OBEDIENCE & AGILITY TRAINING

Obedience Classes

Saturdays 9:00am – 10:30am
Additional Class During Daylight Savings

Wednesdays 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Lesson fee: $4.00*

Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign in and let your dog get settled

Bathurst Showground – Kendall Avenue / Great Western Highway, Bathurst

Agility Classes

Saturdays: 9:00am – 10:30am
During Daylight Savings

Fridays 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Lesson fee: $4.00*

Please arrive 30 – 15 minutes early to sign in, get your dog settled and help set up equipment

Bathurst Showground – Kendall Avenue / Great Western Highway, Bathurst

In addition to each lesson, an affordable annual membership fee is payable when you join, and renewed on 30 June each year.

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2 weeks ago  ·  

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The Club wishes to send all our members and friends ,the Defence dogs Program , trainers Kylie and Teneka and the handlers who have the dogs 24/7 a Special thank you to Geoff and Therese for their time and expertise in training these wonderful dogs agility for the Veterans who will have something to look forward to in the future with their new found helpers
A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR ,may it be all you wish for,be safe and look after your four legged mates ,plenty of shade and water ,

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL
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Greater Western All Breeds Obedience & Agility Club Inc. shared Vet Behaviour Team's photo. ... See MoreSee Less

Th physiological signs of stress in dogs What happens in our dogs' bodies when they feel stressed (either physically or mentally)? Our dogs' bodies activate a part of their nervous system which will help them escape from the PERCEIVED (this is important!) threat or stressor. Their sympathetic nervous system activates the 'fight or flight' response which causes the release of hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones promote blood flow to certain areas of the body which prepares the body for action. This means their blood pressure, heart and breathing rate increase, pupils dilate and muscles tense up as their body gets ready to run away if possible, or to defend themselves from whatever is scaring them. Stress can cause nausea or the feeling of butterflies in the stomach, leading to drooling or hypersalivation. Some dogs will refuse to eat or even vomit, defecate or urinate involuntarily if they are feeling stressed enough! The classic response to a lot of dogs going to the vets is to empty their anal glands! This same stress response can also occur from 'good' stress eg when your dog is overexcited or hyperaroused, their body is reacting physiologically the same way! Think of the phrase 'feeling sick with excitement'. It is very important to understand that these things are not under your dog's control. They are involuntary responses, so punishing your dog for vomiting or toileting in these situations will only make them feel worse and more stressed! The other take home point is that just because something may not seem logically scary to us, doesn't mean it is not going to be extremely scary/stressful to our dogs. For example, many dogs pace, pant and drool during storms or fireworks, and some dogs will also defecate inside and refuse to eat their food when left home alone. These situations may not seem to be a big deal from our perspective, but for some dogs, being in these trigger such overwhelming stress that their bodies act like they are in severe danger! We know that chronic stress affects our physical and mental well being, and it is the same for our dogs. It is our jobs to recognise this and help them out - this can be as simple and immediate as removing your dog from the stressful situation! Identifying when your dog is stressed is the first step towards addressing their stress!

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I want to train my dog – What do I bring?

For Your Dog For You
Flat collar or combination collar Dog’s most recent vaccination papers (for 1st lesson)
Lead: webbed design is best and softest on hands Sensible casual clothing; a hat is a good idea. Enclosed footwear is essential
Water bowl Correct money for class, if possible
Favourite treats or toy as a reward during training. Written advice of any medical conditions

My female dog is in season – is it all right if I bring her to training?

Best leave her at home when she’s in season: we look forward to seeing you both three weeks afterwards!

My dog has a bit of attitude – can we still come?

Yes! – but youmust be able to keep your dog under your control. Our friendly and experienced instructors will assess your dog and make any recommendations that will help.

Why Train Your Dog?

  • To have a sociable dog you can take anywhere in different situations with confidence
  • To have control over your dog’s behaviour, especially around children and visitors
  • To curb unwanted behaviour, such as excessive barking or pulling clothes off the line
  • To stop pulling on the lead or lagging when walking
  • To have fun with your dog and meet like-minded people!

Who Can Attend?

  • Anyone who owns a dog! – from Beginner to Advanced level, no prior experience is necessary
  • Families welcomed
  • Dogs of all breeds, ages and sizes, from 12 weeks of age

DOG TRAINING – OUR PASSION!