Canine Good Basics (Beginners) Obedience

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In our Canine Good Basics Beginner Dog Obedience class, dog owners are taught techniques for handling and training their dogs to be well behaved in both public and home environments.

Handlers and dogs will learn how to ‘heel’ without pulling, sit, lie down, stay and come when called. The club teaches and encourages responsible dog ownership.

Some of the things covered during the 8 weeks

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Come/Recall
  • Loose lead walking
  • Relationship building between you and your dog

  • Stay
  • Wait
  • Meeting & Greeting
  • Basic manners
  • Socialising

PLUS: We’ll answers any questions you may have or issues you might be struggling with.

What do I need?

Dogs are required to be registered and vaccinated and the class is for dogs 14 weeks and over.

When, Where and How much?

The RDOC offers these classes three or four times a year; on a Wednesday night at our club grounds in Bennetts Road, Rotorua. The class runs for eight weeks (usually starting at 6pm).

Beginner Obedience classes cost $100 for the 8 weeks.

How to enrol

For information about course starting dates, check our term dates on the right hand side of the page and complete our contact form and we will get back to you with details.

What next?

On completing the Pet Dog Beginner class there are several options open: Some people decide they now have what they came for – a well behaved dog that will obey the basic commands. Some may wish (or need to) repeat the class for better control.

Others will wish to continue learning new skills or improving what has become a very special relationship between them and their canine friend. Read on for information about our other classes.

  • Basic Obedience Basic Obedience We provide training and handling skills for dog owners who wish to have well socialised, well behaved and well trained dogs. Owners will gain more control over their dog with basic obedience and socialisation.
  • Canine Good Citizen Canine Good Citizen The emphasis with CGC is to ensure that your dog will be a respected member of the community because it is trained to act with good manners in the home, in public, and in the presence of other dogs.
  • Agility Agility Agility is a fun activity using a range of agility equipment - jumps, tunnels, weave poles, A-frame, seesaw, and dog walks. Agility is fun and is great exercise for dog and handler alike, as they learn skilled control to negotiate a course containing a variety of obstacles.
  • Fly-gility Fly-gility Fly-gility is a dog sport that mixes elements of agility and flyball. The dog is sent away to fetch a ball from a flyball box while navigating tunnels, jumps and weaves before returning the ball to the handler.
  • Rally-O Rally-O Rally-O is a sport which contains elements of obedience and agility. The course has numbered stations with a different exercise performed at each station. Courses can include cones and jumps as well as turns, sits, downs and recalls.

Rotorua Dog Obedience Club Rooms

The club rooms are at Karenga Park, Bennetts Road, Rotorua

Rotorua Dog Club Clubrooms



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