Foundation/ Beginners Course…For those with no previous training experience, this is essential in order to gain an understanding of positive reinforcement training techniques and the basic commands needed to participate in general classes.
For those with previous dog obedience training, we suggest you come early on the first Wednesday of the month to have a simple assessment by one of our instructors to ensure that you as a handler and your dog both fit into our mainstream “Canine Citizen” class. The assessment is not so much about what your dog can do but more about the relationship you have with your dog and an understanding of the the positive reward based training method and some basic behaviours. We also like to see that your dog will be comfortable in a class situation. Depending on the assessment you will be able be able to join the Club and attend weekly training or if our Instructor feels you will benefit from our Beginners course, they will recommend that you attend our 4 week course first.
Our regular Wednesday night “Canine Citizen” is a 3o+ minute fun learning class and will focus on core skills and development, general behaviour improvement, tricks and building the handler/dog relationship. It encompasses a wide range of topics including:
- Basic commands (sit, drop, stay, recall)
- Life skills (loose- lead walking, introducing dogs, handling for health check)
- Obedience training
- Rally obedience training
- Agility training
- Games and tricks
Our training times are:- (subject to weather conditions)
General Training – Canine Citizen and Advanced: Wednesday nights
WINTER: June and July … 6:30 to 7:30 pm SUMMER: … 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Agility Training: Sunday 9.00am – 11.00am
(may not run every week, it is recommended to contact the Club prior to attending)
Sunday morning agility training is a more specialised training session for those competing or interested in competing, however anyone is welcome to attend. Agility is a fun and challenging sport for dogs and handlers of any skill level. Agility is a further option once you have mastered the necessary obedience skills and your dog has physically matured.