Frequently Asked Questions

Does  my dog need to be vaccinated?

Yes. You are required to provide proof of vaccination when you join and it is expected that you will maintain them into the future.

Can I train more than one dog?

Yes and No. Yes you can train more than one dog if they are in different classes which are held at different times. However, trying to train 2 dogs in one class is virtually impossible and is very disruptive to other participants and is not permitted. 

What if I don’t want to compete I just want an obedient dog?

There is no expectation that everyone either wants or should compete. It is quite acceptable to just come along for the fun of the training your dog and to achieve a well behaved dog.

What dog training system does the club use?

All training provided by Jimboomba Dog Training Club is based on a reward system. Harsh or unkind techniques are not acceptable or practised at any time

Are the trainers qualified?

Some trainers hold formal training qualifications but many are volunteers who have been trained by the club and all provide their time and expertise at no charge to the club. Please respect their volunteer status and treat them with the respect they deserve. Remember while they are investing time in you and your dog they are not able to train their own dog.

What will it cost? 

All participants are required to join the club and are required to pay a class fee of $6 per dog for obedience and agility.

What is my commitment?

Your commitment can be as little or as much as you choose. Obviously the more you practice the more your dog will learn and the more enjoyable training becomes. Similarly the club is made up entirely of volunteers and all members are encouraged to consider what they can do to help.

How will I know if the training is cancelled due to weather?

The club has a Yahoo group and a facebook page all members are requested to register their email on that group as this is the primary vehicle for urgent notifications like cancellations due to weather. All other information is conveyed by the Secretary to the email you nominated on your membership form.

Who has access to my information?

JDTC respects your privacy and does not share any of your information with any other person without your written permission. The club Secretary maintains a database of members which is used to ensure that you are kept up to date with information and to ensure correct records in respect of any titles you may achieve etc. At no time is this information shared with any third party without your written permission.

What is the link with CCCQ and do I have to join CCCQ?

JDTC operates under the rules of the CCCQ and all competitions are run under these rules. You and your dog will need to join CCCQ if you want to trial or compete. All purebred dogs with papers are eligible for CCCQ membership. Dogs without registered pedigrees can join the Associate register. 

What are the age limits for dogs?

See details for each type of training but generally dogs should be over 3 months for obedience and 18 months for agility

Does the club provide puppy preschool?

No.

Who do I ask when I have a question?

Initially ask your Trainer. If there is any doubt or confusion then refer to the Club President who is the final arbiter on all matters.

My question is not listed here, what can I do?

Talk to Jacqui – the Club President. Contact details can be found on this page.