Nelson Dog Training Club is a multi-discipline dog training club.

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Back to School! No Wagging!

Rally-O is back Saturday 2nd. - 9.30am

New Essential Skills class begins Saturday, February 16th - 11.15am

Gold Agility class starts back Saturday 2nd. - 9.00am set up.

All other classes start February, 9th at their traditional times.

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If you are looking to sign up for a class and join us, please visit our Essential Skills page. This is the gateway class to Nelson Dog Training Club – all members must graduate from this class to be able to take part in other classes.

My therapist has a wagging tail
Linley Barrett
What's Up Dawg? Barking up the right tree.

Woofs from Blenheim Canine Training Club Championship Agility Event (1st and 2nd December) are some cool dog results and achievements from some NDTC people and their athletic pups.

Teresa Tweweek and Buttons. Photo by Linda Humphries.

Teresa Tweweek and Buttons. Photo by Linda Humphries.

Teresa Tweweek and Buttons the Staffie competed for the first time at championship level.


Yvonne Fraser and Ally (Lagotto Romagnolo) won Novice twice and was 4th in two Starters. She achieved her second AD earning the title 'AD'. 9 starts and 7 clear round making her 'Blenheim Canine Training Club' Small Top Dog for the weekend.

From Janine Stephens - "Bentley and I spent the weekend in Blenheim competing at their agility champ show. Someone gave me a doppelganger dog. The one I competed with definitely wasn’t the dog I’ve competed with previously. We were entered in eight events, 5 on Saturday and 3 on Sunday, and weren’t eliminated in any of them. We came away with 4 official clear rounds, 2 clear rounds but with time faults, and 2 events with 1 fault each plus time faults. In all but one event we were in the top 10 placings against 50 or more competitors. Who was that dog that didn’t sniff his way round the course, take his time or decide that zoomies were the order of the day though there were a couple of moments when this did show, in one instance he was just an inch from heading up the A frame before deciding that he should really come with me and do the weaves. A great end of the agility year, thank you Mr Bentley and all the help everyone has given us this year."

Bentley. Photo by Linda Humphries

Bentley. Photo by Linda Humphries

This is what Tyson won in Blenheim!
— Gail Bramley


Poppy. Photo by Linda Humphries

Poppy. Photo by Linda Humphries

From Elizabeth Winterbee.. Well I'm a proud canine mum - Being an older dog (shes 11), I enter Poppy in just two events each day ..Novice she got a 5 seconds time penalty (to be expected most of the time - she's 'elderly' and got really tiny legs ☺), but got 3 clear round certificates in Starters. First time she's got three in one comp.

Thanks to all the contributors! Full results can be found at Dogs NZ Agility. Check out some awesome images below by Linda Humphries from the weekend.

Management Committee 2018/2019

President: Claire Smith
Vice President: Linley Barrett
Secretary: Linda Mortimer
Treasurer: Janine Stephens

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Jen Calder
Hadassa Koessler
Jill O'Brien
Joan Duncan
Rachel Cunningham
Michele Craven
Kathy Konieczny

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Congrats to our new Agility Grads!
Photo by Linda Humphries

Photo by Linda Humphries



Congratulations to our new graduates.  On Saturday the 21st, Karen and Meg, Liz and George, Flora and Albie, Jill and Ninja, Alex and Archie, Emma and Bryce all graduated their Bronze class instructed by Claire Smith.  They are now in Silver.

Photo by Linda Humphries

Photo by Linda Humphries

Jo and Rio, Ashley and Buddy, Yvette and Ruby, all graduated from Silver (instructed by Kathy Ruffell and Janine Stephens - now instructed by Janine and Rachael Cunningham) to the Gold class.