Club Donations

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all staying safe and well.

As many of you will already know the club donates almost all of the proceeds from the club fees to registered animal charities.

At this very difficult time many of these charities are really struggling. We are therefore working on a plan to donate a larger amount from the clubs funds to support as many as we can.

One of our committee also suggested that if members are able to afford to donate the training fees that would have been spent whilst we are isolating to any animal charities they will be very grateful as most are finding it incredibly difficult to raise funds in their usual way.

Unfortunately we will not be able to coordinate this as we have no method of collecting the money whilst we are all off.

Here is a list of some of the charities we donate to and most have a link to make a donation on line.

https://www.remussanctuary.org/

https://www.buttercups.org.uk/

https://www.supportdogs.org.uk/

https://www.secondchanceanimalrescue.co.uk

https://www.foalfarm.org.uk

Best wishes

Gary

Announcement to all members

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all staying safe and well.

As many of you will already know the club donates almost all of the proceeds from the club fees to registered animal charities.

At this very difficult time many of these charities are really struggling. We are therefore working on a plan to donate a larger amount from the clubs funds to support as many as we can.

One of our committee also suggested that if members are able to afford to donate the training fees that would have been spent whilst we are isolating to any animal charities they will be very grateful as most are finding it incredibly difficult to raise funds in their usual way.

Unfortunately we will not be able to coordinate this as we have no method of collecting the money whilst we are all off.

Here is a list of some of the charities we donate to and most have a link to make a donation on line.

https://www.remussanctuary.org/

https://www.buttercups.org.uk/

https://www.supportdogs.org.uk/

https://www.secondchanceanimalrescue.co.uk

https://www.foalfarm.org.uk

Best wishes

Gary.

Coronavirus Announcement 

Coronavirus Announcement 

Following the recent Government statement, training is now suspended until further notice.

Any updates will be posted on the website and our Facebook page.

I wish everybody well and look forward to seeing you all sometime in the future.

Gary Morris                   

Chairman

Inter group training 24 Feb

The intermediate group working at some of their training sequences on Sunday 24th February 2019 under instruction from their trainer Diana.

 

Overall attendance on Sunday over the four groups was 28 dogs with their handlers, enjoying working under blue skies on a Spring like February morning.

 

Next walk 24 March 19

SOCIAL EVENT
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. 

 

Photos taken at training

A couple of photos taken at training on Sunday 17 Feb 2019.

Juno, Ernie, Megan, Daisy and Ruby of the  advanced group awaiting the return of their handlers.

Riley, JD and Teddy of the Intermediate group practicing their sit stays.

 

Last Sundays training before Christmas

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.

We Walked on 25 Nov 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

Walking group Hucking 25 Nov 2018

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.