Moorabbin dog club to resume classes after Christmas

December 27, 2018 by  

The Moorabbin Obedience Dog Club will recommence training after the Christmas break on Sunday 13th January.

The club has been operating since 1972 and is run entirely by volunteers. Classes are aimed firstly at socialisation and obedience but agility and rally training to competition standard is also available. Clubs such as this often use poster printing to catch the attention of people out walking their dogs.

New members are always welcome and dogs can begin obedience training from 12 weeks. Dogs must have a current vaccination certificate. For puppies eight to fourteen weeks old, there is puppy preschool, where the main aim is socialisation with other dogs and people and to familiarise puppies with basic commands and lead control. The puppy pre-school is held on Thursday evenings.

General training classes are held on Sunday mornings at various times, depending on the level your dog is at. All new members must attend a first day class at 10:45am.

Once a dog is 10 months old and has reached a certain standard of obedience, it can begin agility training, where dog learns to complete an obstacle course. Agility training requires daily practice at home and participants are expected to attend all ten weekly lessons in the foundation course. Rally is another obedience-based dog sport that helps to develop skills in a more relaxed style.

More details of class times and costs are available from the website.