The Border German Shepherd Dog Club and All Breeds Training School was started in March 1962 and soon grew into a vibrant and exciting club.
The focus has changed a little over the years as training methods have changed and the emphasis on competition has faded to some extent. People are looking more to domestic obedience and fun activities with their dogs and we at the club strive to lead by example and provide a positive and nurturing environment in which we can grow and learn with our dogs. We use positive reinforcement methods which motivate the dogs.
The club offers puppy socialisation, a 12-week course for elementary beginners, the Canine Good Citizen programme (which will ensure that you have a dog that is well behaved both at home and on the beach).
Other facilities that the club can offer are a fully-qualified Animal Behaviourist who can help you with your problems with your dog, Learn how to go tracking with your dog and take part in companion dog training, which is great fun and exercises your dog’s mind.
KUSA-sanctioned Open and Championship Shows featuring obedience, working trials and tracking are held on a regular basis.
Training takes place at the Clubhouse in James Pearce Park on a Sunday morning, with puppy socialisation on a Tuesday evening at the same venue. For further information contact Shirley on 082 342 8939 or Jenny on 082 468 2186.
The Border Dog Club is the only KUSA affiliated dog training club in East London.