Gippsland Obedience Dog Club (GODC) 

Club Achievements

Congratulations to our members for a vast array of achievements.

Photos, courtesy of club members.

October Titles

Darren Stebbings & Utah
Title TS Ch.

   Darren with Utah.

What a great year for Darren & Utah, they have obtained 9 tracking passes, the last being their Track & Search Champion title with a grading of Very Goo, obtained in early October.

No wonder Darren took out Tracking Handler of the year for a second time. This team works so well together.

Pat Embleton & Zeke
Title RM


Pat is so very proud that on 19 October at the Werribee ODC Rally Trial, Zeke got his Rally Master title.

Maribeth Murphy & Gretel
Title TS Grand Ch.


Gretel passed her Track and Search Test 10 at Bendigo with a Very Good, earning her Track and Search Grand Champion Title.

She did an amazing job and had lots of fun like usual.

25 October, Graduation Day


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1. Leanne Norwood with Asha

2. Kathy Saleta with Charlie
eq3. Jan Smyth with Tully
eq3. Rick Allen with Wilbur
eq3. Mische Richards with Baxter


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eq1. Rachel Fkiaras with Max
eq1. Vicky McGrath with Chilli

2. Charelene Allen with Django
3. Vicky McGrath with Pepper

Class One

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1. Kaye Yarnold with Poppy

2. Sharon MacGowan with Barney
3. Kim Martin with Keely (NQ)

Class Two

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1. Henirette Pol with Summer

2. Mc Mahon with Lexi
3. Bec Cheater with Asa NQ

Class Three


1. Elspeth Stevens with Tully

2. Josh Webster with Max (NQ)
3. Alison Stopher with Blue (NQ)

Class Four

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1. Val Massey with River

2. Ann Rendell with Charlie (NQ)

Rally Novice

  Anne with Charlie.

1. Ann Rendell with Charlie

2. Leonie Barrett with Baxta

Rally Advanced


1. Julie Fry with Monty

2.  Elspeth Stevens with Tully

Tracking Handler of the Year

Darren Stebbing

   Darren with his dog, Utah, and new club president Eddy Smith.

A great achievement as  Darren also took out this title in 2016.

September, Titles

Peter Keenan & Ruby
Title TSD

   Peter with Ruby.

Peter and Ruby obtained their Track and Search Dog title at KCC Park in September.

Peter loves the sport of Tracking and will be back at it next season.

Craig Thompson & Ellie
Title TS Grand Ch.


Craig and Ellie obtained their Grand Champion title at the GSDC trial at KCC Park in September.

This is as far as you can go in Tracking.

Renee Patten & Hype
Title SD

   Hype in action.

Renee and Hype had a great day at the agility trials held at the Royal Melbourne Show on 29 September. They got their Novice Snooker title with a first place.

Quite a special achievement.

August Titles

Kaye Yarnold & Dulcie
Title TD


Dulcie achieved her very first title, Tracking Dog, on 10 August at the Tracking Club of Victoria’s trial at Inverleigh after only four weeks.

She is so like her housemate, Poppy, taking to tracking like she was born in a tracking harness.

Three passes and three Very Goods. I am so very proud of my little “Dulcie Doll”.

Peter Keenan & Ruby
Title T.Ch

   Peter with Ruby

Peter and Ruby obtained their Tracking Champion title at Inverleigh.

They have had a great season which includes two passes in Track & Search at Morwell.

Maribeth Murphy &  Scarlett
Title TDX


Scarlett obtained her Tracking Dog Excellent title at Inverleigh with a grading of Good.

Lorraine McCluskey & Snoop
Title RN

   Lorraine with Snoop

Lorraine and Snoop obtained their Rally Novice title at Bairnsdale with a great score of 92/100, which placed them third.

Leonie Barrett & Baxta
Title TO

   Leonie with Baxta

They came second in the 2019 Dogs Victoria Top Obedience Dog of the Year competition in Community Companion Dog Class (CCD).

Leonie and Baxta achieved this with three great qualifying scores of 98/100, 98/100, placing first in both the AM and PM Easter Trials and followed up with a 93/100 placing second at KCC Park in May.

What a fantastic effort. Leonie is very proud of Baxta.

Renee Patten & Hype
Title FS


Hype has obtained his Dances with Dogs Freestyle Starters title with two secondnd placing, and scores of 173 out of 180.

Looks like we have another champion in the making.

Maribeth Murphy & Hansel
Title TSD


Hansel obtained his second title for the year and his first in the Track & Search discipline on home soil at Gippsland’s TSD trial.

Maribeth’s dogs have all had a great year and she is very proud of them.

Maribeth Murphy & Gretel
Title TS Champion


Gretel obtained her Champion title at Gippsland’s TSD trial.

What a great weekend for Maribeth. Champion titles are always very special and something to be very proud of.

Lindy Gumpold & Hunter
Title TS Grand Champion


Lindy’s Hunter obtained this Track & Search Grand Champion title at Gippsland.

This is a much sought after title and Lindy must be very proud of her little man.

Leonie Barrett & Baxta
Title CD


Leonie and Baxta obtained their Novice Obedience title at Moorabbin with a first place and score of 196/200.

Excellent effort; this team is working really well together.

Darren Stebbings & Utah
Title TSDX

   Darren with Utah

Darren and Utah have had a very successful year in tracking with seven passes and some very consistent scores.

TSD title at Wodonga followed up with TSDX title at Morwell on home turf last weekend. That makes it extra special.

Ed Smith & Jonno
Title TSD


Ed and Jonno obtained their Track and Search Dog title at Morwell with 2 passes for the weekend and a grading of Excellent on their title pass.

Pat Embleton & Zeke
Title TS Grand Champion


Zeke obtained his title at Morwell’s TSD trial. What a way to finish off the tracking year.

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