Classes Information

General Information

Any breed of dog, including crossbreeds, is eligible for training.  They can start as soon as puppy vaccinations are complete (at around 3 months), and older dogs are very welcome too.  If you are new to TADTC and have any questions about classes or how training could benefit you and your dog that are not answered below, please send a query to

For the safety and enjoyment of everyone taking part, we do have a policy on dangerous dogs – in very rare circumstances an owner may be referred to private training if their dog is displaying aggression during classes.  Please contact us using the email address if you are concerned about your dog displaying aggressive or dominating behaviour, and we’ll happily discuss your options with you.

Enrolling In A Class

The enrolments for Term 1, 2023 are open until January, 23. 


You will need to complete the enrolment form promptly, as we are only accepting pre-enrolments for each class.  In addition, numbers that can be accommodated on any course are limited – a late enrolment may mean you will be listed for a later term.

Continuing With Obedience Training

At TADTC, we offer much more than basic puppy obedience.  Once you pass the basic course, you will be invited to enroll in our intermediate obedience training class.  Intermediate obedience will build upon the training from basic so you have even better control over your dog, and prepare you for the new nationwide obedience programme called Canine Good Citizen (CGC) developed by Dogs New Zealand.  CGC will help you to have a perfectly well-mannered companion, and some City and District Councils may offer you a discount on your annual dog registration fee if you complete the CGC levels.  Find out more about our other classes here.

Training Venues

We train at two different venues throughout the year.

Summer Venue

Term 1 and 4 | Manawatu Canine Centre grounds in Ashhurst

Winter Venue

Terms 2 and 3 | TADTC Grounds at Longburn

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