Nicole and Todd
The obedience side of NWDTC is manned by a group of dedicated and experienced people who volunteer their time to teach not only the beginner domestic dog handler the basics, but also the finer points involved in all levels of competitive dog handling.
It is never too late (or early) to start training your dog and we welcome dogs of all ages and sizes. Puppies are in small classes grouped according to age. Dogs over 7 months begin in our starters class.
Puppies are accepted from 4 months once their vaccinations are complete. The focus for our youngest members is on positive social interactions, developing impulse and frustration control and lots of gentle body handling with advice on bite inhibition, toilet training, feeding and body language. We'll cover basic good manners and how to make training fun and enjoyable for you both. We prefer the "learn to earn" method and using lure and reward training methods.
We also offer the fun and growing dog sport; Rally-Obedience. This is a sport in which a dog and handler complete a course of 10 or more stations, where at each station a certain skill, such as weaving between cones; a down or sit stay, is performed. The quicker you go through the course and the fewer mistakes you make, the higher your score. The aim is to get around the course with a happy attentive dog, at a nice consistent pace with the dog in position and not making any mistakes. Lots of fun for both dog and handler.
Classes are on Monday nights starting at 7pm. .
Childrens Class is on Wednesday at 4.30pm. Ages 7 -15 years. Dogs must be at least 8 months old.
Places unfortunately, cannot be held on a promise. You will need to pre-enrol your Handler/Dog combination to secure a spot in the next available intake.
E-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org Preferred contact
Contact: (Enrolments) Ellie Booth - 412 8111 (only replying to landline numbers)
or Joan McFarlane - 09 420 6468 or - 027 276 5507
Note: Start course dates 2013
Course one commences Monday 4th February 2013 (Course closed)
Course two commences Monday 8th April (Course closed)
Course three commences Monday 10th June (Course closed)
Course four commences Monday 12th August (Course closed)
Course five commences Monday 7th October(Course closed)
Next course will be in February 2014