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.

 

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Next Training Date

The Club's training for 2018 ended with our Fun Day on 9th December. Our volunteer Helpers and Instructors are now enjoying a well-earned break for the Festive Season and Summer Holidays.

Training resumes at the Club on 3rd February 2019, which is a Puppy Joiner. The first RDO Course Joiner (for adult dogs aged 6 months and older) is 10th February.

Please check the times AND arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start.