Visit to the Blacktown Kennel and Training Club
We have been attempting to train our dogs some discipline and basic commandments. It so happened that recently we met someone at a dog park who recommended some dog classes at a location near us. Apparently they were held all year round and took place every Tuesday night from 7:30pm
The name of the club/place is ‘Blacktown Kennel and Training Club’
And is held at:
Blacktown City Canine Centre
Lot 1 & 2 Owen St
We were interested in the suggestion and decided to go without the dogs tonight to check it out. First impressions were positive. There were lots of dogs of all sizes, I would estimate 100+. They ranged from the small scruffy mutts to a proud and graceful weimaraner and all in between. The volunteer trainers (have more to say on this later) appeared friendly and willing to assist.
Unfortunately for us next sessions start from January 2012.
What is most amazing about this training club is the cost. At just over $100 dollars for both dogs for the full year, it’s a bargain. It seems the trainers are doing it for the passion of the dogs and not for the money, as its volunteer based. This is what makes the training so cheap.
The grading for the dogs reminded me of when I did Karate as a kid. All the different colours for the different ability levels were there. As dogs master the beginners classes they graduate from the white cone area on the next and so on.
I took some photos with my crappy little camera: