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The Sunshine Coast Dog Obedience Club Inc has been servicing the Sunshine Coast for over 20 years, promoting responsible canine citizenship, training well behaved furry companions and facilitating friendships with fellow dog enthusiasts.
We have classes available for all levels of experience so whether it's your first ever puppy or your sixth competition dog, we have something to offer. We currently hold Beginners, Intermediate, Intro-to-Advanced and Advanced level obedience classes on Mondays, Puppy Pre-School, Rally and Competition Obedience on Wednesdays. We are currently running a small pilot ScentWork Course on Tuesdays, so members, watch the group to know when you can sign up!
Aside from classes, the Club supports those keen to test their skills by hosting several dog sports trials every year. Disciplines include obedience, rally, tricks and scentwork. Keep an eye on K9 Entries to see when the next trial schedule goes live, and to enter online!
Our instructors here at The SCDOC have extensive training experience (80+ combined years of knowledge!), a genuine love of dogs and seeing handlers and their dogs succeed. Our trainers use a wide variety of techniques during classes, employing the philosophy of "you train the dog at the end of your leash", making us flexible to the needs and temperaments of each individual. The club grounds its classes in balanced training techniques, and takes a holistic approach to the wide array of ideologies and methods available to us.
The SCDOC is a not-for-profit, 100% volunteer-run organization. Members interested in volunteering are always welcomed!
The Sunshine Coast Dog Obedience Club Inc. is affiliated with Dogs Queensland (Canine Control Council QLD / CCCQ).All training sessions and competitions are conducted in accordance with the rules of that association - available on request or online.
GROUP OBEDIENCE CLASSES
If you're just getting started our popular Beginner's Course is the perfect place to get going! It's held on Monday nights in small groups of 10 - 12 dogs in each class. We have a new 8-week beginners obedience course starting every 8 weeks. Enrolments open 4 weeks prior and often book out within hours, so save the date to get in early to secure your place!
Ran over eight weeks, it'll introduce heaps of foundation skills such as coming when called, loose leash walking, sit, drop, stay, etc and give you and Fido the tools to be good citizens of the dog community.
The fun doesn't end there, upon graduating you can keep training with your dog and progressing up the levels!
Blue Class (Beginners)
Green Class (Intermediate)
Red Class (Introduction to Advanced)
Black Class 1 (Advanced Obedience)
Black Class 2 (Intro to Trialling)
Trial Training (Competitive Obedience, Rally & Scentwork)
If you have participated in formal obedience training with your dog previously, you are eligible for a free assessment session with our Chief Instructor who will determine an appropriate class level. If this is you, click the button below to organise your assessment! In your message include details about your prior training experiences, training your current dog has completed, their temperament and any dog sports you may be aspiring to.
The Sunshine Coast Dog Obedience Club does not offer one on one or private training.