General information for all classes
Online pre-enrolment for all classes is required to ensure a spot for you and your dog. Classes start at 7pm on Tuesday nights during term time, unless you are notified otherwise. For classes, wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes, and carry rain gear as we train whatever the weather. Your dog should have a plain collar or slip chain, and a webbing or leather lead at least one metre long (please do not bring a chain lead). Always make sure that you carry a plastic bag to clean up after your dog if necessary. Please make sure you are familiar with our club rules, a copy is available to view at the bottom of this page.
This is a nine-week course for puppies UNDER six months with no prior training (except Puppy Preschool where this was attended).
The course covers common puppy behaviours/traits, teaching bite inhibition, socialisation, appropriate play, handling your puppy, suitable treats and much more.
This is a nine-week course for dogs OVER six months with no prior training (except Junior Class / Puppy Preschool where this was attended).
During the course you will be shown how to teach your dog to walk nicely on a lead, to sit and lie down on command, and to come when called. Advice on general dog care and training will be given, as well as assistance with any particular problems you are having. Emphasis will be on socialising your dog with people and other dogs, to prevent displays of fear or aggression, as well as obedience.
After you have passed the basic course, we recommend you enrol in the intermediate obedience course to further develop the skills learned in basic.
If you are interested in expanding your dog’s obedience skills and are interested in trying something that will challenge both you and your pooch, this is a class for you. Training is fun, and your dog will learn to follow your every move: forward, sideways, around in circles, or backward. If you are not thinking of competing, don’t let the name Competition deter you. This class will encourage your dog to exercise its brain and will also equip you with very useful skills.
Canine Good Citizen (CGC)
This dog sport is recognised by the New Zealand Kennel club and competitions are held throughout the year at different dog clubs. A fun way to use and improve skills learnt in the intermediate class in new and sometimes challenging ways. Please ask an instructor at club or email us to find out more about rally-o.
Scent work (or Nose work) is a relatively new discipline in NZ. DogsNZ are now running Scent Work trials as do SSANZ (Scent Sport Association NZ). Scent work involves dogs locating an odour in a variety of environments, communicating the location to their handler, who then informs the judge where they think the odour is located. So it is very much a team exercise where the dog and the handler work together to understand each other. It is a fun sport to try even if you are not planning to compete. A great benefit of this sport is that it is suitable for dogs of any age. You will build a strong bond with your dog too, and we can guarantee that your pooch will love it!
Classes are taught by members of the club on a voluntary basis. Training fees cover the costs of running the club and classes. The club members who teach know what they’re doing, as they compete with their own dogs in Obedience, Rally-O, Agility, Working Trials, Sledding, Conformation, and Paws ‘N Music competitions! Find out what competitions are coming up by looking in the News & Results section, where you can also read about our club members’ latest show successes.
Training Fees for 2022 (per nine week term)
- Junior Class $65.00
- Basic Obedience $65.00
- Intermediate Obedience $65.00
- Rally Obedience $35.00
- Canine Good Citizen $35.00; NZKC assessment fee additional)
- Competition Obedience (when available) $35.00
- Annual Membership $20.00 per year
*Pre-enrolment and payment is required for all classes*
Prices current as at 1 January 2022 – subject to change at any time for subsequent terms.
For further information
See the Calendar for 2022 term dates.