Training Times

It is important to arrive at least 5 minutes early for class. There are no classes on long weekends - refer to the Activity Calendar for No Training Days.

Training Times outlined below are Standard Training Times and apply from April to December.
(Classes during Summer start an hour earlier to avoid the heat and only apply to February and March!).

Please note, when two handlers are training the same dog, we recommend that one handler works with the dog for the entire class and the other handler observes the class from the sidelines.

New Member Registration:
(Handlers Only - Do Not Bring Your Dog)
All Year Round - Sunday 09:15am to 09:45am

New Member Introduction Class:
(Handlers Only - Do Not Bring Your Dog)
All Year Round - Sunday 10:00am to 10:50am

Puppy Class (8 weeks to 24 weeks)
Apr to Dec - Sunday 10:00am to 10:50am
Feb & Mar - Sunday 9:00am to 9:50am

Foundation Class
Typical Duration: 1 to 2 weeks
Apr to Dec - Sunday 10:00am to 10:50am
Feb & Mar - Sunday 9:00am to 9:50am

Class 1 / 3 / 5 / 7
Apr to Dec -
Sunday 11:10am to 12:00pm
Wednesday Evening 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Feb & Mar -
Sunday 10:10am to 11:00am
Wednesday Evening 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Class 2 / 4 / 6
Apr to Dec -
Sunday 10:00am to 10:50am
Wednesday Evening 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Feb & Mar -
Sunday 9:00am to 9:50am
Wednesday Evening 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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When qualified instructors are available, courses are set up for dogs and handlers who have attained Class 3 in Obedience.​
Classes in the course are held between 09:30am and 11:30am.
Individual Exercises are taught in Obedience Classes.

WEATHER POLICY

The Club has a policy regarding hot and wet weather. The President, Ground Manager and Instructors on hand will assess the weather conditions on the day itself, plus the condition of the ground, to make sure it is safe for dogs, handlers and Instructors, to train on.
Regardless of the weather forecasts online or on TV, the Club will not make a decision on cancelling classes until Sunday morning or Wednesday evening itself. As it is common in Melbourne to have four seasons in one day, or conditions the night before could have an unsafe impact on the training grounds, we find it is best to leave the decision making to the training day.
Some Members make their own decision not to come down if the weather is not looking too promising, as their dog may not like training in the wet, or they do not want to go home with a wet, muddy dog.

Training-Wet Weather Policy

You are most welcome to give the Clubhouse a ring on 03 9375 1310 from 9:00am, before you leave home.
If you have opted in to receive notifications on your membership form, the Club where practicable will send out an email when training is cancelled.
Also check the Club's FaceBook page.

Class Exercises

The following exercises are taught, but are not necessarily covered in every class. If you have a specific issue, please discuss with the Instructor.

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Puppy Class (8 weeks to 24 weeks)

No exercises are tested for promotion to next class:
Name game;
Meet and Greet;
Marker;
Socialisation with all puppies on lead;
Loose Lead Walking;
Recall on lead;
Puppy Push Ups;
Sit stay;
Heeling on a short lead;
Use of the Puppy equipment.
Question & Answer Session.

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Foundation Class

Typical Duration: 1 to 2 weeks before automatic promotion to Class 1
Name Game;
Meet and Greet;
Lead handling;
Loose Lead Walking;
Recall;
Sit, Stand and Drop;
Marker;
Release word;
Extension exercises not tested;
Targeting (hand touch);
Puppy Push Ups.

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Class 1

Exercises tested for promotion to next class:
Heel normal pace;
Sit;
Stand (alongside handler);
Recall on lead (Dog does not have to sit);
Right About Turn;
Sit stay (complete exercise).
Other exercises to be taught but not tested:
Hold, Give - Start retrieve on the flat (on lead);
Puppy Push Ups;
Drop.

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Class 2

Exercises tested for promotion to next class:
All Class One exercises plus:
Heel slow pace;
Right turn;
Recall on lead, dog to sit in front of the handler;
Stand For Examination (handler in front), (Food may be used as a lure);
Drop from Sit (handler beside and in front of dog);
Stays (Sit 20 seconds, Stand 10 seconds).
Other exercises to be taught but not tested:
Retrieve on the flat (on lead);
Dog Introduction;
Drop stay (on lead).

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Class 3

Exercises tested for promotion to next class:
All Class Two exercises plus:
Heel fast pace;
Heel in figure 8 including sits;
Automatic sit;
Drop while heeling;
Left turn and Left about turn (both methods);
Stand for examination (full exercise) (Food may be used only as a reward);
Finish to recall on lead;
Recall off lead, dog to sit in front;
All stays progressing to lead on ground (Sit 30 seconds, Down 1 minute, Stand 10 seconds).
Other exercises to be taught but not tested:
Take, Hold, Give and Fetch - retrieve on the flat on lead;
Dog Introduction with sits.

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Class 4 (CCD)

Exercises tested for promotion to next class:
All Class 3 exercises plus:
Heel on lead with lead in the left hand;
Small amount of heeling off lead;
Recall and return to dog;
All stays off lead (when dog is reliable, long lead if not) (Sit 1 minute, Down 3 minutes).
Other exercises to be taught but not tested:
Retrieve on the flat off lead;
Drop from the Stand position (handler in front of dog);
Finish to the recall;
Introduction jumps, solid and bar;
Ring Craft;
Lead up to recall off lead.

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Class 5 (Novice)

Exercises tested for promotion to next class:
All Class Four exercises plus:
Heel free, small amount (all lead ups);
Recall off lead (complete exercise 12 metres);
Stand for examination off lead;
Change of position;
Retrieve on the flat;
All stays off lead if reliable. (Sit 1 minute, Down 3 minutes).
Other exercises to be taught but not tested:
Introduce broad jump;
Ring Craft.

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Class 6

Full Open Program

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Class 7

Full UD Program