Welcome

Welcome to the Tracking Club of Victoria.  We are a club that is passionate about tracking with our dogs.  Join us!  All dogs can track (follow a scent trail).  If you want to learn more the club holds an annual workshop weekend where you can learn everything you need to get started.

See you out on the track - but be warned tracking is addictive!

tracking club annual tracking workshop weekend

TCV Tracking Workshop (PDF)

Friday15th Saturday 16th Sunday 17th April 2016 - Shepparton
TCV MEMBERS: $160.00 per person
NON-MEMBERS $200.00 per person

Please bring you own plates and eating utensil together with your dog’s food etc.
Arrival at Moira Scout Campgrounds, on Friday night for talk, which will commence 8.00 pm sharp
The facility will be open from 3.00pm on Friday15th April 2016.
The above costs cover all meals on Saturday & Sunday plus supper Friday night following the talk.
You will have to make your own arrangements for dinner prior to your arrival on Friday evening
The weekend concludes on the Sunday at approximately 2.00pm
ACCOMMODATION:
There is bunk style accommodation available: you just have to bring your own sleeping bag etc
Or you may wish to pitch a tent or bring the caravan. (Please note that tents and caravans can only be set up in designated areas so please check with one of committee before commencing set- up, sorry no power on site for caravans)
The site has shower and toilet facilities. If you wish to be part of this very enjoyable and informative weekend, with great food, great instructors and a whole lot of fun, please
fill in the following registration form and return it with your cheque to:-
Mrs. Andrea Sciberras, 11 Ottawa Ave., Blackburn 3130 Tel: 03 9877 1528
From Thursday February 4th to Thursday 31st March 2016 (LIMITED NUMBERS)
(CHEQUE / MONEY ORDER PAYABLE TO: TRACKING CLUB OF VICTORIA INC.
)

tracking and track search dog rule books

Tracking and Track and Search Dog rule books available on the ANKC website at http://ankc.org.au/AboutUs/?id=1253

find us on facebook

 

Find us on facebook

membership renewals

Membership renewals are due by the end of December.
Membership Renewal Form (Word Document)

Membership Renewal Form (PDF)

Latest Trial Results

Check out the latest trial results and photos.

President's Report

Hello Everyone, 2015 has been another really full year for the TCV Committee and its members! 280 title medallions have been applied for by our members this year, covering both Tracking as well as Track & Search, this includes 45 new Tracking Champions and 37 Track & Search Grand Champion Titles

A fabulous effort by everyone J Apart from the title medallions, that you are all here to collect, we will also be awarding a life membership to a very worthy recipient as well as four Service Awards and a Certificate of Appreciation; it is wonderful to honour all these people who have worked so tirelessly throughout the past season in assisting the Club and its members.  Also all the perpetual trophies will be awarded this evening, and once again they have been hotly contested J Now for a quick wrap up of the 2015 activities of the Club.

The season kicked off for many of us in April when the Club held the annual Test 1 trial at Pyalong, this was followed a few weeks later by the first of the Open TSD Trials at Haddon/Ballarat.

The Annual Workshop Weekend was held at Inverleigh in early May, with many of the attendees going onto gain titles during the past season. Thank you to all the members who give up their time and expertise to instruct and help at the workshop, because without you it just would not happen. In July the Club held the second on its TSD Open Trials using KCC Park as our base; then just one week later was the Broadford Open Tracking Trial.

What an eventful weekend that turned out to be, when on the Friday afternoon, our Trial Secretary, Andrea Sciberras, rolled her car on the way down the access road to Pyalong after delivering lunch to the crew up there.  Thankfully she was able to use her phone and alert Peter Miller that she was in trouble, together with his crew they managed to care for her whilst they waited for all the emergency services to arrive. Andrea was eventually air lifted to hospital and we were all relieved to hear later in the day that she was shaken up but would be fine. Turned out she was very very lucky only sustaining a broken thumb. Knowing Andrea was OK we then turned our attention to …..”we have a trial to run”…….
Now just imagine, one of the largest tracking trials of the year and no trial secretary, well I have to say how proud I was of everyone at the trial that weekend, they all jumped in and helped in any way they could. 
It was a steep learning curve for so many but everyone did an amazing job under the circumstances. Also held in mid-July is the annual Champion of Champions Weekend. Well fancy dress was back in vogue this year with many ‘stunning and funny outfits” for both handlers and dogs, not to mention judges.

Congratulations to Chris White and her Rottweiler Phoenix on being crowned the winners.
Yet again there was a massive entry of over 100 for the Inverleigh Open Tracking Trial held in August.  Thanks to Parks Victoria and various farmers around Inverleigh the Club was able to accommodate all entrants. None of this can happen without the hard work of your Committee and the assistance of so many members.
 
Our membership officer Roger Corlass has been in hospital recently but now is home and although an apology tonight he tells me he is recovering well and will be up and around soon. We wish him well with his recovery as we do any of our members who have not been well of late. The Club continues to be in a healthy position with well over 200 financial members and we are still the largest tracking club in Australia. I’d like to take a moment to thank all the judges, stewards, gophers, tracklayers, caterers, competitors and members who assisted the Committee in any way during the year in running such successful events, my sincere thanks to you all. I would also like to thank all the members of our Committee who have and do work so hard for all the members during the year in various roles.

However tonight, two of the incumbent committee members have chosen not to nominate for another term, so to Gary Fainges and Sue Keane, we sincerely thank you for all your work whilst on the Committee and wish you all the very best for the future. As I have said so many times before it is an honour and a privilege to be the President of this Club and to be able to work with such a hard working Committee who ensure that all the events held by the Club run like clockwork. In closing I must again express my personal thanks to the entire membership for your assistance and support over the last twelve months and I look forward to another enjoyable year in 2016.

Thank you
Lynn Klecka 
19th November 2015

champion of champions

Check out the Champion of Champions Winner.

tracking titles 2014

Check out the Tracking Titles for 2014

do you have a tracking champion?

If you have a Tracking Champion, Track and Search Champion or a Track and Search Grand Champion celebrate your success and send us a photo for our Champions Gallery.  A photo of your dog’s head or your dog sitting will look the best.

Email a photo of your dog to  championsgallery@trackingclubvic.org.au 

Please send your original photo file (we would like the file to be at least 100KB in size) and please name the photo file with your dog’s registered name including all titles (or include this information in your email).

For information how to send your pictures please download this document - How to Email Your Pictures (PDF)

oz tracking enthusiasts

All you Oz Tracking enthusiasts check out Yahoo group.

Join the OzTracking chat group for Australian tracking enthusiasts.  Visit the site and click on Join This Group! 

tracking dogs out and about

2013 Tracking Dogs out and about