Overview

The Intro course currently consists of six classes run (usually) over consecutive Wednesday evenings – these classes are the perfect introduction to the Club and trainers for owners and dogs. The course is intended for new members or exisitng members with young dogs although there is no upper age limit.

Over the course, dogs will learn the essential basic commands while handlers learn techniques and consistency in training and the role and importance of rewards in the training process.

NOTE: We ask you to complete all weeks of the Intro class if possible, as you will learn different things on each of those weeks and you will then have a good grounding to move on to our Starters Class.

We do not give refunds unless under exceptional circumstances, which would have to be agreed on by our Committee.

BEHAVIOUR:  Dogs attending our classes are expected to be UNDER CONTROL at all times.  Please note that our trainers, whilst highly experienced, are NOT qualified animal behaviourists so owners of dogs exhibiting behavioural problems, particularly aggressive behaviour, should seek professional advice from a qualified behaviourist-your veterinary practice should be able to make a referral.

Class Content

The classes are intended as a introduction to the basic commands;

  • Sit
  • Heel
  • Down
  • Stay
  • Wait
  • Come

Progression

At the end of the Intro course dogs and and handlers should be ready to move on to our Starters Class.

Availability

Classes can only be booked by coming to Stanway Village Hall. Registration is from 7.30pm for membership and courses. We do not take bookings over the phone/internet and they are taken on a first come first serve basis. Please book in early as numbers are limited. To find out when our next available Intro course is please see our Calendar page.

Cost: £50.00 for 6 week course-this includes a years membership.

Time: 6:45pm to 7:45pm.

Please see our Calendar page for NEW INTRO dates for 2023!

Location:

Small Hall