Companion training is not about formal sits, stays and heels; rather it's about dogs and their owners communicating and living together in harmony.
Unfortunately, the Club has no current plans to provide training classes in 2011 however if you are willing & able to assist us with providing these then please send us e-mail here.
In the meantime, we refer you to the list of obedience clubs below.
Congratulations to the following dogs & handlers who have achieved the Good Husky Citizen or Good Husky (Puppy) Citizen over the last several years. This certificate is attained by achieving a pass grade in each of 11 tests conducted by the Club, which test for a handler's effective control of their companion dog in a variety of social situations.
Handler: Jennie Lamond
Handler: Brier Gough
Handler: Ian Dobson
Handler: Sandra Schafer
Handlers: Aaron & Amber Davies
Handler: Michelle King
After leading our Companion Training program for the last ten years, Jennie and Ian are taking an extended break following the arrival of their first child this year. The weekly training classes in Donvale have concluded for 2006 and will be replaced by alternative arrangements as from next year.
Thanks for all the wonderful dogs & dedicated owners who have enriched our lives over the last several years. Those who have persevered with training have been rewarded by owning some delightful well-behaved canine companions. Here is a montage of photos from Companion Training, compiled over the last six years (2000-2006); just a few of the many dogs & handlers who have participated in our program.
There are many positive training obedience clubs in Victoria. We have supplied a list of some non-profit clubs below. You might find them more convenient to your location. There are also many private trainers and training clubs, so take to the internet if you can't find one of the below in your local area. www.k9events.com is one of many web sites which supply lists of trainers.
|Bacchus Marsh Obedience club||Terry or Heidi||(03) 5369 5178|
|Croydon and District Obedience Dog Club Inc.||Information
Puppy pre-school enquiries
|(03) 9723 7194
(03) 9846 5360
|Eastern Suburbs Obedience Dog Club||Ms Andrea Sciberras||(03) 9877 1528|
|Keilor Obedience Dog Training Centre||Information & Club rooms||(03) 9338 1754|
|Mornington Obedience Dog Club Inc.||Enrolments||(03) 5977 5396|
|Sherbrooke Obedience Dog Club Inc.||David Hutson||(03) 9802 6463|
|Sunbury||Helen Weedon||0417 512 049|
|Western Port Obedience Dog Club Inc.||Secretary||(03) 9799 9325|
|Southside Dog School (Cheltenham)||Sandy Shepard||(03) 9557 1300|
|Ovens Valley Canine Club (Myrtleford)||Jenny Judson||(03) 5756 2271|
|Bairnsdale & District Obedience Club Inc.||Ms Sarah Mlynarz||(03) 5157 9351|
|Murray Valley Obedience Club Inc. (Mildura)||Mrs G McDermott||(03) 5025 7337|