CAPITAL COMETS DOG SPORTS CLUB
FOUR PAWS, TWO FEET, ONE TEAM!
Become a member
Become a member of Capital Comets
How to become a member of Capital Comets
To become a member of Capital Comets you should email the Capital Comets Secretary expressing your interest in becoming a club member. The Capital Comets Secretary will respond to your membership enquiry with a standard email providing information about the club’s membership process, as well as documents regarding membership benefits, club expectations, and the club’s code of conduct. In this email the club secretary will also request your telephone number so that they or a club board member can contact you in person to answer any questions that you might have about the information that has been provided and to explain the remaining steps that need to be undertaken to become a club member.
Agility Capital Comets Practice
Capital Comets offers weekly practices year round at the Saanich Fairgrounds at 1528 Stellys X Road in Central Saanich on Tuesday nights from 7 to 9 pm, except in August and over the December holiday season. All practices take place indoors in the Agriplex building on packed sand.
Tuesday night practice is a time for members of the club to train their dogs and spend time with like minded people. At each practice the equipment is set up in an unique way, giving members a chance to work on different skills. The practice format changes every other week: two courses, usually a Jumpers and a Standard course are set up one week, and the next week three short sequences of obstacles are set up to allow handlers to practice particular skills. Participants can choose to follow the numbered set up or focus on specific skills, such as gambling or perfecting their dogs performance on contact equipment (the teeter, A frame and dog walk).
The club welcomes new members to come to practice who can demonstrate that their dog has reached a level of training and skill to safely use all the different equipment independent of instructor help. All members at a practice have equal time (1 to 2 minutes) to try each course or short sequence. Practice nights are a great way for handlers to develop or refine their dogs skill, whether in preparation to trial, or just to have fun working with their dog.
To participate in club practice nights, a person has to be a club member with practice privileges. To obtain more information about participation in comets practice sessions please contact the club agility coordinator, or club secretary.
Dogs must be at least one year of age in order to participate in practice night, and they must be approved by the agility coordinator prior to taking part – this includes young dogs being added by existing Comets members.
At the discretion of the agility coordinator members are welcome to bring younger puppies to practice night to work on familiarization to the venue or socialization around people and dogs. As a courtesy to fellow club members please remember that not every dog loves a puppy and ensure that your training takes place at a reasonable distance from the practice set ups. As noted above, prior to being accepted for practice night, puppies are not permitted to use the equipment set out.
Membership & Governance
Capital Comets Dog Sports Club is a non profit society registered with the provincial government and as such has a set of bylaws registered under The Society Act of British Columbia.
These bylaws define membership and the process of becoming a member and outline the need for and proceedings at an annual general meeting. In addition, the bylaws guide the annual election and duties of the executive committee.
In addition to the bylaws, the club also has established a code of conduct which outlines the behaviours (canine and human) which the club has decided are necessary to ensure members’ and their dogs safety and the enjoyment of club activities, and also reflect responsible dog ownership.
Members may participate in all club affairs and activities and in weekly practice sessions. If you are interested please complete a membership registration and fee payment application.
Members who own or operate a for-profit agility training business are not eligible to stand for election or be appointed as directors of Capital Comets.
Below is a brief listing of agility equipment companies Capital Comets has purchased products from or has come to club members attention over time. Please note that this list is not intended as an endorsement and links are provided for information only.
- Agility Coordinator – Gerry Sloan
- Clothing Coordinator – Deborah Tolman
- Documentarian – Philippa Sloan
- Equipment Coordinator – Brett Kelley
- First Aid Coordinator – Bobbi Leach
- Membership Coordinator – Heather Alexander
- Ribbon Coordinator – Amy Schmitt
- Social Coordinator – Nancy Heath
- Timing Coordinator – Lesley Bainbridge
- Training Coordinator – Ray Bronson
- Trial Committee Chair – Ali Edgell
- Website Coordinator – Brad Temple
Get in touch below. Ask a question. Find out where to see dog agility in action. Become a member. Suggest a change to our website.
Capital Comets Dog Sports Club
PO Box 157
Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1R3