Nanaimo Kennel Club lure coursing enthusiasts can check for updates on their Facebook page Nanaimo Kennel Club Lure Coursing
COST: $5 per dog. This means you can run your dog in its turn in the queue as many times as lure coursing lasts (allowing for your dog’s recovery time)
TIME & DATE
TBA on the group. Watch for Yvonne Downey’s posts about when we have the field!
RULES FOR LURE COURSING
* All dogs must be on leash when not coursing
* All poop must be immediately picked up and disposed of
* Keep clear of the coursing line when walking the field
* Keep your dog from contacting other dogs (unless you know it’s safe) – many dogs are more reactive when excited by the coursing
Forest Park School
LOCATION Forest Park Elementary School, near the corner of Northfield and Bowen roads.
DIRECTIONS Turn onto Northfield Road. You are looking for Sarnia Road, which is very close to the Bowen/Northfield intersection. It will be on your right if you’re coming from Bowen Road, on your left if you’re coming from the old Island highway. Sarnia Road is a dead-end road, ending at the school. Park on the school side (watch out for the fire hydrant!) and come join us!
Lure coursing has typically been a Sight Hound sport. A way to measure ability, endurance, speed, agility and enthusiasm.
However on May 1, 2010, UKC opened up Lure Coursing to be included as a Performance Event including sight hounds, all breeds and mixed breeds to be able to participate for Coursing Aptitude Titles.
We are running by U.K.C rules as Ron is a judge for UKC. At this time we are running for Fun only!!
Ron will judge the speed of the lure depending on the dog. My old dog Parker runs pretty slow these days, but can still enjoy the sport
The course is usually up to 400-600 yards in length. We are lucky to have the use of Forest Park School playing field, and so long as we remember, this is a school where children play, so pick up is very important
It is also very important the dogs that are not running are kept securely on leash, loose dogs running with one on course can be hazardous for both dogs.