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DOG TRAINING CLUB

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COURSE DATES & FEES

Dates for 2024 :

SUMMER TERM - 18 APRIL TO  4 JULY 24.


Class Fees & Membership:

Main Classes: 48-00 per Term (12 weeks)

Puppy Class: 25 per  term

 

Club Membership (mandatory) 5-00 single or Junior (under 15yrs) 2.00 per year
All fees payable in advance by cash or cheque

                    
The  Bronze class on Thursdays, starting at 7 pm lasting 45 minutes
Silver will start at 7-45 pm to 8-30 and Gold will start at 8-30pm to 9-30.
There will be one Advanced Obedience class on Fridays starting at 9-00pm for anyone that has reached Novice standard. Please contact Dave Vivash  for details
TRAINING COURSES (Three per Year)

Thursday

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

Silver   (7-45 pm)

Gold   (8-30 pm)
 

Friday (Advance only)

 

 

 

Puppy Foundation:   
Up to 6 months of age. 

         Looking after your new puppy
        
Socialisation
        
Basic Obedience 

Bronze:  
Teaching dogs walk to heel on lead.    Recalls.    Teaching dogs to sit and down stay in one position.

 Silver:  
Teaching Heel on Lead.    Heel Free.    Recalls.   Retrieving and staying in a sit and down position for a longer time.

 Gold: 
The same lessons as Beginners, but to a higher standard.

 

 

Training Instructors

 

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 a Standard Poodle and one miniature.

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.

Kim Brown - Kim has been with the club for many years and is still the Clubs Show secretary, although the Annual Show has been held over since Covid and there are no plans to start again. Kim is also the clubs facebook page administrator. She owns two French Bulldogs.

Chris Wittington: Chris is also a long serving member of the club, having been a committee member and was also a previous Show secretary for three years in 2010.

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


Standby Trainers


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

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 .

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.


     
 

 
   
 







   
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 
 
 

 
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