The Southern Districts Kennel and Obedience Dog Club Inc. will teach you by the world’s best practice, to train your dog to become a well mannered, happy, appreciated and accepted member of your family and an animal that is easily acceptable in the wider community.

We will teach you how to have your dog:
Walk quietly by your side without tugging on the lead
Sit quietly whilst being patted
Behave in the company of other dogs
Come promptly when called
Obey your commands immediately

Dog training is continual. There are no semesters, and you and your dog may begin training at any time between the first Sunday in February and the last Sunday in November.
Remember though, we do not train your dog, we teach you to train your dog.

You train at your own speed. How fast your dog learns will depend entirely on how much effort you put into training your dog. Your Instructor will appraise your dog’s progress every six weeks and if you have worked well with your dog and are following the instructor’s directions, your dog will “go up a grade” (this is termed “Graduation”) until it graduates from grade 4 with a TRAINED DOG CERTIFICATE.

You may train ANY dog of ANY age. It is never too late to start training a dog, although the younger a dog is, the easier it is to train. Cross-bred dogs are just as welcome as thoroughbred dogs but we do have a club rule that children under the age of twelve will not be allowed to train or handle a dog whilst on the clubs premises.