Taupo Dog Training Club

Teaching you to train your canine companion.


Have Fun With Your Dog...

TAUPO DOG TRAINING CLUB is an associated All Breeds Society of the New Zealand Kennel Club, and approved to conduct Championship Shows in Obedience and Agility. You don?t have to be competitive, just to have a love of dogs and be prepared to put in the time for practice.

The Objects Of The Club Are: 
To help local owners train their dogs in basic obedience.
To promote the sport of dog training by conducting classes at different levels within the different codes, i.e. Obedience, Rally-O, Agility and Working Trials.
Basic Obedience Class. Any dog? YES. ? All breeds are welcome from 5 months of age. (Puppy classes are held for puppies aged 12 weeks to 5 months subject to availability of instructors.) Handlers who graduate from Basics are then eligible to further their training in Competition Obedience,  Canine Good Citizen, Rally-O and Working Trials, and once dogs reach 12 months of age can begin Foundation Agility.

What Will The Dog Be Taught?
. Acceptable behavior with other dogs and people.
. To walk at heel on lead.
. To come when called.
. To stay in a sit or down position on command.

Who Trains The Dog?
You do, within class and at least five times a week between classes. You need only to train for a few minutes each time but it must be regular. If you are not prepared to do this then you won?t get the results.


Term 1 - Thursday 25th January - 22nd March 2018

Term 2 - Thursday 19th April - 14th June 2018

Term 3 - Thursday 19th July - 13th September 2018

Term 4 - Thursday 11th October  - 6th December 2018

The first night of each term also being registration and orientation night  from 6.30pm so that you get familiar with the gear, where it goes, how it is assembled and what is required of you and your canine friend by the Club.

New Foundation Agility dogs must be at least 12 months of age and must come when called - also see under Joining tab for further details.

2018 OBEDIENCE TERM DATES (For all Obedience Classes including Puppy)

Term 1 - Tuesday 30th January  - 10th April 2018

Term 2 - Tuesday 1st May - 10th July 2018

Term 3 - Tuesday 25th September  - 4th December 2018

We don't align our obedience training terms with the school terms and there are only three terms so that we can have a break through the heart of winter mid-July through to mid-September when it is cold and miserable and not a good time for any effective outside training. But that doesn't mean that you don't keep up with your training at home and remember your instructors are only a phone call or email away if you need help. 

The first night of each term is always a registration night from 6-6.30pm in which you come along without your dog. You need to bring along your dogs council registration number and vet certificate and we get you sorted and into a class. You will meet your instructors on your first night of training and are familiarised with what will be going on through the rest of the term. 

If you have any further questions please contact the Club by email [email protected]