THE KURINGAI K9 AWARD (KK9) Programme

Is a training programme , run by NSDTC that focuses on the fundamentals of what every good dog and every good dog owner should know.

From the day you join NSDTC you will be working toward these essential pet behaviours in your weekly classes.  They include:

  • Car safety
  • ‘Come’
  • Walk nicely on lead
  • ‘sit’ , ‘down’ and ‘stay’
  • ‘settle’
  • polite gateways
  • polite greetings
  • acceptance of restraint, grooming and gentle vet check and
  • owner education in animal care and the dog laws

The KK9 AWARD Test and Certificate

When ready, you and your dog will have the opportunity to run through a simple competency based test.  The test serves as:

  • an achievable goal for every pet owner and dog
  • a promotion to 3rd class
  • a joint Kuringai Council/NSDTC initiative to promote responsible dog ownership. Graduates receive a special Certificate endorsed by Kuringai Council.
  • EVERY MEMBER OF NSDTC IS ENCOURAGED TO  COMPLETE THE KURINGAI K9 AWARD PROGRAMME.

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