A summary of the Club Rules is provided in the Ground Rules & Information on the Club Facilities form given to new members when joining the Club (PDF copy available from the Forms/Flyers page). The Ground Rules are also reprinted regularly in the Club newsletter.

In addition, the operation of the Club is governed by the Rules & Constitution of the Eastern Suburbs Dog Training Club, a copy of which is available on the Training Grounds on Sundays or can be downloaded here.

The following summarises the Club Ground Rules (updated February 2008):

  • Training Times:
    • 7:45am – Activity Class and Adult Dog Class 2 inspection line opens
    • 8:00am – Activity Class and Class 2 start
    • 8:00am – Adult Dog Responsible Dog Ownership Course registration
    • 8:30am – Adult Dog Responsible Dog Ownership Course and Classes 1, 3 & 4 inspection line opens
    • 9:00am – Adult Dog Responsible Dog Ownership Course and Classes 1, 3 and 4 start training
    • 9:15am – Puppy joiners registration
    • 10:15am – Puppy classes start training
    • 10:15am - Adult Dog Classes 3 & 4 “2nd half” starts
  • Dogs MUST be on lead at all times
  • Name badges must be worn. Replacements for lost badges will be issued for a $2 donation
  • Access to roped off area surrounding trailer is restricted to Committee, Instructors and Helpers
  • Jumps and other equipment may be used ONLY under supervision of an Instructor
  • Deposit litter and dog doo in bins provided
  • Centennial Park rules must be respected at all times - please see Dog Walking on the Centennial Parklands website

Please note:

  • Children are welcome at the Club, but they must be supervised and they must not handle a dog in class. Children under the age of 12 are not permitted to join the Club. Junior Membership is available for children aged 12 to 17 years old
  • Puppies and adult dogs must have a collar and lead for training - not an extendable lead. A harness is permissable, 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).
  • All dogs must be fully vaccinated - a current vaccination certificate must be provided when joining the Club and renewing membership
  • The only method of payment accepted is CASH or CHEQUE.

Next Training Date

Sunday 30th October 2016

8am Adult Dog Joiner/Registration (6 months & older) for Responsible Dog Ownership Course (Tip: arrive early because classes can fill quickly - see below)

NOTE: Class sizes are capped to no more than 10 dogs per Week 1 Class - see Registration/Joining Process in Quick Links menu for full details.

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

8am Class 2 (Inspection Line 7:45-8am). Reminder: Due to a lack of Instuctors, no Activity Class on the 30th

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

10:10am Puppy Classes

10:15am Rally-O Class

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

Next Puppy Joiner (under 6 months): 6th November 2016

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