General Class Times

When we train

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO COVID 19 THESE CLASS TIMES DO NOT CURRENTLY APPLY. PLEASE SEE ANNOUNCEMENT ON HOME PAGE.

HOT WEATHER POLICY
On Sunday's, when the temperature is forecast 32 degrees or over AT NOARLUNGA there will be no training, unless an obvious change has come through.
Tuesday and Wednesday evenings are usually cool enough to train by 7pm.
If there is any doubt, please watch
our Facebook Group and Page to see if training will canceled.
Noarlunga Weather Forecast - BOM: http://www.bom.gov.au/sa/forecasts/noarlunga.shtml

Sunday Morning Training
Time
Class
General Information
9am Introduction

This lesson is for new dogs to the club, no matter what their age.  The Instructor in this class informs new handlers the rules of our club and demonstrates initial positions i.e. sits.  The Instructor then hands the new dogs to the correct class, which would be puppies or beginners.

9am - 9:45am Puppies

Puppy class is available for all puppies two weeks after their final vaccination.  Puppies stay in this class until 6 months or above unless the Puppy Instructor feels the puppy & handler are ready to go up to Grade 1.  Socialization is extremely important in this class.

9am - 9:45am Beginners

This class is for new dogs that are 7 months or over and are therefore too old to be in puppy class but definitely need initial beginner instruction and again socialization is extremely important in this class.

9am - 10am

Grade 5

This class is for handlers and dogs who would like to go on with their training and start to work towards attending trials for obedience and/or agility.  Polish, polish, polish is the name of the game in this class. The handlers are also taught ring craft and there is a trial ring available for more experienced handlers and their dogs.

10am - 11am Grade 1

This class is for handlers and dogs that are ready to move out of puppies and in some cases beginners.  They are taught the very important exercise of walking on a loose lead also verbal commands for sit and stand.  Short stays & recall on lead are also introduced along with sit for examination.

10am -
11am
Grade 2

This class is for dogs that have graduated from Grade 1 and are ready to be introduced to slightly more difficult exercises.  These include automatic sit, which means the dog will be taught to sit automatically as the handler comes to a halt.  Drop or down position is also taught along with introduction to stand for exam. Heelwork & recalls are always polished up in every higher grade.  The ‘Figure of Eight’ exercise is introduced in this class also refining all work so far learned.  As always, having fun is very important in all grades.

11am -
12 noon
Grade 3

When dogs are graduated to this grade, they are now ready to learn “off lead” stays and recalls.  The finish on the recall is introduced in this class. A formal ‘stand for exam’ is also taught in this class. This is a more difficult class to graduate from because of the fact that the lead is removed and handlers may get slightly nervous which, of course, dogs pick up on.  The grade 3 Instructors are aware of this and therefore this class is taken slowly and carefully to enable both dog and handler to gain confidence and work without lead in these exercises.

11am -
12 noon
Grade 4

To graduate from this class and therefore obtain your “Trained Dog Certificate”, the handler is taught “off lead” heelwork, which of course includes figure of 8 work and recall finishes.  Drop from a stand position is introduced with the handler returning to the dog still in a down position. And also polishing off all work so far learned.  Obviously a very difficult class to graduate from but a very rewarding experience when dog and handler graduate and are handed their “Trained Dog Certificate” for a well behaved, social dog of good standing.

11am -
12 noon
Grade 5
Social

In this class the dog and handler can enjoy exercising for an hour each Sunday and if we can organize a Demonstration Team in the future, they may like to join it go out to fetes, shopping centers, hospitals, nursing homes etc. to show the public what our club can achieve.  Puppies up to Grade 5 Social and agility dogs may all attend these demonstrations. A fun class

9.00am -
12 noon
Agility
Set up equipment and
trialing dogs " 8 - 10.45am
Beginners & Advanced Beginners  " 10.45 -12 noon
Available for fit and healthy dogs over 12 months old.  (15 months for larger breeds).With a Trained Dog Certificate. This class teaches all aspects of Agility, i.e. over jumps, through tunnels, weaving poles dog walk etc.  It is advised that owners be fit too!
9.00am -
12 noon
Obedience Trial Training
including CCD, CD (Novice), OPEN, CDX, UD and UDX
Obedience  Trials  demonstrate  the  dog  and  handler"s ability  to  work  together  with  precision  and  publicly showcase  the  training  that  has  been  undertaken  to  achieve  this.

Classes  are  designed  to  be progressive,  allowing  the  dog  and  handler  to  grow  in  skill  and  experience  as  titles  are  earned.
9.30am - 11:45am Rally-O Rally training for the beginners is all on lead and a great way for the handlers and dogs to enjoy this relatively new discipline in dog obedience.

9:30am - 10:30am Grade 6
Open Class

This class is a structured class for handlers and dogs who are either learning the Open exercises or are being polished up for the trial ring.  There is also an Open Ring for practice in this class.

9am -
12 noon
Grade 7
Utility Class

This is similar to the Open Class where we have beginners being taught the Utility exercises and a ring set up for more experienced handlers to practice for trials.


Wednesday Night Training

Time
Class
General Information
Weather
Permitting
7pm - 8pm
Introduction
Puppies
Beginners
Grades 1,2,3,4 & 5



Agility


On Wednesday nights for 1 hour, we have introductory class and classes of Grades 1,2,3, 4 & 5. This also enables the dogs to experience training under lights and is a chance for extra tuition and graduation if you cannot attend on Sundays.

Puppies and beginners also have classes. Again good for socialization and for young dogs to experience night training.

Jumping training is available for trialling dogs and advanced dogs by arrangement (contact Joan 0402345920)

Tuesday Night Training
Time
Class
General Information
7pm - 9pm Novice Ring
Open Ring
Utility Ring


Rally-O

Agility Beginners/& Advanced


Show Class (all groups)
The CCD, Novice, Open, Utility and Agility rings are for extra practice in the higher grades.




Rally-0 class and ring is on 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month.

7-8pm Beginners & pre-trialers
8-9 Trialists

The Show Class is for dogs to train for Show work. (2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month.)