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Joy & Sorrow of Old Dogs

The Club recently lost 2 of our older dogs to cancer, Claire Scivyer’s Indy and Julia Batty’s Milly.  Members may not have been so familiar with Indy (though there is a wonderful photo of her in the Sleeping Dogs Album on the Club’s Facebook page), but many Adult Dog Beginners’ Class graduates will remember Milly as Julia’s demo dog.

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Watch Your Dog

“I have always believed that the key to achieving the full joy of dog ownership lies in understanding as much as is possible to know about dogs.”
Dr Hugh Wirth, Living With Dogs, ABC Books, 2nd Edition 2010.

“The reason why your dog does things is a fascinating subject.”
The late Garry Somerville, champion dog trainer and obedience trialer

Whose Behavioural Problem?

"People often ring me up and say that their dog has got a behavioural problem. But what they’ve really got is a human behavioural problem. The human has destroyed the dog’s pack and the dog has learned to accept the human as a surrogate family. But, in return, the human has not learned to understand or modify the dog’s behaviour."
Dr Hugh Wirth, Living With Dogs, ABC Books, 2nd Edition 2010.

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!