Entirely run by volunteers, 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
• 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.
A NEW MEMBER’S CLASS IS CONDUCTED EVERY SUNDAY AND
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 they
graduate 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.
Titles and certificates
are awarded after the dog successfully qualifies three
times at each level and these titles are then added to
the dog’s name.
Rally is conducted
in a ring with the handler following a numbered
sequence of signs depicting the exercise
required to be performed at each station.
Agility is fun sport for
dogs and handlers to get fit together. Dogs are required to negotiate an obstacle
course through hoops, tunnels, weaving poles, A
frames, dog walks, see-saws and jumps.
Social Grade 5
Fun class for handlers and dogs that do not wish to trial