All new enquiries must be directed through the secretary via email at email@example.com
If you would like to learn how to connect with your dog through socialisation and training, please contact the secretary via the email above to register as a beginner in 2023.
Our November intake is now full (we have doubled capacity to get in as many dogs as possible). Our next intake is Sunday the 4th of February 2024 (we put our paws up for a well earned rest in January). Please contact us to reserve a spot for your four-legged friend in 2024.
Kyneton Dog Obedience Classes are held on Sunday mornings 10am to 11am at our temporary home the Cycling Velodrome at 12-15 Mollison Street, Kyneton.
We take dogs of all ages and breeds and your dog must be fully vaccinated to attend. The minimum dog age we take is between 12 to 16 weeks.
Please arrive at training at least 15 minutes early so you can get organised and walk your dog around. This gives your dog an opportunity to ‘acclimatise’ and possibly take care of any last minute toilet needs.
There are NO classes on Total Fire Ban Days.
Your First Time
The first Sunday of every month is when we commence our 4 week beginners dog program. Whether you have a puppy or an older dog you must complete our 4 week beginners program. (It’s really you we are training). As we have a limited number of volunteer trainers and want the best outcome for you and your dog we have a maximum of 13 dogs starting each month. New handlers taking over the training of the same dog are also required to attend the introduction class.
At the start of your first class you must leave your dog in the car, this will help us set you up to give your dog the best first experience. As it is will be your dogs first time give your dog plenty of space from the other dogs. It will help them to settle down in what will be a very exciting Sunday morning for them.
On your first day will be introduced to correct dog obedience techniques through voice commands and lead control. These are the only techniques permitted by the Club. Physical abuse of a dog in any way will not tolerated by our Club.
For your first class, please bring along:
- A flat collar or correction chain (depending on the age of the dog
- A lead at least 750mm long (2′ 6″)
- Treats to assist in training your dog
- Waste collection/disposal bags
Please wear comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear. You will surprised how much being comfy can assist you in the training of your dog.
Dog training is conducted through four levels from Class 1 through to Class 4. As a handler successfully meets the requirements of each level, they are invited to be assessed before graduating to the next class.
Handlers are asked to be punctual when attending classes. Not only do late arrivals disrupt a class that has commenced training, you could miss something, which might be vital towards your future training program. Members are requested to make every effort to attend all training sessions (for the sake of continuity of training and for the benefit of your dog).
Graduation from Kyneton Dog Obedience Classes
Your promotion to the next dog training class depends on three factors:
- The regularity of your daily dog training.
- Your ability, as a handler, to teach your dog, with patience and perseverance. Harshness and irritability will bring only confusion and resentment from your dog.
- Your individual dog’s response to training.
** PRAISE THE DOG EVERY TIME IT CORRECTLY COMPLETES A COMMAND **
Individual graduation may occur at anytime depending on dog/handler competency in the graduation criteria for your current class. For more details see the graduation criteria sheet in the clubhouse or speak with one of your instructors.