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A.C.T. Companion Dog Club



Behaviour training classes for 2017 have been aligned to school terms:

Term 1 - Wednesday 8 February - Sunday 9 April

Term 2 - Wednesday 26 April - Sunday 2 July

Term 3 - Wednesday 19 July - Thursday 21 September

Term 4 - Wednesday 11 October - Sunday 10 December

Class times have also changed for 2017:

Wednesday morning

10.00am - 11.00am - All training classes (no change)

Thursday evening

6.45pm - 7.45pm - Foundation and Beginners B classes

8.00pm - 9.00pm - All other classes (Intermediate, Advanced, Transition

Sunday morning

9.30am - 10.30am - Foundation and Beginners B classes

10.45am - to 11.45am - All other classes (intermediate, Advanced, Transition, Primary and Secondary Companion

Please note the following class times for Obedience Trialling and Rally-Obedience in Term 1:


10.00am - 11.00am - Rally Obedience

11.15am - 12.15pm - Obedience Trialling


6.45pm - 7.45pm - Rally Obedience

8.00pm - 9.00pm - Obedience Trialling Basic Skills class (from 23 Feb)

No Rally-O or trialling classes are offered on Sundays


Welcome to the A.C.T. Companion Dog Club, the A.C.T.'s first dog training club.


At the A.C.T. Companion Dog Club we teach you how to train your dog using motivational methods. We have lots of training activities such as behaviour trainingagilityflyballdances with dogsobedience trialling,  rally obedience and tracking, as well as dogs-as-therapy - and we can help you find out about many other dog sports!


The A.C.T. Companion Dog Club is a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers. Many people contribute their time and skills so that today we have a well-equipped club with an average membership of about 850 people. Our instructors are extremely knowledgeable, well-trained and have lots of experience dealing with all kinds of dogs.


We have nine acres of fenced land available for use by members. Our grounds are disabled friendly: there are no steps, gates are wide enough for wheelchairs and we have disabled parking and toilet facilities. We are located on Jerrabomberra Ave in Symonston, just behind the Canberra Greyhound Racing Club. Click here to see a map. 

Inside our clubhouse you will find our famous 'Paws' shop, where you can buy dog treats, leads and collars, toys, harnesses... as well as a tasty coffee for yourself! The shop is open on Wednesdays from 9.45am to 12.30pm, on Thursday nights from 6.30pm to 9.15pm, and on Sundays from 9.15am to 12.00pm.

Our office is open Tuesdays to Fridays from 10.00am to 2.00pm.

To attend classes you will need to join the A.C.T. Companion Dog Club. To join us please click here.  


There are a few spots left for Sunday puppy (9.30am-10.30am) and Friday puppy classes (6.45-7.45pm and 7.45pm-8.45pm). Conditions apply for the Friday classes - please contact our office. Bookings close this week!

Behaviour training class times are:
Wed 10.00am - 12.15pm
Thurs 6.45pm - 9.00pm
Sun 9.30am - 11.45am

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