Dover Dog Club



Club Diary Dates & Events


Dover's Annual General meeting ~ Sunday November 22nd @ 10.a.m.
 to be held in the clubrooms   Agenda

RETURNING TO TRAINING STEP TWO  .. as from Sunday July 5th

No classes will be held at 9.15 am.

        All Puppies 4-6 months, Grade 1 and Grade 2 classes
will be conducted at 10.15am-10.45am

All Grade 3, 4 and 5 classes will be held at 11.15am-12.00noon

As previously, allow time to register on the relevant grade sheet, sanitise your hands,
maintain social distancing and leave the grounds quickly when you have finished training.

 There will NOT be any Flyball, Rally or Obedience Ring training.

There will NOT be any training on Tuesday (Puppy Kindy) & Wednesday nights.

 Please 'follow' us on Facebook. The Committee is meeting on Sunday 12 July 2020
(after training). Any further changes will be posted here.

updated June 8th, 2020 ..

We will be returning to training in stages, commencing Sunday June 14th,

with social distancing and other restrictions in the wake of the Covid-19 threat ...
.. and initially only on Sunday mornings, with apologies to our evening class members,
until we can assess the smooth running of our daylight sessions before progressively returning
 to a full range of classes and activities in coming weeks. 
We appreciate your patience and co-operation,
and look forward to welcoming you back.

Further Covid-19 Return to Sport / training update ~ May, 2020

Community sport and training clubs may resume activities from June 8th
 with restrictions in place on numbers, distancing, and Covid-19 protocols.

Dover's committee will meet in early June to determine the most appropriate date
for classes to recommence, and what arrangements will need to be made to comply
with government guidelines at that time, and to keep members and instructors safe.
It may well not be in the week of June 8th.

The outcomes from that meeting will be reported here as soon as those decisions are known.

 CoVid-19 update , March 17th, 2020

In line with government guidelines for the containment of the spread of CoVid-19 virus in the
South Australian community, all training classes and events conducted by Dover Gardens
and all other dog clubs affiliated with DogsSA ( our governing body) are cancelled as of
March 17th, 2020 until further notice, to be reviewed in May and subsequently until resolved.

This decision was made by the Council of DogsSA (our governing body) and imposes similar
restrictions on activities as were already being practised in all other states.
The full statement is available on the DogsSA website

     The club's committee and instructors deeply regret this interruption to training,
and ask members to be patient in these unprecedented circumstances, to maintain some regular
training at home, and follow developments here or on the club's Faceboook page :

We hope to see you back in training at the club as soon as the Covid-19 issue has passed,
and hope none of you are personally affected by the virus ~ take care !

Calendars for all DogsSA events, and for all dogsports,
and one for just Obedience & Rally events, are available at :

All events 'on hold' due to the Covid-19 virus health protocol


Dover's calendar year includes two annual official Obedience competitions,
in May and October :

** Update:  regrettably, both these planned 2020 events have been cancelled
due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions and concerns.
The club understands the disappointment this may cause many competiutors,
and hope to welcome everyone back in 2021

in 2020 those dates were Sunday May 17th, and Sunday October 11th,

Dover had once again secured generous sponsorship for these events from Petstock,
and invites club members to support the company that supports our club

and two Mock trials usually in April and August, but these have been cancelled for 2020
... see this website's  '
Events'  page for details of the scheduled Mock trials...

 There will be no regular class training on trial days.
On Mock Trial days, normal training is conducted, but
classes may not be held in their usual part of the grounds.

A Mock trial offers the opportunity for members of this club and others,
to assess
their own readiness for competition under trial conditions, and offers guidance
from experienced judges, aimed at  improving ring skills, presentation and etiquette.
Anyone who is considering entering
Obedience events during the year is encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.

    A calendar of all such events (and those for other Dogsports such as Flyball,
Agility & Jumping, Tracking, & Herding ) can be found on the
DogObedienceSA web-site,
but events specifically for members of our own club will be featured here
and up-dated as the year progresses :


demonstration at one of Dover's Fun Days
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