Membership

When you join the Club you become a Member, not your dog. The joining fee entitles you to membership of the Club, allowing you to train your dog at the Club, until the end of June*.

Membership renewal forms for the following year are mailed in May.

The registration/joining process is as follows:

  • Choose a joining date for your puppy (aged 12-weeks to under 6 months) or adult dog (6 months and over) from the scheduled Training Dates
  • The Registration Desk opening times for the Adult Dog RDO Course and Puppy Classes are listed in the Training Times page on the Club website – no registrations will be accepted before this time on the grounds, via phone or the internet (see note about “class registration list”)
  • Bring your dog’s current vaccination certificate.
  • Ensure you have adequate monies for Registration AND Beginners’ Program Fees as listed in the Club’s current Membership Fees.
  • There will be a class registration list at the desk
  • Puppies and adult dogs must have a collar and lead for training – not an extendable lead. A harness is permissible, but the goal will be to work towards using a collar and lead for training in the advanced classes (harnesses cannot be used in Promotion Tests). You will be advised on training equipment, which is available from the Club for members only at a reasonable price. New members should bring $15 (Australian) on top of the joining fee to cover the possible need to purchase appropriate training equipment
  • Having joined the Club, you will be told where and when your class will start. Your Instructor will inform you of the training objectives of the class, Club and Park Rules and the process to be followed beyond Week 1 of training

MEMBERSHIP FEES

Adult single (18 years and over)       $30

Dual (2 members /one dog)             $40

Junior (12 to 17 years)                          $20

Renewals (30th June)                         $10

Course Fees for Beginners - paid on joining

9 week course                                     $30
Puppies from 12 weeks
to under 6 months of age

6 week course                                      $30
Responsible Dog Ownership
for dogs from 6 months of age

Ground Fees                         $3 per week
for Ongoing Training

Note: The only method of payment accepted is CASH or CHEQUE

*Members who join in May or June of the current year do not have to renew membership until June of the following year.

What's next?

After an initial training programme in Puppy Classes and/or the Adult Dog Responsible Dog Ownership Course, you and your dog will automatically progress to either our Foundation Class, where you can both build upon the exercises covered in the RDO Course, or to Class 1 of the Club’s Advanced Training Classes.

Thereafter progression through Advanced Classes and/or the Club’s Activity Class is earned by passing promotion tests.

Important notice

At all times YOUR dog is YOUR responsibility.

In the unlikely event of your dog showing aggression towards people and/or other dogs, no Instructor, helper or Club Member can be put at risk.