Whippet Club of WA

All Breeds Lure Coursing Try Out Day - Sat 25 May 2024

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Created: 23 May 2024

All Breeds Lure Coursing Tryout Day 25 May 2024


Dear Entrants,

Thank you for your entries! We have now closed entries and presale food and we look forward to a fun day with you and your dogs.

The running order sheet along with a diagram of the grounds and other information will be posted to the Whippet Club WA and DogsWest Lure Coursing pages by Friday afternoon so you can print off in advance and note some important information for the day. If you do not have access to Facebook, please email the club to email you a copy. 

PLEASE NOTE: This is an oval with no canteen or shops within walking distance. The club have therefore organised a sizzle and drinks available as a pre-order system  so that we do not over cater. If you have not pre-ordered a small amount of additional food and drinks has been allowed for- get in early! The bbq will close approximately 1/1.30 so please collect your orders well in advance. 
All funds go towards running future events.



The Whippet Club of WA 

Club Activity
Jarrahdale Oval, 86 Millars Rd, Jarrahdale

Lure Coursing Try Out Day

Try out days are a great way to see if your dog enjoys coursing if they have never coursed before and ensure that they're fit enough to enter lure coursing trials.

We offer a range of different run types, to help protect the growing joints of our younger coursing prospects, help handlers learn how to run their dogs and give dogs the time they need to build their confidence. Try out days are open to  all breeds including cross breeds.


***Limited entries of 40 dogs AM and 40 dogs PM. Entry will be closed if caps are reached or at cutoff date whichever comes first***

How try out days work

When you enter a lure coursing try out day, we will ask you for some specific information about your dog.

"Assistance Runs" are for adult dogs who have not coursed before, or handlers looking for help getting their dog to run a full course.

Each dog will be allocated a maximum of 10 minutes for assistance. The Lure Operator, Huntmaster and Trainer will be available to assist and advise as required. Dogs may attempt part or full course runs. Off-field assistance is available to learn the best way to release and retrieve your dog, and to answer questions.

"Unassisted runs" are for experienced adult dogs wishing to have a bit of practice before the start of or st the end of the trialling season. The runs will be over the full course.

"Puppy Runs" are assisted runs for puppies aged between 6 & 12 months. Such dogs are not physically mature enough to attempt a full course.

Puppy Runs will be conducted at the same time as the other try outs, however puppies will only be able to attempt part of the course, with the aim of seeing if the puppy has the instinct to chase the bags. These runs will generally only include a straight line and an open corner to minimise the impact on their bodies and help protect their developing joints.

Lure Coursing uses a loud engine to drive the bags around the course and pulleys on the field. Some puppies can be overwhelmed by this, which can have an impact on their willingness to course in the future. If in the opinion of the WCWA  field team your puppy is showing signs of stress you will be advised to take your puppy off the field for its wellbeing.

Please note: Puppies under the age of 6 months are not eligible for puppy runs.

General Conditions of Entry

All dogs must be securely contained in a crate or vehicle. Dogs that escape and interfere with a dog on course will be refused any further participation at the meet. You are legally responsible  for your dog’s actions, please ensure they are under control at all times. 

Lure Coursing is very demanding on your dog's physical fitness. To avoid injury or illness, dogs which are in the opinion of WCWA officials, unfit to participate on the basis of weight or soundness, may be refused participation on the day. All dogs attending must be up to date with vaccinations. Entire bitches will be vetted at check in. Bitches in season , pregnant or 9weeks post whelp- will not run. Entering  this event/activity is entirely at your own risk and by entering you understand and accept that you forfeit all rights to any legal claims against the club, Dogswest and The Shire of Serpentine/Jarrahdale  regarding injury to your person, property and dog. 

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