Obedience

Dog training builds a great relationship between you and your dog.

Owning a dog is one of life’s great pleasures, with many rewards; but also a responsibility. We are here to assist you to become an even more responsible dog owner and for you and your dog to become even better companions.      

NB: You’ll be advised of your class starting time after booking and payment. 

All our club members come along to learn how to train their dog and to have fun together.  Most people start with the foundation 6 Week Obedience Course for Beginners.  But don’t stop there!!  Once you have completed the basic course, we hope you go on to higher level Obedience, and maybe even other activities.

See more below. 

Our Club has a “Yellow Dog – Give Me Space” policy for dogs who may have personal space issues for one reason or another.     

Click to read about the program.

Click to see the poster.

A vet assistant’s blog.

Beginners Course (6 weeks) 

1 hour lesson duration.

Handlers will learn how to:

  • walk their dogs correctly on the lead
  • teach their dogs to sit, drop, stay and come when called. 

These activities will be done at a distance of 3 – 4 metres.                            Stay exercises are held for 30 – 60 minutes.

Behavioural issues will be discussed as necessary, during lesson rest breaks or by negotiation.

Assessment in lesson 6 is low stress and completes the course.
If assessment is passed, handlers receive a certificate and their dogs progress to Level 2 Obedience. 

Some dogs need extra time in the beginners class and their handlers will be invited — and are encouraged — to continue in the next beginners class being held.

This allows patient and consistent consolidation of skills, which is especially crucial for these dogs.

 Egg and spoon race, Games Day.

Class 2 Obedience  

Build on the fundamentals learnt during the basic course.            

  • Learn more obedience exercises.
  • Improve relationship and trust between dog and handler.
  • Develop focus and stimulus control.
  • Start working toward off-lead work in group context.                     

NB: Bill begins his class at 9:00am & Ann at 9:30am.

Advanced Level Obedience   

  • Fine tune focus, relationship and stimulus control.    
  • Greater range of activities.
  • More challenging tasks and contexts
  • More off-lead work. 
  • More socialising opportunities for dogs – and their owners!

NB: Class begins at 10:30am.

Who’s the last dog ‘staying’?