Training

Dogs and Handlers of the Month


October 2017

Selina and Latte

September 2017

Allen and Riley

August 2017

Hannah Martin and "Max"

July 2017

Alexander and "Achilles"

May/June 2017

Daniel and “Ollie”

April 2017

Naomi and "Toby"

March 2017

Sandra and "Eric"

September 2016

Ariel Picones and "Kobi"

August 2016

Darren Formosa and "Zoey"

July 2016

Steve with "Buddha"

June 2016

Ned and "Bronson"

May 2016

Heather and "Indy"

March 2016

John and "Ella"

February 2016

Coleen Wilbow and "Callie"

January 2016

Janet and "Polly"

November/December 2015

Caitlin Purss and "Tarah"

October 2015

John Hobbs and "Maisie"

September 2015

Kaitlin Taylor and "Charlie"

July/August 2015

Amanda and "Penny"

June 2015

Suthida and "Arrow".

April 2015

Von Buere with "Chase".

February 2015

Nicolle with "Narla"

October 2014

Amanda Monteith with "Charlie"

September 2014

Shavion and Cameron with "Blaze"

August 2014

John Pye with "Ruby"

February 2014

Keira with "Tiger"

January 2014

Monica and "Ollie"

December 2013

Amanda and "Luna"

September 2013

Tyler with "Mercedez"

August 2013

Priscilla with "Ruby"

July 2013

Paul with "Wilber"

June 2013

KIRSTY MOOY & "SIDNEY"

May 2013

CASSANDRA & "BEAU"

January and February 2013

Shane and Amy with "Bejay"

November 2012

David and "Zeeta"

October 2012

Dorothy with "Rocco"

July and August 2012

Sharon with "Riley"

May and June 2012

Maureen and "Thai"

April 2012

Hayley with "Hunter"

March 2012

Frances with "Maddie"

February 2012

Mat and "Bear"

Instructors:

All Instructors at BK&TC are volunteers who donate their time, energy and experience to assist you improve your relationship with your dog. BK&TC Instructors and committee members are all active in the 'dog world' and include Obedience and Breed Judges. Instructors participate in a range of activities such as competitive obedience, agility, showing, gundog working tests, doggy dancing and pets as therapy programs within hospitals.

New Instructors participate in Instructor training activities offered by BK&TC and Dogs NSW.

At BK&TC Instructors aim to provide clear instruction and to provide basic dog training skills to members; and for those who wish to pursue it, to provide competition dog obedience training - a precision sport where handlers and their dog perform a standard series of exercises that reflect the level of training and partnership they have achieved. Our Instructors will help you teach your dogs the behaviours you want including to come when called - every time! and to walk on a loose lead.

Training Methods:

At BK&TC we use a range of positive training techniques that are realistic, easy and user friendly. The 'correct training method' is the one that suits the handler and dog, providing the method used does not include physical or mental cruelty. We offer training options that are flexible enough to respond to the needs of individual handlers. Motivating and training people is as important to us as motivating and training dogs.

Each dog is different therefore the time it takes to reach individual training goals may vary from dog to dog. Dogs' mindsets also differ depending on their breed(s) and different training methods are sometimes necessary to suit the dog.

BK&TC training methods have proven successful in both raising a great family pet and in competition obedience.

Training Equipment:

Leads and collars are available for purchase from BK&TC. Collars can be fitted to your dog on the first night you attend training.

As each dog and handler is an individual and training equipment requirements vary, it is not recommended that you purchase training equipment until you have spoken to an Instructor who can advise you of the best options for yourself and your dog. Using the right equipment for you, correctly fitted, makes a big difference!

BK&TC also recommends that unless you have a small dog that you should choose cotton webbing or leather leads. Nylon leads are only suitable for small dogs.

BK&TC encourages the use of food or a favourite toy as a reward for your dog. Dog treats such as dried liver and Schmackos are also available for purchase from the club.




Karen and Belle
Celebrating their first trial and winning the Club trophy for highest scoring member.