52 Years

Bognor Regis & District 

Training Dogs & Owners since 1967
Affiliated to the Kennel Club of Great Britain

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Annual Show - Sunday 14th June - CANCELLED

News & Information
Newshound & Pawprints are the clubs Official News letters and are published throughout the year Regular articles also appear in the Bognor & Chichester Observer & Bognor Regis Post.




f you would like to train your  Dog,  please contact Hilary or Maureen  for details.

Good Citizens

The Good Citizen tests are designed by the Kennel Club to encourage owners to be responsible for their dogs and make themselves and their pets "Good Citizens".    We run two or three Tests per year with special  training classes held a few weeks before each test. Further information please  contact Helen Sargent or Hilary. 
Full details of the tests and what is required  please click here

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Spacious Hall with non-slip flooring
and plenty of car parking


This site was updated on 06/08/20


It has been thought prudent by the Felpham Hall Committee not to re-open the Hall until after Christmas.    This being the case the Dog Club will not recommence until the New Year, in any event the Kennel Club have not told us that it is safe to resume yet.

It is hoped that classes will resume in 2021 depending on Government guidelines and the Kennel Club.    However, the way in which we operate will have to change.   As the size of classes will have to be reduced to around six people and dogs working at a time, depending on how many people want to work we may have to split the classes to 30 minutes each instead of the usual hour.  If this is the case, then the term fees will be reduced to half.    In order for this to operate I will need to know who is going to attend in the New Year so that we know the sizes of the classes. If there are too many people to accommodate then I will be keeping a Waiting List, something we have never done as we do not like turning people away.

EVEN IF YOU WORKED WITH US before lockdown you will need to let me know if you are intending to come back.  Please phone me letting me know your name, dog's name, your phone number and which class you were in March 2020 when we closed down.   01243-860083.    
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND OUR THURSDAY OR FRIDAY PUPPY CLASS WITH A PUPPY UNDER 6 MONTHS, please phone me letting me have your details and which day you would like to come.  As puppy classes are only for half an hour the fee will be £1.50 a class.

      First come, first served or you will be placed on the Waiting List.

  Hilary Sykes
Club  Secretary

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 Training takes place every  Thursday & Friday
at Felpham Village Memorial Hall,
Vicarage Lane, Felpham, PO22 7DZ
precise times being dependent on
the class  

Further details please contact
Maureen on 01243 825475 or maureen.fitzgibbons@sky.com
or Hilary 01243 860083
or hilary.sykes@talktalk.net 

The Club is  Affiliated to the Kennel Club of Great Britain
and has a team of highly experienced Training Instructors.
It is a non Profit making Club, which allows it to keep course fees to a minimum, which are used to cover running costs.
View Club Rules
and Code of Conduct

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A  full range of Club merchandise is available.  
Have a look at the Club Shop page.


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The full statement can be found at
https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk. The following is an extract:

Can training classes be run online?
Yes, online classes are a great way of keeping in touch with your class members and helping them to train their dogs at this difficult time. With a change in their daily routine, and in some cases restricted exercise, dog training can be a very important ‘at home’ activity at for dogs and their owners during this pandemic.

If and when I am around dogs belonging to others, are there any extra precautions I need to take, in addition to social distancing?
The government measures permit one form of exercise a day such as a run, a walk or a cycle, so dog owners, as long as they are well and not showing any symptoms, can walk their pet once a day as part of these exercising guidelines. Households with two or more adults can take it in turns to walk their dog if they usually go more than once a day. When taking your dog out, no one should be making unessential journeys, so don’t travel in your car to walk your dog, and avoid others, staying at least two metres (around three steps) away.

It is also advisable that dogs are exercised on lead to prevent them going close to other people – as this could lead to owners needing to come into close contact with others. Wash your hands with soap and water as soon as you get back from your dog walk and try not to pet other people’s dogs.

Are dogs at risk of contracting the virus and/or spreading the virus?
No, there is no evidence that dogs can get coronavirus.

What if my club will not be able to run the required two Good Citizen Dog Scheme testings or courses per year?
An extension will be granted to all GCDS clubs during this difficult period, and will not recommence until clubs are able to start work again. The time period to achieve this will also be extended.


This Years AGM was held on 12th. March,  Summary of the meeting please contact Hilary.

ANNUAL SHOW planned for Sunday 14th June has been cancelled and will resume in 2021 proceeds will support the Donkey Sanctuary on Hayling Island and Arundawn Dog Rescue.

NEW TERM:  Training Courses have been suspended until at least September further information please contact  Hilary or Maureen.

Photos  & Schedule click here

We get numerous telephone calls from people wishing to train their dogs with us and when told the fees they are astonished and we usually get "That's cheap!"  . We have run Bognor Regis & District Dog Training Club for over fifty years on a non-profit making basis.   We need to cover the cost of running the club which includes the ever increasing cost of hiring the hall for two evenings a week
We are definitely NOT inferior to the other more expensive Dog training clubs in the area. All of our ten Trainers are fully qualified with the majority having been Trainers for many years and all are unpaid Volunteers.   We cater not only for the "pet" market, but also for people who wish to enter their dogs for competition or for the show ring.   Our three yearly terms are between twelve and fourteen weeks (depending on where Easter falls each Spring).   For this our fees are £25.00 per term for each dog. In addition, we charge £3.00 a year club subscription for each club member.

 ANNIVERSARY: In 2017 the Club celebrated its 50th Anniversary. click here for more

 Facebook page, have a look and contribute, please note there is an unofficial one not authorised by the club  as well.

Code of Conduct: The clubs  Code of Conduct which has been approved by the Kennel Club has been distributed to all members. If you have not seen it please click the link and please ensure that you read it