Tasmanian Dog Training Club Inc. Trials

The club runs trials in dog sport disciplines throughout the year.  These include Obedience, Rally, Agility/Agility Games/Jumping, Scent Work, Tracking and Track & Search.  The trials dates are available from the Events Calendar and are listed and advertised in the Dogs Tasmania Gazette (see below).

All trials are conducted under the Rules and Regulations of the Australian National Kennel Council Ltd. (see below).

Entering a Trial

Preferred method of entering trials is online through K9entries.  The first time you enter, you will need to register yourself and your dog(s) on K9entries. The information will be retained, and afterwards you only need amend the info to add dog titles, change address, etc.

If you are a current financial member of TDTC you will receive a discount on the trial entry fee.  Quote discount code TDTC on the entry form.  Note:  your membership expiry date is checked, so make sure you renew your membership at 30th September each year.

Postal entries and remittances should be sent to:  Tasmanian Dog Training Club, c/- Trial Secretary, PO Box 1199, Launceston TAS 7250


Preferred method of payment is via PayPal through K9entries.

Note:  Please pay when you lodge your entry with K9entries.  Your entry is not valid until payment has been received by the club.  If your payment has not been received by event closing date your entry may be removed from the system.

Payment can also be made via bank transfer – Account: Tasmanian Dog Training Club BSB: 633 000  Account No:  1671 75868 (please quote reference as stated in the Gazette entry)

and will also be accepted at the club any Sunday – by cash or cheque – there are no eftpos facilites available.

Trial Venues

Obedience, Rally, Agility & Jumping Trials are held at the club grounds at Churchill Park Sports Complex, Invermay.  Forster Street/Churchill Park Drive entrance.

Venues for other trials will be advertised in The Gazette.  As a general rule –

Scentwork trials are held at various venues around the north of Tasmania.

Tracking trials are held at various farming properties around the Northern Midlands – Campbell Town, Ross.

Track and Search trials are held the club grounds and surrounding urban areas – Invermay, Mowbray, Newnham, etc.

Tasmanian Governing Body – Tasmanian Canine Association Inc. – trading as Dogs Tasmania – www.tasdogs.com

Tasmanian Dog Training Club (TDTC) is an affiliate of Dogs Tasmania.  All trials held by TDTC are official fixtures sanctioned by Dogs Tasmania – the ruling body for dog sports within Tasmania.

Before entering any official trial, you must become a member of, and your dog must be registered with, Dogs Tasmania.  Your membership must be renewed annually – you will receive a reminder with your bi-monthly Gazette.  The dog is a one-off registration, any dog can be registered.  If your dog is from an ANKC registered breeder it is likely that it will already be registered with Dogs Tasmania, but you may need to transfer ownership to you.  Other dogs can be registered on the Associate Register – in which case the dog must be neutered and the neuter certificate produced when registering.  All membership information and costs can be obtained from the Dogs Tasmania website.

Once you are a Dogs Tasmania member, you will receive their publication ‘The Gazette’ every 2 months.  The Gazette lists all the events/trials/etc. for the year, and every trial is advertised usually a month or two before trial entries close.

The advertised trial schedule will give you full details of the trial – including dates, venue, judge(s), classes/tests on offer, check-in times, start times, etc.

Australian Governing Body – Australian National Kennel Council Ltd. (ANKC)

The rules for all the dog sports are available from the ANKC website – www.ankc.org.au under Rules (search ANKC Rules). 

Click here to go to ANKC

It is recommended that before entering any trial, you download and read/learn the trial rules.  You must be aware of all the trial details/requirements before entering any trial.

Obedience – Rules for the conduct of Obedience Trials (effective 1 January 2021)

Rally – Rules for the conduct of Rally Trials (effective 1 January 2021)

Agility/Agility Games /Jumping – Rules for the conduct of Agility Trials and Agility Games (effective 1 January 2021)

Scent Work – Rules for the conduct of Scent Work Trials (effective 1 July 2020)

Tracking – Rules for the conduct of Tracking Trials (effective 1 January 2019)

Track & Search – Rules for the conduct of Track & Search Trials (effective 1 January 2019)