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:

 

Obedience Classes

 

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:

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

 

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

 

​Pet Dog Class...2.30pm

 

Advanced Obedience...1:30pm

 

Please scroll down for further details on all these classes… 

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Puppy Class 12.30pm (with Cynthia or Kat)

 

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 link below. Please be aware that if you are not a current member of the club then you need to complete a membership application as part of the enrollment process.

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

 

Next Available Class Intake Link...

https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=19953262&appointmentType=category:Puppies%20%28under%206%20months%29

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

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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 link below. Please be aware that if you are not a current member of the club then you need to complete a membership application as part of the enrollment process.

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

 

Next Available Class Intake Link...

https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=19953262&appointmentType=category:Beginner%20Dogs%20%28over%206%20months%29

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 “ button on the home page.

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Pet Dog Class 2.30pm (with Barb)

 

This class is for handlers who have completed 4 weeks of Beginners or Puppy Class, 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 4 week blocks and are limited to 10 handlers per block.

 

To attend classes you must register and pay in advance via a link on our Facebook page where new classes are advertised regularly.

 

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

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Advanced Obedience 1.30pm (with Jodi)

 

This class is for handlers and dogs that have completed Pet dog class.

 

To attend classes you must register and pay in advance via a link on our Facebook page where new classes are advertised regularly.

 

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

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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.

 
 
 
 

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

Foundation - 12:00pm

Skills A - 12:20pm

Skills B - 1:30pm

Trial Class - 11:10am

Instructor Class - 10:00am

If you have enquiries in regards to any of these classes please use the “ Contact Us “ button on the home page.

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. 

 

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.

 

Flyball

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.

These classes have been cancelled until further notice.

 

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

 
 

Rally Obedience

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 .

Rally  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  Trial and details of Deductions used by the judge in Trials.

 

Rally  is suitable for all dogs who have basic Obedience,

SIT, STAND, DROP, Reliable Recall 5 metres, basic heeling. Novice level is on lead. HDTC is unable to accept Reactive dogs into classes, we are happy to assist with choices of specialist trainers.

Classes  run from 11.00--1.30, individual handler times  depend upon your level,  Please use our Book and pay system (  https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=19953262&appointmentType=category:RallyO ) to reserve a time slot each week.15 minute bookings allow 2 courses with a instructor to be completed, $2.00 per booking.

We set up 2 courses each week Novice/Adv, Exc/Masters, which vary depending on the level of the handlers and we give individual instruction to each handler.

All Club Tests are $5.00.

Club Tests dates are posted on our HDTC  Rally  FB.

Hobart usually have 3 Rally  Trials each year with interstate judges when possible.

Our FB group is open to all Handlers attending our Hobart classes, it is a closed group, ask to join, answer the questions, you will be added to the group. For ease of managing numbers when you leave the weekly class booking system you will automatically be deleted, you do not need to take any action. Away on holidays?  please use the comments on FB to notify instructors or to cancel due to illness.

 

Please check our HDTC Rally  Facebook site for updates and cancellations due  to wet weather usually posted around 9am and Trial information. UNITS ..... details of each station and execution explanations and our BOOK and PAY link.         FILES ...... Rally  rules and Etiquette

CORONA UPDATE

Thank you for your patience during the Corona outbreak, please check our Facebook site for updates and the direct LINK to the Book and pay system.

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

on the home page.

 

Sunday Office Hours: 12:15pm – 3:15pm
For specific Class Times, please read the Class Descriptions.

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