Join Port Macquarie Dog Club

Joining Our Club Is Easy

Dog’s must be a minimum of 16 weeks old and be fully vaccinated. All breeds are welcome and no dog is too old to join. 

ORIENTATION NIGHT
Before commencing training with the club we require you attend orientation night (no dogs). Orientation nights are held regularly at Port City Bowling Club, 4 Owen St Port Macquarie at 6.45 pm for a 7 pm start. .
DATES
17 SEPTEMBER 2019 (BOOKED OUT)
29 OCTOBER 2019

Numbers are limited so book your place by emailing  the club at pmq.dogclub@outlook.com.
Bring your completed membership form and your dog’s current vaccination certificate.
PAYMENT: Must be made on the night by cash or cheque only.

Membership Fees

Full Year (1 July-30 June)
Half Year (after Jan 1)
Joining Fee $15Joining Fee $15
Annual Membership$20Annual Membership$10
Training Card (for 10 classes, must purchase one per dog)$30Training Card (for 10 classes, must purchase one per dog)$30
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Joining Our Club Is Easy Port Macquarie Dog Club Obedience, Agility and Competitive Dog Training Port Macquarie Dog Club Obedience, Agility and Competitive Dog Training

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be a member of the club to train my dog with the club? 

Yes you do. 


Do I need to book or do I just turn up? 

You need to attend an Orientation night before you commence classes. For details go to the Events section on the website 


Can my children train our dog? 

Children twelve years of age and up are permitted based on their ability to handle their dog, which will be assessed by the instructor. Children under twelve are not permitted to train a dog in class.


At what age can my puppy start? 

Your puppy can start two weeks after its final vaccination (usually about sixteen weeks). 


What if I don't think my dog needs training? 

Dogs love learning and they crave your approval. Attendance at training socialises your dog so that it is comfortable in the presence of other dogs and other people, a skill that keeps them well balanced and contented. It will help you engage with your dog and make it easier for you to communicate with them and to bond with each other. 


Is my dog too old for classes? 

No dog is too old to start training. We cater for dogs of all ages and all breeds providing obedience classes from puppy up to trialling levels. 


What happens if I miss my class? 
Don’t worry, just resume training the next week or as soon as you can.

What do I need to bring to class? 

A flat or training collar with identification disc (Check chains are not permitted). 
A fabric lead 750mm – 1.2m long (Extender leads are not permitted). 
A treat pouch with a selection of moist treats such as cheese, cooked sausage or chicken cut into tiny pieces. 
Poo bags 

Dog training collars, leads and treat pouches are available for sale at the ground.



What do I wear to class? 

Sensible closed-in shoes (Thongs and high heels are not permitted). 
Fitted clothes that will not flap or hang down in the dog’s face. 


What happens if it’s raining? 

If classes are cancelled due to wet weather a notice will be posted on our Facebook page after 4.30pm that afternoon. 



Do I have to train my dog at home? 

To get the best results for your dog, it is recommended to keep practicing at home to reinforce what you have learnt in class. Short bursts of 3 minutes at a time once or twice a day is all it takes. 



How much does it cost?

Joining Fee: $15.00

Annual Membership: $20.00 

Training Fee: Training card 10 classes for $30.00 or $5 per class