Gippsland Obedience Dog Club (GODC) 

Club Achievements

Congratulations to our members for a vast array of achievements.

Photos, courtesy of club members.

Late 2023 Titles

Poppy with her ribbon
Poppy with her ribbon

Kaye Yarnold and Poppy
Title: TK.S

On 11 November, Logan, the girls and I travelled to Bairnsdale to compete in the Triple Trick Trial put on by the Bairnsdale Obedience Dog Club.

Poppy already had two passes from the Newfoundland trial a couple of months ago and she finished her title off nicely with two passes on the day.

Dulcie wears her ribbons
Dulcie wears her ribbons

Kaye Yarnold and Dulcie
Title: TK.S

At the Bairnsdale Obedience Dog Club on 11 November, Dulcie had a cracker of a day getting a pass in each of her three trials.

She needed two passes to gain her title, as she had one already from the Newfoundland Club.

She attained her Trick Dog Starter title and even managed a first place in the first trial of the day with a score of 59.8/60.


Karen Bradford and Sheena
Title: RN

Sheena obtained her Rally Novice title at our club’s trial in November and also received the Highest Scoring Gippsland Member ribbon.

The three dogs together
The three dogs together

Robyn Davis and her three dogs
Title: RN

Sammy, Paddington, and Narzeen Walking on Sunshine (AJ) all obtained their Scent Work Novice titles at the club's Scent Work trial that was held at Old Gippstown, Moe in October.

Boost and Renee with ribbons
Boost and Renee with ribbons

Renee Patten and Boost
Title: SWN

Boost, at the State Scent Work trial on 8 October 2023, gained his Novice Scent Work title and also took out the title of Fastest Border Collie in Trial.

Arctic and Renee with prizes
Arctic and Renee with prizes

Renee Patten and Arctic
Royal Melbourne Show
(September 2023)

Arctic, Renee Patten’s not even 2 year old pup, won everything she entered:
   Novice jumping
   Novice agility
   Novice snooker
   Novice pairs
   Novice gamblers

She also won Overall Best Jumping Dog in Show, which is a huge prize and honour at the show.

2023 Annual Awards

Eva with her award and dog, Charlie
Eva with her award and dog Charlie

Encouragement Award

Eva Bantock


File photo of Tania and her dog Xena
File photo of Tania and her dog Xena

Adult Handler of the Year

Tania Farrell


Lesley being presented the trophy by Eddie (Maribeth was absent)
Lesley being presented the trophy by Eddie Smith
(Maribeth was absent)

Joint Title: Tracking Handler of the Year

Lesley Michael with Murphy
Maribeth Murphy with Rhett



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