Bognor Regis & District 



Dates for 2022 :

Summer term  12th. May to  28th July 

Autumn term   8th September to 24th. November      



Christmas Party : TBA

Class Fees & Membership:

Main Classes: 36-00 per Term (12 weeks)

Puppy Class: 20 per  term


Club Membership (mandatory) 3-00 single or Junior (under 15yrs) 2.00 per year
All fees payable in advance by cash or cheque

From 12th May there will be two  Bronze classes on Thursdays, starting at 7 pm lasting 45 minutes and 7-45pm until 8-30pm.
Silver will start at 8-30 pm and Gold will start at 9-15pm  both lasting 45 minutes.
There will be one Advanced Obedience class on Fridays starting at 9-00pm for anyone that has reached Novice standard. Please contact Hilary for details



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  a Jack Russell x called Daisy and Eli a Border Collie x
  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.

  Pam Thompson - Pam has been involved with the club for many years, as a Trainer, committee member from 2000 and Chairman from 2003 until 2012.
  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.



Helen Sargent - Helen has been with the club for many years,  becoming a Committee member in March 2012. She is well known as the Good Citizens co-ordinator.
She started as a trainer as an assistant in 2015, and taking her own class in 2020. Helen has a cross breed called Felix.

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.





Puppy Foundation Class (6-30 pm)   
Bronze (7-00pm)

Silver   (7-45 pm)

Gold   (8-30 pm)

Friday (suspended at moment)





Puppy Foundation:    (6.30pm Thursday   evening)
Up to 6 months of age. 

         Looking after your new puppy
Basic Obedience 

Bronze:   (7.00pm  Thursday  evenings)
Teaching dogs walk to heel on lead.    Recalls.    Teaching dogs to sit and down stay in one position.

 Silver:   ( 7-45pm Thursday evenings)
Teaching Heel on Lead.    Heel Free.    Recalls.   Retrieving and staying in a sit and down position for a longer time.

 Gold:  (8-30pm Thursday evenings)
The same lessons as Beginners, but to a higher standard.