Gippsland Obedience Dog Club (GODC) 

Club Achievements

Congratulations to our members ffor a vast array of achievements. Photos, courtesy of club members except where indicated.

24 March, Graduation Day


 Koojo with Elise.

 Orie with Sharni.

eq 1. Elise Wedrowicz & Koojo
eq 1. Sharni Wright & Orie

2. Karen Roberts & Saki
eq 3. Jamie Moore & Zena
eq 3. Marcus Carte & Molly


 Milly with Allison.

1. Allison Heffernan & Milly

2. Amanda Cooke & Brix
3. Sharon Cross & Poppy

Pass - Lesley Meikle & Finn

Class One

 Scarlett and Maribeth.

1. Maribeth Murphy & Scarlett

2. Matthew Ball & Lexi (NQ)
3. Henniette Pol & Summer (NQ)

Class Two

 Roxi with

1. Julie Wilson & Roxi

2. Josh Webster & Max
3. Tracey Parr & Wally (NQ)

Class Three

 Cricket with Annie.

1. Annie Saul & Cricket

2. Alison Stopher & Blue (NQ)
3. Paula Bomers & Onyx (NQ)

Class Four

 Rocky with Julie.

1. Julie Fry & Rocky (NQ)

2. Karen Bradfor & Joey (NQ)
3. Mardi Donovan & Kataya (NQ)

July 2018, Titles

Maribeth & Gretel
Title T.CH.


Gretel passed her Tracking Test 8 at Broadford to gain her Tracking Champion Title.

Liza Powell & Cyndah
Title TS.CH

   Cyndah with Liza.

Cyndah gained Track and Search Champion at Tracking Club of Victoria. She had so much fun and just loves to get out and do her thing.

Three years ago she had aspergillosis so bad it ate into her smelling receptors and into her sinuses. It was a six hour operation with holes drilled in her head so for her to get so far in tracking has been amazing.

She’s a special girl.

Gail Smith & Gwen
Title TD

   Gwen with Gail.

Gail and Gwen obtained their Tracking Dog title at Coldstream with a grading of good.

Liza Powell & Lucah
Title RA


Lucah and Liza gained their RA title at the German Shepherd Club on 14 July with 96 points and second place

Pat Embelton & Zeke
Title TSD


On the 1 July, Pat and Zeke went to KCC Park where Zeke passed his Test 3 at the Tracking Club of Victoria Track and Search Trial to obtain his Track & Search Dog Title.

Lindy Gumpold & Hamish
Title TDX


Hamish and Lindy obtained their Track 6 pass in July on home soil at our Tracking Trial.

June 2018, Titles

Pat Embleton & Zeke
Title CCD


Pat and Zeke obtained their Community Companion Dog title with a first place and score of 95/100 at Bairnsdale on the long weekend in June.

Zeke has had a very successful year and it’s only half over, plenty more trials to go.

Ed Smith & Jonno
Title TD

   Jonno with Ed.

Ed and Jonno obtained their Tracking Dog title at the Working Dog trial with a grading of Excellent.

They also scooped the pool for the weekend best German Shepherd in trial.

Lindy Gumpold & Hunter
Title TSD


Tracking is all about the team work between the handler and the dog. Hunter has shown the determination to overcome amazing challenges in his tracking.

Julie Fry & Monty
Title JD


Monty and Julie obtained their Jumping Dog title at GODC on the 11 June with a first place. They also took out firsy place in Agility Novice – one more pass and they’ll have their Agility title as well.

They actually obtained three passes out of four rounds and this was the first time they obtained passes on their home ground.

Lorna Richardson & Whisky
Title CDX

   Whisky with Lorna.

Lorna and Whisky had a very fruitful Queens Birthday weekend – they travelled to three trials; Bairnsdale, Sale, and Morwell.

They secured three first places and obtained their Community Dog Excellent (Open Obedience title) on home turf at GODC on the Monday 11 June.

Maribeth Murphy & Scarlett
Title RN

   Scarlett with Maribeth.

The youngest member of the Murphy household made Maribeth very proud at Sale on the Long Weekend.

Scarlett gained three passes for the weekend and so obtained her Rally Novice Title.

Maribeth had a great weekend, obtaining another four passes with her other dogs

Gail Smith & Meg
Title RE

   Meg with Gail.

Gail and Meg had a fantastic long weekend.

Two passes in Bairnsdale, two passes in Sale and then they topped it off with another pass to gain their title in Rally Excellent at our grounds on the Monday.

Five passes in one weekend; a great effort.

Kaye Yarnold & Poppy
Title TS Ch.



Poppy gained her Track and Search Champion title with a Track On Test 8 at the TCV trial (KCC Park) on 29 June.

She had passed her Test 7 earlier in the afternoon with a lovely track under judge, Rob Tester who awarded her a grading of Very Good.

She tracked on under Judge Lynn Klecka to get her title with a remarkable track and another grading of Very Good.

She has been simply amazing in her tracking journey from her very first track at Broadford in July 2016.

Kaye is proud of her commitment and her happy little nature. She is a joy to work with.

Kerrie Piper & Sprocket
Title RN


Sprocket obtained his Rally Advanced title at Morwell on the Monday of the long weekend.

This young dog has tried a few disciplines and seems to like them all.

Mary Storie & Trilli
Title RN


Trilli (AKA Trillian) came to live Mary as a foster Seeing Eye Dog puppy at 11 weeks old. At about 15 months of age, Seeing Eye Dogs Australia (SEDA) decided to release her from their program as she has ongoing skin issues.

Mary decided to adopt her as naturally she had fallen in love with her by then.

She decided that we needed other goals to work towards if she wasn't going to be a Guide Dog, so we started training in obedience and entered our first Rally Novice Trial in May and then gained our title at the Bairnsdale trial in June.

As Trilli loves retrieving and swimming much more than obedience training, Mary plans to have a go at retrieving next.

Darren Stebbings & Utah
Title TD

   Utah with Darren.

Darren and Utah obtained their Tracking Dog title at Bendigo with a grading of Very Good.

Cheryl Shelton & Kimba
Title UD

   Kimba with Cheryl.

What a great achievement! Cheryl and Kimba obtained the much sought after Utility Dog title at Bairnsdale on the long weekend.

All that obedience training has paid off!

May 2018, Titles

Pat Embleton & Zeke
Title HT


Zeke and Pat have been having a lot of fun having a go at Herding and on 25 March Zeke got his HT title at the Victorian Herding Association Trial.

Herding is something that Zeke really, really enjoys and we’re looking forward to more training and trials in the future.

Gail & Meg
Title RA

   Meg with Gail

Gail and Meg obtained their Rally Advanced title at the OTEC trial with a third place. Well done Gail.

Jess & Watson
Title RA


On Sunday 1 April at KCC Easter Festival trial, Watson got his final two passes in Rally Advanced A to gain his title.

Jess just love trialling with this boy. He does everything with such enthusiasm and spunk he never fails to get the judges and anyone watching to smile.

Jess & Watson
Title HTM.S


On Saturday 7 April at Dances with Dogs Club of Victoria trial at KCC park, Watson gained his first title in DWD, performing our Avril Lavigne’s Keep Holding On routine to obtain his Heelwork to Music Starters title.

Jess is really proud of Watson and says “this boy never ceases to amaze me.”

Kerrie & Sprocket
Title FS.S


This is Spocket’s second title in the Dances with Dog’s discipline.

He gained his Freestyle Starters title at the DWDCV trial where he took out the Highest Dog in Trial award.

Sprocket is one of our young dogs who is doing extremely well. Great handling Kerrie.

Renne Patten & Hype Christine & Ryker
Title SPD


Hype obtained his Strategic Pairs title at Bairnsdale in March with his bestie Ryker.

Renee Patten & Hype
Title GD


Hype in action, nailing the weavers at the Border Collie Trial on 7 April with a first place.

Renee Patten & Hype
Title AD


Hype has obtained four titles in the last two months.

What great work from such a young dog. I think we’ll see lots more of him.

Renee Patten & Hype
Title JD


Hype and  Renee obtained their Jumping Dog title at the Border Collie Club of Victoria’s trial on 7 April.

Fantastic work.

Renee Patten & Hype
2018 Novice Agility Champion

   Hype with Renee

Renee is extremely proud of Hype; over the moon in fact.

To take out first place at the Nationals is an awesome feat.

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