hopes that you will enjoy coming so much that you will stay forever
but if you intend to stop coming then please let her know as there maybe
someone awaiting a place. Please see above terms
and conditions for payment.
Venue: Epworth Showground, Wroot Road, DN9 1EA
Parking is in the training field. Please park around the edge of the
field. The Hedge opposite the shelter is the best place as it provides
shade from the trees. If leaving your dogs in the car between training,
please ensure they are contained within a crate or tethered to enable
adequate ventilation by leaving doors and windows open. There is usually
shade along the hedge.
& TOILETING YOUR DOG: Please keep your dogs under close
control. The adjacent field is sometimes used by an IPO Club. They park
their cars at the bottom of our field for the shade and their German
Shepherds are allowed to go to their cars off lead after training exercises.
If they are training please keep away from that area. PLEASE DO NOT
ALLOW YOUR DOG TO PEE ON THE EQUIPMENT! Encourage toileting away from
the training areas. Please bring poo bags and clean up after your dog
and dispose of in the bins provided.
SIT Dog Training promotes responsible dog ownership.
TRAINING GEAR DO I NEED FOR MY DOG?
Harnesses are fine but by law your dog must also have a collar with
ID The Control of Dogs Order act 1992 states that ‘any dog in
a public place should wear the name and address of the owner either
inscribed on the collar or a name plate or disc attached to it.
A normal clip on lead on a flat collar is the best. Puppy lead or training
lead. (We have leads for sale) FLEXI LEADS are not suitable for training.
the field is not secure and so please bring a long line for distance
Head collars can be used for obedience and for control between exercises,
but are not safe when doing agility or using a long training line.
Please ensure that your equipment is fitted securely and will not slip
over your dog’s head.
NO CHECK CHAINS, PRONG COLLARS ALLOWED!
TRAINING TREATS & TOYS
Please bring your dog’s favourite toy, balls on ropes, and tug
types are the best for motivating them. No squeaky ones please.
Treats? Part of your dog’s daily food ration,
Cocktail sausage, hot dog sausage, cooked chicken, meaty strips, and
cheese. Treats must be prepared in pea sized pieces to be easily eaten.
You will need a plentiful supply of these, easily accessible in a container,
Treat bag, bum bag or pocket, not plastic bags! No crumbly treats please
as crumbs on the floor will distract other dogs. Treats are on sale
if you run out. Please note; IF your dog is on a special diet then be
advised by YOUR VET.
also welcomes Clicker training. Clickers are on sale in our shop.
TRAINING GEAR DO I WEAR? Make sure you wear suitable comfy
clothing for outdoors. Layers are best. You must use sensible and suitable
footwear such as Trainers, Stout Shoes or Boots with non slip soles.
The grass can get very slippy when wet. Loose fitting shoes like sandals,
heels of any kind, or similar light footwear are totally unsuitable
and could put you or others at risk of personal injury.
We will train in most weathers. If you can get there we will train.
Check your emails, texts, facebook and our website pages for any cancellations.
If in doubt contact Sue.
AGILITY EQUIPMENT: NOT
TO BE USED UNSUPERVISED! ADUSTMENTS TO THE EQUIPMENT SHOULD ONLY BE
MADE WITH FULL CONSENT OF THE INSTRUCTOR. Children are always welcome,
but please make sure they do not climb on the equipment. PUPPIES UP
TO 1 YEAR ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THE LARGE AGILITY EQUIPMENT. PLEASE DO
NOT ALLOW DOGS TO PEE ON THE EQUIPMENT.
Training maybe cancelled due to illness, weather conditions, holidays
or competitions. You will receive good warning in advance wherever possible.
Please check on SIT Dog Training website or facebook for cancellations,
also make sure you have supplied your email address and mobile number
and keep them updated. Sue will email & text you. If in doubt, please
contact Sue on the morning of training to make sure.
CONDUCT EXPECTED OF ALL HANDLERS &
Please keep your dog under close control when working on and off lead.
do not allow your dogs to bark all the time. barking dogs can lose venues.
It is normal for some to bark when excited or worried. However it is
extremely unpleasant for others and the dog training instructors need
to be heard. Please focus on your dog and don't let it bark continually.
Keeping your dog distracted with obedience, tricks and toys will help
this. Moving away so your dog cannot see the other dogs and keeping
in the car between exercises will also help. We can also help you so
please ask for our advice. Thank you for your cooperation.
dogs must be kept on-lead at all times, except when required by your
instructor to be off-lead.
handling of dogs, smacking, kicking, check/choke chains, and the various
punishment collars (e.g. citronella), water spray bottles, rattle cans
are not permitted.
allow sufficient space between dogs in class so as not to provoke any
Do not allow your dog to stare into other dogs eyes.
If there is a risk that your dog may bite another if it enters their
space, then you may be asked to muzzle your dog with a Baskerville type
muzzle in between exercises.
aggressive dogs will not be allowed at group sessions.
not treat other people’s dogs without their permission.
Ask before handling and approaching other people’s dogs.
dogs do not cope well in group situations. If it is decided that the
group is not for your dog then you will be offered private lessons.
IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN DOGS BEHAVIOUR.
SHOULD YOU ALLOW YOU’RE DOG TO INVADE ANOTHER DOGS SPACE HE/SHE
MAY GET BITTEN AS THE DOG ON THE LEAD MAY FEEL THREATENED AND SIT DOG
TRAINING WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE.
& HEALTH: Please make sure that your dog is on a regular
vaccination program and micro chipped. You may be asked to show proof
of this. We also accept Titer testing.
If your dog is unwell or has kennel cough please inform Sue and stay
away from training until clear. If you feel unwell then also consider
staying away as partaking in strenuous exercise is not advisable when
your body is coping with infection.
NO BITCHES IN SEASON ALLOWED to attend classes. They must be clear for
at least 5 days before returning.
We will have tea making equipment, just a small donation is required.
You are welcome to bring pack ups if you are staying all day.
Toilet tent with porta loo.
No smoking other than within your vehicle.
Please extinguish within your vehicle as the dry grass creates a fire
10. FAMILIES & CHILDREN:
Families are always very welcome and Children make great trainers! All
children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult. If there is
more than one of you then make sure you take turns in training your
dog. Giving multiple commands is very confusing for them. Mums &
Dads can of course help their children. Please remind your little ones
not to approach other dogs without asking.
PAYMENT: by cash, cheque, Bacs, mobile & PayPal.
Please see Payment Details
Please read this disclaimer before being permitted to use the facilities
confirm that my use of the equipment and premises for the purpose of
Agility activities and Recreation will be undertaken entirely at my
own risk and I will not make any claim against SIT DOG TRAINING its
owners employees assistants or family or the owners employees assistants
or family of the owners of Epworth Showground, for any accident(s) howsoever
caused to myself or my family friends or anyone else attending with
me in respect of personal or fatal injury or theft.
I also confirm that my dog is my sole responsibility and I am liable
if not kept under proper and reasonable control.
I also confirm that my vehicle and its belongings are used and parked
entirely at my sole risk whilst remaining on the premises of Epworth
I also confirm that I will make no claim whatsoever against SIT DOG
TRAINING its owner’s employee’s assistants or family or
the owner’s employee’s assistants or family or anyone associated
with the owners of Epworth Showground.
I also confirm that if I am in charge of young children, it is my sole
responsibility to keep them safe.
I therefore confirm that I attend this Venue entirely at my own risk
and that I have been advised to take separate legal advice in respect
of the above.
SIT Dog Training is covered for Public Liability and Personal Indemnity.
Insurance Life Cover is advisable and a personnal choice however
we recommend that you always have 3rd Party Cover. A good way to get
this is by joining the Dog's Trust.
you have any complaints or concerns then please tell Sue or one of her
team immediately, problems shared are problems halved! We welcome feedback
as this is the only way we can improve things.
Before joining a class please ensure that you have completed
a registration form and signed to confirm that you have read the above.
Thank you for reading.
Susan C Fryer MGoDT,
Master Trainer, The Guild of Dog Trainers & Recognised Scentwork
Master Trainer, Rachel Holmes
Assistant Trainer Christine Lucas
also have and support the occasional work experience personnel.