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In 2012 the club celebrated its 50th Anniversary. It continues to be committed to dog training now as when the first members formed Central. The dedication and enthusiasm of the members is still a large part of Central's strength. The club works as a positive reinforcement training centre that caters for people who wish to continue socialising and training their dog in a friendly, positive environment. The club is committed to keeping current with modern, scientifically-based and humane training techniques.



On Monday 19 March 1962 a meeting was called for the purpose of forming a dog training club in the Wellington area. Central Allbreeds Dog Training School was assets: unbounded enthusiasm and a kitty of about 10 shillings.

The first President was Mr C McDougall whose valuable contacts with the Education Department were able to pave the way for Central's occupation of the Mitcheltown School site on Holloway Road. An equipment shed was utilised as a clubhouse and Sunday morning classes got underway.

The Club grew over the next few years; countless dogs were given training and Central were always enthusiastic supporters of the National Dog Obedience Assembly.

A copy of our constitution can be found here.





We believe that we can use our brains rather than our brawn to train our dogs, without pain or force being applied. We know that behavior that is rewarded will be repeated, and therefore we work to set ourselves and our dogs up to succeed so that they can practice getting it right in order to form socially acceptable habits, and learn in a positive manner how to live their lives with us, and us with them.




Classes and events currently available can only be booked online.  We also have "Waiting list" classes in Bookwhen so if you don't see a class that suits please sign up for the wait list and then we can contact you when a class becomes available. We run classes on a 10 week term with both weekend and weeknight options.


About us

Central Allbreeds Dog Training School recently celebrated fifty years of training and is a fun, family-oriented, friendly club for all dogs (no matter what breed or mix of breeds) and their owners, promoting training with positive reinforcement techniques.

We can help you achieve the best relationship with your dog. Activities we teach include lifestyle (domestic) training, Rally-O, agility, flygility, scenting and anything else that's positive and fun that owners would like to teach their dogs to do.

Dogs need to be over four months old and fully vaccinated. Our only other criteria are that the training is fun, and that you both enjoy it!