Class Options

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Grade 1

Group classes are held on Tuesday evenings and are sorted by dog age. Dogs under 6 months at course date into Grade 1 Junior and dogs aged 6+ months at course start date into Grade 1 Adult. Both will sit same assessment for entry to Grade 2 at course end.

Up to 10 dogs will be in each class with up to 4 classes operating at one time.

2-3 classes each term may be conducted away from the club to practice what is learned at the club in the real world with all its distractions.

Each dog handler must be a club member. Observers can watch training at no charge.

Puppies may attend with one vaccination remaining for full protection, however, we recommend you consult with your veterinarian before registering as we train outdoors and therefore cannot provide a sterile training environment. If your puppy is under 3 months at course start you are unlikely to meet this requirement.

Entry requirements: For dogs/puppies that have not attended/passed training at a Dogs NZ affiliated club. Dogs trained elsewhere must start at this level

Syllabus: Controlled walking, straight and right turns, sit and downs, and recall on lead.

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Grade 2

Classes are held Tuesday evenings. 2-3 classes each term may be conducted away from the club to practice what is learned at the club in the real world with all its distractions.

Up to 10 dogs will be in each class with up to 4 classes operating at one time.

Each dog handler must be a club member. Observers can watch training at no charge.

Entry requirements: Passed grade 1 at a Dogs NZ Affiliated Club.
Training at any other establishment requires entry into grade 1.

Syllabus: Controlled walking, straight, right and left turns, sit stays (30 seconds) and down stays (1 minute) in a group line up of dogs, recall on lead.

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Canine Good Citizen (CGC)

Classes are held Wednesday evenings. 2-3 classes each term may be conducted away from the club to practice what is learned at the club in the real world with all its distractions.

Each dog handler must be a club member. Observers can watch training at no charge.

Entry requirements: Grade 2 (or higher) graduate.

Intro course syllabus covers CGC Foundation and Bronze Levels.

Advanced course syllabus  covers CGC Silver & Gold levels.

The Black Hawk Canine Good Citizen TM (BHCGC) Test is a certification program that tests dogs in simulated everyday situations in a relaxed atmosphere. It identifies and rewards dogs that have the training and demeanour to be reliable family members as well as good-standing community members.  Click here for more information on Canine Good Citizen.

The course is run in 8 week term blocks and there is no graduation assessment as Canine Good Citizen is externally assessed.

To be ready for for external assessment, which typically requires 6 - 12 months of training, you would need to participate in a number of 8 week training blocks and your dog must be at least 12 months old at that time.

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Competition

Classes are held Wednesday evenings. 2-3 classes each term will be conducted away from the club to practice what is learned at the club in the real world with all its distractions to emulate the show environment.

Each dog handler must be a club member. Observers can watch training at no charge.

Course description:  If you are interested in competing with your dogs this class will teach you techniques to place and win in obedience competitions - Ribbon Trials and Champ Tests.

Focus is on close heeling, precision recalls, robust stays, retrieve and hold. As the class progresses beyond beginners competition level the exercises will change accordingly.

The courses are 8 weeks in duration and there is no graduation assessment. It is recommended that those actively competing repeat this course to keep up their competition preparedness.

Intro to are offered advanced class levels. Intro is for those yet to commence competing. Advanced level is for those already competing at Championship shows.

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All dogs must be fully vaccinated (refer FAQs) and up-to-date with their vaccinations to attend training. Class duration is approx 45 minutes.

All classes are limited to a maximum of 10 participants. Up to 4 classes may be run at the same time.

Please view our FAQ page for more information.

 

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