The Hobart Dog Training Club is a Performance Dog Club affiliated with the Australian National Kennel Council (ANKC) through the Tasmanian Canine Association (Dogs Tasmania).
In addition to growing the relationship with your four legged family member(s), our classes also teach you the skills required to compete for nationally recognised titles at events all around Australia
Regular classes run from the first Sunday in February through to the first Sunday in December.
January Classes run under our Summer School Schedule.
Our Core classes and times are below:
Unfortunately our barking buddies don't come with commands pre-programmed, so it is up to us to teach them how to be good family members.
To help with this, we run the following classes to take them from bouncing puppies through to seasoned veterans:
Puppies 6mths< 12:30pm
Pet Dog Class 1:30pm
Pre CCD / Social Class 1:30pm
Beginners 6mths> 2:30pm
Advanced Obedience 1:30pm
Competition Precision Skill Building 2:30pm
If your dog likes to work at a run, Agility is the place to be.
You will learn how to use both your voice and body to guide your dog around a course.
All new dogs start with our Foundation Course - numbers are limited, so please register your interest at the front desk.
If you have already started training elsewhere or competing, please speak with our Agility Instructors so they can assess which class is right for you
Foundation - 12pm
Skills B - 1:15pm
Skills A - 12pm
Trialists - 10am
Every dog loves to sniff, and with a nose like theirs can you really blame them?
With Noseworks you can unlock their inner Quarantine, Customs, Detection Dog to make this an incredibly rewarding experience.
Coming in 2020, dog and handler teams can compete for a national Noseworks Title.
Classes run between 10am and 1pm, but are variable with demand - we recommend registering interest to join an Introduction to Noseworks Course at the front desk to get started and introduced to our Sniffer Squad.
Congratulations on your new baby family member, but how do you train your furry toddler?
Our puppy class will teach you how to bond with your puppy, how to gain focus and learn about body awareness, child safety, doggy manners and how to meet and greet another dog or person. You will learn loose lead walking, how to settle on a mat and puppy games to aid further training. You will learn about socialisation and physical development and you will learn some basic commands. Puppies are to be less than 6 months of age.
Puppy Class starts at 12:30 pm
Tracking teaches your dog to follow a scent trail laid by a person called a track layer. This type of tracking is for competition and the tracks are laid in a specified pattern which the dog must follow.
Track And Search is urban tracking.
Classes are run in blocks based on demand - please register your interest at the front desk to be notified when our next course is run.
Would your dog get a kick out of running flat out to retrieve a ball, bounding over hurdles along the way?
Would you enjoy working with three other handlers and their dogs in a relay race described as Drag Racing with Dogs?
If this is you, the HDTC K-Niners would love to see you at training.
Practice starts at 10:30am
Its one thing to demonstrate Obedience skills in an examination where there is a prescribed method of ordering and conducting the examination, but what if you don't know what skills will be called up, and in what order, until 10 minutes before the competition? That's Rally O.
Rally O comprises of 17-20 individual exercises in a course, please follow the link at the bottom of this page for the ANKC website and download the SIGNS and descriptions of each exercise, Novice signs, if you are a Beginner, also the RULES for the conduct of a Rally O Trial and details of Deductions used by the judge in Trials.
Classes for all levels run from 11.30--12.30. Please come along and speak with an instructor to reserve a time slot for your dog to complete the course each week.
We set up 2 courses each week which vary depending on the level of the handlers and we give individual instruction to each handler.
All classes and Tests are $4.00.
Club Tests are every 2 months and Hobart usually have 3 Rally O Trials each year with interstate judges when possible.
Join our Hobart Dog Training Club Facebook. to keep up to date with events
Please check our Woofling On Facebook site for updates and cancellations due to Trials, when our instructors are away and adverse weather conditions, if its wet we are unable to put up our signs and if its too hot its is not safe for dogs or handlers.
New to Rally O
Summer School will be conducted in January, the 19th and 26th. 11.30 am, then join the regular Sunday class the first two weeks of February to complete a Novice course with individual instruction.
The first week---------Please arrive around 11.00 and toilet you dog and ensure he has water and windows are down if left in the car or please bring your crate and a cover if its hot. We will have a 10 minute introduction and information session without the dog.
What will you learn?
Getting to know the Novice signs with one on one instruction and correct footwork,Rally O Rules and Etiquette then joining our regular Rally O class in February when our club resumes from the Christmas break, individual instruction will assist each new handler completing Novice courses.
Place your name and details on the Summer School waiting list at the office and we will contact you with all the information required to commence.
Maximum number of 10 handlers for this school. Prepay $20.00 at the first class please, the club offers pre paid $20.00 cards at the office which include a free lesson.
PRE REQUISITE for participation:
Can your dog::: Sit, Stand, Drop, Heel on lead or are you in Pre CCD, which is equal to the old level 3a, in a CCD or Trial class, Agility or other performance sport, this basic Obedience is all you will need.
Once you complete your Beginners course you will be given an allotted time each week to train with an instructor.