GROUP OBEDIENCE CLASSES
All group obedience classes, from beginners to advance are held on
Monday nights between 6.00pm and 7.00pm.
Our classes run in 8 week blocks.
On week eight we do assessments and pending your outcome, you'll graduate to the next class level!
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!
UPCOMING CLASS BLOCKS
Enrolments open 4 weeks prior to the course start date. Classes fill very quickly so be online at 11.00am sharp!
CURRENT - classes run 6 February to 27 March (enrolments closed)
UPCOMING INTAKES GROUP OBEDIENCE CLASSES FOR 2o23
- enrolments open 4 March @ 11.00am - classes run 3 Apr to 29 May
- enrolments open 6 May @ 11.00am - classes run 5 Jun to 31 Jul
- enrolments open 8 July @ 11.00am - classes run 7 Aug to 25 Sep
- enrolments open 2 Sept @ 11.00am - classes run 2 Oct to 20 Nov
The TOTAL COST is from $130* for the 8-WEEK BEGINNER'S COURSE
$10 causal rate per class for the remainder of your training at higher levels.
8 week class blocks can now be purchased at a discounted price, enquire at the front desk on Monday nights.
*total price depends on membership level you choose upon checkout, therefore single, dual or junior.
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 $10 per class.
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 to the beginning of each course (see above intake dates).
No need to enrol online for Green to Black classes - sign up at the front desk on Monday night
at the next 8 week class block, as per the level you have been assessed and progressed to.
Trial training is for those interested in competing with their dogs.
You also need to be a member of Dogs Queensland.
Talk to your instructor for more information about trial training.
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.