When coming to training remember these important points:
What you need to bring for class:
- Your dog should be on a flat collar or Halti/ Gentle Leader (no check chains unless it is a heavy dog). Very small dogs may be on a harness.
- Sturdy lead around 5 foot length(1.5 meters)
- Treat pouch or bum bag with easy access to treats
- Lots and lots of small, moist, yummy treats that don’t crumble(small cubes of sausage or Colby cheese) – you will need heaps. Bring a Tupperware container and refill your treat bag when required.
- Handlers must wear closed shoes (sneakers, runners)
- You will need a mat large enough for your dog to lie on completely
Etiquette when on the grounds
- No harsh handling (physical or verbal) of dogs will be tolerated on club grounds. The CCKC promotes positive reinforcement methods of dog training (note: positive is not permissive).
- Handlers must wear enclosed shoes i.e. sand shoes, runners – no thongs or sandals.
- All dogs under 20kg and all puppies need to be on flat collars, harmony harness or Gentle Leader/Halti (choker chains only on adult dogs of heavy breed).
- Please do not allow your dog to urinate on the grounds.
- All dog faeces are to be picked up by the handler and placed in the appropriate bin. Doggy bag dispensers available.
- Bitches in oestrum (in season) are not permitted in training.
- One handler per dog– one dog per handler.
- Minimum age for Junior handlers is 12 years, regardless of this, the handler must be physically able to control the dog and must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
- Children are to be supervised at all times. Children are not permitted on the training area whilst classes are being conducted.
- Handlers are to accept complete responsibility for any damage done to any person, dog or property by their dogs.
- Equipment should only be used when under instruction or with the permission of an instructor.
- Dogs with behaviour and confidence issues, please advise the instructors when signing on for the course and describe your dog’s behaviour.
- Dogs that show aggression towards other dogs and people cannot take part in class. The group class situation is not suitable for these dogs, they require one-on-one training.
- Do not feed or touch other dogs without permission from their handler.
- Do not allow your dog to interact with another dog without permission from their handler.
- Make training a positive fun activity for your dog.