Hello to my Clients, Family
& Friends past and present and welcome to my latest newsletter,
is just rushing by yet again! Apparently not just a sign of age as
reported by many much younger then myself. On that note, I became
a senior citizen in January and bought my first o.a.p. entry into
Castle Kennedy Gardens in Dumfries & Galloway recently. Must get
my eyes tested next....
I am entering
the new puppy club shortly. After far too much time thinking, persuading
my hubby and longing for my own German Shepherd, I took the plunge
and made enquiries with my fellow members of the Guild of Dog trainers
while at Crufts. I was pointed in the direction of a lovely breeder
who just happened to have a bitch in whelp. The puppies were born
at Easter, all 13 of them. See Poppy's Puppy's below...
We are moving to
a new venue!
After the sad loss of
the owner of The Barn in Haxey in September 2012, where we had resided
for three happy years, I started looking for a new venue, somewhere
to rent or a field to buy. When the new owners of the barn came along
they said that they wanted me to stay, so thrilled by this I no longer
looked for a new venue, although I was still keeping an eye out for
a field to buy. Unfortunatley just before Easter the new owners decided
that they didn't want me there...long story...upsetting...and so I
had to find somewhere new. Nothing came along for a few weeks, although
it wasn't for the lack of trying, and then a Client put me in touch
with a friend with a field to rent and then we found one to buy and
put an offer in. Then some more fields were offered, which I went
to see.... decisions, decisions.....And Then! I was offered a place
with a local riding establishment....This one I chose.....still however
awaiting an acceptance of my offer for the field and not sure if it
is accepted whether to buy it anyway. In the meantime I have been
running my puppy and good dog obedience classes at my home.
So this is where we
are at, at the time of writing this newsletter...
are fantastic! We will have our own secure training field.
Cafe - Secure Training Field - Training Rooms - Indoor Training Arena
I would like
to say a huge thank you to Andrew & Libby Stennett & Family for
taking us on board.
the new venue starts this Saturday 27th April
my services page for more information of training classes
All classes are run on a weekly basis and
mainly held outside.
Training & Socialisation
Wednesday 10.30 – 11.30 Saturday 10.30
– 11.30 £8 per session
Agility & Flyball
Thursday 12 – 1 Saturday 12 –
1 £8 per session
& Advanced Agility & Flyball
Wednesday 6.30 – 7.45 (subject to light nights)
Thursday 10.30 – 11.45
Saturday 1.30 – 2.45
£8 per session
7 – 8.30 £10 Per session
Family groups are welcome.
There is no age limit, so long as you can safely handle and control
your dog on and off lead.
Children up to the age of 16 years must be supervised by an adult.
Whilst it is normal
for some dogs to be a little shy and not able to get along with
every dog and person that they meet and sometimes dogs can have
minor disagreements. I cannot have seriously aggressive dogs in
If your dog has issues please enquire about behavioural consultations
and private sessions.
Good Dog Obedience!
classes run weekly at 7pm until 8.30pm on Thursdays
classes are ongoing and cost £10 per session
dog obedience is for dogs of all ages and caters for the pet
dog owner and their families. Concentrating on good manners,
basic obedience and socialisation, with a huge dose of fun.
All the usual problems such as pulling on the lead, recall
and jumping up will be covered. In addition I will introduce
some doggy dancing moves ( as seen on Britains Got Talent
with Ashleigh & Pudsey) and fun games and tricks to keep
your much loved companion and yourselves suitably amused.
Clicker training will be used, amongst other positive training
is a lovely girl, she is the good old fashioned square GSD and has
excellent temperament which she passes onto her pups. The dad is Finnegan
and belongs to fellow GoDT's member Rita. Finnegan has recently retired
from Working Trials.
to right - new born, 13 of them, 3 girls & 10 boys - black &
tan & white, 3 weeks old.
I spent a brilliant
day at Crufts on the Sunday, representing the Guild of Dog Trainers,
both on the Naturediet and Cambridge Institute Stands. Great to
see my fellow colleagues. My Eldest Daughter and my two Granddaughters
also accompanied me for the day, it was Mothers day after all.
always ensure that I keep up to date with current dog training trends
and methods and so study is always on going with attendance at various
seminars. I have nearly completed a module on canine anatomy and
physiology and attended a workshop for this on Friday 12th April
at the KC building, Stoneleigh. In addition to this I attended a
Basic Dog Handling workshop on the Saturday and a Professional Instructor
workshop on the Sunday.
glamorous assistant Melissa is in her final year of a Canine Behaviour
Degree with the Cambridge Institute of Dog behaviour and Training,
She also attended the Professional Instructors Workshop.
also keep busy with my post of editor for the Guild of Dog Trainers
you like to visit facebook, I have a SIT Dog Training page which at
present has 311 likes, this is a great place to post news and anything
doggy and an opportunity to keep me updated with your dog's progress
and activities and have a chat..
Dog training has come a long way since it's conception in 2005 and
I have met a lot of lovely people and their wonderful dogs . My client
list continues to grow every week and more and more come to me through
recommendations. When I carry out a behavioral consultation, please
remember that I am available for support and advice by telephone and
email for as long as a satisfactory change in behaviour takes for
no extra charge. Success will predominantly rely on your hard work.
Feedback is essential, as I have no other way to know whether my advice
has been successful or if I need to re-assess the advice given.
Realistically you must be made aware that there are no guarantees
that behaviours will be completely cured, but with a good training
and management program, life can only improve.
let me know how you and your canine companions are. I would love to
hear from you and maybe we will see you at one of the classes above.
to a wonderful 2013
Trainer with The Guild of Dog Trainers
- 2013 Sit Dog Training.
No part of
this website can be reproduced in any form without the express
permission of Sit Dog Training