The Eastern Suburbs Dog Training Club runs obedience training for puppies and adult dogs and activity classes for adult dogs on most Sunday mornings on the grounds beside Musgrave Avenue in Centennial Park, in the heart of Sydney's Eastern Suburbs.

Responsible Dog Ownership Class (February 2014)

After an initial training program, in Puppy Classes and/or Adult Dog (6 months and older) Responsible Dog Owners Course, you and your dog will automatically progress to our Foundation Class and/or Class 1. Thereafter progression to advanced level classes is earned by passing Promotion Tests.

Please note: The Club welcomes all dogs provided they are fully vaccinated. A current vaccination certificate must be provided when joining the Club and renewing membership.

Adult Dogs

Adult Dog Classes are suitable for dogs aged 6 months or older. The Club offers a 6 week Responsible Dog Ownership (RDO) Course. Recorded attendance for each week of the course earns the owner and dog a Certificate of Attendance and progression to either our Foundation Class, where both can build upon the exercises covered in the RDO Course, or to Class 1 of the Club's Advanced Training Classes. The Club runs further Advanced Training (Classes 2 to 4), for which promotion tests must be passed for progression.

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Activity Classes

The Club runs Activity Training Classes, based on the Agility dog sport, to complement our Obedience Training. These classes teach handlers and dogs how to navigate an obstacle course, including bar jumps, tyre jumps, tunnel, weaves and broad jumps.

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Promotion Tests

Beyond our Puppy Classes and Responsible Dog Ownership Course, the Club offers incrementally more challenging Advanced Training in Classes 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Progression from Puppy Class to Week 4 of the Responsible Dog Ownership Course and from the Responsible Dog Ownership Course to Class 1 is automatic at the end of 6 to 8 weeks, depending on the stream joined. From then on, promotion tests must be passed for progression to Classes 2 to 4.

Read more: Promotion Tests

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!