Bognor Regis & District 



Dates for 2020 :


Autumn Term: 3/4th September - 26/27th November


Christmas Party : Thursday, 10th. December (to be confirmed)  

Class Fees & Membership:

Main Classes: 30-00 per Term (12 or 14 weeks)

Puppy Class: 1-00 per session paid in advance for term


Club Membership (mandatory) 3-00 single or Junior (under 15yrs) 2.00 per year



Puppy Class (6-30 pm)   
Pre Beginner (7-00pm)

Novice (1)   (8-00 pm)

Novice (2)   (9-00 pm)


Puppy Class (6-30 pm)

Pre-beginners (7-00 pm)  

Beginners  (8-00 pm)       

“A” Class  (9-00 pm)   




Puppy Classes:    (6.30pm Thursday  & Friday evenings)
Up to 6 months of age. 

         Looking after your new puppy
Basic Obedience 

Pre-beginners:   (7.00pm  Thursday & Friday evenings)
Teaching dogs walk to heel on lead.    Recalls.    Teaching dogs to sit and down stay in one position.

 Beginners:   ( 8.00pm Fridays evenings)
Teaching Heel on Lead.    Heel Free.    Recalls.   Retrieving and staying in a sit and down position for a longer time.

 Novice:  (8.00pm & 9.00pm Thursday evenings)
The same lessons as Beginners, but to a higher standard.

 Class A:    (9.00pm Friday evenings)
Teaching dogs to walk to heel without a lead.   To come to the Handler when he/she is walking away from the dog.   Teaching dogs to retrieve articles.   Teaching dogs to sit on one position and to stay in a position when the Handler goes out of sight.  Teaching dogs to scent an article.

 We now also teach Class B exercises within the A hour for those who have passed their A test.




Training Instructors


Hilary Sykes - The present Club Secretary , a role she has held since 2002, Hilary qualified as a trainer in 2007 and currently has two dogs, a Jack Russell and a Collie/GSD cross.
  Maureen Fitzgibbons - Maureen has been club Treasurer for over thirty years, and has been the regular Puppy Class trainer  since 1998 she has  attended specialist courses with the Academy of Modern Dog Training. Maureen with her dogs have been involved in both obedience competition and breed showing. With Husband Fred, they currently own two Standard Poodles and one miniature.

  Mavis Heppell - One of the clubs longest serving and most experienced trainers. Mavis has owned dogs for many years and currently has a cross breed
  Sue Weller - Sue has been a club member for 38 years and a trainer for almost 30 years. She has  attended specialist courses with the Academy of Modern Dog Training and is also  a  Kennel Club accredited Trainer.  She owns a Bearded collie cross.
  Jacky Saunders - Another of the clubs long standing members, Jacky has an immense amount of experience in Dog training and has attended specialist courses with the Academy of Modern Dog Training. She is also one of the areas most successful Obedience competitors gaining numerous local and national  awards with her Golden Retrievers .

Pauline Burtenshaw
- Pauline is the Club Chairman and has been with the Club since 1983 and has been a trainer since 1987. She has trained two of her Flat coated Retrievers  from Pre-beginners through to A Class standard. She is also Club Chairman.


  Fred Fitzgibbons - Fred has been with the club for many years and   has vast experience with training Dogs becoming a trainer in the 1970s. He reached B level many years ago with his German Shepherd and is currently working his Standard Poodle  at A level. He has also reached Champion status with one of his Poodles.

Gaynor Winterman
- A familiar and wellknown figure in the Dog training world for many years. Owning her first German Shepherd in 1963, Gaynor has been a member of the Club since its early days as one of the first members. She is well known as a breed Judge and has been a trainer since the 1960s.

David Vivash
- David is a well known Dog Trainer, having been training dogs for over 30 years. He became  a qualified trainer in 1994 as a BAGSD qualified trainer. David has also Judged at Obedience shows through all classes to advanced level and has also trained the same classes. He owns German Shepherds, two of which he has taken to B level and  advanced at exemption shows.