New Members / Enrollment
How Do I Join?
We encourage you to use the online registration process to purchase your membership, however if you prefer you can also fill in the membership application form or collect a form from the table in front of the on-site van.
Online Membership RegistrationsPurchase your General Membership here. IMPORTANT: When completing the form, select SINGLE MEMBERSHIP, do NOT select Family Membership. You will receive a confirmation email when the payment has been processed. You will need to present this confirmation to the on-site van prior to the start of training on a Sunday morning with a copy of your dog's vaccination certificate and any pensioner concession (if applicable) to collect your membership card/s.
Agility and Dances With Dogs MembershipsBefore purchasing an Agility or Dances with Dogs membership, you must first purchase a General membership (see above). Agility and DWD memberships need to be purchased for each dog attending training, so you will need to do this twice if you want to train two dogs.
Purchase your Agility Membership here. IMPORTANT: When completing the form, select SINGLE MEMBERSHIP, do NOT select Family Membership. Make sure your dog has been assessed by an Agility Instructor before purchasing an Agility membership.
Purchase your DWD Membership here. IMPORTANT: When completing the form, select SINGLE MEMBERSHIP, do NOT select Family Membership.
Paper RegistrationsWe encourage you to download and complete the membership application form prior to arrival, as completing the form on the day can slow down enrollment. Remember to fill in both pages on the registration form. Present the form, together with your dog's up-to-date vaccination certificate and pay the annual membership fee to the staff in the on-site van. You can make this payment either by cash or EFT (the club no longer accepts payment by cheque). You will be given a badge allowing you to attend as many classes as you wish during the current club year and then will be directed to the appropriate class.
Members congregate at the white van before classes each Sunday morning for club announcements and are then directed to their classes. On the first day attending the club, please arrive half an hour early to ensure that your dog can be enrolled before training begins. There is no need to 'book up' for enrollment, just turn up on the day.
Please note that your dog's up-to-date vaccination certificate must be presented at the time of enrollment. Please read our vaccination requirements.
Can Children Train Their Dogs?
Yes, but there are rules pertaining to child handlers.
What Should I Bring To Training?
- Lots of dog training treats. A good quality wet food such as polony, cheese, sausage, chicken cut into small pieces (smells better to your dog). Whatever your dog absolutely loves but doesn’t get on a regular basis at home. After all, this is positive re-enforcement training. Please do not use plastic bags for the treats but some form of treat pouch (available from the van), as plastic bags can be - and have been - all too easily dropped and then swallowed by a dog. Remember - little or lo breakfast for your dog before training. They will work much better for you and more importantly - not get too fat!
- Water – for both dog and owner
- Dog toy – for a break in training
- Enclosed shoes
- Hat and sunscreen