Helper Seminars

The WGSDCA Helper Seminars

  1. The purpose of the WGSDCA Helper Program is to educate helpers and increase the number of Trial Helpers who can correctly and safely execute the Part C Exercises performed at WGSDCA Working Trial Events.

  2. The WGSDCA Helper seminars will include topics such as, but not limited to, appropriate testing of dogs in Trial events; safety, and being in control and selflessness by a Trial Helper; development of understanding the temperament and drives of the dogs being assessed at a Trial event; and the importance of the Helper’s role in assisting the Judge to evaluate the dogs entered in an event.

  3. WGSDCA Helper Seminars shall be sanctioned events by the WGSDCA BOM, hosted by a WGSDCA Club Affiliate and are only open to individuals subscribing to individual WGSDCA membership.

  4. Helper Seminars are presided over by a Teaching Helper(s) and may also involve an international Guest Trial Teaching Helper, subject to BOM approval.

  5. Each Helper Seminar participant should organise a dog for use during the Seminar. The hosting Club should not be expected to provide a suitable number of dogs for a Helper Seminar.

  6. A Participation Certificate including name, affiliation, date, hosting Club and signed by Teacher Helper must be provided to all participants. To sign up for a Helper License Evaluation, one must have attended at least 3 WGSDCA Helper Seminars.

  7. The Helper Seminars are different from WGSDCA Helper Workshops.

  8. For further information please contact Director of Helpers on directorhelpers@wgsdca.org.au.