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    Default Group obedience classes for adult dogs - Western Sydney

    Although Axle is very good for me when we're home or out with no distractions (most of the time), he gets very distracted around other dogs and it's very rare I can get his focus back on me.
    I don't know many people with dogs close by, however on the mothers day weekend I took advantage of taking my boy up the coast for a picnic to meet some dogs from my partners side. Leela was there and Axle appears to be fine with her now (thank goodness, after all the training I did with the both of them!) though he did react to another staffy (not sure who growled first?). He also seemed a bit stand-offish with the other large x breed dog there, didn't growl but he was definitely out of his comfort zone. I admit, the other dogs were introduced right in Axles face which I know is very confronting (I guess other people think they know better).
    Its time to find some other doggy friends to help with his socialisation and also for him to focus on me when there's distractions. I know I've left things late but better late than never.
    So I'm just wondering if anyone knows of any group obedience classes for adult dogs in Western Sydney? I can't seem to find much online - most group classes are for puppies, not adult dogs.

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    Are there no kennel Clubs in the area....Contact Dogs NSW, they should know where they are. because most Kennel Clubs belong to them (affiliated).

    I am sure there are also Trainers in that area the will have sessions for adult Beginner dogs, good luck
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    Find a club | Dogs NSW

    Put in "obedience" or "training" or your suburb name

    There's one in Blacktown, another in Penrith, An agility club in Hawkesbury or Richmond (their letterbox is Richmond)
    There's this one too - AB or AB is All Breeds and KC is Kennel Club, DTC - dog training club, ODC - obedience dog club etc.
    Campbelltown & Districts A B K C Inc
    And don't ask me what "Deer Bush dog training club" is. I don't know if that's a place or what they do or the type of dog.

    If Axle is a pedigree SBT - there may be classes run by the SBT club of NSW too, but I don't know where they would be.

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    Thanks Hyacinth and Newfsie! Nope, he isn't pedigree. I didn't even think of Dogs NSW but I'll definitely look into that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandella View Post
    Thanks Hyacinth and Newfsie! Nope, he isn't pedigree. I didn't even think of Dogs NSW but I'll definitely look into that.
    I am a Instructor at a Kennel Club..About 10% of the dogs are pedigree, the rest are a colourful lot of any breed and mix...Should not matter. it only matters if you want to enter obedience trials and then you can Associate register your Mutt/Cross breed, like my Tessa and still enter. Do not allow people to make you believe the dogs have to be pure bred......

    And my little cross breed is a lot better at Obedience then my purebred newfies LOL..........
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    I admit the Rottweiler club in Adelaide is accepting any dog to do their obedience classes. Even toy poodles.

    But the German Shepherd club still wants 100% GSD.

    We can't compete with mutts in Dogs Sa comps unless the mutt is desexed. Not a problem for my dog, since she was desexed by AWL before I got her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newfsie View Post
    I am a Instructor at a Kennel Club..About 10% of the dogs are pedigree, the rest are a colourful lot of any breed and mix...Should not matter. it only matters if you want to enter obedience trials and then you can Associate register your Mutt/Cross breed, like my Tessa and still enter. Do not allow people to make you believe the dogs have to be pure bred......

    And my little cross breed is a lot better at Obedience then my purebred newfies LOL..........
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