57 Years

Bognor Regis & District 
DOG TRAINING CLUB

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

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DIARY DATES
 TRAINING STARTED ON.
 7th SEPTEMBER WITH GOOD CITIZENS CLASSES  ON THURSDAYS AND ONE ADVANCED OBEDIENCE  CLASS ON FRIDAY AT    9-00PM ANYONE INTERESTED PLEASE CONTACT DAVE VIVASH on 01243 606420
THURSDAY 30th NOVEMBER CHARITY FUN NIGHT AT 7-30pm

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

NEWSHOUND

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Training  
Thursday.evenings
 
Fridays - Advanced Class, obedience training only.  Please ring Dave on 01243-606420 if you are interested.
If you would like to train your  Dog,  please contact Kim or Maureen  for details.


DIARY DATES
 
 
AUTUMN TERM
7th Sept to 23rd Nov
CHARITY FUN NIGHT
30th Nov at 7-30pm

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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

This site was updated on 14/11/23

   

UPDATE NOVEMBER 2023  

The latest edition of Pawprints is available, hard copies at Club  download available  click here

CHARITY FUN NIGHT
We are holding a charity night in the hall on the 30th of November.  We have booked an extra week so that there is no loss to any of the 12 weeks training. It will be an opportunity for everyone to meet up with people from the other classes and socialise with members and trainers and talk to the trainers about their dogs outside of classes and maybe have  a demonstration from a trainer.

The evening will not follow the traditional Christmas party format as there will not be any games, this would be too chaotic, however there will be a fancy dress competition,  tombola and a raffle.

The proceeds will go to Ability Dogs for young people based on  the Isle of Wight with a branch at Southampton. They are always so grateful  and will come and collect in person, and bring a dog in training. There will  a talk by the organisation probably at the  end of the Spring Term.

Everyone is invited to attend with Dogs on Thursday 30th November at 7-30pm

CLUB SECRETARY
We are sorry to report that Hilary is currently unwell and will not be undertaking the Secretary's role at present. Kim Brown has kindly agreed to take on the role of Acting Secretary. Due to other comittments, she can only be contacted by phone (07795180293) at evenings and weekends, but email at any time.

Maureen Fitzgibbons has changed her email address to maureen.fitzgibbons76@outlook.com

 

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The clubs Annual General Meeting was held on 30th March, and it was reported that the Club had recovered well after the disruption caused by the Pandemic. Training is now based on the Kennel Club of Great Britain Good Citizen programme and takes place on Thursday evenings, which is supplemented by basic obedience. Friday night Obedience training was discussed, this is controlled by  the Trainer Dave Vivash on 01243-606420. 
It was also reported that the Clubs very popular Annual Show which is usually held in June has reluctantly been held over for this year.
All of the Officers and Committee were re-elected, with two committee members vacant.


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hings have not improved with the pollution of our beaches. For those of us that use Aldwick beach the news is even worse, with the beach being one of two along the south coast to be deemed unsuitable for bathing due to sewage polution causued by Southern Waters intentional discharges. Anyone that takes their Dog to the beach should be cautious about allowing them to swim in the sea due to the massive amount of raw sewage that is being discharged some of it according to Southern Water, caused by  excessive rain fall. Surfers against sewage (SAS) have updated their warnings which identifies virtually all of the south coast as poluted with Aldwick identified as unsuitable for bathing. There have also been traces of Ecoli found on beaches at Chichester Harbour.


Our next term starts on Thursday 7th September 2023. We now do Kennel Club Good Citizens Awards only, but to help with passes we are doing  a bit more basic obedience training within each class. People with puppies under six months should bring them to Puppy Class at 6.30pm on the 20th April any queries please phone Maureen 01243-825475. Dogs with little or no training will need to come to the Bronze class at 7.00-7.45pm. If you have passed Bronze, please come to the Silver class at 7.45  (to 8-30pm), bring your Bronze Certificate with you. If you already have passed these classes, then come to the Gold/Platinum class at 8.30-9.15pm, but you will need to bring your previous Kennel Club Good Citizens Certificates with you. Classes are 48.00 per term (12 weeks), 25 Puppy class plus 5.00 pa. Club membership fee, payable at the beginning of term.

Dave Vivash does a strictly obedience class at 9.00pm on a Friday evening at the Hall.   Anybody who reached the old Novice level can come along, but dogs must be at that level of training.

 If you wish to join our club you will be very welcome.  Please phone me and I can let you know whether we have any spaces or I  can put you on our waiting list.    

 Kim Brown  Acting Club Secretary

                                                                                                   

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TRAINING EVERY THURSDAY EVENING.........

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


Further details please contact
Kim on Tel: 07795180293
email: kimjudithbrown@gmail.com
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Maureen on 01243 825475 or

maureen.fitzgibbons76@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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Kim Brown acting Secretary
Tel: 07795180293  evenings only
 kimjudithbrown@gmail.com

 with her French Bulldog  Cody who stepped down a rabbit hole and damaged a disc in his back which resulted in the loss of use of his back legs. After an op he was pain free and was equipped with some wheels to allow him to get around.


GOOD CITIZEN more details

We had our Kennel Club Good Citizens Bronze test on Thursday 6th July where four dogs and handlers took part, three passed and one was unfortunately not ready. Congratulations to:
Naomi with Layla,
Jennifer with Ferdie
Gordon with Rosco. 

 We held Silver tests on Thursday 16th March where four dogs and handlers took part, three passed and one was not ready. Congratulations to;
James with Sadie,
Paula with Jacko,
Kim with Lexi.
I would also like to express my thanks to Sue Jillett for judging the Silver test.

Our Bronze test took place on Thursday 23rd March  where we had five passes with two who were sadly not ready.

I would like to congratulate the following who passed the Bronze;

Robert with Loki,

Sophie with Rosie,

Paula with Frank,

Ian with Max,,

Teresa with Indie.

We did not have a Gold Good Citizens test this term as unfortunately there were not enough dogs ready to take the test

Helen.

 

TRAINING FEES 2023

Unfortunately, due to the extortionate increase in energy costs,  necessitating a rise in the hall hire charge, we have had no option but to increase our fees to enable us to continue hiring the hall.  Therefore, the cost of a 12 week term will increase to 48 per dog for Bronze, Silver, Gold and Advanced classes and 25 per 12 week term for puppies (under 6 months).  The Club Subscription will also rise to 5 per year.  All fees to be paid in advance.   Investigations have revealed that we are still quite a lot cheaper than other training schools in this area as we do not train for profit but because of our love for dogs and the need for them to be trained.


 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 2019:
 
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