Dog Training

As you know it’s not only the grooming that makes your dog look dandy, but good manners and basic training that go hand in hand.

At some point in time all of us dog owners need to administer some behaviour training.

Below is a list of trainers I’ve personally used, as I’ve competed in Agility with my dogs over the past 12 years. Their classes range from puppy school, basic obedience to Agility and Flyball, behavioural issues, daycare and even information on an animal communicator

Denise’s Dog Training

image060Denise has over 30 years of experience in training dogs to be obedient and advising handlers how to successfully raise their puppies into well behaved and sociable dogs.
Venue: Croc Inn, Kyalami Main Rd R55 (near Crowthorne shopping centre)
What’s on Offer: Puppy Socialisation, Obedience, Agility & Protection Training
Times: Saturday 0800 and 0900 Wed 0930
Contact: Denise on 083 445 5151 or denise.roets@gmail.com or www.denisesdogtraining.co.za

The Canine Performance Centre

Venue: Portion 2 of 67 Village Road Blue Hills (Midrand).
What’s on offer: Behaviour consultations (by appointment).

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Private lessons (by appointment)
Agility foundation classes – Thursday evening 18:30-19:30.

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Puppy socialisation classes – Wednesday evening 18:30-19:30.

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Clicker training – Introduction to clicker-15:30-16:30 Saturday afternoon.

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Club membership is R300 per annum.
(Classes only open to members: Members receive discounted rates through the CPC shop).
Group lessons R350 for 4 classes.
Puppy classes R750 for the course (8 lessons).
Private lessons and behaviour consultation (quote on application).

Flyball Classes

Venue: Gauteng Horse Society (where the Lipizzaners are stabled)
Times: Saturday 8.30 – 9.30

Flyball is a dog sport in which teams of dog’s race against each other from a start/finish line, over a line of hurdles, to a box that releases a tennis ball to be caught when the dog presses the spring-loaded pad, then back to their handlers while carrying the ball.

Flyball is run in teams of four dogs, as a relay and any breed can compete.

Learning the “Swimmers turn” on the box

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The team getting ready to run

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First dog in the team nearing the box to collect the ball

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Contact: Tracey Lander
Email: sassica1@gmail.com

Kyalami Academy for Dogs

Venue: 26 Worshond Circle, Austin View during weekday evenings and at Gauteng Horse Society on Saturday where the Lippizzaner’s are stabled in Kyalami.
What’s on offer: Dog jumping and agility
What is Agility: It’s a fun sport for you and your dog. The team of dog and handler negotiate a course of obstacles. Actually, the dog negotiates the obstacles with the handler providing direction through the course. The handler provides direction through body motion, speed, hand and voice signals.

Run by Noelene Pretorius having represented South Africa multiple times at the World Agility Championships, Noelene is one of South Africa’s top Agility competitors/trainers. She offers puppy agility foundation, beginners and advanced agility classes.

Contact: Noelene Pretorius 060 525 0661 or email rossbrodie@gmail.com

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Signalling to the dog that she must turn right after the jump, used in conjunction with a verbal cue.

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Take off

Duke’s Academy for Dogs and Day Care

image080Venue: Rietvlei Zoo Farm, 101 Swartkoppies Rd, Alberton

What’s on offer: Duke’s Academy for Dogs has now gone full time Monday to Saturday

Private and group lessons.
Classes are R360 per dog for Agility and R360 per dog for Obedience per month
Puppy Class is a 6 week course – R500.00 for the full 6 week course.
Please contact Lindsay to find out when the next course starts for the puppy class.

Little Duke’s Daycare

image082Little Duke’s is a daycare for your dogs. Instead of leaving your furkids at home alone while you go to work, why not rather bring them to us?
We are open Monday-Friday

We charge R60 per dog per day. Our ground is big, spacious and free for your furkids to stretch their legs and even swim.
We do not accept puppies until they have had their 2nd vaccination from the vet.
Each dog goes through an evaluation first.
No aggressive dogs.

Contact: Lindsay Seller 076 309 0341 or ljessica.seller@gmail.com