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Obedience Class information
Metropolitan Dog Obedience Club
welcomes all handlers from all ages and all areas of
skill. It is our mission to teach you how to teach your
dog to become a welcomed member of society. Our
instructors are volunteers and each has a passion for
dog behaviour and obedience, which we are willing to
share with our prospective handlers. We have five levels
- Advanced Puppy Class- For puppies aged 12-18
weeks of age. This four week course covers
behaviour, simple obedience, grooming and all other
aspects of owning a puppy.
- Class 1 Introduction Course- A four week course
covering the basics of dog obedience plus
understanding how a dog thinks, how to appropriately
play with your dog and how to communicate
effectively with your canine companion.
- Class 1- Learn the basics of dog obedience, and how to work as a team with your canine companion as you learn how to teach your dog to heel, focus, turns, recall on the run and many other aspects of basic obedience training.
- Class 2- Covers extension work from Class 1 and
introduces further concepts in dog obedience.
- Class 3- The beginnings of competition standard
work, Rally-O and Obedience Trials.
- Class 4- The Trialling class for those
interested in competing in Obedience Trials.
|Junior( 12-16 Years)*
|PLUS Joining Fee
per each Individual Membership
|First four weeks training
|Advanced Puppy Class
||$30.00 for a four week course.|
||$5.00 per class|
||$5.00 per class|
* Junior members aged 12-13 years MUST be
accompanied by a financial adult member
Advanced Puppy Class is
the place to socialize your puppy and learn
obedience handling skills. Intake night for
Advanced Puppy Class is staggered to coincide with
the Class One four week course . Please check with the
Club Secetary for enrolment dates.
NOTE: THESE SESSIONS ARE NOT
GENERALLY CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN AS THEY ARE HELD
Cost & Duration
$30.00 for a 4 week course, plus a membership and joining
fee is required for insurance purposes. Membership is
compulsory for training.
Advanced Puppy Class is open to all puppies aged from 12 to
18 weeks. Please bring your puppy’s vaccination certificate
and some treats on your first night.
Metropolitan Dog Obedience Club
currently shares the Warehouse Cricketers Clubhouse that is
situated at Marchant Park, Murphy Road entrance, Chermside,
Queensland. Registration is done at The Metro Dog House
prior to class.
members of the Club, puppy class handlers are encouraged to
continue their training by progressing through the higher
levels of basic obedience training. There are 4 different
levels of Obedience Training from Puppies or the later
starter as beginners right through to Trialling levels.
However if you are not interested in trialling remember an
obedient dog does not have to be an obedience trialling dog.
General Obedience Classes
New members may join any Monday night please see the staff at the counter for a membership form and a class start date. Please leave your dog at home and bring current vaccination certificates with you.
Please be aware some waiting periods may apply as classes are filling fast.
Obedience classes are as follows:
Class 1 Introduction, Class 1, 2 & 3: 8:00pm – 8:45pm
Class 4: 7:00pm – 7:45pm
Upon joining you will be isssued with a membership tag and a class start date.
This first night of your training includes discussion on the running
of the club, ground rules and training techniques.
Therefore, as your dog has a very short attention span,
to make it easier on you as a handler and for your
instructor please do not bring your dog along on the first night you train.
All dogs MUST be vaccinated and should be
20 weeks of age but at least over the age of
16 weeks. If the dog is under 20 weeks old
it may be advisable to join the Puppy Class.
This may be especially important if the dog
has either never done any formal training or
is a smaller breed of dog. Please bring your
dog’s vaccination certificate.
Metropolitan Dog Obedience Club shares
the facilities of the Warehouse Cricketers
Clubhouse that is situated at Marchant Park,
Murphy Road entrance, Chermside, Queensland.
However owns it's own storage and clubhouse
facility The Metro Dog House.
Each level lasts as long as required for
both the handler and dog to learn the
required skills to gain promotion. Remember
practice makes perfect and you need to take
time at home to practice to gain promotion.
When you have been told by your instructor
that you have been promoted it is necessary
to notify one of the volunteers at The Metro
Dog House front desk. This will ensure that
upon promotion a certificate of promotion
will be awarded to you.
Class 1- Introduction- One week of
general information and exercises to
practice your handling skills and introduce
you and your canine companion to class
expectations and techniques. Followed by three weeks covering simple exercises to teach your canine companion how to be a better member of the family. Exercises include introduction to heeling, sending your dog to his bed, sit, stay, drop and recall. You then progress to class 1 Beginners until such time as your instructor promotes you to class 2. This is a self paced class.
Class 1- Beginners lever to
polish up your skills for promotion to Class
2. Dogs should be able to heel on lead,
complete an automatic sit and have a good
working partnership between dog and handler.
Class 2- Polish up on Class 1 training.
Introduction of drop, stand, stand for
examination, stays (at sit, stand & down)
and finish to recall. For promotion heeling
should be very good, drop and recalls good
and the stand for examination should be
Class 3- Smarten up hand signals and footwork.
Introduction of 3 paces, the pivot left
about turn and off lead work (at the
discretion of the instructor) and combining
recall and the finish to recall. For
promotion stays to be very sound, stand for
examination and stand free to be very good
and recall (complete) to be very good.
Final assessment to progress from class 3
up to 4 will be done by the Training Coordinator.
Class 4- Training for
competition standards. This class is for
those members wishing to compete in
Obedience and Rally O Trials.
require that dog owners carry poo bags with them at
all times when out with their canine companions.
dogs tethered or wearing a yellow ribbon and
give them space. They may be in training or have
issues that are being dealt with.
a Lead? Visit the equipment stand and purchase
leads, collars, treats and club clothing at
problem dog? Ask for help from one of our
of trialling? Our Management Committee or one of
the Office staff will be able to point you in
the right direction.
Contact the Club
po Box 337, Zillmere,
Ph- 07 3359 99 01