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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. Our classes run on a 10 week term with both weekend and weeknight options - generally in line with school holiday terms.

 

Practical Canine

This is a 10 week course which will give you the basic dog-handling skills and how to apply them in practical situations like busy streets, downtown and dog exercise areas. 

The course is structured as follows:

  • Week 1.  Leave your dog at home for registration and orientation.  You'll learn all about dog body language as well as lots of other useful information.
  • Week 2 - 5.  Learn the basics from the safety of our fully-fenced, all-weather grounds
  • Week 6 - 10.  Classes split in two with half moving off site to practice their training in parks and streets.  Meanwhile the remainder stay at CADTS to continue training.

At the completion of a term you receive complimentary membership for the rest of the year.  You will also receive a 50% discount on any subsequent Practical Canine course you book. 

Assessment takes place at the end of each term and dogs are awarded either Level 1, or Level 2 attainment.  Level 1 graduates are encouraged to re-enroll for another term while Level 2 graduates receive accreditation required to apply for Wellington City Council Responsible Dog Owner status.

Practical Canine costs $115 (including GST).

If you are keen to carry on with training and attend our Club Nights, you will need to pay the activity fee. Please see our membership page for more details.

All grade classes take place outdoors and run nomatter what the weather.  Please be prepared to dress appropriately for the conditions, particularly during winter.

   

Training

 

 

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

 

 

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 4 months old and fully vaccinated. Our only other criteria are that the training is fun, and that you both enjoy it!