Training Philosophy - Mission Statement - A Typical Sunday Training Morning
Ground Rules - Important Things to Remember - Classes - Grading System
Monthly General Meetings - Membership Application - Fees
Cor Scholten Biography
The Oxley Dog Training Club's training philosophy is aligned to the training methods approved and adopted by Dogs NSW. These methods are based on positive and motivational techniques in a social environment. The positive and motivational methods have been proven to be successful when used by a variety of handlers on a variety of breed types. We have instructors that are Dogs NSW qualified and have experienced dog training in numerous disciplines. To become qualified, our instructors have successfully completed theory and practical elements of an approved study program and have also completed an internship within a club atmosphere.
Our mission is to work in a dynamic relationship with our members to create simple effective methods in a friendly, positive club environment.
To promote training (obedience and agility) and trialling at all levels, canine social awareness and socially responsible owners aware of their obligations to the community.
We will respect and appreciate all members and there canine companions and work towards our common goal to build a strong, respected community based organisation of which we may be proud.
A typical Sunday Training Morning
Our normal Obedience & Socialisation Training
Those attending for the first time, are requested to bring a vaccination certificate, but not bring their dog, as you will have an orientation morning. Please attend on the 1st Sunday of any month. It is recommended that new members, ring our contact number(s) to confirm starting times. Collars and Leads can be purchased at the club if required.
Please note: that for all training, you need to have your dog vetted (at club grounds) and be signed in before the commencement of the class. If you arrive after the Sunday class has commenced you will not be able to join your class until the second session.
Classes 1,2,3 & 4:-
*The Yellow Ribbon Signal:- If a dog is wearing a yellow ribbon, it means you must maintain a 3 lead length distance from that dog (approx. 12 - 15 feet or 4m). Ribbons are to be worn by dogs that are: nervous, timid, recovering from surgery or recovering from a bad experience. It does not necessarily indicate that the dog has an aggressive nature.
Important things to remember:
Classes - Grading System:
Class 1 Green - Class 2 Yellow - Class 3 Blue - Class 4 Red
The class colours indicate the ability level of that class. Your dog will gradually be introduced to the commands: Heel, Sit, Down, Stand, Sit Stay, Stand for Examination, Down Stay, Recall, Go to Heel. As your dog advances, it will be promoted into a more advanced class, upon successful completion of Grading. On the last Sunday of each month, our Grading Instructor tests dogs. These tests are not compulsory, but encouraged.
Monthly General Meetings:
Held normally on the second Sunday morning of the month at the club grounds. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
New Membership Application:
Existing Membership Renewal:
N.B. People wishing to join O.D.T.C. in the beginning of the year, can obtain a half yearly membership at half the normal fee.
Cor Scholten Biography
The Oxley Dog Training Club Grounds are named after our late member, Cor Scholten.
Cor was a founding member of our club in 1968.
Cor was born in Holland in 1930 and immigrated to Sydney in 1954.
He brought with him an introductory letter from the Amsterdam Shepherd Dog League to the German Shepherd Dog League in 1955.
With permission from the Australian League, he commenced the first organised (and successful) obedience training classes in NSW.
Cor founded the Sydney All Breeds Club in 1958, having obtained all relevant permissions required in those days and was Chief Instructor for seven years. He trained Dobermans, German Shepherds, Boxers, Bull Terriers, Schipperkes and Airedales.
In 1958 the Guide Dog Association was formed and Cor was invited to be part of the foundation committee. He remained on the committee until his marriage and subsequent move to Tamworth and maintained his involvement with the association.
In 1968 the Oxley Dog Training Club began training at Viaduct Park in Tamworth and the rest is history.
He was a life member of the following groups:
Cor was also a patron of the following clubs:
Cor has judged obedience at all levels from 1956 to 1996 with memorable assignments being :
Cor’s devotion to dogs could not be underestimated. He has been recorded saying “ I came to this country and truly went to the dogs!” He has also reflected “Yes, I’ve had a lot of joy from them over the years…”
Cor is sadly missed by all who knew him
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