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A World of Smells

“He is in a world of smells of which we know nothing, which occupy and absorb his attention as to make him practically blind to everything about him and deaf to all sounds.”

William Henry Hudson, quoted February 2006

Dogs are perfect at being dogs

Dogs are perfect at being dogs. They already know how to sit, stand, drop, speak, scent and retrieve. What they have to learn is what our words are for these behaviours and when, where and why they should perform them for us.

Karin Larsen Bridge, “Positive Training”, APDT Australia Inc. Journal, Oct/Nov 2002, quoted September 2006

Beware Corn Cobs

Towards the end of a 2 week holiday in a paralysis tick prone area last Summer, my Lab Harry fell ill (vomiting, loss of appetite, lethargy) and I feared he had a tick.

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Next Training Date

Sunday 4th February 2018

Following the Club's season-ending Fun Day on 3rd December, our Helpers and Instructors are now having a well-earned break for the break festive season and summer holidays.

Training resumes at the Club on Sunday, 4th February 2018, which will be a Puppy Joiner our 6-week Puppy Classes (for dogs aged under 6 months). Our first Adult Dog Joiner for 2018 for the Club's Responsible Dog Ownership Course (for dogs 6 months and older) will be on Sunday, 11th February.

Note: Due to the summer heat and humidity, Training and Registration start times are scheduled earlier from the 4th February until the end of Daylight Saving - please see the Training Times page on the Club website for details.

Other Training Dates and details of the Registration/Joining Process are also available from the website.

We wish all our Members, their families and friends, and of course, their dogs, a safe and happy holiday. We look forward to seeing you again in the new year!