Welcome to the Northern Suburbs Dog Training Club (NSDTC).


We are an affiliate of Dogs NSW and have been operating in Ku-ring-gai since 1967.

Our experienced team of dedicated volunteers are here to educate members on responsible dog ownership and help them train their dogs to be well-behaved, socialised companions, who are a pleasure for their owners and fit well into the community.

We cater for all breeds and cross-breeds. Vaccinated puppies can commence class from four months.

Our classes are designed to build a bond between owner and dog using positive training methods and start with basic obedience.

Members can progress to the attainment of the Ku-ring-gai Canine Award and competition in a number of dog sports.

Our qualified instructors provide classes in advanced obedience, agility, Rally, gundog training, dances with dogs and tricks.

Members may also participate in educational seminars on diverse topics related to dog behaviour or health, which are run several times a year.

Come and join fellow dog owners for some fun, education and exercise with us here at Northern Suburbs.

Happy training!

Barbara Rogleff, President
Northern Suburbs Dog Training Club

Agility Training

Agility classes for dogs that have reached class 4 and are over 12 months are held at 9am on Saturdays.

If you would like to join our Introduction To Agility (ITA) class, please contact the chief instructor to organise a temperament test.

Obedience Training

Time to book your class in

Obedience classes must be booked in, members are invited to book their class now with the class co ordinators for Saturday afternoons:

Step 1 Find your correct class from the list below for your dog.

Step 2 Email the listed class Co Ordinator with the following details:

  • Full name
  • Dog’s name
  • Mobile number

Step 3 Your class co-ordinator will be in touch.

Brand new Puppies under 6 months of age: Puppies Week 1-4 Julianwilljules@yahoo.com.au
Graduates from Puppies Week 1-4: Puppies 1Julianwilljules@yahoo.com.au
Brand new Dog over six months of age: New Dogs MikeMricher2711@gmail.com
Graduates from New Dogs: First Class Debsdutta.debasmita@gmail.com
KK9: Second Class Jennyjenny.burnell@live.com.au
Third Class MargaretMargRamsay1@optusnet.com.au


Fourth class Advanced Skills Debsdutta.debasmita@gmail.com
Fifth Class CCD Learners Rebeccarebecca@nsdogtraining.org.au
Sixth and Seventh Class CCD Triallers and CD Triallers Rebeccarebecca@nsdogtraining.org.au

Our Obedience classes will be limited to ten including the Instructor and the Class Co Ordinator for your safety and the safety of others. To book in you must be a current member and have sent your vaccination certificate to our membership team.

We want to keep in touch with you and your Obedience Needs.



Will be back soon too so that all our members can train via our popular Zoom Meetings


Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 832 3245 9125
Passcode: 123123

We are really really looking forward to seeing you.



Chief Instructor Obedience.

Scent Work Classes

Scent Work Classes are now up and running and proving very popular. All Level 1 Beginners classes for the remainder of 2022 are now fully booked, with very limited spaces in the higher levels

I will be doing a roster for 2023 classes shortly

Bookings for blocks of classes will be accepted by email only to goldsack@ozemail.com.au 

Each class will have a maximum of 6 dog and handler teams.

Classes offered by NSDTC on Saturdays:

Level 1 Beginners (6-week block using (primary) food) in Dog Hut B from 4-6pm

Level 2 Introduction to Odour 1 (6-week block where Birch odour is introduced) in Dog Hut B from 4-6pm

Level 3 Introduction to Odour 2 (4-week block where Anise odour is introduced) in Dog Hut B from 12-1pm

Level 4 Introduction to Odours 3 & 4 (4-week block where Clove and Cypress odours are introduced) in Dog Hut B from 12-1pm

Level 5 Advanced class for Triallers (4-week block where searches will be for all 4 odours) in Dog Hut B from 12-1pm

The classes scheduled for the remainder of 2022 are:

Level 4 Introduction to Clove & Cypress 2 Apr 22 to 2 May 22 (Prerequisite Level 3) – Very limited spaces available

Level 2 Introduction to Birch Odour 7 May 22 to 18 Jun 22 (Prerequisite Level 1) – Fully subscribed

Level 5 Advanced 21 May 22 to 25 Jun 22 – Fully subscribed

Level 1 Beginners 2 July to 6 August – Fully subscribed
Level 3 Introduction to Anise 2 July to 23 July – Very limited spaces available
Level 4 Clove/Cypress 30th July to 20 August – Very limited spaces available
Level 2 Introduction to Odour (Birch) 13 August to 15 October – Very limited spaces available
Level 5 Advanced 27 August to 24 September – Very limited spaces available
Level 3 Introduction to Anise 15 October to 15 November – Very limited spaces available
Level 1 Beginners 29 October to 3 December – Fully subscribed
Level 4 Introduction to Clove/Cypress – Very limited spaces available

For each class, please bring your dog, a large quantity of high value treats, a lead of between 3 and 5 metres in length, a harness with a back clip attachment and a water bowl for your dog.

When your dog is not searching, he will need to be crated outside the building or left in your car between runs.

Gael Goldsack

Scent Work Coordinator.

Essential Documents relating to Training Resumption

The following documents relating to our Training Resumption are now made available to all our members. It is essential that all members sign and return the 2nd page of the Training Policy in hard copy of their Members Responsibilities Agreement on your first day of training.

Click on each of these to view the documents.

Many thanks to Wendy Jones from the Manly Club who has provided the following comprehensive PDF document full of Tricks, Training and other useful information for our NSDTC furry friends.