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 STARTS ON.
 18th APRIL WITH GOOD CITIZENS CLASSES  ON THURSDAYS PLEASE CONTACT HILARY

ADVANCED OBEDIENCE  CLASS ON FRIDAY AT    9-00PM ANYONE INTERESTED PLEASE CONTACT DAVE VIVASH on 01243 606420

CHARITY EVENING:
 THURSDAY 28th NOVEMBER


 


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Newshound & Pawprints are the clubs Official News letters and are produced each term. Articles also appear in the Bognor & Chichester Observer
 

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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 Hilary or Maureen  for details.



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POLLUTION
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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This site was updated on 02/05/24

   GALLERY HAS BEEN UPDATED CLICK HERE

UPDATE MAY 2024  

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


 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
This years Annual General Meeting was held on 28th March. All of tthe current Officers were re-elected. Three new committee members were elected and thanks was given to Jane who was a retiring member.
Hilary thanked Kim for standing in as acting Secretary while she was not available and it was reported that the club membership had improved significantly especially the Puppy class. The clubs finances were in good shape with a 269 donation made to the charity Ability Dogs 4 Young People.
It was reported that we will not be holding  an Annual Dog Show this year.
The current president Laura Wingham was thanked for her services over the past six years and Fred Fitzgibbons who has been involved with the club for over 50 years was elected as the Clubs new  President.
At the end of the meeting a presentation was made to Maureen & Fred on their 60th Wedding Anniversary.


CLUB SECRETARY
Hilary was re-elected to her role as Secretary, she wishes to offer a big thank you to Kim for taking on the Secretary role whilst she was unavailable.
Hilary now has a new phone number 07842081089 and a new email: hilarysykes8@gmail.com   

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

Kim Brown : 07795180293  evenings only 

CHARITY EVENING
The Clubs charity evening held in November was a great success and was well attended by club members. We raised 250 which wil go to the Ability Dog 4 Young people charity on the Isle of Wight. 

 

TRAINING
Our next term starts on Thursday  18th April 2024. 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 18th 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.
All of our trainers are fully qualified  and voluntarily give their time every week free of charge for the love of dogs, which keeps the costs down  so please respect them

For anyone who has passed Silver or above and would like to do some extra training we have an additional obedience class on Friday nights at 9pm. This class is taken by Dave Vivash and is enjoyable extra obedience - just ask anyone in his class. We are holding an open evening for people to watch the class on April 26th to see what happens in this class. If you would like to attend this open night please contact Hilary (number above) or Dave on 01243 606420

   

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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
Hilary on Tel: 07842081089
email: hilarysykes8@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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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

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60 YEARS
Congratulations to Maureen & Fred on their 60th Wedding Anniversary, celebrated on the same day as the AGM.


 Photos & video click here https://youtu.be/7VN7mpDPl5s

 

                         
Douglas & Jenson are undertaking a challenge for the Stand up to Cancer charity. They will be walking 2 miles every day in April to raise money for the support of Cancer Research. There current target is 500 but they won't stop there .If you would like to support them the link to their giving page with more details is: https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/.../douglass...

 

 

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 2024

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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