Class Information

 

Puppy Pre School Members

On Field Classes

Class 1

Class 2

Class 3

Class 4

Trialling

 

 

PUPPY PRE SCHOOL MEMBERS

Our classes run on Tuesday evenings 6-7pm for 4 weeks and are for puppies between 8 and 16 weeks old who are not yet fully vaccinated and have not been put on the ground in public areas. These classes are designed to allow puppies to socialise, learn basic cues and develop confidence engaging in various activities and through play with dogs their own age. 

Getting a new puppy is incredibly exciting for all the family, but it can be quite scary for your puppy. They need time to adjust to their new family, new sights, sounds, and smells. Puppies are delightful bundles of energy and curiosity but they can also be challenging and frustrating…..please be patient. Your puppy will tire easily and require lots of rest. Keep training sessions short 1 - 2 minutes. If you are struggling with teaching a new skill, cue or find yourself becoming frustrated, stop and return to an activity or cue your puppy has previously learnt or loves before finishing your training session. Always end your training sessions on a positive happy note and remember……….. KEEP IT FUN and HAVE FUN!

PLEASE NOTE – OF VITAL IMPORTANCE WHILE YOUR PUPPY IS ATTENDING THE PUPPY PRE SCHOOL CLASSES DO NOT PLACE YOUR PUPPY ON THE GROUND IN A PUBLIC PLACE. THIS POSES A SERIOUS THREAT TO ALL THE PUPPIES ATTENDING THE CLASS.

About the classes

Safe environment that has been carefully disinfected, especially for puppies.
Safe, supervised, socialisation between your puppy, other puppies and new adults.
Time for puppies to play together and explore the environment.
Information on relevant topics each week
How to teach your puppy basic cues
Confidence building activities
Carry your puppy from your car into the club room. 

Dates for 2022

19 July - 9 August

16 August - 6 September

13 September - 4 October

11 October - 8 November

15 November - 6 December (last one for 2022)

Next class will be in February 2023

 

ON FIELD CLASSES

Online registration usually opens during the school holidays.

As part of the your initial registration there is a mandatory 20 min Orientation that is held in the RDC clubrooms.

Please leave your dog at home.

There is no training during school holidays or on Public holidays

 

Class 1 FUNdamentals

Wednesday evenings - 6.30pm to 7.15pm

After you have registered as an Annual Member you will get an email that will ask you to join the Class 1 and don’t forget select a time for the Orientation. If you don’t attend Orientation you cannot come to training.

 

No prerequisite

This class will aim to enable your dog to -

  • Be familiarised to the environment
  • Be able to learn with other dogs and people around
  • Meet and greet other dogs and people appropriately
  • Learn basic cues and manners

 

ALL OTHER CLASSES 

Wednesday evenings - 7.45pm to 8.30pm

 

Class 2 (Focus)

Prerequisite – Successful completion of Class 1 

 

This class will aim to enable your dog to -

  • Focus on you rather than the environment
  • Learn cues with verbal and hand signals
  • Walk on a loose lead
  • Return to you when called

 

Class 3 (Distance)

Prerequisite – Successful completion of Class 2

 

This class will aim to enable your dog to -

  • Learn cues with verbal OR hand signals
  • Carry out the cues from a distance
  • Walk at heel
  • Complete cues at heel

 

Class 4 (Distractions)

Prerequisite – Successful completion of Class 3

 

This class will aim to enable your dog to -

  • Focus on you with distractions
  • Develop precision with the cues

 

Trialling – Obedience, Tricks and Rally

Prerequisite – Successful completion of Class 4

 

This class will aim to enable you and your dog to -

  • Compete as a team