SSANZ NOVICE Nosework Trial

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Next Trial Date
Monday 25 January 2021
Commences approximately 9am
Venue: Wests Rugby Clubrooms, Curtis Street, Wilton, WELLINGTON
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Cost $34.50 per dog inc gst
A.C.E. Dog Training Novice Nosework Trials require entrant teams (dog and handler) to find our key training odour (oil of clove bud) in four different scenarios – Container, Interior, Exterior and Vehicle. Each is within a specific time frame. Each dog requires a separate handler. Judges : Katrina Roebuck and Richard Magson. Run under the sanctioned rules of the Scent Sports Association of New Zealand. Entry acceptance priority is given to SSANZ members if entries exceed capacity – as per SSANZ regulations
Entries close Monday 19 January 2021………..

Puppy Playcentre Experience

Puppies exploring new toys at Puppy Playcentre
Sessions Available:
Friday at 11am, 4, 11, and 18 December 2020
Fridays at 4.30pm from 8 January in 2021
Onsite at our Brooklyn venue
Cost: $30 per session
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A targeted social experience for you and your puppy to explore together. Sessions of 45-minute duration held weekly. You and your puppy will alternate between exploring social or environmental experiences with puppy appropriate equipment and interacting with other puppies who are also attending at the same time. We aim to expand your pup’s social skills and confidence in small, managed pairs or groups and positive play experiences. Less structured than our regular classes these sessions help develop confident socially balanced puppies ready to interact with the wider world

Fiesty Fido Class

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Next Course commencing Sunday 22 November 2020
Working Spot: $200 (Students with a dog participating in class),
Observer Spot: $80 (Observers attending without their dog present).

Venue: First session by Zoom 9.30am then Bell Rd Brooklyn 10am

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A specialized class for dogs who bark, lunge, and otherwise show aggression when on a lead around other dogs. This science-based class will help you calm your leash reactive dog and gives you the confidence to walk your dog in public again. With a high student-teacher ratio this class is limited to a maximum of four participant dogs and their families, with additional places available for auditors – people who attend as observers and can use the skills to practice at home with their own dogs. An application form is sent following registration to determine the best candidates for this highly successful positively-based class.
Each weekly one-hour session covers a range of useful and positively developed skills under experienced and qualified instructors with veterinary behaviour endorsement and ongoing support.

Nosework Next Steps

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Next Available Courses
New To Next Steps – Next start 7.30pm Friday 27 November 2020
Three week course
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Continue developing your dog’s unique sense of smell and their skills at identifying and alerting on a special odour where-ever it might be placed. Further develop your teamwork and handling skills in this new sport. This course will be specifically for dogs who have already completed a nosework introductory course and understand the basic principles. Dogs with “issues,” or physical disabilities are welcome as each dog works with the handler alone and need not be comfortable in group situations. Nosework-Next Steps is a three-week class ( 90 minutes sessions) and builds the odour recognition work begun in earlier Nosework classes.

Puppy Primer

Puppy Primer
Next Available Courses:
Saturday 14 November, 12.30pm then 12pm or 1.30 thereafter.
First class via Zoom, then remainder live at our Brooklyn venue
Cost: $165 for the five week course.

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A five-week group class for the older puppy offering age-specific training and qualified development advice. Positive socialisation experiences with people and other pups.  Introduces loose lead walking, recalls, wait and stay, basic commands and how to manage off-lead interaction for your rapidly growing puppy.  Class size limited for more individual attention and ideal for puppies up to 6 months of age at class start. Family involvement encouraged. A practical and positive solution to start your puppy’s education, help with housetraining, common puppy problems and early training skills.

Advanced Companion

Advanced Companion
Next Available Course
Sunday, 22nd November 2020, 5.00pm.
Cost: $150/$180
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The next step in training with your dog. Strengthens control under distraction, adds more complex handling techniques and builds recall and stay reliability. Graduates receive the certificate recognised by Wellington City Council Animal Control Services for RDO registration discount applications. A five week course limited in size for maximum value and individualised attention from our highly experienced instructors. Additional charge applies to non-A.C.E. students who require an assessment and approval before joining us at this level.

Adult ABC’s

Next Available Course
Starts Sunday 17 January 2021, 2.30pm then 3.30 pm thereafter
Week 1 via Zoom then live classes at our Brooklyn venue
Standard Cost: $180
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A basic training starter course for dogs around 12 months and over – who may not have previously attended formal training. Also ideal for recently adopted dogs adjusting to a new home environment or perhaps those with special needs in a group situation. Covers all the basic pet dog skills like loose lead walking, recall, close control skills, and stay with more age-appropriate activities for the adult dog. Class size is limited for individualized attention.  Discounts for SPCA adoptees and existing A.C.E. students. A practical and positive solution to start, or review your dog’s basic education. Family involvement encouraged. Price includes weekly handouts and certificate of completion.

Teen Training

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Next Available Course
Starts Sunday 22 November 2020, 1pm then 12pm or 1.30pm streams thereafter
Standard Cost: $165
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The best choice for young adolescent dogs aged 6-9 months ready to start learning about focus and control. An activity focused class builds on-lead skills, close control, preparing for good meeting and greeting manners and building handling confidence. The ideal option for “selective deafness” which teenage dogs often develop.  Family involvement encouraged. Price includes weekly handouts and certificate of completion.