Member Info

The Obligations Required of Members
The obligations are self explanatory, but we would be happy to assist with any further explanation you may require. (See Below)

 

New Members

You need to attend at 6pm on the first night to allow time for the joining process
(Also, please note that dogs are not permitted inside the clubrooms)

Please introduce yourself to the Club Officials on your arrival – Entry to clubrooms through the front door – adjacent to the training area.

A completed Enrolment Form (Download Here) could also speed things up a bit on the night.

*IMPORTANT – Please note that we need to sight the current vaccination documents and any concession card(s), at the time of joining.

** A club official will process your application on your first attendance.
You will need to pay the required fees before joining a class

 

Training

Training commences on the 1st Monday in January and runs to the end of June, when we have a 2 month recess through the coldest/ wettest months, recommencing on the 1st Monday in September. You can join any time during the year.

We will not be training between Christmas and New Year’s Day, nor on any public holidays. We do train during school holidays.

The member governs the speed at which the dog is trained, dependent effort put into training away from the club.

We hold graduation assessments on the last Monday of each month.
After graduation from grade 4, The Trained Dog Certificate is awarded.

Members interested in trialing their dogs can then attain the necessary skills – Grade 5.

Dog training equipment can be purchased from the club should you require it.

 

Member Obligations

1. Current membership name tags must be worn in all classes.

2. All dogs must be currently fully vaccinated if they are taking part in our classes or in their vicinity.

3. Puppies should not be brought onto our grounds if they are under the age of 12 weeks.

4. Dogs must be kept on a short lead at all times, except when they are in grade 3 or above and requested by the Trainer to remove the lead during  a specific section of a lesson.

5. Bitches in season are not permitted to enter classes or come onto the club grounds.

6. It is the owner’s responsibility to keep his/her dog under control at all times and not allow their dog to interfere with any other person/dog.

7. Dogs are not permitted in the clubrooms.

8. If your dog fouls the grounds, plastic bags are provided to clean up the droppings. This is the owner’s responsibility. The used plastic bags are to be placed in the blue lid bin.

9. Please do not allow your dog to urinate on the building walls or the verandah posts. If this should occur, please flush with clean water.

10. If you should see a dog tied up to a post or pegged, please keep away from it.

11. Playing or running your dog after class. If your class is finished, please consider other classes or grades that are still in progress. Walk your dog on leash away from the club grounds.

12. Dogs should not be given to children to run around with. There is no way a child could control or hold a larger dog should a situation occur. Your dog may be trained and reliable; however, other dogs may not be as secure.

13. The club’s minimum age for handlers to train dogs is 12 years of age.

14. If the estimated maximum for Victor Harbor is 34°C or higher for our training night, then training is cancelled. If a significant cool change spreads across our area before 5pm on our training evening, which lowers the temperature well below 34 C, training will be available.

15. Current vaccination certificates must be shown at the time of renewing membership.

16. Appropriate footwear should be worn while training your dog. Thongs  must not be worn.

17. Also please avoid wearing flapping clothing.

18. In the interest of the health of our members smoking is prohibited while handling your dog in class and also within 20 metres of the club  room.

19. We do not accept the kicking or hitting of dogs.

Requirements

Must have current vaccination certificate
Must be at least 12 weeks old
Fees paid before first training
Adhere to our covid-19 procedures
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