must be penalized, as must lack of precision in the dog’s performance, roughness in handling, military precision or peremptory commands by the handle.” The heel position is involved in every exercise. It is a major part of some exercises, and all are completed with the dog in heel position. Therefore, it should be defined here as it appears in the AKC obedience regulations.HEEL POSITION: The heel position as used in these regulations, whether the dog is sitting, standing, lying down, or moving at heel, means that the dog shall be straight in line with the direction in which the handler is facing. Be at the handler’s left side, and as close as practicable to the handler’s left leg without crowding, permitting the handler freedom of motion at all times. The area from the dog’s head to shoulder shall be in line with the handler’s left hip”In the heeling exercises, the handler “shall walk briskly and in a natural manner.”This has been prepared to give you greater appreciation of the performances you see in an obedience competition. They are the result of patient, persistent training by dog owners who have first accepted the responsibility of dog ownership by training their pets, and then have discovered a rewarding hobby in the competition obedience ring. These handlers enjoy a special rapport with their pets developed only by working closely together. Their pets enjoy a special place in the family because they are well behaved.Owning a dog should be a complete pleasure, and it can be, if the dog is obedience trained.
Archive - September 2017 Rally & Obedience Trials
ANNUAL OBEDIENCE/RALLY TRIALS  

 

Held at: 

Tri Cities Dog Training Club

6285 Bay Road, Suite #6 (rear of building)

Saginaw, Michigan 48604

 

Closing Date Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Entries can be mailed through the US Post Office or sent by email using the entry form below.

ENTRY FORM

Please pay via PayPal if you are emailing the entry form to us.

Send completed entry form via email to: jhnash01@gmail.com. Thank you! 

Please note that the online PayPal fees are slightly higher than the fees stated on the registration form to cover the charges for each transaction made via PayPal. 

US Post Office mail:

Checks should be payable to TCDTC and sent with your entry form to: 

Janet Nash, Trial Secretary

661 Westfield St.

Saginaw, MI 48602. 

Premiums will be mailed upon request and are available here: PREMIUMS

OFFERING BOTH OBEDIENCE & RALLY EVENTS IN ONE DAY!! 

*NO Utility Classes Offered* 

ONE OBEDIENCE TRIAL in the morning

Saturday, September 23, 2017

$29 first entry/$21 second – same dog/same trial * each trial 

OBEDIENCE CLASSES OFFERED: Novice A/B – Open A/B – Preferred OpenGraduate Novice – Beginner Novice A/B – Veterans AND ONE RALLY TRIAL in the afternoon

Saturday, September 23, 2017 

$29 first entry/$21 second – same dog/same trial * each trial 

RALLY CLASSES OFFERED:Novice A/B – Advanced A/B – Excellent A/B – RAE Class  

 

Entries Limited to 88 dogs of judging per trial 

REGISTERED ALL AMERICAN DOGS WELCOMED IN ALL CLASSES THAT ARE OFFERED

Pay with Paypal

PAY WITH PAYPAL BELOW
YOUR PHONE NUMBER:
Dog/Dogs’ Name(s) (in brief):

Entries are now closed.