THE 8 WEEK
BEGINNERS OBEDIENCE COURSE

Held Monday nights at 6PM, 6.30 PM and 7PM

WHEN IS THE NEXT COURSE?

 

Enrolments open 1 month prior to the start date & classes fill very quickly so be online at 11am sharp!
 

 UPCOMING:  Intake on Aug 13 @ 11AM, classes start Sep 5

 

FUTURE:  Intake on Sept 10 @ 11 am - Classes start Oct 3

TOTAL COST: from $130

 

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Includes
$20 Club Joining Fee
Yearly Membership Fee (See Chart Below)
$100 Course fee

 

8 Week Course = 1 orientation session for humans only & 7 training sessions with the dogs

MEMBERSHIP TYPES

SINGLE :                                                                                   $10.00/yr 

DUAL * :                                                                                    $15.00/yr

*  must be resident at the same address, or are partners in  the conduct of a kennel.

JUNIOR (12 - 18 yr old) :                                                           $05.00/yr

LIFE MEMBER * :                                                                       $00.00/yr

*  valid only for those nominated & approved for this membership at an AGM

HONOURARY MEMBER * :                                                        $00.00/yr

*  valid only for those nominated & approved for this membership at an AGM 

Memberships are annual with renewals due in between November and December - to be current for the following year.

 

Updated vaccination history for each dog is a requirement for each renewal. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Dogs can be any age above 14 weeks old from the start date of the course.

  • Handlers MUST be at least 14 years old to train a dog in a class.

  • Payment must be made within 24 hrs of submitting the enrolment form.

  • Dogs must be fully C5 vaccinated with proof supplied upon enrolment, and at every renewal period.

  • One handler per dog, per class.

  • Our beginners classes are balanced training focusing on good manners, loose lead walking,    foundational obedience skills  - NOT behaviour correction or modification classes. Dogs experiencing serious behavioral issues are recommended to seek private training before attending group classes.

  • There are NO refunds for missed classes. Any refund must be approved by the Management Committee.

  • Fees applied to the Beginner's Obedience Course are not transferable to other classes. If the Club cancels a class due to inclement weather a voucher is given for use on a future class. 

  • If members miss classes there is no opportunity to make them up at a later date.

FAQS
 

WHY ISN'T INTAKE ALWAYS OPEN?

The SCDOC is a 100% volunteer-run organisation. Frankly, we just do not have the resources (instructors, field space, etc) to open more frequent intakes. 

When classes are too full or squeezed in too close to each other the quality of training is reduced. We want everyone at club to get the most out of their training so we opt to cap class numbers and open intakes as often as we can :)

CAN MY DOG COME IF HE HAS BEHAVIOUR ISSUES?

We do not take aggressive or severely reactive dogs into our classes. If your dog is experiencing issues, please email our Chief Instructor at chiefinstructor@sunshinecoastdogclub.org.au. We can make an assessment an recommend an appropriate private trainer, veterinary behaviourist or behaviour modification specialist. 

IS MY DOG TOO YOUNG/OLD TO COME TO TRAINING?

The club can safely accommodate dogs of all ages.

Puppy school: baby puppies from 8 to 10 weeks old as of class 1 (at least have first vaccine on board). 

Beginners obedience: minimum of 14 weeks old, no maximum.

All other classes: There is no age limit. Some Golden Oldies come just for fun, exercise & socialisation!

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?

Beginners Obedience Course Fees include 1 x hour-long orientation session, 7 x half hour fieldwork classes, annual membership to the club + once off joining fee.

WHERE ARE THE CLASSES HELD?

We are located in the Buderim Sports Complex at 176 Ballinger Road, Buderim, Queensland. We're on the right hand side, past the hockey fields. We have our own private, fully fenced grounds where we hold outdoor, grass field training.

 

For the puppy class, we have a special undercover area, which is veterinary-grade cleaned prior to each session to keep the young ones safe.

WHAT IF I'VE DONE TRAINING ELSEWHERE?

If you have completed a formal obedience course with your current dog at another club or training centre (puppy school doesn't count!) then let us know! Email our Chief Instructor Jenny on chiefinstructor@sunshinecoastdogclub.org.au to discuss and organise an assessment. Pending your assessment we may place you in a more suitable class level :)

WHAT HAPPENS ONCE THE COURSE IS OVER?

Once you have finished the 8 weeks of training you'll graduate into the next level - green class!

After beginner's obedience, each class is $7 each, and you pay as you go. We have four levels of obedience classes plus trial training, so there is still plenty left to learn and heaps of fun yet to be had!

 

CHOOSE YOUR 8 WEEK BEGINNER'S COURSE

 

Proof of up to date vaccination must be submitted with your enrolment.

Any issues uploading please email it to members@sunshinecoastdogclub.org.au.

Once you've submitted an enrolment form check your inbox for the welcome email. Please action the directions in that email

within 48 hrs to complete your membership or your place may be offered to someone who missed out.

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06:00 PM CLASS

STARTS SEPT 5

8 x 30 MIN CLASSES

FROM $130

Maximum of 20 places available

06:30 PM CLASS

STARTS SEPT 5

8 x 30 MIN CLASSES

FROM $130

Maximum of 10 places available

07:00 PM CLASS

STARTS SEPT 5

8 x 30 MIN CLASSES

FROM $130

Maximum of 10 places available

ENROL ON AUG 13
ENROL ON AUG 13
ENROL ON AUG 13

Once enrolled, now you need to join the Members Group!

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If you sadly missed out this round, or are considering enrolling in the future, follow our Facebook Page!

 

This is where we advertise upcoming intakes so you'll be first in the know :)

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