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 Braniel Community Centre, Warren Grove, Belfast BT5 7JN.
(There is a car park behind the centre, at the recycling point.)
Puppy (7.30pm) and Bronze (8.15pm) classes are held on Wednesday evenings every week.
5th Oct: Puppy, Bronze, Open
12th Oct: Puppy, Bronze, Silver & Gold
19th Oct: Puppy, Bronze, Open
26th Oct: Puppy, Bronze, Silver & Gold
All new dogs are expected to start in one of these two classes.
The Silver and Gold classes (9.15pm) are for those progressing to the Kennel Club silver and gold Good Citizen awards respectively. The Open training class is open to any member of any class regardless of their main class.
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.