Billingshurst Dog Training Club
Billingshurst Dog Training Club

'DOG ENDS' NEWSLETTER

BILLINGSHURST DOG TRAINING CLUB

 

 

‘DOG ENDS’

BDTC SUMMER NEWSLETTER 2021

Chair – Eunice Pearson

Secretary – Pat Reynolds

Treasurer – Trudy Nye

Club Website: www.billingshurst-dtc.org

‘DOG ENDS’ Email: noticeboard@billingshurst-dtc.org

‘DOG ENDS’ Editor- Neil Nye

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BACK AT LAST............Yippee!!!

Lockdown 3 has finally been lifted and I am sure everybody is pleased to get back to their chosen doggy activity, and with the prospects of jabs for all, surely life can only improve for both dogs and their handlers. (Providing we all are sensible about it). It will still be trying with the current restrictions that will need to be in place, but we can definitely see the light at the end of the tunnel! Phew!!

Lockdown has probably not been kind to us (and our dogs) in the fitness department, so now we are finally allowed to start Agility/Obedience/Flyball/Working Trials again, please ensure that you...and your dogs are fully fit.

PLEASE TAKE CARE!

 

As you are probably aware ‘DOG ENDS’ has been a little sparse over the last year, but I am trying to keep members up to date of what is happening at BDTC. We have continued to hold meetings within all sections (via ZOOM) and I must say they are becoming slicker every time we have one. And strangely enough we tend to have a full contingency of committee members partaking. (Maybe they have nothing else to do.)

I am sure all the handlers, and their dogs are glad to be back at their cl;asses despite the covid restrictions we all have to abide by. 

Membership is obviously down at the moment, but DON’T forget you will need to be a fully paid up member to participate in your chosen activity. You will also need to have a fully paid up membership to participate otherwise you WON'T be insured. Both the Agility and Obedience sections at now paying in full at their venues, so the club financially needs all the help it can get. (check out the ways you can pay in the section below.)

The Obedience Show is definitely going ahead with full Covid precautions in place but sadly the Agility Show is definitely cancelled.

Plans are progressing for some events later in the year (restrictions allowing), just check out the rest of ‘DOGENDS’ to find out what is in store. 

If you want to add a picture of you, your dogs, or both, or want to tell the world (well, BDTC) just what you have been doing to survive this mad year, just send it to me at noticeboard@billingshurstdtc.org 

and i will be pleased to add it.

In the meantime STAY SANE!! And enjoy your dogs. (P.S. I am sure our 4 legged friends have certainly helped us get through the last year. How lucky we are to have them!)                                                                                                                                                                                                        THE ED!

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DIARY..........WATCH THIS SPACE!

 

26TH JUNE BDTC OBEDIENCE SHOW  

19TH JULY FLYBALL (SEE BELOW)

19TH SEPTEMBER DOG LAW TALK (SEE BELOW)

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SECTION NEWS

 

OBEDIENCE 
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
thall.

                                                                                                                                                                                     

 

AGILITY
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

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.

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FLYBALL

Graham Reynolds – Tel: 01403 784002.  Email: graham.reynolds13 @sky.com

We can now offer a 6 week Flyball Course starting on Monday, 19th July.  They take place every Monday at 7 pm until approximately 8.15 pm at Dedisham Manor Farm, Slinfold by kind permission of Valerie and Peter Harrison.  It is an excellent venue and we use an outside grass iding school which is enclosed.There will be 12 places and existing Members are being given first option to apply.  If your dog is keen on balls and is sociable with other dogs and people it will be fun to learn this sport.  We will be asking you to help set up and  Covid measures will be in place if necessary.  Social distancing and masks may be worn when setting up and gloves will be worn for the whole session supplied by the Club.  Single runs will be used if the virus is prevalent at the time.  Once everyone is reasonably able we have some fun competitions and end with a Top Dog competition for a trophy presented at the AGM.

The cost of the Course will be £25 all of which is donated to the Club Charities every year.

Please book early with Graham Reynolds on 01403 784002 or email graham.reynolds13@sky.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

LONELY HEARTS AD

Our estemed Chair Eunice spotted this and asked me to share it with all the BDTC members..... The Ed!

 

“Single, black female seeks male companionship.  I’m a very good girl who loves to play.  I love long walks in the woods, riding in your pick-up truck, hunting, camping and fishing trips, cosy winter nights lying by the fire.  Candlelit dinners will leave me eating out of your hand.  I’ll be at the front door waiting when you get home from work wearing only what nature gave me. 

Call 875-6420 and ask for Daisy.  I’ll be waiting”.

 

More than 15,000 surprised blokes found themselves talking to the Atlanta Dog Rescue Society!

 

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DOG LAW TALK 19/09/21

In association with Trevor Cooper, BDTC is planning on holding the very informative Dog Law talk at Rudgwick Village Hall on 19th September.

With more dog owners now on the scene, make sure you keep on the right side of the law when out with your canine pals. The talk is to help dog owners through the legal nightmares of owning a dog. More details are now available on the Noticeboard!

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BDTC CHARITY

Charity Coordinator Sue Salisbury. email: charity@billingshurst-dtc.org

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

 

Each year a different charity/charities is chosen by Billingshurst Dog Training Club for which we raise funds through various events and personal donations, and for 2020, we have chosen Pets as Therapy and Battersea Dogs Home. We will continue to support these chosen charities during 2021.

Please help BDTC to raise funds for these worthwhile charities.

 

NOTE: DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID 19 SITUATIONS BDTC HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO FUNDRAISE AS IN OTHER YEARS AND THE MAIN COMMITTEE HAVE DECIDED TO CARRY OVER THE CHARITIES TO NEXT YEAR. THE COMMITTEE HAS ALSO DECIDED TO SEND THE MONEY RAISED TO THE CHARITY AS THESE CHARITIES NEED ALL THE HELP THEY CAN GET IN THESE UNCERTIAN TIMES!

 

 

BATTERSEA DOGS HOME

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.

www.battersea.org.uk/dog 

 

PETS AS THERAPY

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.
  • www.petsastherapy.org

                                                                                                  

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COURSE FEES AND MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION PAYMENTS

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 treasurer@billingshurst-dtc.org 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.

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SURREY EMBROIDERY - BDTC CLOTHING

Surrey Embroidery are the suppliers of BDTC’s clothing

Check out the items below on the Surrey Embroidery website:        www.surreyembroidery.co.uk 

(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.

info@surreyembroidery.co.uk

 

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,

Redhill,

Surrey,

RH1 6AG.

Tel: 01737 761666, Fax: 01737 780666. 

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

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PLEASE HELP!! 

 

I HAVE BEEN GIVEN THIS CUTE LITTLE PUPPY BUT MY WIFE SAYS I CAN'T HAVE ANOTHER DOG. I NEED TO FIND A GOOD HOME FOR HER!

 

 

 

SHE'S 56, NON SMOKER, GOOD AT CLEANING AND HOOVERING, AND A VERY GOOD COOK!

 

ANY REASONABLE OFFER CONSIDERED!  

CALL 07899932117 

          

HA! HA! HA!

 

 

TAIL NOTE!

I hope you all enjoyed this copy of ‘DOG ENDS’ and have found something of interest.

If you need to find anything out about Billingshurst Dog Training Club, the best place is to check out the website www.billingshurst-dtc.org 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 noticeboard@billingshurst-dtc.org, and I will be pleased to add it.

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

NOTE: we will not be printing 'DOGENDS' until further notice. 

As ever, a very big thankyou to all of you who contributed to this edition of ‘DOG ENDS’

                                                                                                        The Ed.

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