Training

Training Information

Beginner Classes.

These occur every month ( Feb- Nov) . ‘Even’ months on Wednesday evenings and  ‘odd’ months on Sunday mornings .

The Beginners Class runs for four weeks and is preceded the week before Beginners classes start by a New  Members Talk & Tour (T&T). The T&T is a dog-free session  where you are required to bring membership fees (see website), vaccination certificate and microchip details.

Sundays are at Werrington and Wednesdays at Orchard Hills.

 

Sunday Talk & Tour dates (8.45 am start)

30/4 ( for May Beginners)

25/6 ( for July Beginners)

27/8 ( for September Beginners)

29/10( for November Beginners)

Wednesday Talk & Tour dates (7.15 pm start)

31/5 ( for June Beginners)

26/7 ( for August Beginners)

27/9 ( for October Beginners)

 

 


Bill Spilstead Complex for Canine Affairs (Dogs NSW)Wednesdays:

44 Luddenham Road, Orchard Hills (located at the far left training rings on entering Dogs NSW grounds)

All Classes commence at 7.30pm (book in by 7:15pm)

Sundays:

Werrington Youth Centre, Cottage Street Werrington

Classes Commence at 9:00am (book in 8:45am)

Any cancellations or changes to training will be updated via our facebook page. Please do not hesitate to contact the Club Secretary if you do not have access to our Facebook page, and you wish to check if training is going ahead.

Check in time is fifteen (15) minutes prior to commencement of classes so that all Members will be ready for classes on time.

We encourage members to get to training 20-30 minutes earlier when possible to allow your dog time to socialise and work off their excitement prior to starting training, this allows for a more relaxed dog and you!

Class Standards

First Class
Heel, normal, slow and fast pace,all turns on lead
Drop/Down dog going straight down
Stand Stay handler immediately in front of dog’s nose
Sit and Down Stay 30 secs and 60 secs respectively
Stand for exam handler by side of dog
Recall on lead handler returning around the dog

Second Class
Heel normal, slow and fast pace on lead plus figure 8 and weaving down line. Heeling to be on loose lead
Sit to be automatic
Drop straight down
Stand for examination handler in front of nose
Sit and Down Stay 1 min and 2 mins respectively
Recall on lead and with finish.

Third Class
Heel on lead all paces on and off lead
Sit automatic
Stand for examination at end of lead
Recall off lead at 5 metres
Stand/Stay on and off lead
Sit and Down Stay to 1 min and 3 mins respectively

Fourth Class
Community Companion Dog level, Novice trialer and upwards.

Rally-O 

The first Wednesday of every month our Rally training group , R@P ( Rally at Penrith) meets at 6.45 pm at DOGS NSW.



Trialling Levels

The classes and title names are:

  • Community Companion Dog – CCD
  • Companion Dog (also called Novice) – CD
  • Companion Dog Excellent (also called Open) – CDX
  • Utility Dog – UD
  • Utility Dog Excellent – UDX


To qualify for a CCD title you need to achieve a score of 85+ points out of 100 points, at three (3) separate trials, and under at least two (2) different judges.

The exercises for Community Companion Dog – CCD are:

  1. Heel on Lead (30 points)
  2. Stand for Examination on Lead (20 points)
  3. Recall (20 points)
  4. One (1) minute Sit Stay (15 points)
  5. Two (2) minute Down Stay (15 points)


To qualify for a CD, CDX, UD or UDX title you need to achieve a score of 170+ points out of 200 points, at three (3) separate trials, and under at least two (2) different judges.

The exercises for Companion Dog (Novice) – CD are:

  1. Heel Free (40 points)
  2. Stand Free for Examination (30 points)
  3. Recall (40 points)
  4. 2 Options (30 points):
    • Retrieve Dumbbell
    • Change of Position (from stand to down)
  5. One (1) minute Sit Stay (30 points)
  6. Three (3) minute Down Stay (30 points)


The exercises for Companion Dog Excellent (Open) – CDX are:

  1. Heel Free (30 points)
  2. Stand Free for Examination (20 points)
  3. Drop on Recall (30 points)
  4. Retrieve Dumbbell on Flat (20 points)
  5. 2 Options (30 points):
    • Retrieve Dumbbell over Solid Jump
    • Directed Retrieve
  6. 2 Options (20 points):
    • Broad Jump
    • Distance Control (without heel work)
  7. Three (3) minute Sit Stay (handler out of sight) (25 points)
  8. Five (5) minute Down Stay (handler out of sight) (25 points)


The exercises for Utility Dog – UD are:

  1. Seek Back (30 points)
  2. Directed Jumping (40 points)
  3. Scent Discrimination (45 points)
  4. Signal Exercise (30 points)
  5. 3 Options (20 points):
    • Speak on Command
    • Food Refusal
    • Directed Retrieve
  6. Group Examination (10 points)
  7. Five (5) minute Down Stay (handler out of sight) (25 points)


The exercises for Utility Dog Excellent – UDX are:

  1. Seek Back with Decoy Article (30 points)
  2. Positions in Motion (40 points)
  3. Scent Discrimination – Judges Scent (30 points)
  4. Directed Sendaway and recall (30 points)
  5. Distance Control (30 points)
  6. Multiple Retrieve (30 points)
  7. Group Examination (10 points)


Copies of the current Rules for the Conduct of Obedience Trials can be downloaded from the Australian National Kennel Council Ltd or DogsNSW websites.