BELATED MESSAGE FROM KENNEL
Having invited 160,000 people to
one of the largest Dog Shows in the world, just a month ago,
the Kennel Club have now issued a statement on the Corona
virus. The full statement can be found at
The following is an
Can training classes be run 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
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
Are dogs at risk of contracting the virus and/or spreading
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.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
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.
GOOD CITIZENS: On 17th November the club
held Bronze and Silver Kennel Club Good Citizens tests at
the Felpham Memorial Hall.
There were a total of 9 people
who took part in the Bronze Good Citizens test with 8 passes
and 1 not ready.
full results click here