Junior Handler competitions are a wonderful opportunity for young members of DOGS NSW to exhibit their purebred dogs in the show ring. The competitions are a lot of fun and a rewarding challenge.
You’ll make new friends, learn all about dogs, and develop confidence and good sportsmanship alongside other up and coming handlers at competitions and weekly activities.
If you are between 12 and 18 years of age, you can have your own DOGS NSW junior membership. If you are between seven and 11 years old, your parent or guardian must be a DOGS NSW member for you to participate.
Heats are held on weekends throughout the whole year. Once each year, Junior Handlers compete in State Finals, and the best in each state then go to the National Finals.
A trip to England to compete in the World Challenge is on offer for the best Junior Handler at the National Finals.
When: 7-8.30pm – 3rd Monday of every month (excluding December)
Where: The Bill Spilstead Complex for Canine Affairs, 44 Luddenham Road, Orchard Hills
How much? Training nights are $2 for junior members of DOGS NSW, with dinner included - bring a plate!
Rewards at the end of each training session keep it fun for your dog – they’ll love training even more when they know it’s followed by play time!
For more information about Junior Handlers or to get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (02) 9834 3022.