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.