Classes

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:

 

PET DOG TRAINING.

 

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........

Puppy Class ( aged 12 weeks – 24 weeks)….12.30pm 

 

Beginners Class (aged 6 months and over)...2:30pm

 

Middle School Class...10.30am ( Cynthia) & 12.00pm ( Barb)

​Pet Dog Class...2.30pm ( Barb)

Please scroll down for further details on all these classes…......................

 

Puppy Class 12.30pm with Kat or Isabel.

 

Congratulations on your new baby family member, but how do you train your furry toddler?

This class is designed to cater for all puppies aged between 12 weeks and 24 weeks of age. Please note that all puppies must have had at

least two inoculations up to C4 or C5 level before they can be accepted into a training class.

 

Our Puppy Class will teach your puppy how to focus on you and come when called. You will learn about child safety, doggy manners and how

to meet and greet another dog or person while walking on a loose lead and we will teach you how to have fun with your training as you build a strong bond with your puppy.

 

These classes are structured into 4 week blocks and all bookings and payments are to be made online only. New block classes start every two weeks. We also limit numbers to 8 handlers per block so classes can fill very quickly.

 

If you would like to join an available Puppy Class please click on the intake button below. Please be aware that if you are not a current member of the club then you will need to complete a membership application as part of the class enrollment process.

If no class is offered it means that all available classes are now fully booked.

If you have any enquiries in regards to this class please use the

“ Contact Us “ option on the home page menu.

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Beginners Class 2.30pm with Cynthia and Michelle.

 

This class is designed to cater for all dogs aged over 6 months.

 

Our Beginners Class will teach you how to bond with your dog, how to walk on a loose lead and come when called. You will learn about child safety, doggy manners (no jumping up) and how to meet and greet another dog or person.

 

These classes are structured into 4 week blocks and all bookings and payments are to be made online only. We also limit numbers to 10 handlers per block so classes can fill very quickly.

 

If you would like to join an available Beginners Class please click on the intake button below. Please be aware that if you are not a current

member of the club then you will need to complete a membership application as part of the class enrollment process.

If no class is offered it means that all available classes are now fully booked.

While you are waiting for access to a class we would like to assist you with some basic training at home so we have set up a dedicated Face Book page called HDTC Beginner B ( please ask to join and be added

to the group ) to assist handlers with their training. As this is a closed group feel free to ask questions and the instructors will do their best to answer your issue.

Also please check “ UNITS “ in the menu line and follow the training videos from 1 to 6 which cover some aspects of the course. Feel free to post your comments and / or video to the group.

If you have any enquiries in regards to this class please use the

“ Contact Us “ option on the home page menu.

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Middle School 10.30am with Cynthia.

For dogs and puppies who have completed Puppy Class or Beginners and who wish to build upon the skills learnt in either of those classes.

If you have any enquiries in regards to this class please use the

“ Contact Us “ button on the home page menu.

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Pet Dog Class 2.30pm with Barb.

 

This class is for handlers who have completed Middle School or were in Pet Dog before lockdown, and who would like to continue training their dog to become the perfect family pet.

 

These classes are structured into 8 week blocks and are limited to 8 handlers per block.

 

If you have any enquiries in regards to this class please use the

“ Contact Us “ button on the home page menu.

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PERFORMANCE OBEDIENCE.

Pre CCD 2.30pm with Pauline.

This class is for handlers who have completed Pet Dog or already done some Pre CCD  ( Pre Community Companion Dog). 

 

It will build on the exercises required to pass either Club tests or enter Trialing.

 

There will be a short assessment at the end of each month.

Once the test has been passed 3 times dogs can move to Jody’s Advanced Obedience class to further hone their skills.

 

Also suitable for those just wanting to continue having fun with their dog.

If you have any enquiries in regards to this class please use the

“ Contact Us “ option on the home page menu.

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Advanced Obedience 1.30pm with Jody

 

This class is for handlers and dogs that have completed Pre CCD with Pauline.

 

If you have any enquiries in regards to this class please use the

“ Contact Us “ option on the home page menu.

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Scent Work

 

All dogs love to sniff, it's the main way they experience the world.  

Scent Work is a great positive training experience that will help you understand your dog much better and learn to 'read' them.  It will also strengthen your bond with your dog.

 

Scent Work is now recognised as an ANKC sport which means that dog and handler teams can work towards earning an ANKC title. 

 

Classes for students who have completed an introductory course in

Scent Work run each week. For complete beginners we run an Introduction to Scent Work course several times a year to help you get started, or there are several private trainers who run regular courses. If you've started Scent Work and would like to join our regular classes, or

if you'd like to know when our next Introduction Course will run, then 

please email us via our “ Contact Us “ button on the website home page.

 
 
 

Tracking

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.

Classes are limited to 8 participants and if you are not currently a club member, you will need to purchase a membership at the time of booking.

 

No classes are currently available but when the next intake is scheduled a link enabling enrollment will be posted  here.
 

If you have any enquiries in regards to this class please use the " Contact Us " button on the home page.

 

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Agility

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 Agility Course. Please note that

a basic level of obedience is required prior to joining this class. 

 

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.

Winter Timetable.

 

Instructor Class ...11:00am - 12.00pm

Trial / Skills A...12:00pm - 1.20pm

Agility Skills B...1:30pm - 2.30pm

Agility classes are performed off-lead on a multi-use ground near roads and cars. For these reasons it is important handlers and dogs have

good obedience training and skills (e.g. recall, wait, drop, heel, etc.).

For your dog's safety unfortunately we are not able to accept dogs without a recall or highly reactive dogs into classes. We are happy to assist with choices of specialist trainers who can help you.

If you have enquiries in regards to any of these classes please use the

“ Contact Us “ button on the home page.

 

 

Rally

Rally Obedience (known as Rally) builds on the positive relationship an owner and their dog already have. While the discipline displays the connection between handler and dog, it also promotes fun and enjoyment.

 

A Rally course has numbered stations and handlers will be taught how to demonstrate each station with their dog. There are four levels of complexity in Rally, with the numbers of stations increasing from 15 up to 24. Participants navigate a course by following the numbers displayed on each station and demonstrate the exercise shown. The first level requires the dog to be on-lead, thereafter all other levels will be off-lead. Handlers are permitted to use hand and verbal cues and encouraged to praise/pat their dog after completing a station, throughout the course.

 

Rally was designed for the average dog owner as a way to introduce them into the world of dog sports and to have fun with their dog. It is also suitable for the accomplished handler who already competes in a different discipline. This discipline, with a more relaxed atmosphere, provides an alternative to the more strenuous disciplines, in particularly for older dogs.

Rally requires dogs to have basic skills in Obedience. There are several Club Test Days conducted throughout the year which will gauge the progress of handlers and their dogs. The Club also conducts official Australian National Kennel Club trials each year for those who wish to compete in this discipline.

The ANKC website provides a Link to downloading and printing the station signs and description of each station. Also provided is the Rules for the conduct of a Rally Trial and details of deductions judges will use on Test days and Trial days.

 

There is a dedicated Facebook page for all Club Rally handlers who attend classes with substantial information available. There is a LINK to the Book and Pay system for Rally in place on this page which is to be completed each week. Please advise instructors if unable to attend. Please check this page for cancellation of classes due to weather, which is usually at 9.00am on Sunday or any other updates that you need to know about.

PLEASE NOTE: Rally class numbers are limited so if spaces are filled, a waiting list is available.

   

If you have any inquiries in regards to this class please use the

" Contact Us " button on the home page.

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