Have you a bad dog, a problem dog? If you think you have a problem dog at the end of your lead then stop and think - your dog has a problem person on the end of its lead - someone who is not sending the right signals to the dog, someone who is not communicating to the dog what is wanted.
This is where dog training classes come in - to help with the communication - to train the person to train the dog!
We hold classes on Wednesday evenings in Braniel Community Centre, Warren Grove, Belfast BT5 7JN. (There is a car park behind the centre, at the recycling point.)
Remember: pick up after your dog - bag it and bin it!
All dogs are expected to start in either the Puppy (7.30pm) or Bronze (8.15pm) class.
The Other (9.15pm) class covers exercises for those pursuing the Kennel Club Silver and Gold Good Citizen awards, and for those with an interest in competition obedience.
The first week is free, a "taster."
Thereafter membership is necessary with an annual subscription fee (£15) and a weekly fee (£3) for classes attended. (Half-price junior and senior membership is available for those aged under 16, or 65 or more.)
There is no need to sign up to a set number of classes, there is no distinct starting week, and booking-in is not necessary. Just bring the dog along.
Don’t wait until you have problems, bring your pup to the puppy class as soon as you can (after it has had its jabs.) If it’s no longer a young pup, join the “bronze” class.