52 Years

Bognor Regis & District 

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

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The majority of our members have received their double Covid vaccinations.  If you have not been vaccinated for some reason, medical or otherwise, we would ask that you take a test about an hour before coming to club and bring the negative test strip with you. We have many vulnerable members and would ask that you don't attend unless you are vaccinated or bring proof of a negative test.  Thank you for your co-operation." 

News & Information
Newshound & Pawprints are the clubs Official News letters and are as required. Articles also appear in the Bognor & Chichester Observer,  Bognor Regis Post and the West Sussex Gazette..



We resume training on Thursday, 9th. September – there are NO Friday classes. We  have now filled all the spaces for the Silver and Gold Classes. Any person who already has Bronze will need to go onto the waiting list. Phone or e-mail Hilary. There are only two spaces left for the Bronze Award Classes.
We are being cautious in only allowing up to ten dogs and handlers in each class because of Covid. No dogs or children will be allowed on the stage. You are asked to use the hand sanitizers provided and bring your own drinks. Masks are voluntary.

If 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 30/11/21



We have re-opened – but in a completely different format

As most of you know, we are affliated to The Kennel Club. This Organisation promotes the Kennel Club Good Citizens Scheme, whereby dogs and handlers are able to obtain their Puppy Foundation Award, Bronze Award, Silver and then Gold Awards. Because of many changes over the long period of restrictions, we are now able to only open on a Thursday evening and thus there will be no Friday training. It is intended that although we keep our basic pet obedience training, this will be incorporated in instructing all club members in the Good Citizens Awards. Thus our classes on a Thursday as from 9th. September, 2021 will be Puppy Foundation 6.30-7pm, Bronze 7-8pm, Silver 8-9pm and Gold 9-10pm. However, as we have to restrict our class numbers in order to keep reasonable social distrancing, we Started in September with TWO Bronze classes, one at 7-8pm and one from 8-9pm. Silver and Gold are combined at 9-10pm, as there are fewer people already up to this standard. Once the higher classes start to fill up. They will be divided into Silver and Gold.

In order to facilitate these changed WILL YOU PLEASE LET ME KNOW IMMEDIATELY whether you have already achieved any of the Good Citizens Awards as this will determine which class you are in. 01243-823313. The people I have already spoken to know which class they are in so need not phone me.

Hilary Sykes – Club Secretary



 Training takes place every  Thursdays
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 823313
or furbaby1939@outlook.com  

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.
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and Code of Conduct

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Sue Weller will be doing a  sponsored down stay for the  Turning tides charity for homeless people. They have looked after a friend of Sue's so well that she wants to raise some funds for this small local charity.  The dates are Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th February.  Anyone that would like to sponsor her please contact Sue  (sweller47@btinternet.com)

With the appalling situation with the shortage of  good Vets in the area and the current need to travel to Portsmouth, Winchester or Storrington for out of hours and specialist treatment, it is welcome news that a new Animal Hospital run by independent Vets AVG will be opening at Chichester on 27th September. Further details click here:

A new Vets called Huckleberries has opened at  the Vinnetrow Business Park, Chichester. Many people will welcome back Richard Edwards as a visiting Vet after knowing him from his 32 years at Alpha Pets.

Those with a keen eye may have noticed that the Clubs web site address is now preceded by an HTTPS and a padlock symbol this denotes that it is a secure site. This will provide security from Hackers and also provide security for visitors to the site.

Did You Know that Your Vet may be part of a large Corporate Group ?:
It is not all that obvious,  but many small Vet practices have now sold out to a large corporate group, but  still retain their old name. Some long-standing clients may know that it was under new management, but to the newcomer, it is not always apparent.

The top 4 Corporate Veterinary Groups in order of the number of individual practices they own are as follows:

(1) The CVS Group, Currently the largest vet group

(2) Independent Vetcare

(3) Pets at Home

(4) Medivet

Though it is extremely difficult to get up to date figures as they appear hidden and guarded, it has been published in 2018 that the big 4 then owned over 30% of the total veterinary practices in the UK by now it will be even more.

In most of these Vets apart from a huge increase in Vet fees the biggest change is often the lack of Out of Hours service. In many practices this has been farmed out to a company called Vets Now and often means a long drive to their facilities, as they usually do not come to your normal Vets.

In 1999 something seismic happened to the Veterinarian Profession. Tony Blair in his infinite wisdom  changed the law to allow non-vets to own veterinary practices. It still requires a Vet to work in that practice but the driving force is often the owners and the returns they get from their practices.

This opened the door to venture capitalists and investors to buy into a tranche of little goldmines, and when that happens money and profit becomes the corporate aim.

full story at https://www.doglistener.co.uk/veterinary-profession-broken

ANNUAL SHOW planned for Sunday 14th June was  cancelled and may resume in 2022 proceeds will support the Donkey Sanctuary on Hayling Island and Arundawn Dog Rescue.

NEW TERM:  Training resumed on Thursday 9th September but NO Friday classes. Further information please contact  Hilary or Maureen.

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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 £36.00 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