Have you a bad dog, a problem dog? If you think you have a problem dog at the end of your lead then stop and think - your dog has a problem person on the end of its lead - someone who is not sending the right signals to the dog, someone who is not communicating to the dog what is wanted. This is where dog training classes come in - to help with the communication - to train the person to train the dog!
The City of Belfast Dog Training Club holds classes on Wednesday evenings in Clonduff Community Centre, Clonduff Drive, Belfast, BT6 9NT.
(It's behind the Robinson Centre. If coming by car it's best to park on Montgomery Road then short walk along alley on left of Robinson Centre.)
18th May: Puppy, Bronze, Open
25th May: Puppy, Bronze, Silver & Gold
1st June: Puppy, Bronze, Open
The Silver and Gold classes (9.15pm) are for those pursuing the Kennel Club silver and gold Good Citizen awards respectively. The Open training class is open to any member regardless of their main class. Puppy (7.30pm) and Bronze (8.15pm) classes are held on Wednesday evenings every week, as demanded by the rate of development of young dogs. All dogs are expected to start in one of these two classes.
The first week is free, a "taster." Thereafter membership is necessary with an annual subscription fee (£15) and a weekly fee (£3) for classes attended. (Half-price junior and senior membership is available for those aged <16 or >65.)
Don’t wait until you have problems, bring your pup to the puppy class as soon as you can (after it has had its jabs.) If it’s no longer a young pup, join the “bronze” class.