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Wairarapa Dog Training Club

An obedient dog becomes an enjoyable part of the family, a companion instead of a nuisance, and even a sporting companion. The Wairarapa Dog Obedience Club has experienced members that can help you to train your dog, and introduce you to other aspects of the dog sporting world. Once a working partnership has been formed there is little you cannot do. All classes are held at the Wairarapa A&P Showgrounds in Carterton. Obedience is held on a Tuesday evening and Agility is held on a Monday evening. Four sets of training courses are scheduled throughout the year. Obedience Courses run for 8 weeks. Each course costs $50 for obedience/$60 Agility For more information,please contact Joan for Obedience email address: or Stacie for Agility The Wairarapa Dog Obedience Club is now a NZKC Canine Good Citizen registered club.

Contact Details

Paula Oakly
PO Box 24

Phone: 06-372 2702

Committee Details

Vice presidentAna Workman06
Obed show SecretaryCathy
TreasurerKaren Bealing06
PresidentNicky Detheridge
Agility Class Co-ordinatorStacie
Agility Show SecretaryStacie
Obed Class Co-ordinatorsJoan

Upcoming Shows and Events

NZARO Tournament on the Saturday 26th November 2016 and an Agility Ribbon Trial on the Sunday 27th November 2016 at our club grounds at Clareville (A & P Showgrounds) Carterton

Benefit NDOA Obedience Championship
14th and 15th January 2017

Agility Jumpers Championship Event
February 11th and 12th Feb 2017 TBC

Obedience/Rally-O Double Championship Show
March 25th and 26th March 2017

Agility Championship Event
To be advised

See the Scrapbook for photos of our club members in action.

Club Activities

Obedience training starts with basic commands, a puppy class for puppies that have completed their inital vaccination course and a beginners class for older dogs. Further classes take you from Elementary 1 right through to Advanced. As you move through the classes, you will be shown how to teach your dog to heel on and off the lead, to come when called, to sit and go down on command and stay there, and to retrieve. Your instructor can also help with all sorts of other day to day domestic training and 'doggy' matters. All our classes cost $50 per course. Term 1 enrolment night is Tuesday 24th January 2017 6pm - 7pm. This will be a 8 week course. Please bring your vacination certificate and dog council registration number. Class spaces are limited. For any further information please contact Joan on email address Agility is a fast-paced sport in which the dog runs through a timed obstacle course as commanded by the handler. Agility strengthens the bond between dog and handler, and provides fun and exercise for both. Training starts with basic commands and equipment orientation. Dogs must be at least 12 months old before they can start these classes. To compete in competition they must be 18 months old. Dogs must also be fit and healthy. It is preferable if the dog and handler have attended a few obedience classes so that the dog is under basic control. For more information re agility please contact Stacie 063797983 or

Club Scrapbook

Agility Novice - A Frame Debbie & Abby & Steve too !

Dianne & Tess ADX

Graeme & Meg

Karen and Zephyr Link April 2010

Nicky and Mini

Stacie and Rusty Sept 2014

A & P Demo, Carterton, some of our competition obedience members

Belinda and Rupert having fun

Katelin (junior handler)

An obedience Prizegiving (clever wairarapa handlers)

Tracy Anderson and Pulse (border Collie with a splash of Siberian Husky)

Nicky and Daisy (1st)

Kyra and Falco (some of our club members also do breed showing)

Hope, Special Beginner dog

Bollie 1st, Yogi 2nd and Hope 3rd Elementary

Mack - Special Beginners and Rally-O dog

Monty in Test C (top obed test)

Rufus - Gordon Setter in Special Beginenrs

Molly in Novice Test

Christy and Hope (3rd Elementary)

Bailey (Test A)

Col (Kelpie)