Our methods are purely positive rewards based training and we are confident that we can teach you to train your dog, to the level you need. There is no limit to what you can achieve at Fred's Pass, be it a polite pet or a competition companion. We are happy to help you in any direction and as far as you like!
Registration for classes is mandatory as places are limited.
The first Tuesday of every month is our intake night and it is also a dog-free handler only information night. Please leave your dog at home on the first night so you can relax and listen to the club rules, explanation of the training technique, demonstration of the training technique and question time
Beginners class is open to all young dogs who are fully vaccinated (usually 16 wks) and any dog of any age that has no or little obedience training.
This class is an 8 week course on how to teach your dog all the foundation behaviours required of a well-adjusted, obedient canine companion.
The intake for Obedience classes is the first Tuesday night each month from February to October.
In this class you will be taught to teach your dog how to:
Walk on a loose lead
Sit and Greet
Dog agility is a fun sport in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy. Dogs must run off-leash and the handler can touch neither dog nor obstacles. Consequently, the handler's controls are limited to voice, movement, and various body signals, requiring exceptional training of the animal and of the human.
Courses are complicated enough that a dog could not complete them correctly without human direction. In competition, an agility course consists of a set of standard obstacles, laid out by an agility judge in a design of his own choosing, with numbers indicating the order in which the dog must complete the obstacles. The handler must assess the course, decide on handling strategies, and direct the dog through the course, with precision and speed equally important. Many strategies exist to compensate for the inherent difference in human and dog speeds and the strengths and weaknesses of the various dogs and handlers. Many things can go wrong, though, and for any course on any day, it is rare to be able to predict which team will perform best.
Our agility classes range from beginner through to competition level and focus on fun and building a strong and trusting bond with your dog.
Dogs participating in agility MUST be under effective control, on and off the lead. If this is not the case, handlers will be asked to undergo some obedience training with their dog.
The intake for agility classes is the first Tuesday night each month from March to September.