Project Description

Overview

The Intro course consists of four 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 four weeks, 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 four weeks of the intake 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.

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 7pm 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.

Details

Cost:

£29 including course materials

Time:

8:00pm to 9:00pm

Location:

Small Hall

Due to the conditions of the Club’s insurance, only members are allowed to be in control of a dog whilst in the Village Hall. Therefore, members of the family and/or friends who wish to train (or even hold) the dog in the Halls must join the club along with the main handler.

Membership Costs;
Single – £6.00
Joint – £8.00
Junior – £3.00
Membership runs from 01st January to 31st December

Please book in at the desk each week before your class, so we can keep our register up to date.

If you know you cannot take up your place on the date given to you, please ring Sue Taylor on 01206 251844 and you will be transferred onto the next available course – please note that this may not be the immediately following course. In your message, please leave your name, your dog’s name and your phone number.

If you miss a week, you may continue to attend but please note that time will not permit the class instructor to repeat what was covered the previous week.

If your dog is ill or in season and needs to miss a class (or classes), you may still attend on your own without him/her. It is a good idea to bring a notepad and pen with you, watch the class and take notes. If you know that your dog will be missing the next lesson, bring a notepad and pen the week before and ask the instructor to explain what will be covered that week.  That way you can practise the new points at home and you will not fall behind the rest of your class.