Sunday 8th December
The Club marks the end of the dog training year for 2013 with our ever popular Xmas Fun Day on Sunday 8th December. There is no formal training on thie 8th, but Club Members & family are invited to attend this popular season ending event.
Inspection Line open from 8:30-9am, Fun Day & awards presentations from 9-11am.
Please Note: Training starts again in 2014 on Sunday 2nd February with Adult Dog Joiner Registration from 8am and Puppies from 9:15am.
Other dates: 2014 Training Dates
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.