For those who wish to continue training, we also teach obedience to a competitve level, where dogs are encouraged to walk closely next to their owner, and to turn when the owner does without the owner needing to say a word (for the advanced), to fetch any item that is thrown, to stay in a position while the owner leaves the room. Advanced exercises also include teaching scent, where the dog will smell a cloth with the judges scent on, and then fetch the cloth with the matching scent form a line of similar looking cloths.
Three classes are held on a Tuesday with the first ‘pre-beginner’ class starting at 7pm, classes are forty five minutes long.
To join our Tuesday classes you need to become a member of the club. Classes on a Tuesday cost £2.50, or there is a discount if the classes are paid for termly.
Our next shows will be in 2021.
Obedience competitions consist of dogs completing a number of exercises, trying to complete them without any mistakes. Exercises include
Dogs compete in different classes depending on their ability. In a competition dogs must perform their exercises in a stylised and precise manner, for example on a recall the dog must not just come to the owner, it must come to the owner in a straight line, and then sit straight in front of the owner, not at an angle.
Membership is due on the 1st January every year (if a person joins after July, the membership fee is halved) the current (2017) rates of membership are:
A membership form can be downloaded from the area at the bottom of this page, as can a copy of the club rules.
Benefits of membership include: