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9th Annual Dog Owners Choice Award Categories.

The Awards are open to all members and non-members of the MDBA.  Nominations close on 31.1.16 and winners will be announced in May 2016.

Listed below are the categories for the MDBA Dog Owner’s Choice Awards. To nominate a person or business for an award, please complete the online nomination form located here or download the forms here.


 

AWARD CATEGORIES and NOMINATION CRITERIA.

1

Master Breeder of the Year

- Must be nominated by a puppy buyer or another MDBA member. This award is not about the success of the breeder's dogs in dog-related events or the amount of litters they breed. This is about standards of service, support and ethics provided to their puppy buyers. Must be a financial Breeder member of the MDBA.

2

Master  Responsible Dog Owner of the Year

- Must be a Responsible Dog Owner member of the MDBA.

3

Master Canine Rescuer of the Year

 

 

- Must be nominated by someone who has bought one of their dogs or by someone who is a foster carer/rescuer attached to the rescue group or another MDBA member. This award is not about how many dogs they have rescued but about their standards of service, support and ethics to their clients and foster carers. Must be a financial Rescue member of the MDBA

4

Master Professional of the Year

- Must be nominated by a client or another MDBA member. This award is not about the success of the members business but about service standards and ethics they have shown to their clients. Must be a financial Professional member of the MDBA.

5

Foster Carer of the Year

 

- Must be the foster carer of canines and be nominated by a canine rescue group/service. This award is not about how many dogs a foster carer has fostered but about their standards of service and dedication. Open to Australian residents.
6

Pet Sitter/Walker of the Year

- Must be nominated by a client for excellence in standards of service in pet sitting or walking canines. Open to Australian residents.

7

Most Supportive Vet of the Year

- Open to Australian residents and must be nominated by a client.

8

Vet Nurse /Receptionist of the Year

- Must be nominated by a client or a vet and located in Australia.

9

Service Provider of the Year

- Must trade in Australia, be nominated by a client and provide a canine related service.

10

Groomer of the Year

 

 

- Open to Australian residents, nominated by a client for canine grooming. This award is about standards in service.

11

Trainer of the Year

- Open to Australian residents and must be nominated by a client for canine training. This award is not about dogs trained to win awards but about the trainer's dedication and standards in service.

12

MDBA Student of the Year

- Must be a student member of the Master Dog Breeders Academy and be nominated by a MDBA faculty member.

13

Outstanding Contribution in Canine Affairs

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- Open to anyone

14

Boarding Kennel of the Year

- Must be nominated by a client and be located in Australia.

15

Pet Transport Service of the Year

- Must be nominated by a client and branches in or based in Australia

16

Retail Outlet of the Year

Must be nominated by a customer and located in Australia . Must not sell live animals. 

17

Publication or Article of the Year

- Open to any canine related traditional or digital publication or article.

18

Photographer/artist of the Year

- Must be nominated by a client or customer for canine related work and be based in Australia. This is about service and ethics to their clients.

19

Fundraiser of the Year

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- Must be a volunteer and fundraise for a canine related cause

20

Product of the Year

- Must be nominated by a client or customer for a canine related product and be located in Australia.

21

Canine Friendly Tourist Destination of the Year

- Must be nominated by a dog owner who is a client/visitor and be located in Australia.

22

Smart Dog Owner

 

- Must be a member of the Smart Dog Owner Club.

23

Responsible Dog Owner

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- Must be a dog owner that demonstrates behaviours of responsibility in dog ownership.

 

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The judging panel's decision is final and no outside correspondence or communication will be accepted to influence judging.

HOW THE AWARDS ARE JUDGED

 

Each nomination is rigorously assessed which makes becoming a winner an incredible achievement. Here’s a step-by-step guide to the judging process.

 

Step 1: Initial entry assessment

 

The first round of judging is based on the nominators submission. The person who has nominated you is required to have provided all the necessary information requested on the nomination form. When we receive a nomination if it has been submitted on line or if the nominator has provided their email address, we will notify them that the nomination has been received within 48 hours of receipt.

 

Step 2: Contact with the nominees and request for additional information survey.

 

At least 21 days prior to the judging  and after  the nomination is received the MDBA will contact the nominee to ask them to provide additional information to tell us more about  themselves, their business and their activities with dogs.

 

When the additional information is received it will be passed onto the judges with the nominations for final judging

 

Step 5: Winners announced

 

Category winners will be announced at the Gala dinner in late May 2016. The venue and date will be advised prior to close of nominations on 31st of January 2016.

 

- Must be the foster carer of canines and be nominated by a canine rescue group/service. This award is not about how many dogs a foster carer has fostered but about their standards of service and dedication. Open to Australian residents.