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.
PARKING: There is a dedicated car park at the front for the
stables, dog training, cafe & shops. If this is full you can park
between The Pantry & Granary Room. Please take great care to drive
extremely slowly and give way to horses and pedestrians. When closing
car doors please be aware that horses my take fright with loud noises.
Do not block gates and entrances. Special parking permissions will apply
you do need to park near the training area then please ask.
PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE DOGS IN THE CAR IN WARM
WEATHER EVEN FOR A FEW SECONDS.
PLEASE KEEP YOUR DOGS ON A LEAD.
WHAT TRAINING GEAR DO I NEED FOR MY DOG?
Harnesses are fine but by law your dog must also have a collar with
ID (see below)
We advice that 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.
Head collars can be used for obedience and for control between exercises,
but are not safe when doing agility.
Make sure your dog has a name tag with your contact details on a collar.
This is required by law. The Control of Dogs Order
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’
Please ensure that your equipment is fitted securely and will not slip
over your dog’s head.
NO CHECK CHAINS, PRONG COLLARS ALLOWED!
3.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.
WHAT 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.
When training indoors please dress as outside, there isn’t any
heating. 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.
CANCELLATIONS: Classes maybe cancelled due to illness, weather
conditions, holidays or training seminars. 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.
6. 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. it is normal for some to
bark when excited or worried. However it is extremely unpleasant for
others and both the dog training instructors and the horse riding instructors
need to be heard. Other handlers must be able to hear the class instructor,
so please focus on your dog and don't let it bark continually. Keeping
your dog distracted with obedience, tricks and toys will help this.
We can also help you so please take our advice. We risk losing this
training establishment otherwise. Thank you for your cooperation.
dogs must be kept on-lead at all times, except when required by your
instructor to be off-lead. This is an equestrian centre. Horses are
prey animals and can take flight at the slightest thing. Dogs are both
prey and predators.
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.
Please ask Sue for advice.
not treat other people’s dogs without their permission.
Ask before handling and approaching other people’s dogs.
Field can be used to give your dog chance to let off steam and toilet
before training, however, do not let off lead when other owners are
in the field and remember to pick up after your dog. Bins are situated
in both training areas. PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW YOUR DOG TO PEE ON THE EQUIPMENT!
Encourage toileting outside the training areas. Please make sure that
the field entrance gate is secured when entering and leaving. Please
bring poo bags and clean up after your dog and dispose of in the bins
SIT Dog Training promotes responsible dog ownership.
dogs do not cope well in class situations. If it is decided that the
class is not for your dog then you will be offered alternative training.
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.
VACCINATION & 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 Titre 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.
REFRESHMENTS: The PANTRY provides drinks and food everyday,
whether you want a drink a snack or a full meal. Dogs are not allowed
in the café. Outside seating available http://www.thepantry8020.co.uk/
CLUBHOUSE Within the indoor arena and is for everyone’s use. It
is heated and contains vending machines with Hot drinks and snacks.
Spectators can sit in comfort with viewing windows overlooking the horse
and dog arenas. You are welcome to bring your own drinks and snacks.
TOILETS: There are toilet and washroom facilities on site situated
at the end of the stable block behind the farmhouse and within the cafe.
WHERE WILL I FIND A FIRST AIDER? AND WHERE IS THE FIRST AID
POINT? THE FIRST AID POINT IS IN THE STABLES OFFICE. All members of
Grove House staff are first aid qualified. Sue is a Qualified Canine
DO I DO IN THE EVENT OF A FIRE? Alert a member of staff in
the first instance and always follow directions given by members of
staff or other responsible persons.
The fire bell will be rung or the staff will draw your attention to
WHERE IS THE FIRE ASSEMBLY POINT?
On hearing the fire alarm you should assemble on the footpath outside
the main entrance gate.
No smoking in all areas with the exception of the car park.
10. 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
mutiple 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 Grove House Farm, 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 Grove House
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 Grove House Farm.
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.
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.