Membership of the Holdfast Dog Centre provides many benefits, to you, your dog and the wider community.

Membership is required to participate in any of our services

  

 Click here to register for Membership 

(Payment is required at time of registration and is done via Paypal or Paypal credit card option - the credit card option within paypal does not require a paypal account) 

 

 Membership of $25 per annum is due on 1st January each year.

 (Rate reduces periodically during the year) 

 Application and renewal are available under the Packages tab.

 Membership benefits 

 

  • Allows Committee to effectively manage our resources
  • Access to classes and doggy day care
  • Advice on dog behavioural problems by our experienced staff of trainers
  • Advisory service via phone or email
  • Drop in centre on Fridays during day care including advice on all dog behaviours and problem solving techniques. (suitable dogs-those who are not overwhelming to small dogs are welcome too) 
  • Interaction with other members during social events and drop in days
  • Access to grounds to exercise dogs when classes and day care are not operating
  • Assistance with advice on dog breeds and behaviour pre-purchase or after
  • Rescue dog and rehoming assistance and advice
  • Advice on Dog and Cat Management Legislation and Local Council Regulations
  • Information and advice on developments and studies on dogs, behaviours, natural remedies, diet and community/urban living programs
  • Newsletter
  • Facebook page to keep you up to date with events and activities
Your membership also helps us to provide wider benefits to the community by:

 

  • Helping us to provide education about responsible dog ownership and encouragement to be proactive regarding dogs and their families rights and obligations
  • We work with work with Local Council and other groups to enhance the lives of dogs and families
  • We work with rescue groups to help settle dogs into new environments and provide assistance to foster carers with training and rehabilitation of dogs
  • We provide assessment sessions for dogs who have behavioural issues that may prevent the dog participating in a class situation, allowing us to advise the best course or action to help the dog and their owner gain confidence and skills
  • We provide extra assistance and guidance to elderly or disadvantaged community members to help keep the dog in the home environment where both human and dog need each other
  • We provide opportunities for high school students to undertake work experience
  • We provide opportunities for unemployed to gain knowledge and skills to help them gain employment
  • We work with agencies who are responsible for special needs community members and provide opportunities to develop people and dog skills in a supportive working environment.
  • Members also benefit from the social and health benefits of being actively involved in a positive dog/human community