1. What is the best place to get club info about classes, events, dates etc.?
You will find general information on the UHDTC home page. Please check the Club Calendar and the Upper Hutt Dog Training Club Facebook Group for information on events and classes.
2. When can my dog and I join a class?
All dogs must have passed the Canine Good Basics and preferably the Dog Manners class (or equivalent classes) before they can enrol in Agility, Obedience, Rally-O, or Flygility classes. Canine Good Basics is suitable for all dogs aged 5 months and above. Dog must be at least 12 months old for Agility and Flygility. For attendance we require dogs to be fully vaccinated prior to the start of term. We recommend the kennel cough vaccine but it is not required. All dogs must be registered with the District Council.
9. Will training be on if it rains?
Please check the Upper Hutt Dog Training Club Facebook Group. One of our volunteers will try to post weather related cancellations at 5 pm on the day of class. For the safety of dogs and handlers we may also have to cancel classes if the grounds are still too wet. If applicable, make up lessons will be posted on Facebook.
14. I paid my membership and annual training fee. Which classes can I join?
All dogs must have passed the Canine Good Basics or equivalent class before they can enrol in other classes. The only exception is the Obedience training class. You can sign up for classes via the enrolment form.
Visit the individual class pages to find out more about competitions for each dog sport. Below are some general guidelines:
18. How can I help?
Our club is run by volunteers who are passionate about dogs and dog sports. We are always on the lookout for committee members as well as volunteers to assist our instructors or to help out at the dog shows that we organize each year. Feel free to talk to us; we would love to hear from you! For more information or to sign-up as a volunteer, please contact us.