- An Instructor actively teaching a class is allowed, with the handler’s permission, to handle a dog for socialisation and demonstration purposes, and as required as part of an exercise.
- No Instructor is allowed to take a dog from a handler, even with their permission, in order to demonstrate a correction. This applies at all times while on the Club grounds or wearing an Instructors uniform.
- Should an Instructor judge a handler would benefit from tuition in the proper method of modifying undesirable behaviour, the Instructor should refer the matter to the Chief Instructor or an Authorised Handler.
- No Instructor should attempt to handle a dog which exhibits signs of aggressive behaviour towards other dogs or humans. Any concerns should be addressed directly to an Authorised Handler for assessment.
- Permission must always be granted by the handler except in emergency situations.
Authorised Handlers will meet the following requirements:
- Instructed continuously for a minimum of three years;
- Have applied to the Chief Instructor for approval; and
- Have been assessed as having sufficient experience and knowledge.
Authorised Handlers as at 20/10/2018
- Anne Mann
- Barbara Schubert
- Beryl McCarthy
- Geoff Coleman
- Jan Seach
- Keri Gilligan
- Neil Peterson
- Rebecca McGroarty
- Roger Thomas
- Sandra Hughes
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