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 Wednesday as long as we have space. Courses are prebooked and no walk ins are allowed at this time. Our classes take between 6 – 8 pups per group. For more information about our courses, contact Denise on 

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. 

For pups who have completed Puppy 2, we offer the following (new pups who have not attended our puppy courses and are already 5 months old – click here for our Beginners Course.)

  • 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 1.15pm. Fee is R400
  • Note: Pensioners pay half of the above fees.
  • Note: Fees are not refundable

If your puppy is 16 weeks or older and has not attended any of our puppy classes, you need to join our Beginner’s Course (see below)

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

What our puppy owners have to say:

The classes are amazing. Changing lots of misconceptions of dog handling for me! Cara and Seth

Thank You for the puppy classes, I really learnt a lot, and it has helped Aero tremendously. You guys do an amazing job! Dalene
I’m loving the classes. It is so rewarding to see how the socializing and training have totally changed my dog already. Looking forward to learning more with you all. Robyn and Charki

More information and Application Form 

Beginner’s Obedience Course

A 6 week basic obedience course for any dog over 18 weeks old 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 little 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 or 2.30pm 
  • 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


Just want to say thank you to Cape Province Dog Club, Kimora and I finished the obedience class on Saturday and we loved the entire process.  Kirsten

Dora and I had the most fantastic time doing the beginners’ course. Many thanks!  Dora and I can’t wait to be back at training! Brink 


Behaviour Management

This course is especially geared for adult dogs who 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. The first lesson is a Zoom introduction followed by 5 face to face lessons.  

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 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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A new world opened for me when I joined CPDC! I never intended to train my dog for long. And I had no idea that the process could be fun and interesting. But 18 months later I am still attending weekly, still learning and having fun. The amount of knowledge I gained from attending puppy class, just so much helpful information to make my dog a real companion dog. Everything from socialising to who walks through the door first. The biggest gift I got was a way of interacting with my dog which strengthened our relationship and helps with training. I was ready to give up many times but each class encouraged me. Every class I have done since puppy class has been conducted in an atmosphere of friendliness, seriousness but with the balance of having fun while working. Every volunteer from beginners to the advanced classes trainers including the shop were willing to help me whenever I asked. And my fellow learners in every class so very supportive of each other. This club is run efficiently but in a relaxed manner. So glad I joined this community. Pam and Hurley

Samantha and I have just completed your CD1 course. Kate is a superb trainer and we both thoroughly enjoyed  the course. Her advice was excellent in sorting out any problems that we encountered.
Samantha is doing so well and a wonderful companion.
Thanks so much for all you do in running such a great club. It’s very much appreciated.
Anne and Miniature Schnauzer Samantha



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 about our lockdown offering 

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Bank Details

Cape Province Dog Club



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, raw dog food,  a large variety of chews and treats, halters, flirt poles, collars, and leads. Mail for shop related queries.  Note that our shop is not taking cash at this time. Payments by credit card or Snapscan. Our shop is open on Saturdays from 11am to 4.30pm.

What our handlers have to say:

As first time dog owners we really appreciate the advice and encouragement we have received from all of the trainers.  I think we have been very fortunate to have met the right people right from the start and it is fair to say that our relationship with our Springers has been dramatically enhanced as a result.  Barry, Sue, Flynn & Magic

I think dog training should be compulsory for any dog, and any owner, and I recommend the club as the place to do it! The trainers go beyond their call of duty; I never felt awkward for asking silly questions, and it was always fun. My puppy is crate trained, which turned house-training into a breeze, and traveling into a no-brainer. I now know how to properly use a halter, which means my dog is always under control, and I am relaxed and confident as an owner. Puppy classes taught me and my dog how to get through any experience – I can touch and inspect my dog anywhere, and he even looks forward going to the vet! Basic obedience is a total win, and walking my dog now is only a pleasure, no matter what lies ahead! We’ve also learnt all sorts of games to play with each other, which means he never gets bored (and I get to show off) – we went through the whole teething thing with nothing chewed up!  Bernelle and Rasputin

The best thing that I ever did was join your club – it has been such a fantastic and rewarding experience for us and the effort and dedication that all the trainers put into it is unbelievable and heart-warming. The spirit and camaraderie at the club is also so supportive and I have so looked forward to my Saturdays!  Diane and Frodo

My first GSD Zeus was my first ever dog I trained. He had reactivity issues but even though he was a thug at times he was never ever turned away or frowned upon by the club and it’s members. Even though he did not have the perfect start in life as a rescue he was still my boy and I loved him shortcomings and all. Had I not persevered with him at the club I would not have learnt how to manage him and give him the attention he needed.
Even though he has passed on I have learnt so much from him and the club and this has  continued with my baby boy Bruno. Bruno was my first pup that has gone through puppy classes and I have seen first hand the huge difference it makes to begin with puppy training from the start. A well trained puppy becomes a well trained dog. Bruno and I continue to train with the club as it is enjoyable and beneficial to both handler and dog. Chris and Bruno