New Members Please Note…


  • Dog must be registered with Taupo District Council from 3mths of age.
  • Have a current vaccination certificate.
  • Not be suffering from/or in contact with any infectious disease.
  • Have had their final parvo shot.
  • Bitches in season must be left at home for the duration of the season, which can be up to 21 days.  If in doubt as to length of season check with your vet.  Please continue to attend classes in this case, as you can still train your dog at home.


In addition to the dog, a halti and/or collar and lead. The lead should be leather, nylon or rope (not chain). The dog should be wearing their current registration tag and handlers carrying poo bags at all times and also treats and toys to reward your dog. Handlers should wear suitable clothing and flat healed footwear with a good profile.  PLEASE, NO JANDALS as the flip flop noise is very distracting to the dog and also sandals and/or shoes provide better protection should your dog stand on your foot (particularly if it is a big dog.)


Firstly welcome to Taupo Dog Training Club and secondly remember that we are training YOU to train YOUR dog.

Below please find a Code of Conduct that applies to all classes on all training nights.

  1. Please respect your instructor and your class mates and if you are going to be late or are not able to come at all please call or text your instructor to let them know.
  2. Try and arrive to class 10 or so minutes early so you can give your dog a chance to go to the toilet and familiarise themselves with the area. The toileting area is outside the wooden fenced training area.
  3. Please make sure you bring all that is required for a training class, i.e. collar/halti, leather or cloth lead (not a chain one), toys and/or treats and ALWAYS carry with you a poo bag and your dog’s registration tag.
  4. After you have arrived and toileted your dog please remain in the outer fenced area until your class commences. DO NOT come wandering across the training grounds as there are other classes training in this area and they do not need the distraction.
  5. If you have other family members with you on the night please make sure they remain sitting quietly on the side-lines and DO NOT interfere with the class in any way. This is to ensure that your dog’s training goes smoothly and that you and they are able to take in all the instruction you are receiving without distraction.
  6. PLAY – this is an important element in your training. Playing with your dog in between exercises helps to focus YOUR dog on YOU and makes training easier. If your dog is rewarded for doing what you are asking them to do then they are more likely to want to do more with you.
  7. In regard to the above PLAY means playing with you NOT the other dogs in class. Please do your socialising (with the exception of Puppy Class) before or after your class, NOT during it.
  8. Questions – do not be afraid to ask your instructor questions during your training time. Even if it seems obvious ask it as someone else in your class may well be wondering about the answer to the same obvious question. Your instructors are there to help you in any way they can.
  9. If you have a problem in your class that you and your instructor are unable to solve please come and see either Shirelle Colebourne (the Obedience Co-Ordinator and Instructor), Brian Robinson (Club Vice-President and Instructor) or Howard Jones (Club President and CGC Instructor). Between us all we should be able to solve any problem thrown at us.

If you abide by the above Code then training will be an interesting and informative place to come and please above all ENJOY your dog and take pleasure from being able to be with them and other like-minded people in a place where you and your dog are always welcome.