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Novices

Obedience courses run for six weeks. The Novice course is for all dogs (and owners) that have successfully completed our Beginner's course. If you and your dog have completed a Beginner's course with us more than three months ago or at another dog training school elsewhere in South Africa, we require you and your dog to successfully complete a short assessment (test) to ensure that you and your dog are at the same or similar level of obedience as the other Novice course participants before you are admitted to the Course.

RICHARDS BAY OR EMPANGENI VENUE - NEXT COURSE DATES
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o register, you and your dog MUST have successfully completed our Beginners Course first. 
It is advisable to complete the application form below to  register your dog for the next available course as soon as possible.

New course starting dates are advertised regularly on our website and on our Face Book page. It is necessary to book your place as numbers are limited. Please reserve your booking by completing the online registration form.
All dogs up-to-date vaccination certificates must be presented.
The Novice course content includes, all aspects of precise heelwork including stationary turns, working at different speeds (eg. Fast, normal and slow pace). Distance control including SIT, DOWN and STAND.An introduction to off lead heel work. STAYS at a much greater distance and for longer times. Fun introduction to scent work.

At the end of the course is an optional test and, should you want to continue with training (at a more advanced level), you and your dog will need to successfully complete the test.

The next level after Novice Obedience is Intermediate Obedience.

FEES
Each six week course costs R500 per dog. Club membership is R200 per annum. This is a family membership. All fees are payable in advance.

WHERE
We alternate venues for our NOVICE course. We attempt to do one course in Empangeni and the following course in Richards Bay but we also take into consideration where the majority of the course participants are from with regards to the course venue.
Novice Training is either in Empangeni on a Monday night from 18H00 – 18h45 at the Empangeni, Christian School Fields, Louis Botha Avenue OR in Richards Bay on a Wednesday night from 18H00 – 18h45 at Richardia Primary School, 37 Via Richardia, Arboretum, Richards Bay.

Want to apply?

Do you want to sign up with the Empangeni Dog Club? Please clicker this link to fill in the online application form.