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Holidays and Dogs

Holidays are meant to be fun and relaxing, but often prove stressful, particularly for dogs. In our house, the first question when planning a holiday is, “Can Harry come with us?” If not, the next is, “Who will look after him?”

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More Reasons for Training

A question I often ask student handlers in the first week of Adult Beginners’ Class is, “Why are you training your dog?” Reasons given never include wanting to win a flag race.

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Your first time should be special

It was special alright; I was tired, nauseous and nervous.  It was the first trial for Kodiak and I – on Saturday 19th May 2007. Luckily it was our Club trial so at least we were familiar with the grounds and surrounded by positive and supportive club members.

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But he always comes home

We got there just after it happened – a small dog, a bus, a big stain on the road.  A park acquaintance was there in tears. The little dog had seen her and her dog and had run across the road.

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Next Training Date

Sunday 4th February 2018

Following the Club's season-ending Fun Day on 3rd December, our Helpers and Instructors are now having a well-earned break for the break festive season and summer holidays.

Training resumes at the Club on Sunday, 4th February 2018, which will be a Puppy Joiner our 6-week Puppy Classes (for dogs aged under 6 months). Our first Adult Dog Joiner for 2018 for the Club's Responsible Dog Ownership Course (for dogs 6 months and older) will be on Sunday, 11th February.

Note: Due to the summer heat and humidity, Training and Registration start times are scheduled earlier from the 4th February until the end of Daylight Saving - please see the Training Times page on the Club website for details.

Other Training Dates and details of the Registration/Joining Process are also available from the website.

We wish all our Members, their families and friends, and of course, their dogs, a safe and happy holiday. We look forward to seeing you again in the new year!