The Eastern Suburbs Dog Training Club runs obedience training for puppies and adult dogs and activity classes for adult dogs on most Sunday mornings on the grounds beside Musgrave Avenue in Centennial Park, in the heart of Sydney's Eastern Suburbs.

Responsible Dog Ownership Class (February 2014)

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After an initial training program, in Puppy Classes and/or our Adult Dog (6 months and older) Responsible Dog Owners (RDO) Course, you and your dog will automatically progress to Foundation Class or Class 1, where you can build upon the exercises covered in the RDO Course. Thereafter progression to our further training classes is earned by passing promotion tests.

Please note: The Club welcomes all dogs provided they are fully vaccinated. A current vaccination certificate must be provided when joining the Club and renewing membership.

Puppy Classes

Puppy Classes are suitable for dogs aged 12 weeks to under 6 months. The Club runs a 6-week program for puppies, followed by automatic progression to Week 4 of the Responsible Dog Ownership (RDO) Course. 

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Adult Dogs

Adult Dog Classes are suitable for dogs aged 6 months or older. The Club offers a 6-week Responsible Dog Ownership (RDO) Course. Recorded attendance for each week of the RDO Course earns the owner and dog a Certificate of Attendance and automatic progression to either Foundation Class or Class 1, where both can build upon the exercises covered in the RDO Course.

The Club also runs further training for which promotion tests must be passed for progression. 

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Activity Classes

The Club runs Activity Training Classes, based on the Agility dog sport, to complement our Obedience Training. These classes teach handlers and dogs how to navigate an obstacle course, including bar jumps, tyre jumps, tunnel, weaves and broad jumps.

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Promotion Tests

Beyond our Puppy Classes and Responsible Dog Ownership Course, the Club offers incrementally more challenging training in Foundation Class and Classes 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Progression from Puppy Classes to Week 4 of the Responsible Dog Ownership (RDO) Course and from Week 6 of RDO to Foundation Class or Class 1 is automatic. From then on, promotion tests must be passed for progression to Classes 2 to 4.

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Next Training Date

Dog Training Closed

URGENT NOTICE — COVID-19

Club Members and Friends are advised that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Eastern Suburbs Dog Training Club will be closed for training from Sunday 22nd March 2020 until Sunday 19th April 2020.

The situation regarding COVID-19 will be reviewed and further advice issued before 19th April 2020.

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