Last Updated: 16 August 2017
**Deadline for the September 2017 newsletter is 20 August**
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.
**ABC Rural covers 2016 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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