Sunday 9th March
- 7.30am Promotion testing for Classes 1 to 2, 2 to 3, 3 to 4
- 8am Class 2 & Activity Class (Inspection Line 7:45-8am)
- 9am Responsible Dog Ownership Classes, Adult Dog Classes 1, 3 & 4 (Inspection Line 8:30-9am)
- 9.15am Registration for Puppy Joiners (under 6 months)
- 10:15am Puppy Classes
Next Adult Dog Joiner (6 months & older): Sunday 16th March
Other dates: 2014 Training Dates
Please note: Don't forget to bring your dog's vaccination certificate!
Puppy Classes are suitable for dogs aged 12 weeks to under 6 months. The Club runs a 6 week programme for puppies, followed by automatic progression to Week 4 of the Adult Dog Beginners Classes.
Puppy Classes offer the opportunity for young dogs to socialise together in a learning environment. It's particularly useful for those who have never owned a dog, or had one a long time ago, but appreciate the importance of starting young to ensure a happy coexistence.
Puppy Classes give owners the confidence, knowledge and skill to handle young dogs. A habit that is "cute" while a puppy may turn into a "troublesome issue" when it is older.
Puppy training has long term benefits as it imprints praise rewards and responses for positive behaviour and corrects undesirable traits from a very young age.
Regular attendance at classes helps continue a positive learning curve for the puppy from its litter-mates to the home environment.
Exercises taught in Puppy Classes include:
- Getting attention: Eye contact on name
- Heeling/walking nicely on lead
- Sit on command
- Introduction to Recall
Note: Puppies must be fully vaccinated before enrolling in classes. A current vaccination certificate must be provided when joining the Club.