The Southland Dog Training Club is based at Lindisfarne Street in Invercargill and runs a variety of domestic and competition dog training classes. All our training methods are positive, gentle and fun for dogs and their handlers. Classes are suitable for people of all ages, and for all dogs regardless of age, breed or ability. You can teach an old dog new tricks!
New members are always welcome!
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Dog Training Classes
- Puppy Classes - for puppies up to the age of 4 months. For more information, click here.
- Advanced Puppy Class - for puppies who have graduated from the puppy class or older dogs needing basic obedience training. For more information, click here.
- Domestic Obedience Class - for club members and their dogs who have graduated from an Advanced Puppy Class. For more information, click here.
- Competitive Class - for club members who are interested in competing with their dogs. For more information, click here.
Dog agility is a sport in which a dog and handler team negotiate a series of various jumps, tunnels, ramps and weaving poles with the aim of finishing the course correctly and in the fastest time. Dogs must be at least 12 months of age to commence training and 18 months old to compete.
- Basic Agility Course - teaches basic handling skills and introduces the dog and handler to the equipment. For more information, click here.
- Advanced Classes - hone the skills learnt in the basic agility course and increase the level of difficulty. For more information, click here.
Rally-O is a new dog sport in New Zealand - a fun way of doing obedience with your dog without being so precise. The dog and handler proceed at their own pace through a sequence of numbered exercise signs. To participate in Rally, you must have been in the Domestic Obedience class for a while. For more information, click here.
Flygility is best described as dogs racing over a lane of small jumps and other obstacles to release and catch a ball from a spring-loaded box, then racing back to their handlers. People of all ages and health conditions can compete and it is ideally suited to all breeds of dogs, as skill is required as well as speed. Dogs can compete from the age of 12 months and should have attended the Domestic Obedience Class and, ideally, a Basic Agility Course first. For more information, please click here.