GROUP OBEDIENCE CLASSES

 All obedience classes, beginners all the way to advanced, are held on Monday nights between 6 pm and 7 pm.


Our classes all run in eight week blocks. On week eight we do assessments and pending your outcome you'll graduate to the next class!

 

If you're just getting started (whether you're a first time dog owner or your current dog has had little or no prior training) then our Beginner's Course is your starting point. It also runs over 8 weeks, where you will learn the basics before jumping in the deep end :)

 

Our trainers are equipped with extensive knowledge of training techniques and dog behaviours that will guide you and your dog to become confident, lifelong friends! 

Group of obedience competitors with their dogs
Group of obedience competitors with their dogs

UPCOMING COURSE DATES

 

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

 CURRENT - Intake on July 2 @ 11 am- Classes start Aug 1

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

The TOTAL COST is from $130 for the 8-WEEK BEGINNER'S COURSE 


$7 per class for the remainder of your training at higher levels

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Our beginner's course runs for 8 weeks on Monday nights, all of our classes are group sessions with 10 - 12 dogs.

This course focuses on good manners and general foundational obedience skills.
 

Once you have completed the 8 weeks we encourage you to continue training with us for more advanced skills (and fun!) with your dog.

The cost for the 8-week beginner's course is $130 for single membership, once completed you graduate into the next level where the classes are $7 per class.


 

Class Levels


Puppy Pre-School

Blue Class (Beginners)
Green Class (Intermediate)
Red Class (Introduction to Advanced)
Black Class (Advanced)
Trial Training (Agility, Competitive Obedience and Rally)

 

We have a new 8-week course starting every 8 weeks, enrolments open 4 weeks prior. 
 

Attending your first class

Before you attend your first class with us here at The Sunshine Coast Dog Obedience Club make sure you have the following:

 

  • A dog! (I know, surprising right)

  • Up to date vaccinations. When you sign up you will be asked to immediately email us a copy of your dog's vaccination certificate, this enables the safety of all the dogs who come to our grounds.

  • A safe collar and lead that fits your dog perfectly. Harnesses and leads made of chain are not recommended.

  • Enclosed shoes are a must (Pro Tip: wear gumboots during the wet season!).

  • Treats! To ensure you get the most out of your training session bring along a bag of your dog's favourite treats that he will work for. We always say, "you wouldn't go to work every day without getting paid!" Treats are your dog's salary. Things like diced cheese, kabana, sausage, chicken, etc, work the best.

  • If your dog has a tendency to get over-excited when he goes to new places, try to exercise him before you head to class. Your dog will find it easier to concentrate on classwork once he's got the energy out! Brain games, frisbee and tug of war work best for this purpose.

  • If you have a nervous dog bring him down 10 minutes early and let him settle in and relax before starting class.

  • Wear clothing that you can move freely in and that won't distract your dog. Long flowy dresses/skirts, dangling scarves and swinging jewellery tends to distract dogs.

 

If you have any queries or questions do not hesitate to contact a member of our team to discuss, we will be more than happy to be of assistance.

If you have participated in formal obedience training with your dog elsewhere and believe you are ready to move up a level, speak to one of our friendly team members.

*Please Note - advancing classes is intended for handlers and their dogs who have trained TOGETHER previously. Puppy school doesn't count.