TRAINING STARTED ON. 4th JANUARY 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
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 &
PAWPRINTS 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.
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Kennel Club has been distributed to all members. If you
have not seen it please click the link and please ensure that you
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CLUB SECRETARY Hilary is now back in action and has reverted back
to her role as Secretary, she wishes to offer a big thank you to Kim for
taking on the Secretary role whilst she has been unavailable. Hilary
now has a new phone number
07842081089 and a new email: email@example.com
Maureen Fitzgibbons has changed her email address to
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING This
General Meeting will be held on Thursday 28th March at 7-45 for an 8-00pm
Club members are requested to make every effort to attend, there will of
course NOT be any training on this evening.
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.
POLLUTION Things 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.
next term starts on Thursday 4th January 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 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.
reached the old Novice level can come along, but dogs must be at that
level of training.
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.
Training takes place every
Thursdays & Friday (advanced) at Felpham Village
Vicarage Lane, Felpham, PO22 7DZ
precise times being dependent on
Further details please contact Hilary on Tel:
07842081089 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
jor Maureen on 01243 825475 or email@example.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. View
Club Rules and Code of
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.
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
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
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.
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:
CVS Group, Currently the largest vet group
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
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.