About Us

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 born.....total 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 used 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.

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.

At Central Allbreeds Dog Training School we promote the use of humane training methods founded in science and ruled by ethics. Common labels that get assigned to this type of training include:

  • Force Free
  • Clicker Training
  • Positive Reinforcement
  • Rewards Based
  • Progressive Reinforcement

Essentially, 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 behaviour 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.