Unfortunately we need to cancel training again tomorrow, Sunday 16th Feb. The ground will be too waterlogged anyway plus it looks as if it will be a day of heavy rain! Hopefully things will improve for next Sunday.
For SDC Members Only
Our next walk has been arranged to take place at Hucking on Sunday 24th March 2019 starting from the Hook and Hatchet pub car park.
Full details can be found on the walks page of our website.
Note: Training at Stockbury will also be taking place at the usual time for those wishing to attend normal training rather than going on the walk.
Last Sunday, 16th December, was the last training session before Christmas and run to a different format.
First we reviewed the dogs that arrived for training in festive attire. Some shown with their handlers in the photo below.
As you can see below the puppies were very quick to get together to discuss their costumes.
We split into our usual training groups to work the dogs for just over half an hour followed by each group in turn giving a demonstration to the other groups to showcase their group’s training activities. Well done to the dogs and handlers for putting on a good show and thank you to the trainers.
Once they were completed, we formed one big group to do some heal work routines ending the training by the handlers praising their dogs before tucking in to biscuits, brownies and heated sausage rolls for the handlers plus handmade Christmas dog biscuits for the dogs.
Reminder: We re-start training sessions on Sunday 6th January 2019.
There no training sessions on the 23rd and 30th December 2018.
On Sunday 25th November 2018 club members met in the Hook and Hatchet pub’s car park before moving off to walk at Hucking Estate.
Fifteen dogs with their handlers took part, walking across open fields, and along bridleways and woodland paths.
Pausing briefly for a group photograph
before continuing the walk ending back at the pub for suitable sustenance.
An enjoyable walk, the rain held off so we managed to stay dry!!!! The fifteen dogs were all were well behaved and due to earlier rain a little muddy by the end. Although fewer dogs than usual attended, it was just the right number for a lot of the newer members were attending their first club walk.
Thanks to Sue for organising the walk, also Su and Mark for helping Sue.
For SDC Members Only
Walk at Hucking from the Hook and Hatchet pub.
Sunday 25th November 2018
On Sunday 25th November 2018, we will be walking at Hucking. If you are interested in joining us, we will meet in the pub, car park at 10:15 am and move off at about 10:30 am.
The walk will take in open fields, bridleways, woodland paths on the Hucking Estate which is open to the public and as usual it is your responsibility to have your dog under control at all times and on lead in areas where there are or maybe livestock.
Suitable footwear is advised as the ground can be uneven and muddy in places.
Walking will be for up to 2 hrs which could be too much for younger puppies or older dogs. Only join the walk if you know your dogs are able.
The pub does food, details of which can be found on the pub’s website www.hookandhatchetpub.co.uk
Directions: Hucking is signposted, on the left when travelling along the A249 heading towards Maidstone between the Stockbury roundabout and Detling.
Follow the road signs and you will find the pub whose postcode is ME17 1QT. email@example.com,0.6317865,1775m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en
If you require any more information, please speak to Sue Miller during our usual Sunday morning meetings.
Note: Training will still be available at 10:00am at Stockbury for those not going on the walk.
At training on Sunday 17th December 2017 we were joined by Sharon who we had invited to come along on behalf Large Breed Dog Rescue. The cheque was presented to Sharon by Mick Bingham on behalf of Stockbury Dog Club at our start of training gathering when all members are together. Sharon thanked all the club members for the donation saying the money was much appreciated and will help them to provide for the dogs in their care.