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SIT Dog Training – Dos & Don’ts
Our Classes – Important Information
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Whilst we want you all to enjoy our classes and above all have fun, here are the Terms and very important information which we would like you all to take on board please.

Sue 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, there maybe someone waiting to join.

1. ALL DOGS – MUST BE KEPT ON LEAD unless instructed otherwise. This is an equestrian centre. Horses are prey animals and can take flight at the slightest thing. Dogs are both prey and predators.

2. SMOKING: No smoking in all areas with the exception of the car park.

3. CANCELLATIONS: Rare circumstances, e.g. Extreme weather conditions and illness, could mean that training will be cancelled, 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 or text you. If in doubt, please contact Sue on the morning of training to make sure. Classes will be cancelled when Sue goes on holiday or training seminars. You will be given ample notice if this is the case. Please remember to tell Sue if you go away.

Some 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.

4. CONDUCT EXPECTED OF ALL HANDLERS & THEIR DOGS:
Please keep your dog under close control when working on and off lead.

All dogs must be kept on-lead at all times, except when required by your instructor to be off-lead.

Harsh handling of dogs, check chains, and the various punishment collars (e.g. citronella), water spray bottles, rattle cans are not permitted.

Please allow sufficient space between dogs in class so as not to provoke any unwanted aggression.

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.

Extremely aggressive dogs will not be allowed at classes. Behavioural consultations are available for this.

Do not treat other people’s dogs without their permission. Ask before handling other people’s dogs.

Other handlers must be able to hear the class instructor, so please focus on your dog and don't let it bark continually. Don’t worry though as Sue will help you with this.
IT 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.

KEEPING THE TRAINING VENUE CLEAN: Please bring poo bags and clean up after your dog and dispose of in the bins provided. Please do not allow dogs to pee on the equipment. There will be a dedicated toileting area.

SIT Dog Training promotes responsible dog ownership.

5. VACCINATION & HEALTH: Please make sure that your dog is on a regular vaccination program. You may be asked to show proof of this.
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.

6. PARKING: There is a dedicated car park at the front for the stables and dog training. Please keep dogs on a lead. DO NOT LEAVE DOGS IN THE CAR IN WARM WEATHER EVEN FOR A FEW SECONDS.

7. REFRESHMENTS: The Dovecote Café & Shop provides drinks and food everyday, whether you want a drink a snack or a full meal or wish to browse in the shop. Dogs are not allowed in the café. However there is a dedicated undercover area at the rear of the café and you can sit outside at the front. http://www.dovecotecafe.co.uk/

8. TOILETS: There are toilet facilities on site. Dogs not allowed!

9. WHERE WILL I FIND A FIRST AIDER AND WHERE IS THE FIRST AID POINT? THE FIRST AID POINT IS IN THE OFFICE.
All members of Grove House staff are first aid qualified.
WHAT 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.
HOW WILL I KNOW THAT THERE IS A FIRE? The fire bell will be rung or the staff will draw your attention to it.
WHERE IS THE FIRE ASSEMBLY POINT?
On hearing the fire alarm you should assemble on the footpath outside the main entrance gate.

10. WHAT TRAINING EQUIPMENT DO I NEED FOR MY DOG?
AGILITY & FLYBALL A flat/rolled collar/harness and clip on lead (but you may also have a slip lead/head collar on your dog whilst waiting your turn if it’s easier for you to control your dog). Head collars can be used for obedience and for control between exercises, but are not safe when doing agility or flyball.

OBEDIENCE DOGS & PUPPIES MUST WEAR a collar with either lead attached or collar with a slip lead. NO CHECK CHAINS and NO FLEXI LEADS ALLOWED.
Make sure your dog has a name tag with your contact details on.
This is required by law.

Please ensure that your collar is fitted securely and will not slip over your dog’s head. The buckle type are the safest.

TRAINING TREATS & TOYS Please bring your dog’s favourite toy, soft and tug types are the beat 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 small pieces to be easily eaten. You will need a plentiful supply of these, easily accessible in a Treat bag, bum bag or pocket, not plastic bags!
Please note; IF your dog is on a special diet then be advised by YOUR VET.
Sue also welcomes Clicker training.

11. 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.

12. AGILITY EQUIPMENT: Handlers must not interfere with equipment in any way; Adjustments to equipment should only be made by instructors or otherwise with their full consent. Children are always welcome, but please make sure they do not climb on the equipment.

13. PUTTING AWAY THE EQUIPMENT: It would be extremely helpful if handlers in the last class could stay after training to help pack away. Many hands make light work!

14. CHILDREN: Families are always very welcome and Children make great trainers!
All children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.

15. PAYMENT: by cash, cheque, PayPal or BACS. How to Pay?
Cheques payable to Mrs S C Fryer. A receipt will be given on request.

All classes are run weekly and payment is made on the day at the beginning of the session. Please arrive in ample time to allow for this and give your dog chance to settle in.
DISCLAIMER
Please read this disclaimer before being permitted to use the facilities and equipment.

I have read and understood SIT DOG TRAINING Rules and Information.

I 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 Stables, 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 Stables.
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 Stables.

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.

FINALLY! If you have any complaints or concerns then please tell Sue or Melissa, problems shared are problems halved!

Before joining a class please ensure that you have completed a registration form and signed to confirm that you have read the above. (See Below)

Thank you,
Happy Training

Susan C Fryer MGoDT
Master Trainer
The Guild of Dog Trainers


Judy & Pip Stennett

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SIT Dog Training, Dos & Don'ts pdf

Download/print The Registration Form pdf


 

When a change in your dogs behaviour occurs it is advisable to seek the advice of a qualified veterinary surgeon to rule out any medical problems before embarking on a behavioural programme.

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