Last Updated: 11 January 2017
**Deadline for the March newsletter is 20 February**
As always, if you want point scores to be up to date in the newsletter and on this website, please get your trial results in to the Secretary by the deadline. We also love to receive photos, stories and anything else you think other members might be interested in.
**December newsletter is now out**
If you have provided us with your email address, you will have by now received the December newsletter and 2016 AGM Minutes. If you have not received these, just email the Secretary to check we have your correct email address.
Members who do not have an internet connection, will receive their posted copy in the mail. It was posted on 6 January. If you have not received it by 13 January please call the Secretary.
**ABC Rural covers Australian Championship at West Wyalong**
Top working dogs compete for Australian title at West Wyalong | Peta Doherty | ABC Rural | 120816 ... read the full article
**Change of trial dates**
Please let the Secretary know as soon as possible so we can keep the website up to date and save time on administration work. If the reason is that there is no one to do all the hard work to organise it - maybe think about putting a call for help up here on the website.
**What influences the success of Australian livestock working dogs?**
The University of Sydney has published the results of its research into Australian farm dogs, which was started a few years ago. In total, the research collected data on over 4,000 dogs from over 800 working dog owners around Australia including a number of NSWYDA members. Find out more on the What we're talking about page.
**Do Junior handlers have to be members?**
We received this question from a trial organiser recently and thought it would be worthwhile to share with everyone. The answer is: Yes. If it is a trial affiliated with NSW Yard Dogs then ALL competitors must be financial, whether it is a yearly membership or a day membership. This is important for insurance purposes.
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New South Wales Yard Dog Association Inc.