|[weather] [basic obedience]
[agility, jumping, games]
Training Season runs from February to November inclusive.
||10:30 - 11:00am
||Puppies, classes 1,2,3; Rally O (new)
||New Members introduction.
Classes 4, 5, CCD & Novice competition classes
||Utility & Open Classes
||7:30 - 8:00pm
||Puppies, Classes 1, 2, 3
||8:15 - 8:45pm
||New members night introduction
Classes 4, 5, Competition Classes: CCD, Novice, Rally O (new)
Agility - Wednesday Evenings (changes for 2013)
1st Wed of month Commencing March 6th
|Puppies (3 to 12 months old) and Foundation (graduates of grade 5 or equivalent)
1 month course beginning first Wednesday of the month (weather permitting)
first 2013 course Commencing March 6th
||7:00pm - 7:45pm
||Fun Class and Beginners
Classes will be separated but run at the same time
||7:45pm - 8:30pm
||Intermediate (new time)
||6:45pm - 8:30pm (ish)
||Trialling - Set up then running courses.
|No classes are held in December or January.
All classes recommence the first week in February each year.
|[top of page]
We train in most conditions, but:
Tuesday morning classes will be cancelled if the forecast maximum temperature,
broadcast at 9am that day, is 32C or over.
BOM Adelaide weather forecast
Tuesday evening classes will be cancelled if the temperature at 5pm
is 35C or over.
NEW EARLIER TIME Wednesday evening AGILITY training will be cancelled if the temperature
at 4pm is 32C or over.
BOM Adelaide Observations
Training will be cancelled any morning or evening when heavy constant
rain has been falling.
You can check by phoning the club on 8223 6626 after 10.00am on Tuesday
morning or after 6.30pm on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings.
Should graduation fall on any such occasion, it will be carried over
to the following week.
|[top of page]
S.A.O.D.C.'s Basic Obedience Certificate program is the core of the club's
activities, and the entry level for newcomers to dog training in Obedience.
We appreciate that most new members have no intention of going on to
competition level work in their dog training, and indeed may not know
that such an option exists. While some might surprise themselves and go
on to enjoy success in the trial ring, our foremost role is to offer a
key to their confidence and control with a well-behaved pet at home and
in the community.
By reaching this standard of Basic Obedience, their own pleasure in dog-ownership,
the dog's participation in their life, and the general public's awareness
of the benefits of dog training can all be enhanced.
On successful graduation from Grade 5, members are awarded a signed Basic
Obedience Certificate at the next monthly presentation.
|[top of page]
Dogs and handlers, who have earned their Basic Obedience Certificate
by graduating from Grade 5 of S.A.O.D.C.'s syllabus, are encouraged to
continue their training into the next level of expertise in the 'Community
Companion Dog' class.
Community Companion Dog (CCD)
The CCD class (working toward a Community Companion Dog title) is the
first level of competition obedience which requires your dog to perform
the following exercises: heel on lead, stand for examination, recall and
The focus of the CCD class is not only to help you get your dog to a level
where you can consider entering him or her in a trial but to also provide
you with an understanding of how trials are conducted. Those of you who
wish to continue and consolidate your dogs training but have no intention
of trialling are also more than welcome to join this class.
The CCD class is held on both Tuesday morning and evening training sessions.
Participation in the CCD class is optional and experienced dogs and handlers
may elect to directly enter the Novice class (second level of competition
obedience). The club's instructors are there to help you to determine
realistic goals for your individual circumstances and work with you to
Companion Dog (CD)
The focus of the Novice class is to help you work toward gaining your
dogs Companion Dog title (CD). This requires your dog to perform the following:
heel off lead, stand free for examination, recall, either retrieve dumbbell
or change position (stand to down) and stays.
This class is held on both Tuesday morning and evening training sessions.
Open and Utility (CDX & UD)
Classes (third and fourth level of competition obedience) are held on
Tuesday evening training sessions only.
Members joining from other clubs, or who have reached the equivalent
level of achievement to our Basic Obedience Certificate, may ask to be
assessed by the Chief Instructor re their eligibility for any of these
|[top of page]
Agility, Jumping and Agility Games (Snooker, Gamblers,
Competition-level Agility and its younger cousin discipline called Jumping,
are dog-sports involving a course of jumps and obstacles which the dog
must negotiate to 'pass' or 'qualify'. Not only must the dog make no mistakes
in the course, or on individual pieces of equipment, but it must also
complete the course within a time limit set by the judge on each occasion.
The time is calculated within a range of 'metres-per-second' speeds allowed
for each class of competition (Novice, Excellent, Open and Masters) by
guidelines, as applied to that particular course. Variables such as
the complexity of the pattern of obstacles, time spent on the 'contacts'
obstacles, and the ground and weather conditions, are taken into consideration.
Dogs must be eighteen months of age before they are allowed to compete
in Agility, and most training clubs require they be twelve months old
before introducing them to jumps, which make up a large proportion of
NB: S.A.O.D.C. Requires that a dog has passed Grade 5 before undertaking
Agility training, as well as being a minimum of twelve months of age,
because of the jumping involved in this sport.
|[top of page]
There are annual awards to recognise our members' cumulative success
in competition throughout the year in Obedience and Agility.
The club provides the opportunity for members competing in trials to
receive club trophies in obedience, agility and jumping.
These trophies are presented at the end of the trialing year, which for
S.A.O.D.C. is from the 1st of December to the the 30th November the following
Details regarding the eligibility to compete for these trophies and applications
forms when applicable are available at the club registration desk or for download here.
SAODC Trophy Application
Form with Eligibility Criteria
Please keep the club informed of your successes.