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Our School

Canine Behavioural School is staffed entirely by volunteers, many of whom are professional dog trainers. We are a leader in providing people with the guidance they need to help build strong bonds of trust and respect between themselves and their dogs.

We encourage responsible dog management across the community, using methods that bring us closer to our canine companions and help keep the community safe.

Children in class

We encourage all members of the family to attend classes. However, children on the training grounds must be directly and closely supervised by a parent and/or guardian. That person is directly and solely responsible for the behaviour and wellbeing of the child or children in their care. Children under the age of 12 may not handle a dog in class. Children between 12-17 years of age may handle a dog, provided they meet the criteria in our Junior Handler Policy and with the approval of the parent/guardian and the class instructor.

Weather Cancellation Policy

Other than in exceptional circumstances, training will be cancelled no later than 5pm when:

  • The predicted 6pm temperature in Adelaide is 33oC or more as on the Weatherzone site or
  • It is raining steadily or is stormy (thunder and lightning) in the vicinity of our training grounds or
  • The grounds are unsafe due to weather conditions

The decision whether or not to cancel training is made no later than 5.00pm. We will place a notification of cancellation on our CBS Facebook page no later than 5.15pm on the day of training when required. You will receive an SMS message notifying you of any training cancellation. You may also receive an email from your instructor regarding cancellation.

Hot Weather

All dogs are vulnerable to heat stroke, and in particular those dogs who are brachycephalic (short nosed dogs like Bulldogs, Pugs, Boston Terriers etc).

Any sign of heavy breathing, with raspy sounds could mean your dog is struggling in the heat. If this happens in class, please let your instructor know that you need to leave class to cool down your dog. Your instructor will guide you in the most appropriate steps you can take under these circumstances.

Cold Weather

Cold weather can also be an animal welfare issue. If you are cold, it is quite likely that your dog will also feel the cold. Dogs with thick, double coats will be better able to withstand the cold than those dogs with really short coats. Please bring a jacket/coat for your dog in cold weather and a towel to dry off your dog if he/she gets wet.

Vaccinations

Your dog’s current vaccination certificate (C5 or C3 + canine cough (bordatella bronchiseptica)) must be produced to the instructor or assistant in week 2 of the term. If your dog is holistically vaccinated, please bring with you a copy of the dog’s current blood titre levels for inspection PLUS proof of vaccination against canine cough (bordatella bronchiseptica).

Dogs in Season

Female dogs in oestrus (on heat) must not be brought to the training grounds for a period of 21 days after the first sign of her season. Please ensure your dog has been bathed before returning to class.

Illness

If your dog has any contagious condition, please do not bring your dog to training. If your dog is unwell and you are unsure about coming to school, please confirm with your vet about the advisability of attending class, or err on the side of caution and do not attend.

Equipment

Choke/correction collars, prong collars and electric/shock collars (illegal in South Australia) are not permitted in any CBS class. Dogs should wear a flat collar and/or a harness.

Arrival/Departure

Care must be taken when arriving and leaving classes as we have a number of classes running simultaneously. Some of our dogs may require extra space and may have something yellow on their collar or lead (see the Yellow Dog Project). Please ensure you always ask the guardian before approaching any dog.

Equipment

Choke/correction collars, prong collars and electric/shock collars (illegal in South Australia) are not permitted in any CBS class. Dogs should wear a flat collar and/or a harness.

Arrival / Departure

Care must be taken when arriving and leaving classes as we have a number of classes running simultaneously. Some of our dogs may require extra space and may have something yellow on their collar or lead (see the Yellow Dog Project). Please ensure you always ask the guardian before approaching any dog.

School Shop

Our school shop has a range of treats and chews, as well as training and enrichment equipment sold to you at very competitive prices. We stock a range of front attach harnesses and can correctly fit your dog with the appropriate size.

The shop is open from 6.40pm until 8.00pm on Monday nights.

Note: We accept only credit and/or debit card payments. No cash.

School Shop

Our school shop has a range of treats and chews, as well as training and enrichment equipment sold to you at very competitive prices. We stock a range of front attach harnesses and can correctly fit your dog with the appropriate size.

The shop is open from 6.40pm until 8.00pm on Monday nights.

Note: We accept only credit card payments. No cash.

Melanie Newstead

former CBS student, now CBS Volunteer

“How great is it when you bump into lovely CBS people at Henley Beach and they not only pat and make a fuss of your wet, sandy & smelly dog but also offer to look after & dispense treats to her whilst you go grab a takeaway coffee? Love, love, love CBS dog people.”

Enrol Your Dog

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