The ANKC has approved the Rules for the Conduct of Scent Work Trials with effect 1 July 2020.
The Foundation Scent Work Judges’ Training Scheme will be conducted at a national level in 2020 under the auspice of the ANKC National Scent Work Committee.
The Foundation Scent Work Judges’ course will formally commence in September 2020 and is expected to conclude in early 2021. The course will include theory and practical components, with theory and practical examinations at the completion of the course.
An application form is available from the Dogs Tasmania office upon request. Applications must also include documentation supporting their claims against the Eligibility Criteria for the program (see below). This should not be more than 1-2 page(s). Further information will be sought if required.
There will be a course fee . Applicants will be invoiced at a later date.
Aspirants must be approved by their member body and assessed by the National Scent Work Committee as suitable to be admitted to the Foundation Judges’ course.
Appointment of Scent Work Foundation Judges will be through the ANKC member bodies based on recommendations from the National Scent Work Committee.
The eligibility criteria for the Program include – an applicant must:
(a) Be a member of a Member Body or, if not a member, become and remain a member of the relevant Member Body;
(b) Be over eighteen (18) years of age by the closing date for applications;
(c) Reside in the State or Territory of application for admission to the Scheme;
(d) demonstrate proven Scent Work knowledge as a result of either formal qualifications and/or relevant training courses with proven skills and/or experience in training a dog(s) in scent work in either a professional or dog sports capacity;
(e) demonstrate skills and experience in instructing in Scent Work;
(f) demonstrate a commitment to actively participate in Scent Work trials including as an organiser, a steward, a judge or other official.
Consideration may be given on an exception basis to expressions of interest for the Foundation program that meet most (but not all) of these criteria, where the individual can demonstrate the capacity to meet the requirements within a reasonable time.
Expressions of interest addressing the Eligibility Criteria and with a completed application form and application fee should be submitted to Dogs Tasmania by Saturday 1 August 2020.
Dogs Tasmania P.O. Box 116 GLENORCHY TAS 7010 Ph: (03) 62729443 (10am-2pm)