Classes

General information for all classes

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.

Junior Class

This is an eight-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.

Basic Obedience

This is a eight-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.

Basic Obedience Class, Summer 2007

Intermediate 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.

Intermediate Obedience Class, Summer 2007

Canine Good Citizen (CGC)

This is a national certification programme, consisting of four testing levels, developed and administered by the New Zealand Kennel Club.  You can enrol your dog in CGC classes after they have passed Basic and Intermediate obedience, but cannot actually sit the tests until he or she is at least 12 months old.  You do not need to be a member of the NZKC to participate.

Canine Good Citizen Class practising their ’stay’ command

Rally-o

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.

Instructors

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, 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 2018 (per eight week term)

  • Junior Class $60.00
  • Basic Obedience $60.00
  • Intermediate Obedience $50.00
  • Canine Good Citizen first term $50.00 ($30 for subsequent terms; NZKC assessment fee additional)
  • Competition Obedience (when available) $30.00
  • Rally Obedience (when available) $30.00
  • Annual Membership $20.00 per year

Prices current as at 6 December 2011 – subject to change at any time for subsequent terms.

For further information

See the Calendar for 2018 term dates.

Enrolment Form 2018

TADTC Owner’s Handbook

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