Golden Valley Dog Training Club of Herefordshire provides a range of dog training classes, courses and activities for Agility, Obedience, Puppy and Flyball, for all standards from beginners to competition. Training and tests for the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Awards continue throughout the year. Dog Training is carried out within the Kennel Club Accredited Instructor Scheme....back

Gundog training

There is a weekly gundog training class on Thursdays, between 9.45 and 11.45 am, run by Jean Tidmarsh. Please can you contact Jean on 0789 0479256 if you are interested, so that a suitable class can be discussed.

Suggestions

Your Committee welcomes and appreciates suggestions from Members about how to improve the facilities we have at the Club and what we are able to offer all our Members. However, before making these suggestions it would be beneficial if you could put in writing ways that the Club could pay for them, if there is a cost involved, ways YOU could implement these ideas rather than expecting one of your hard pressed Committee to do so and indeed if your idea is actually beneficial to all Members. Additionally if you think there are things that you have to offer the Club then maybe you could seek nomination for the Committee where you will be better placed to progress your suggestions. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Clothing

A range of Club clothing is available for all Members. Sue O'Neill, under the banner Gaz Graphics, offers an extensive range of Club Clothing in addition to a huge range of other related products. You can see her range of Club clothing . She can be contacted either by email at gazgraphics@btinternet.com or on 01981 251475 (after 5pm), - a web site is soon to be launched. All orders are delivered free to the Club House!

Charity

Every year the Club collects for a Charity as chosen at the AGM. For 2018, the Club has chosen Canine Generated Independance and we hope that all Members will actively support the efforts of the Club in raising as much money as possible for this very worthy cause.

KC Code of Conduct

The Kennel Club have issued an updated Code of Conduct which is available to view . This Code of Conduct is in addition to and does not replace the Club Rules which are shown by following the link in General Matters. As the Club is affiliated to the Kennel Club, we and our Members are required to comply with all the relevant points set out in the Code of Conduct.

Calendar

Members can now check when the Club ground might be free for a practice session by checking the Calendar which shows when all classes and other events are running (see red tab in menu).

When using the grounds, please make sure you clean up after your dogs, report any damage, and only practice what your trainer recommends.

Dog Walks

Sue Baines and Angela Shears run a monthly dog walk for Members. We start at 11am on a Sunday and have a gentle sociable walk around the Herefordshire countryside. We have lunch afterwards at a pub, but this is entirely optional and some people just do the walk and then head home. It's a thoroughly enjoyable couple of hours and a great chance for Members who don't normally cross paths to get to know others.

Disposal of dog poo at the Club grounds

Please note that we are unable to dispose of dog waste at the Club which means that you will have to remove and take home any poo that your dog produces. Please BAG IT, PICK IT UP, TAKE IT HOME!

Paying your Money!

If you are paying anything to the Club other than the 'Pay On The Day' training fees, please would you put it in an envelope and clearly mark what it is for and who it is from. Pay On The Day fees should be given to your instructor before the class begins.