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 to Classes 2 to 4.

Your Instructor will advise you on the requirements for each test. Please see the training dates for scheduled promotion tests.

The following provides a summary of the promotion test requirements:Robert & Harry's Class 3-4 Promotion (June 2000)

Class 1 to 2:

  • Heeling on loose lead, normal pace
  • All turns, normal pace
  • Automatic Sits (3 from 5)
  • Stand and Down on command without physical force
  • Stand for Examination by Instructor (not fail for moving, only aggression)
  • Recall and Finish around handler (not perfect)
  • 30 second Sit Stay and 1 minute Down Stay on lead

Class 2 to 3:

  • Heel on loose lead, all paces
  • All turns at normal pace
  • Automatic Sits (3 from 5)
  • Sit, Stand and Down on command without physical force
  • Stand for Exam on loose lead, handler in front (minor movement allowed)
  • 10 foot lead Recall and finish around handler
  • 1 minute Sit and 2 minute Down Stays

Class 3 to 4:

  • Heeling perfection, all paces
  • Heeling off lead, normal pace
  • Automatic Sits
  • Sit, Stand and Down on command, all paces
  • Stand for Exam off lead, handler in front
  • 20 foot Recall off lead and finish around handler
  • 1 minute Sit and 3 minute Down Stays, off lead

Class 4 onwards:

  • Class 4 - One pass in Novice Obedience Dog Trial or Club equivalent, if dog and handler ready. Otherwise wait until Novice Title gained
  • Class 5 - One pass in Open Obedience Dog Trial or Club equivalent, if dog and handler ready. Otherwise wait until Open Title gained
  • Class 6 - Utility Dog Obedience Title

Note: Beyond Class 4 the Club offers experienced Instructor and peer-to-peer assistance for handlers wishing to train their dogs for Open and Utility Dog Obedience Trialing.

 

Next Training Date

Sunday 22nd October 2017

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

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): 29th October 2017

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