Narooma Dog Training Club (NDTC) is always excited to meet new friends. Last Saturday, the first Registration Day for the year, they welcomed eight new dogs and their owners to their branch of the NSW Animal Welfare League. They also met up with old friends who returned with their pooches for another year of training, competitions and the chance to win awards with their pets.
How do I join? Registration takes place on the 1st Saturday of every month at 1pm at Nata Oval, which is located behind the Visitor Information Centre, Princes Highway Narooma. All new participants must bring pet vaccination papers, doggie poo bags, treats, and a collar and lead for their dog. If it is hot weather, wear loose clothing and a hat. Sturdy, closed in shoes are a must – no thongs please! We provide buckets of water for our canine friends, and a water and sunscreen station for people. Classes begin at 2pm and go for one hour.
What’s new? This year NDTC is adding Rally O Training with Instructor Carol Low to our regular Obedience and Agility classes. All forms of training present wonderful opportunities for canine socialisation. Your best friend will learn how to behave around other dogs and people, and in a crowd - very important if you want to confidently take your pet to the local café! Teaching a puppy or dog to sit, stay and return when called will help keep it from harm, and NDTC’s experienced Instructors can help with problems such as barking, jumping up and aggressive behaviour. All classes aid in the development of a strong and lasting bond between handler and companion dog. Plus they have lots of fun and meet like-minded new friends.
Join in! For more information including fees, please ring Carol on 0458 953 281.
Above: Dedicated NDTC Instructor Jean Page
Photo credit: Rosy Williams