Why join us?

The value of dog training

Every breed of dog was developed for a specific purpose, yet today, few dogs do the job for which they were bred as they no longer need to earn their living.

Most are pet dogs and the behaviour needed to become a good companion and citizen has to be taught. Dogs, unlike computer, do not come already programmed!

Some of the behaviour associated with a particular canine job e.g. digging which is not being destructive – just imaginative and in keeping with their breeding – needs to be modified and managed.

They must be taught not to jump on people, to chew destructively, to re-landscape the garden by digging, to retrieve that which is not yet lost and to bark only as a warning to the family that all is not well.

Obedience training provides your dog with the leadership they crave. Dogs are social or pack animals that need to belong to a family structure in order to be happy.

Obedience training aims to create this structure in a gentle way, giving the leadership which will create in the dog, a healthy respect for all family members.

By correctly socialising dogs with adults, children and other dogs, in a non-confrontational way, they will grow into socially acceptable members of our society.

Training can start at any age but the earlier the better. Your 8-week-old puppy needs training from the day they come home. Puppy pre-schools, run by trained instructors at most veterinary practices, are a great way to start, followed later by puppy class at a dog training club.

Older first timers will learn, but often at a slower rate, so the importance of early training cannot be overemphasised.

The benefits of joining the Club

The Club provides members with training, advice, support and education in responsible dog ownership, socialisation and canine welfare.

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How our experienced trainers help dog owners

  • basic and advanced levels of dog obedience
  • advice on canine health eg. ticks, flea control, vaccination
  • all aspects of dog laws and the Companion Animals Act 1998 (NSW)
  • general well-being of your dog eg grooming, feeding
  • some dog behavioural problems