Awards & Trophies
On promotion to the next level of training
class each handler is awarded a certificate
confirming that their dog has achieved the
standard of the class completed.
Handlers advised by their instructor that
they have been promoted to the next class are
responsible for ensuring that their promotion is
recorded on the attendance register at
completion of training. Certificates are
normally presented at the next training night
prior to the commencement of class.
2. Obedience Certificates
To give acknowledgement to handlers and dogs
who have achieved a level of proficiency in
their obedience training.
To encourage members to remain involved with
the Club and its activities.
To encourage dog owners to obtain a level of
proficiency in dog obedience that will make the
dog a more acceptable member of the community
and thus show the general public the enjoyment
and pleasure of responsible dog ownership.
To encourage owners/handlers to remain with
the club and participate in Obedience Trials /
Agility and Jumpers Competitions.
Eligibility for Certificate
All dogs handled/owned by a member of the
Club that have progressed from Class 1 through
to Class 3 and have reached a standard where
they are promoted to Class 4 (Advance Class).
Dogs that have joined Advanced Class from
other sources (eg. From Private training
classes, other obedience club training classes)
can also be awarded an Obedience Certificate
provided the following criteria are met:-
- Must have been a financial member of the
Club and participated in Advanced Class
training for a minimum of 3 months
- Club training coordinator nominates the
owner/handler and dog to the Club Meeting
for receipt of certificate. Awarding of
Certificate is passed by the Members
- Dog nominated has not competed for
another Obedience Club in any competition.
Once a dog has been awarded a certificate it
will normally no longer be eligible to train in
Class 3 and should participate in the Advanced
Handlers who have more than 1 dog, handlers
who also train with other clubs and any other
handlers wishing to avail themselves of the
extra training in Class 3 may do so at the
discretion of the Training Coordinator. However
as Class 3 is a training class for dogs and
handlers progressing to a higher level,
participation of dogs and handlers who have
obtained the advanced certificate is not to be
to the detriment of those learning new
To acknowledge members achievements in the field of
Obedience, Tracking, Agility, Jumpers and Endurance
competitions the Club awards various achievement and
annual trophies. Annual presentation of trophies is
normally held in conjunction with the Club’s end of year
training fun night.
For the purpose of trophy and award claims the Club
competition year runs from the first competition held in
November to the last competition held in October of the
following year. Claim forms must be filled out in full
and give to the Trophy Officer by the first Monday in
Claimants for all trophies MUST be financial members
of the Club and have always nominated Metropolitan Dog
Obedience Club Inc on competition entry forms during the
competition year for the trophy claimed.
The Management Committee (prior to presentation) MUST
approve all trophy awards.
1.Title Trophies-A trophy is
awarded for each Obedience, Tracking, Agility,
Jumpers and Endurance title gained. To claim a
title trophy the member is to present a
correctly completedtrophy claim form and a photocopy of the
title certificate to the Trophy Officer.
2. Super Dog Medallions-
Super Dog Medallions will be awarded annually.
The awards will be based on a point system.
Points will be allocated based on results
achieved at Obedience, Tracking, Agility,
Jumpers and Endurance Trials conducted by ANKC
Points will be allocated as follows: -
|CCD, CD, TD, AD, JD, GD, SD, SPD Title gained
|CDX, TDX, ADX, JDX GDX, SDX, SPDX Title gained
|Endurance Title gained
|ADM, JDM, GDM, SDM, SPDM Title gained
|UD Title gained
|Obedience Champion and Tracking
Points over each field of competition will be
added together and overall total used to
determine medallion won.
Medallions awarded will be as follows: -
Members must complete thetrophy application form and submit it to the
trophy officer for medallions to be awarded.
Medallions are awarded per dog that has competed
not per member points total. So member are
eligible to claim more than one medallion
depending on dogs they have competed with.
3. Competitor Award-
When a member represents the Club at their first
competition they will be eligible to receive a
Club Number Cardholder.
Members can claim their Holder by advising
the Trophy Officer of competition entered.
This trophy is presented to the Club member
whose dog has achieved the highest number of
points during the competition year. Points are
allocated as per the Super Dog Medallion points
system. R- President and MC
for 2011 Awards night, Cindy Ireland with 2011
Recipient Sam Jones and her Border Collie,
Ted Feakin Shield
Presented to the Club member competing in
Novice Class of Obedience, Agility and Jumpers
and Tracking Competitions with their first
trailing dog. Points are allocated as per Super
Dog Medallion points system and member with
highest number of points for the competition
year is the winner. This trophy can only be
awarded once to any member.
Both of these shields were made and donated
by Mr Ted Feakin. The winner holds the Shield
for 12 months and at the end of that time a
replica trophy is presented. R- Cindy with
Sam Jones, the handler of the 2011 recipient G
Burtons' Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Gemma.
R and L Siltanen Perpetual Shield
This trophy was donated by Mr R and Mrs L
Siltanen and is presented to encourage and
acknowledge members who take an active part in
the Club by representing the Club at
competitions and work for and help the Club on a
regular basis. Three members are to be nominated
(by the Management Committee) to be considered
for this award.
Members nominated must have been: -
- Active workers whose efforts have
contributed to the running of the Club and
- Have represented the Club in
competitions during the year applicable to
A ballot is then to be taken by the
Management Committee Members to choose the
The trophy is held for 12 months at the end
of that time a replica trophy is presented.
R- Cindy with Michelle Lafferty, 2011 Recipient.
Robert Baker Memorial Shield
Robert Baker was a much loved member of the Metro
community and a wonderful instructor. After Robert
passed away, his wife Kerry donated this
shield to award the member who
has worked for the club during the year on a regular
basis and has not trialled their dog. Members are to be
nominated for this award and voted on by the Management
Committee. R- 2011 Recipient Shelley Calderara with
Members nominated must
An active member whose efforts have
contributed to the running of the Club and its
Will not have represented the Club
in competition during the year applicable to the
Mavrik Naughty Nell CCD AD JD SD
SPD GD Perpetual Shield
Nell, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier is
the first competition dog for her handler Cindy Ireland
and together they have achieved every Novice title
available in agility, jumping and games. 2011 has
signalled the end of Nell's agility career due to
injury. This Perpetual Shield recognises excellence in
Novice Dog Sports, a field in which many Metro members
The shield is determined on Super Dog
Medallion points for Novice Agility, Jumping, Snooker,
Gamblers and Strategic Pairs. In the event of a tie,
places will be determined by the amount of qualifying
scores followed by the amount of first placings, seconds
and finally thirds. R- Sam Jones, handler of the 2011
Recipient, Gemma owned by G. Burton and President Cindy
5.Trialing Member Trophy
Aim-To acknowledge and reward members who
represent the Club at Obedience, Tracking,
Agility, Jumpers and Endurance trials.
Eligibility-As per all other club trophies, members must
have allocated their competition points to
Metropolitan Dog Obedience Club Inc during the
whole competition year and be a financial member
of the Club.
Trophy-The trophy is a “members” trophy and not
awarded for a particular dog trialed. The first
year a member competes for the Club a trophy
will be awarded showing the members name, dog
and classes trialed in during the year. The
trophy will be awarded at the end of each Club
competition year. Each year the member continues
to trial for the Club they will return the
trophy to the Trophy Officer at the end of that
year to enable another plaque to be added. The
new plaque added will show classes entered
during the year. The trophy is awarded
irrespective of results achieved. It is awarded
on the basis that the member is and remains a
financial member of the club and represents the
club at the eligible competitions.
MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE that you must
claim for all of these trophies with the exception
of the “Working/ and Trialing Member Trophy”. At the conclusion of
the competition year (up to the last competition held in October)
please hand your forms with list of points gained to the Trophy
Officer so that trophies can be awarded at the Club’s presentation
night. Relevant claim forms are available from the Trophy Officer.