Billingshurst Dog Training Club
Billingshurst Dog Training Club







Chair – Eunice Pearson

Secretary – Pat Reynolds

Treasurer – Trudy Nye

Club Website:

‘DOG ENDS’ Email:

‘DOG ENDS’ Editor- Neil Nye







I hope you find something of interest in the Winter edition of ‘DOG ENDS’.

If you need to find anything out about Billingshurst Dog Training Club, the best place is to check out the website which I try to keep updated regularly.

If you have anything you would like added (or put in ‘DOG ENDS’) e.g. results, articles, notices, something doggy to sell/wanted etc, or maybe a picture of you and/or your dog in action in your doggy discipline, please contact me at, and I will be pleased to add it.

Contributions for the next issue and website are always gratefully received.  

Thanks to all of you who contributed to this edition of ‘DOG ENDS’

                                                                                                                          The Ed.



One of BDTC’s longstanding members Lynne Watkins has shared a report on her brilliant achievement of becoming a Working Trials champion.


I Thought I should report an HWHV achievement, making Vizsla history.  My 7 year old Starshot Kaelen with Szikras  had an amazingly good year with the sport I do – Working Trials, a sport which developed out of police and army dog work. When we came out of lockdown and were able to train and compete again, Kaelen had already qualified to work at the highest level, and then winning twice made him a Working Trials Champion, the first Vizsla to even qualify in the stake let alone win. The ‘nosework’ part of the test involves the dog following a 3 hour old track over ½ mile in length, laid with between 20 and 30 turns and searching an area to retrieve articles (often smaller than a matchstick). The control section includes a ‘speak’ on command in a situation dictated by the judge, steadiness to gunfire, heelwork and a ‘sendaway’ – the dog is sent out around 150 yards and then redirected; all points to be reached are determined by the judge (this element mimics dogs being sent from trench to trench during the 1st world war).  Finally the agility section requires the dog to clear a 3’ hurdle and 9’ long jump plus negotiating and returning over a 6’ vertical scale. WT Ch. Starshot Kaelen with Szikras has certainly demonstrated Vizsla versatility.           Lynne Watkins


Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme

BDTC Obedience section are planning on hosting the Kennel Club Good Citizen Bronze tests on the 18th May, and if enough there is enough interest then Silver and Gold will possibly be in November. More details to follow.   



Aodoor Reversible Pet Sling Arms-Free Sling

BDTC have been given an Aodoor pet sling . Hardly used. Very good condition. Grey with brown/pink spotted inside.

£7.50 or nearest donation to BDTC charities. Contact





Obedience Section Representatives:  Maureen Strange – Tel: 01293 851170; Les Cocks; Richard Crew; Elaine Heath; Alison Poulton; Ann Reynolds: Duncan Reynolds: Graham Reynolds: Pat Reynolds; and Julia Wra



Section Representatives: Graham Reynolds – Tel: 01403 784002,  Neil Nye – Tel: 07769814194,  Roz Ingram, Tracey Masters, Jackie Reid, Pat Reynolds, Ann Riches, Kate Russell, Sue Salisbury, Chris Woodrow.



Working Trials Section Representatives:  Stan Ford – 01306 712298; Valerie Harrison.

Sadly the venue has been in lockdown due to shielding since last March, therefore the Working Trials section has not been operating.



Graham Reynolds – Tel: 01403 784002.  Email: graham.reynolds13






Charity Coordinator Sue Salisbury. email:

Charities 2015: Kit Wilson Aged Dog Accommodation and WADARS: Money raised £3000.
Charities 2016:
 War Dogs Remembered and Animal Health Trust: Money raised £2100.

Charities 2017: Sussex Caring Pets and Medical Detection Dogs: Money raised £1600. 

Charities 2018: Blind Dog Rescue and Pet Blood Bank: Money raised £1900.

Charity 2019: Garbo's GSDR: Money raised £2600

Money raised and donated to Battersea and Pets As Therapy in 2020 : £660.00

Money raised so far in 2021/2022: Battersea and Pets As Therapy: £344.30





Due to the Covid restrictions  BDTC have been unable to fundraise as in previous years, so the main committee have decided to carry over the charities to the next year. Last year we managed to donate £660.00 to these worthwhile charities and despite these trying times so far we have managed to managed to raise £344.30.

These charities need extra help in these uncertain times so please donate to the club charities at forthcoming events or by making a donation through the clubs online payment. Just don’t forget to let the treasurer or charity coordinator know.




Established in 1860, they are one of just a few animal rescue centres that run a non-selective intake policy. This means they accept any breed of animal, at any age, including dogs or cats with serious medical and behavioural problems. 

Their expert team of dog trainers and veterinary staff give the animals in their care the best possible chance of a fresh start in a happy new home.

They work hard to educate the public about responsible pet ownership including microchipping, neutering and training. This includes educational talks and visits to schools and organisations, events, and publications. 



Pets As Therapy is a national charity founded in 1983 by Lesley Scott-Ordish.
They enhance health and wellbeing in the community through the visits of trusted volunteers with their behaviourally assessed animals. They provide a visiting service in hospitals, hospices, nursing and care homes, special needs schools and a variety of other venues all across the UK.


Their therapeutic visits:

  • Enhance lives in our communities by providing companionship and friendship and helps to tackle loneliness.
  • Improve the lives of people suffering from debilitating mental and physical health conditions and illnesses such as Autism, Dementia and Stroke by including animal assisted interventions as part of a holistic approach to treatment.
  • Improve literacy in children by developing their confidence, interest and enjoyment in reading through our read2dogs scheme.





The best way to pay your course fees and membership subscriptions is online. It is the quickest and easiest way to pay the club.

Contact Trudy at for the bank details. 

However, the treasurer has reminded me that if you wish to pay a cheque, please can your write out the clubs full name BILLINGSHURST DOG TRAINING CLUB as the banks are getting a bit strict on how the name is written.

Your forms will still need to be returned to the relevant people, i.e. Treasurer/Membership Secretary in respect of Membership Forms; Pat Reynolds in respect of Application Forms for Obedience – both pet obedience and competition obedience; Graham Reynolds for Agility. The club will accept emailed copies of the membership form.



Surrey Embroidery are the suppliers of BDTC’s clothing

Check out the items below on the Surrey Embroidery website: 

(type the codes below into the search bar at the bottom of the catalogue list.)

Either phone them, contact them via the contact page, or email them with your order at the address below.


Sweatshirts – Navy:   RX 301: £18.60 

Hoodies:     265M French Navy:  £27.50

Rugby Shirts:   FR100 Navy with white collar: £28.00

Polo Shirts RX101 – Navy or white: £16.60 

T shirts Ladies GD95 – Navy or White: £13.60

T shirts Unisex/Mens GD05 – Navy or White: £13.60

Jackets:  PW171 – Navy: £29.60    RG211 – Navy: £25.15 subject to availability    

RG125 – Navy: £39.95 subject to availability  

Cap:  RC050 Navy: £13.70 (embroidered logo will be smaller to fit cap)

Body Warmer RS214 – Navy : £30.30

These prices were correct at time of publication.


Prices include garment, embroidery, vat and p+p, i.e. everything included to receive an individual order.

They will send an invoice with the garment.

Please note, Surrey Embroidery do not accept Card Payments so people can pay by BACS, Cheque or Cash. 

The Surrey Embroidery Co Ltd,

The Old Coach House,

1 Fengates Road,



RH1 6AG.

Tel: 01737 761666, Fax: 01737 780666. 

BACS payments: The Surrey Embroidery co. Ltd, NatWest Plc, Sort: 60-04-35, Account No.: 52236269



(Please note BDTC cannot be held responsible for any information found on any links on the BDTC website!)

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