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

This Sunday, 24th February is an Adult Dog Joiner for our Responsible Dog Ownership (RDO) Course for dogs aged 6 months and older for 2018.

To help dogs and puppies AND their handlers better cope with potential high temperatures and humidity, class times have been rescheduled to earlier in the morning during February and March. Please check the updated times AND arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start times.

Click for registration & class times.