Ground Rules Mcnamara Reserve

Ovens Valley Canine Club inc.
Ovens Valley Canine Club located at McNamara Reserve, Myrtleford, exercises its duty of care
under Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare at Work Regulations and complies with Victorian
Canine Association Insurance requirements, while maintaining a policy of modern Positive
Reinforcement Reward Based Training at all times.
To maintain the high standard that OVCC has achieved over many years, members of the club are
required to abide by the following rules:
1. On joining. a current vaccination for Distemper, Heparitis and Parvovirus Cerificate must be produced
for all dogs. In line with VCA Regulations, a Titer Testing Certificate, confirming immunity and signed by a
qualified vet, is also acceptable.
2. The club minimum age for handlers is 12 years. Junior handlers between the ages of 12-15 must join
with a supervising parent or guardian, who must be a member of the club and not separately undergoing
the same instruction,
3. No puppies under 3 months, or Bitches in season are permitted to come onto Club grounds.
4. Choke/Check chain collars are not permitted.
5. On arrival each training day, a club member must sign in, collect their name tag and pay their training
fee. NB People who have not signed in are not covered by club insurance therefore cannot
participate in club activities.

6. Dogs must be kept on leash at all times, except when told by an instructor to remove it for training
purposes. It is the owners' responsibility to keep their dog under control. In case of a loose dog on the
grounds, secure your own dog immediately.
7. Training equipment must only be used when supervised by an instructor/buddy or with their permission.
B. Do not approach another dog on the grounds without first asking permission from its owner. Be aware
that dogs tethered or confined in cars can often become very upset when approached closely. Leave at
least 3 metres when passing other dogs in these circumstances.
9. If leaving your dog tethered. confined or unattended, ensure they are in a safe place - not in
thoroughfares or club house/equipment shed entrances and not exposed to unsuitable climatic conditions.
1O. Closed in shoes must be worn when training your dog - thongs-sandals are unacceptable.
11. Please pick up after your dog and dispose of waste in the bins provided.
12. McNamara reserve decrees that the football oval is out of bounds to dogs and the netball facitity is only
to be used when accompanied by an instructor.

Contact Details
Myrtleford, VIC, Australia
Phone : 03 5755 1264
Email : [email protected]

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