Class Options

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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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Puppies

Entry requirements: For puppies under 6 months of age at course start date.

* Puppies may attend with one vaccination remaining, however, we recommend you consult with your veterinarian before registering as we train outdoors and therefore cannot provide a sterile training environment.

Course content: Controlled walking on a lead, socialisation, sit, down and information on dog care.

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Grade 1

Entry requirements: For dogs/puppies 6 months plus at course start date. No exceptions.

Course end assessment: Controlled walking, straight and right turns, sit stay on a lead (30 seconds), down stay on lead (60 seconds), and recall on lead.

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Grade 2

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

Course end assessment: Controlled walking, straight, right and left turns, sit stays (1 minute) and down stays (1.5 minutes), recall on lead.

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Senior - Grade 3

Entry requirements: Grade 2 graduate. No exceptions.

Course content: Consolidation of grade 2. Controlled walking left /  right / about and left about turns - all on lead. Sit, stay (sit stay 1 min, down stay 2 mins) and recall with dropped lead from 5 metres.

Class may include mix of grade 3 to 6 with exercises varied for each grade.

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Senior - Grade 4

Entry requirements: Grade 3 graduate. No exceptions.

Course content:
Consolidation of grade 3. Controlled walking on lead. Down  stay (3 mins) / sit  stay (2 mins) / stand stay (1 min) - all  off lead. Recall off lead from 5 metres with a finish.

Class may include mix of grades 3 to 6 with exercises varied for each grade.

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Senior - Grade 5

Entry requirements: Grade 4 graduate. No exceptions.

Course content: Consolidation of grade 4. Heel work on and off lead. Down  stay (3.5 mins) / sit  stay (2.5 mins) / stand stay (1 min) - all  off lead. Recall off lead from 5 metres with a finish. Pre retrieve exercise.

Class may include mix of grades 3 to 6 with exercises varied for each grade.

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Senior - Grade 6

Entry requirements: Grade 5 graduate. No exceptions.

Course content: Consolidation of grade 5. Heel work on and off lead. Down  stay (2 mins) / sit  stay (2 mins) / stand stay (1 min) - all  off lead with handler facing away.  Full retrieve - fetch, hold and give dumbbell on command.

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Canine Good Citizen

Entry requirements: Grade 2 (or higher) graduate.

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 blocks and there is no graduation assessment as Canine Good Citizen is externally assessed. To be ready for for external assessment typically requires 6 - 12 moths of training so you will need to participate in a number of 8 week training blocks.

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Competion

Entry requirements: Grade 2 (or higher) graduate.

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 course is 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.

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