Training Courses

Our classes and courses are run every Saturday afternoon at Pinelands Primary School. We welcome all shapes, sizes and breeds of dogs including mixed breeds.

We are definitely not the biggest or cheapest club but we are a caring bunch of doggy people who share the passion for helping handlers and their dogs. Our club is run along the lines of  a dog school offering a range of courses. Note that we are not a purely positive reinforcement dog training club – you will be training your dog with treats in our puppy classes and a combination of praise and correction in our classes for older dogs. Our training does not address behavioural issues but basic obedience is always useful to help you to manage your dog better.


Puppy Courses

These courses are for your puppy from when you get him or her. (We recommend that puppies do not leave the litter until they are 8 weeks of age.) There is no need to wait for all inoculations to be completed to start training but we do recommend that you follow the inoculation programme recommended by your breeder or vet. New pups under 16 weeks can filter into class on any week but must be booked in by the Monday, as long as we have space. Courses are prebooked and no walk ins are allowed. Our classes take between 6 – 8 pups per group. For more information about our courses, contact Denise on agtog51@gmail.com 

Class Times and Fees  — Saturday afternoons

  • Puppy 1 for new pups starting at 8 weeks (to a maximum of 16 weeks). Class time 3.30pm.  Fee R400. 
  • Puppy 2 for pups who have completed Puppy 1. Class time is 1.30pm. Fee R400. 

New pups who have not attended our puppy courses and are already 5 months old – click here for our Beginners Course.

For pups who have completed Puppy 2, we offer the following: 

  • Junior Puppy Obedience for pups 5 -7 months. Class time is 2.30pm. Fee is R400
  • Senior Puppy Obedience for pups 7-9 months. Class time is 2.30pm. Fee is R400
  • Note: Senior Citizens pay half of the above fees.
  • Note: Fees are not refundable

Note that Puppy 1 is fully booked well in advance. We suggest you book a place as soon as you get your puppy. 

More information and Application Form 


Beginner’s Obedience Course

A 6 week basic obedience course for any dog 5 months or older who has not attended our puppy classes and is not reactive to other dogs. This would be the entry course for most dogs new to our club, except young puppies. This is not a positive reinforcement based course – you will be training your dog using praise and correction. An intro video is supplied to get you started.

For dogs who have an aggression problem, we suggest you consider our Behaviour Management Course as this course does not address this problem. 

  • Starting time:  Classes are at 1.30 
  • Course Fee R600 (note fees are not refundable)
  • Booking Essential
  • Equipment Required: Halter plus webbing lead (no chain collars or harnesses may be used with the exception of flat faced breeds who may wear a half check collar)
  • Next course starts 27 August 2022
  • Courses are booked up well before the time so please book early. Only applications which are accompanied by payment  secure places.
  • Our classes take between 6 – 10 dogs per group

 

Behaviour Management

This course is especially geared for adult dogs who show aggression towards other dogs while on the lead by lunging and/or barking. It is a 6 week course which runs on Tuesday evenings from 6pm to 7pm. We supply an introductory video to get you started. 

Dogs will need to be on a halter and lead (and be used to wearing the halter). A muzzle is essential if the dog already has a bite history or we might suggest one if we feel it would be useful.

Handlers will need lots of treats and lots of patience. This is not a quick fix but will teach the skills you need to be able to better read and manage your reactive dogs. Unfortunately, this course does not address inter dog aggression in the home or aggression towards people.  

Course Fee: R600 (note fees are not refundable) 

Starting Date: 23 August 2022

More information and Application Form

Please note:

Senior Citizens  get a 50% discount on all fees


Obedience Courses

After passing our Beginner’s Course or Senior Puppy Obedience Course, you can book for further obedience courses.

We offer three follow on obedience courses:

  • In Control Obedience
  • On Command Obedience  
  • Unleashed Advanced Obedience

(Note – You need to pass an assessment at the end of each course to progress to the next course) 

 

  • The course fee is R400. (note fees are not refundable)
  • The next courses start 20 August 2022 
  • Courses are booked up well before the time so please book early. Only applications which are accompanied by payment  secure places.

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Agility

A  fun sport for energetic handlers and dogs – suitable for all sizes of dogs. We offer classes from Beginners’ to Advanced Classes. Criteria to be eligible for assessment:

  1. Your dog must be over 1 year old
  2. Your dog must be in good health, fit and not overweight
  3. Your dog must be enthusiastic to work with you
  4. Your dog must be food or (preferably) toy motivated
  5. Your dog must love playing with you
  6. Your dog must have a excellent off lead recall and a steady wait
  7. Your dog must be friendly with other dogs and people

Contact Denise to find out more agtog51@gmail.com 

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Bank Details

Cape Province Dog Club

Nedbank

1073289117

Branch code 123209

Please use your name as a reference – we will match your payment to your application.

 


Dog Shop

In our clubhouse we sell dog crates, a variety of chews and treats, halters, toys, flirt poles, collars, and leads. Mail cpdogshop@gmail.com for shop related queries.  Note that our shop does not take cash. Payments by credit card or Snapscan. Our shop is open on Saturdays from 11am to 4.30pm.