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Festivals of Dogs

Agility, flyball, talk areas, dog training, dog behaviourists and lots more + shopping!!!

In aid of dog charities

Nonsuch Festival of Dogs
24th and 25th June
Nonsuch Park, Cheam, Surrrey. SM2 8AB

The British Pet Show and Festivals of Dogs
7th and 8th October
South of England Showground, Ardingley,RH17 6TL

See their website for more info

Term Times

OBEDIENCE CLASSES

2017 Term 2

Obedience Term 2 ends as follows...

Thursday evening at Hillcrest Halls, St Ambrose & Westerham - June 29th

Thursday evening with Pat Faulkner at John Fisher – June 22nd

All Monday classes – June 26th

Term 3 will commence the week of July 3rd

Class fees vary and are payable by the term. Please contact us for details.

Agility

Enquiries for Agility in 2017 Here...

Ringcraft

AT HILLCREST HALL

Ringcraft is on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm.

Class fee £5 per dog. Payable weekly.

Our Current Charity for 2017/2018 is...

Waggy Tails
http://waggytailsclub.co.uk

 

Obedience class at Warlingham DTC

Training for KCGCA

Crufts 2017

We had several members at Crufts this year. See the successes and photos Here...

Ringcraft Match

Our members were very successful at the Rincraft Match held on 28th Feb. See Latest News page...

8 Way Match

Our Team was 6th! Pictures to follow...

Agility Term Dates for 2017

Course 1 starts 8th May to 3rd July = 8 weeks £40
Course 2 starts 10th July to 21st Aug = 7 weeks £35

Club Breed Night - Results

Results and photos on the Latest News page.

Letter to us from Waggy Tails

Last year's charity, read it here...
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Missing Dogs

It's devastatng if your dog goes missing, but remember there are people who will help you. Contact DogLost (Link on the left column of our home page) your local Dog Warden and your dog's microchip organisation straight away.
More advice Here...

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Welcome to Obedience Training.

 

At Warlingham Dog Training Club, we believe a trained dog is a happy dog (and a happy owner!). We offer a range of reward-based classes, ranging from puppy classes, for basic socialisation and key commands, to competitive obedience for those dogs needing a real challenge. We are primarily a ‘pet’ dog club and our classes cover the basics, such as teaching your dog to walk sensibly and safely on the lead, to sit, lie down, stay in one place and, most importantly of all, come back when called.

We encourage our members to bring along food treats or toys to motivate their dogs; we do not endorse the use of choke chains or punitive methods. All of our trainers are experienced teachers and handlers with years of dog owning and training under their belts.

At the present time, we run three puppy classes for socialisation and basic training; class times are below, for more information please see the Puppies page.

For club members who progress to competing in obedience shows, we have an additional class, more focused on pre-beginners and beginners competition level, which runs at Westerham.

Our classes are open to everyone – first time dog owners, seasoned handlers and everyone in between. We welcome all types of dogs, including rescue dogs.

Class times and instructors (please contact us to check availability – we will endeavour to place you in the class that best meets your dog’s needs)

Monday Afternoon

18th PURLEY SCOUT HALL, SANDERSTEAD.
1.00pm (puppy), 1.45pm, 2.30pm, 3.15pm with Sandy Evans

Monday Evening

JOHN FISHER, WARLINGHAM
6.30pm (puppy) 7.00(puppy) 7.45pm and 8.30pm
with Vanessa Sultana

Thursday Evening

JOHN FISHER, WARLINGHAM
6.30pm, 7.15pm, 8pm with Pat Faulkner

St AMBROSE CHURCH HALL, WARLINGHAM
7.15pm, 8.15pm with Jacky Carter

HILLCREST HALL, COULSDON
6.45pm (Puppy) 7.30pm and 8.15pm with Vanessa Sultana.

WESTERHAM
7.30pm with Indira Helsby.

Thinking of Competing?

While general training is terribly important for your dog, it can be fun to take your pet into the world of competitive obedience. Although watching the top handlers competing at Crufts is somewhat daunting, the Kennel Club have introduced classes that are specifically designed to encourage pet owners like us to start in obedience competitions.

The most basic entry level class in competitions is called “introductory” and in this class the dog is rarely off the lead. Next is the special pre-beginners class where again most of the work is on the lead. The only requirement to enter special pre-beginners is to have obtained the Good Citizens Bronze award. The first class where you are expected to work your dog off the lead for a significant amount of time is pre-beginners.

A small group of us at Warllingham have started to compete from the very bottom over the past few years. Despite some mishaps (or amusing incidents – depending on whether you were watching or handling!), we have managed to win rosettes every season and several of us managed to qualify for Discover Dogs. Our treasurer Allison even got through to the finals at Crufts.

There is a website called Obedience UK which has a list of all the obedience shows. Apart from our own show, the other local one with a friendly atmosphere is St Edwards Dog Club show on June 7th. This show is designed for people with less experience in obedience and there are no classes above novice – which means a lot of the top handlers won’t be there. There is a very encouraging atmosphere there and if the weather is nice, we all have a lovely outing supporting each other.

I know lots of you lend a hand at our show – but do talk to your trainer about competing – it really is quite fun.

Course Fees

Please note that we cannot guarantee to hold places open if payments have not been received by the requested dates.

Unfortunately, we have experienced problems where places have been held open at the request of members and subsequently not taken up. We do have a waiting list for most classes and the knock on effect is that some people have been turned down on the strength of these places being reserved without payment.

Payments may be made by bank transfer or by sending them to the Treasurer, Allison Burrows at 16 Hindhead Way, Wallington, Surrey, SM6 8PD. Details of how to do a bank transfer will be in your renewal letter. Cheques may be brought to class, provided they are marked with the dog's name and training time.

Letters for each term will be sent out shortly before the end of each term, and payment must be received before end of term to ensure places are guaranteed. If payment is not received, places will not be reserved and may be given to new members who are on our waiting list.