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 10/04/20


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


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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
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.

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

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

More cases of this dreadful disease have recently been reported in West Sussex at Maplehurst near Horsham, Berkshire at Wallingford and Farnborough in Hampshire. This brings the total number so far in 2019 to 43, still with very little activity to find the cause or treatment.

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