The Club launches a new training class in 2016 for adult dogs (6 months and older) who have completed our 6 week Responsible Dog Ownership (RDO) Course, the Foundation Class.

The objective of this class is to help handlers and dogs transition successfully and comfortably from the RDO Course into the more advanced obedience training environment of our Class 1. As handlers graduate from the RDO program every 2 weeks, the Foundation Class is a 2 week repeating program.

During the classes, the instructor aims to help handlers reinforce exercises learnt in the RDO Course and to assist handlers still having trouble achieving those exercises with their dogs. The instructor will also help handlers fade food lures. Additional enrichment exercises will be incorporated on a weekly basis, which will provide an activity suited to pet dog training. 

Exercises and activities covered in the Foundation Class include:

  • Heeling on loose lead at all paces
  • All turns
  • Automatic sits
  • Stand and Down on command
  • Stand for Examination by Instructor (movement permitted, focus is on handler’s dog accepting touch by instructor and showing no signs of fear or aggression)
  • Recall and Finish around handler
  • 20 second Sit Stay and 20 second Down Stay on lead
  • Enrichment exercise of the instructor’s choice 

Note: The Foundation Class is not designed to help handlers bypass Class 1, but rather help them progress successfully in Class 1 and to eventually be ready for the Class 1 to 2 Promotion Test.

The primarly purpose of the Foundation Class is to be an option for handlers who may feel they need more time to help their dogs settle in an obedience class environment, rather than repeating weeks from the RDO Course.

Next Training Date

Sunday 20th August 2017

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your class start time.

Note: The Color Run is being held in Centennial Park this Sunday - there will be gate and road closures!

8am Adult Dog Joiner/Registration (for dogs 6 months & older) for Responsible Dog Ownership Course

Tip: Arrive early because class sizes are capped to no more than 10 dogs per Week 1 Class and can fill quickly - see Registration / Joining Process in Quick Links menu (below) for full details.

And don't forget to bring your dog's proof of vaccination!

8am Class 2, Activity Class (Inspection Line 7:45-8am).

9am Responsible Dog Ownership Classes (Weeks 1,3,5), Foundation Class & Classes 1, 3 & 4 (Inspection Line 8:30-9am)

10:15am Puppy Classes (2,4,6), Rally-O Class (TBC)

Next Puppy Joiner (for dogs under 6 months): 27th August 2017

Any questions? Check our Quick Links menu (below) for FAQs, Registration/Joining Process, Training Times, Membership Fees & How to Find Us etc.