Classes are held on Sunday mornings; please see below for times.
New members join each week and on enrolment, dogs over 16 weeks will attend orientation class for one week only. In this class, you will be taken through general information about the club, dogs in general and shown some of the exercises you will be learning in the following week when you join class 1A.
Progression through the junior classes - from 1A to 1E - is individually assessed by the instructor. You will be presented with a certificate on graduation from class 1E. Junior classes cover general obedience and include exercises such as:
- Name game
- Coming when called
- Loose lead walking
- Sit, drop and stand positions
- General everyday good dog manners
- The instructive reprimand 'Leave it'
- Leadership and communication
- ... and much more
Once you have progressed from the junior classes, you may continue on and attend advanced classes - beginning with class 2A - at a later start time for more challenging work, such as:
- Off-lead work
- Trialing methods
- Learning games and tricks
- ... and lots more challenging exercises for you dog
Once in class 2, you are invited to apply to become one of our volunteer instructors. Being an instructor at the NST&ODC is a rewarding and enjoyable activity. You will be assigned a senior instructor who will guide you through the process of learning how to teach classes 1A through 1E. Please ask any instructor at the club for further information.
There are some general club ground rules that we request you become familiar before coming to class.
Rally-O is available for classes 3 and above.
Australian National Kennel Council Rally-O rules
Classes 1A to 1E start at 8am. Class 2A and above start at 9:30am.
We start earlier at the beginning of the year to escape the worst of the heat.
Classes 1A to 1E start at 9am. Class 2A and above start at 10:30am.