Dog training, especially obedience, is best started at a very early age, but dogs of all ages can learn successfully.
With the help of Billingshurst Dog Training Club you can help your dog learn in a safe and friendly environment, using both motivation and play. Our team of highly skilled instructors will help to ensure that you and your dog receive first class training.
We aim to help you communicate with your dog using modern, kind and fair methods, enabling you to help your dog learn in a happy and relaxed way. You can progress through the classes from Beginners, Advanced Beginners, Intermediate and Top Class, with the opportunity to take part in the Kennel Club's Good Citizens programme.
We also have a Competitive Obedience class for those interested in competing at obedience shows. Please check below for more details on the Competition Obedience classes.
At Billingshurst Dog Training Club we provide five courses a year, each of eight weeks, and these are run by our very experienced instructors (some of whom are members of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers) with the assistance of our very competent helpers. The Beginners/Advanced Beginners classes contain no more than eight dogs, and all classes place emphasis on building a strong, positive relationship between dog and owner. Our instructors include a qualified Tellington Touch Practitioner and a qualified Canine Behaviour Advisor.
When you join the classes, you will also be issued with a variety of useful handouts and helpsheets which relate to the exercises you have worked on in your class each week. Assessment of progress is made during the final weeks of each course.
Exceptional work during the year is rewarded with a number of trophies. However, the most important reward of all for owners is having a positive, mutually respectful relationship with their happy, well mannered dog who is a pleasure to live with.
DATES FOR OBEDIENCE COURSES
9th May KC Good Citizen Bronze (mock test)
16th May Kennel Club Good Citizen Bronze Test
23rd May Beginners Course (FULL)
25th July Beginners Course (Vacancies)
NOTE: The next Beginners Course that commences on 23rd May is now FULL!
Please contact Pat Reynolds to book your place on the 25th July course.
For the Obedience classes Intermediate and Top classes are running alternate weeks.
To find out more information on the Obedience classes run by Billingshurst Dog Training Club, click on the contact link above.
KCGCDS Bronze Test
Elaine Heath has planned for The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Bronze Test to take place on 16th May with the mock test on 9th May. (more details to follow)
Our competition class instructors are currently working C and ticket or have worked them in the past. We encourage rewards of food and play/toys and welcome handlers already competing at open shows and those wishing to compete at any level.
Training is held from September to April is in Rudgwick Village Hall. It takes place every other Wednesday between 6.15 and 7.00p.m. and from April to September is outside on the village green every Wednesday from 7.30 p.m.
Please contact Pat Reynolds on firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place
BDTC OBEDIENCE SHOW
· DATE: SATURDAY, 23RD JUNE
· VENUE: HORSHAM RUGBY CLUB, HAMMERPOND ROAD, HORSHAM
· POSTCODE: RH13 6PJ
· HELP REQUIRED: 22ND, 23RD, 24TH JUNE
· SHOW SECRETARY: EUNICE PEARSON
BDTC Open Obedience Show is being held back-to-back with South Eastern Dog Training Society.
On Friday, help will be needed to set up rings and camping, put up tents and distribute tables and chairs to the rings.
On Saturday, help will be needed manning the car park (from 7.00am), helping in the kitchen, distributing and refilling ring boxes, manning the tombola table and also Stay Stewards are required for the Stay Ring.
On Sunday afternoon, after 4.00pm, help will be needed to take down rings, tents, load the trailer and generally help tidy up.
Please contact Marion Clarke, Wendy Fisher or Eunice Pearson if you can be of assistance. More details to follow.
It is not all hard work, but an ideal way to learn about dog obedience and socialise with other club members.