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Canine Good Citizen (CGC)

CGC  is a certification curriculum that assesses dogs in simulated everyday situations in a relaxed atmosphere. It identifies and rewards dogs that have received training and developed a demeanour to become reliable family members and establish good standing within the community. CGC training is not only practical, but it is also great fun. As a result of participating in this program, not only will you establish a closer bond between you and your dog, but you shall also gain the added benefit of knowing how they please you.

More info on the CGC pathway here





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Deborah Gillam

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Club Rules

Class and club members are asked to comply with the following at all times. These guidelines and rules have been created in order that you and your dog(s) are kept comfortable and safe while using the club facilities and participating in club activities.

  1. No bitches in season (on heat) on the grounds at any time during club activities.

  2. ALWAYS clean up after your dog(s). You are responsible for providing your own poo bags and disposal. Our grounds are a public park and used for recreational and sporting purposes by large numbers of people at various times.

  3. Dogs are to be under control at all times (i.e. on lead) unless for specific training exercises or in supervised play/exercise when the grounds are quiet.

  4. Dogs are to be restrained – on lead, tethered or crated in vehicles during class setting up and class activities where not directly involved ie not your turn.  Dogs should not be left tethered unsupervised – especially when members of the public are on the grounds. Tethered dogs should be wearing a soft webbing or leather collar and have a lead short enough to prevent the possibility of lunging.

  5. Instructors are in charge of their classes. They are volunteers who give up considerable time on a regular basis to help people and their dogs learn and enhance their relationship with each other. Please respect and take heed of their instructions, especially around safety practices.

  6. No harsh handling or maltreatment of dogs will be tolerated. Incidents will be reported to the Committee and a decision made concerning consequences. 2 Last updated May 2022

  7. If your dog is reactive/fearful/needs more personal space than normal – please ensure you inform your instructor and take appropriate measures to ensure your dog and other dogs and people are safe.

  8. No smoking in class or in the clubhouse.

  9. When arriving for classes please be aware when parking either on the grounds or in carpark that there may be dogs running free (however, see also 3 and 4 above) and small children about.

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