OBEDIENCE TRAINING CLASSES
FOR CHILDREN WHO ARE CLUB MEMBERS
For children over the age of 9 years and under the age
of 18 years
Children aged 13 to 17 years inclusive
• may go into mainstream classes
Children aged 9 to 12 years inclusive
May attend any session of the RDHP-C (Responsible
Dog Handling Programme for Children) on a casual basis
• The training fee shall be $2 per session (or $15
per 8 weeks course if prepaid).
• Those who wish to enter mainstream classes must
attend the whole 8-week course of the RDHP-C AND pass
an assessment at the end of the course.
• Those who fail to pass the assessment will continue
in the RDHP-C until such time that a pass is obtained.
• The RDHP-C pass for children who are club members
shall include an assessment of their ability to handle
a dog in a mainstream class. Should they change dogs,
they will need to be reassessed with the new dog.
• Should the child, after passing the assessment,
be considered by the Obedience Instructors Meeting as
unsuitable to attend mainstream classes then the child
will be placed in the RDHP-C until such time as they are
reassessed as being suitable.
• Children (9-12 years) shall have an orange dot
placed on their training badge. When eligible to attend
mainstream classes, they will be issued with a new training
badge without the orange dot.
must be at least nine years of age.
/ guardian supervision is required.
child should be able to hold their dog on a lead.