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2017

19th June - Due to the excessive heat tonights Scentwork Class has been cancelled.Attendees have been informed by email, text, facebook and telephone. Keep Cool! Scentwork Newsletter

5th June - Scentwork UK six week course.

29th May - New Puppy Induction Course starting on Saturday 3rd June 2017 at 0930

3rd April - Class time change - Due to the decrease of attendance in the 9.30 am puppy session on Saturdays we are temporarily discontinuing this session from this Saturday 8th April and asking those who are still attending this session to please come along to the 10.30 one. I hope this doesn't cause any inconvenience. The Wednesday morning session at 11.30am is still running and you can attend either session.
Remember that if you also wish to attend the Pre-agility session at 12pm then the cost for both sessions will be £15. Buy one get one half price. 
Class Closures
Saturday 15th April (Easter)
Saturday 6th May 

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MARCH NEWSLETTER

27th February - New Puppy/Adolescent session starts this Wednesday 1st march at 11.30am

Updated and renamed Good Dog Obedience to Fun obedience Classes

Due to your trainers attending Crufts, The following Classes have been cancelled

  • Wed evening Agility
  • AllThursday 9th & All Saturday 11th March

22/01 - Due to the high interest in our puppy class and so that we don't disappoint and keep class numbers at a managable level, we have introduced a temporary additional session at 9.30 - 10.30am. Any new puppies will be asked to start within this session and some will be moved from the 10.30 to the 9.30 session.

January Class Newsletter

2016

22/11 Due to the persistant Rainfall recently the Training field is unsuitable for use and so all training will be held indoors until further notice.

The classes will be closing for Christmas and New Year. Last training day Saturday December 17th (party games will be held in each class) Classes will start again on Saturday 14th January 2017.

24/10 Class Newsletter

10/10 Saturday Agility New Start Time from 15th October - 1pm

Important Notice!

1/10 Please note: Change of Venue for the Evening with Dr Sue Armstrong on Tuesday 4th October to The Haxey Memorial Hall, High Street, Haxey, Doncaster, North Lincs, DN9 2HH

27/09 Dear Classes,
Unfortunately the stables have a small outbreak of strangles, which is a highly infectious desease which only affects Horses. This has caused a closure for all horse activity at Grove House Stables for at least two weeks.
Yesterday I had a meeting with Andrew Stennett the owner and he is happy for the dog training to continue, however to avoid the spread of the infection there will be a few movement restrictions in place. One of them will be to only park in the car park, room won't be a problem due to the lack of equestrian customers. There will be disinfectanct available to dip your feet into and please adhere to any temporary barriers and instructions.

If you have or are in contact with horses away from the yard then I will understand if you wish to stay away until the all clear. However all should be well if you follow the recommended hygiene rules.

Here is the Notice from Grove House Stables.

26/09/2016
We have taken advice from Portland House Equine Veterinary Practice and due to a minor outbreak of Streptococcus equi (Strangles), we have no other option but to close for all lessons, training and events up until 10th October.

Every possible procedure is being followed to ensure the welfare of the horses in our care and those in the care of our community.

Thank you in advance for your care, understanding and support at this difficult time.

Please follow our Website, Facebook and Twitter for more information.

If you are concerned or would like more information on Strangles please visit the British Horse Society website.
http://www.bhs.org.uk/welfare-and-care/horse-health-and-sickness/strangles

Raised at our dog show in June.

2nd Aug - Updated the Dos & Don'ts & Site Map

CANINE FIRST AID TRAINING DAY

Sunday July 10th

Photograph Album

2nd July - Have A Go Charity Show Results

15th February

Gundog Training Day

Have A Go Charity Dog Show

24th January - PARKING AT GROVE HOUSE

An incident this on Saturday 22nd January prompted me to remind everyone parking at Grove House to attend the dog training to please take extra care. On a Saturday it can get extremely busy and the car park is used by the riding school, Dog training, The Dovecote Cafe, The Cycle Barn & the latest addition of the Antiques Centre. If at all possible please park in the car park, there is extra space between the Cafe & The Granary, by the old Barn. As a last resort you may drive down and park outside the indoor arena. Please take great care to drive extremely slowly and give way to horses and pedestrians. Do not block gates and entrances.

When closing car doors please be aware that horses my take fright with loud noises. The incident in question was the slamming of a car door that spooked a horse waiting to go into the indoor arena, the rider was dumped on the hard ground. Thankfully the rider was ok but it could have been worse!

Horses are prey animals and likely to take flight at the slightest things.
We have to work together to make sure that our relationship with Grove House remains a happy one.

Training venues are extremely hard to come by and we would like to stay.

Please become horse aware!

Revised Dos & Don'ts

Thursday 14th January - Classes start back!

2015

Wed 30th December 2015 - Our field shelter was blown down.

Click on Picture Below to watch the card.

DECEMBER CLASS NEWSLETTER

1st December - Seasonal Class Closures

Last classes on Saturday 19th December, returning on Thursday 14th January 2016

2nd November - Class Newsletter featuring road closures, xmas meal & class closures.

10th October - Fun Agility Show results & Newsletter

26/08/15 This Wednesday 26th August is sadly the last evening Agility session of 2015, The nights are drawing in. Starting back on April 13th 2016.

June Newsletter

Microchipping will be compulsory by April 2016

5th May - We are now taking payments by Paym. Payment by mobile, http://www.paym.co.uk/

*Wednesday Evening Agility classes start on the 29th April 7 - 8pm

Now being served in The Dovecote Cafe, train your dog and enjoy a delicious ice-cream afterwards.

March Newsletter

27th February - SIT Dog Training is now stocking Four Friends Dog Food in our shop.

2014

November Class Newsletter

October 13th - The Fun Agility show on the 11th October was a great success, everything ran smoothly and our Judge Kirsten was brilliant. A huge thanks to everyone who helped to make it a success and I look forward to running another one next year. Photos to follow. Results

We had a lovely school visit to Airdale Infants in Castleford in September. See Photos

August Class Newsletter

July 2014 Newsletter

Posted 12th June 2014

We are already into June and having quite a mix of weather. Thankfully the weather doesn’t stop training with such a choice of indoor and outdoor facilities. No sooner said, we had a freak rain storm on Monday 9th June that created a tidal wave which swept through my indoor trainiing area, thankfully it dried up quite quickly and having spent two days cleaning it, it looks great. We also have a new shelter for the field to store equipment and afford us respite from showers and sun.

Car parking at Grove House

The car park is getting uplift over the next week or two. There will be an option to park across the road, but the dog training clients are welcome to park down by the indoor training area. Please drive carefully there maybe horses and children about and make sure you don’t block field and horse entrances.

Events/workshops

We have an exciting event in September.

A Gundog training day, with Lez Graham. Back to Basics. Aimed at the pet gundog owner.

Workshops

It is booking fast and handler places are limited, so book early so as not to be disappointed. If you miss a handler place there is plenty of room for spectators.

Classes

Because of the nature of our classes, which run weekly, we often have clients who come for a few weeks and then stop or just continue to attend forever with the occasional week off.

We appreciate that life takes over and the priority to let us know that you may not be attending is not high on the list. That’s ok. However if you decide that the classes are not for you or you have gained enough knowledge and feel that you no longer need us then please make sure that you let me know. Feedback is essential to make sure the business is addressing any problems and to of course provide the excellent service that we strive to give.

May I take this opportunity to thank everyone for your support, without you and your wonderful canine friends SIT Dog Training just wouldn’t exist.

Kia, making her film debut 7th May 2014

 

 

Posted 15th March 2014

Hello there...half way through March already and so grateful for our indoor training facilities, the wet windy weather meant that had we not had it we would have cancelled training classes for around 3 months. The last couple of weeks has risen our spirits, the field is drying up and we have had some lovely sunny sessions outside.

Feeling very settled now at GHS, new signs installed at the main entrance....

I recently spent four days at Crufts, mainly working on The Guild of Dog Trainers stand where I thoroughly enjoyed being with fellow members. meeting and talking to the general public and we also signed on some new members. I spent a couple of hours on the Friday with fellow trainer Colin Spender on the Dogs Monthly stand giving free training advice. During the four days I managed to visit most of the trade stands and watched some great demonstrations and competitions. Crufts is so immense that you would be hard pushed to see everything in one day. I was thrilled to be presented with a lovely GSD Statue as a thank you for my dedication to the guild as editor.

While I was away I left my class clients in the capable hands of Rachel, Ellen and Hannah. So glad to have them on board, such a huge support and full of fresh ideas. Thank you Girls.

This year we have some exciting new workshops, Clicker Workshop, Hannah's Trick and games workshop a Gundog Training day with Lez Graham, Canine First Aid, Doglaw seminar, dates for the last three to be arranged.

Happy Birthday to my dog Malic (paddy de espinavessa) 8 years on St Patricks day. My GSD Kia will be 1 year old on the 31st March, where does time go? Kia has become a valuable asset in puppy class, helping them to settle in and demonstrating her skills.

Happy Training

March 2014 Newsletter

Posted 3rd January 2014

Happy New Year, I hope that you all had a great christmas and didn't overdo the socialising.

Training classes resume from Wednesday 8th January. The Wednesday evening agility class will be starting again, we have the lovely indoor training area now, so we don't have to wait for the light evenings, this will be from 7pm- 8pm.

I am adding another puppy class starting on Thursday evening 6pm - 7pm. Hopefully this will cater for those who cannot make the daytime sessions. because of this I am moving forward the time for the next class, Good Dog Obedience to 7.15pm. Plans in the pipeline for 2014 are some fun agility competitions and hopefully some more workshops.

Happy Training

Sue

2013

Posted 17th Dec 2013

Hi Everyone,

Due to an appointment at the hospital for me I have had to cancel puppy class tomorrow, Wednesday 18th Dec. You are very welcome to join Saturday's class instead so that you don't miss out on the Christmas festivities.

Christmas Closing. The last classes will be on Saturday 21st December Starting back on Wednesday 8th January 2014.

Plans for 2014. Wednesday evening agility will start once again on the 8th January. I a planning to add another puppy class on Thursday evenings at 6pm. We will be arranging some workshops, our own and some with invited guests. There are also some fun agility competitions in the pipeline.

My we wish everyone a great Christmas and a happy and Healthy New Year.

Posted 27th Nov 2013

Hi Everyone,

Christmas is approaching fast and it doesn't seem five minutes when we were discussing the year ahead. SDT has seen some changes this year. The move to Grove House Stables has been a little stressful but we are all settled in now and it feels like home, but what a brilliant venue it is. We do get looked after. The events that we put on were a great success and the peice d resistance has been the recently finished indoor training arena. Lots of sweat mainly by my Husband John, making the wooden picket fencing and then hours wacker plating the surface to be able to lay the green astroturf flooring, which was supplied by playrite.co.uk. It looks like a mini Crufts. So no more worrries when it rains and we can train at night. new equipment has been ordered for the agility classs to keep indoors, as soon as it arrives we will be starting Wednesday evening training again.

We also welcome on board. Rachel & Hannah. They are my assistant trainers who both have a wealth of experience in the dog training world. My Assistant Melissa is engaged and busily arranging her marriage to Barry next year. We also have on board a delightful young lady, Heather, doing work experience.

The reception area and shop has now been moved to the indoor arena in the commentary box. So please check in for classes there from now on.

We will be celebrating Christmas at each of the last class sessions with a few mince pies and games.

Christmas Closing. The last class will be on Saturday 21st December Starting back on Wednesday 8th January 2014.

Sue and her team and all at Grove House wish you all a

Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

Posted 8th Oct 2013 Hi Everyone,

Still recovering after the tremendous weekend with Dima and The Mayflower Show, we couldn’t have wished for better weather. With the wine & cheese social raffle & quiz and the have a go agility on Sunday we raised £74.50, well done everyone. Lots of photos on facebook.

The Canine First Aid Workshop is this weekend, Sunday at 1pm – 4.30pm. Run by Rachel Bean RVN. £25 per person, paid in advance. Payment methods There are still some places left! Refreshments will be provided by Judy & Pip in the Dovecote Cafe. Rachel is a fellow Guild member and really knows her stuff. She is always in great demand to run these workshops. Having this knowledge may one day save yours or someone’s dogs life. http://canineevents.co.uk/?event=canine-first-aid-workshop-4

Posted 30th Sep 2013 - Classes are Cancelled on Saturday 5th October because of the Dima Yeremenko Event. They are also cancelled on Saturday 19th October, SIT Dog Training is taking the agililty on the road to Lakeside Doncaster for the Amcuk Show You are welcome at both the events! Fun Dog Show this Sunday 6th October. Canine First Aid Workshop, Sunday 13th October

Posted 27th Sep 2013 - Show Schedule ready for the Fun Dog Show on the 6th October 2013.

Still spaces for Dima Yeremenko available.

Canine 1st Aid is booking fast, book your place now.

Posted 24th Sep 2013 - The new dog training reception is now open in the portacabin nearest to the training field. Myself or Melissa will be in there to take your class fees 15 minutes before class starts. The shop is also now situated within reception, although I will always have a selection of treats for sale in the training area. If you arrive late then we will attend to the fees after class. Andrew has kindly let me use his office and the space is small and so practically we are not allowing dogs in there, there is a small risk of toileting and also conflict between dogs in a small space. Chris has made us a tethering point outside the reception. See signs below. This is new to us too, so please be patient.

The new picket fence for the indoor training area is now finished with a huge thanks to my Hubby John and hopefully we will be able to source an appropriate surface very soon.

Finally, our first weekend of events is fast approaching, next week in fact and I am trying not to panic… we would love your support. Raffle prizes for the Friday evening wine & cheese event would be very gratefully received.

http://www.sitdogtraining.co.uk/Events.htm

Posted 12th Aug 2013 - Beginners Agility classes are no longer available, everyone will be able to attend any of the three Fun Agility & Flyball classes from this week. Wed 6.30. Thursday 10.30 and the new time of 12pm on Saturday. The cost is still £8 a session, the session lasts for one hour and fifteen minutes.

Posted 10th May 2013 - I can't believe that we have been at Grove House Stables for two weeks tomorrow...everyone has said what a lovely place it is. Refreshments have been had at the Dovecote Cafe.

We used the indoor arena last night for the Good Dog Obedience class due to high winds and rain, it was fabulous. One problem that arose, was the parking on a Saturday, there is a verge across the road, outside the centres overflow car park field, so please park on there.

We have seen some lovely new Clients starting classes, four new puppies starting class in the morning...I love the puppies.

Plans in the pipeline. a workshop and evening with Dima Yeremenko.

Celebration/open day. Fun Agility Competitions, charity garden party for the local dog rescues and more....

April 2013 Newsletter

Posted Sunday 21st April 2013

How exciting! Our move to Grove house Equestrian centre is planned for this week, to start our regular classes on Saturday 27th April 2013.

 

Posted Friday 19th April

2013

Dear Clients,
Thank you to everyone who have helped to find a field. Nothing for weeks and then they have arrived like the proverbial buses this last week.
I am excited to announce that I have secured a fantastic establishment for the continued operation of SIT Dog training classes.
Grove House Stables Equestrian Centre, in Misterton are welcoming us to their high class facilities, which include:
A 60m X 20m, secure training field specifically for our use. This will be maintained by GHS.
Toilets including disabled facilities.
Car parking on hard standing
Café The Dovecote Cafe http://www.dovecotecafe.co.uk/index.htm
Indoor Floodlit arena with heated commentary box, tannoy & music system.
Seminar & training rooms.
Wi-Fi.
First Aiders on site.
Full Event Facilities.
The owners put on equestrian events there and have also expressed an interest in having agility and flyball in attendance at these.
The Class times and days will remain the same but due to higher rental costs which reflect the quality and care at the venue I will be making an increase in the class prices as follows.
All Puppy, Agility & Flyball classes will be £8 per session. But pay as you go.
Good Dog Obedience will be £10, PAYGO.
If you have any of your remaining sessions left then these will still stand until they run out.
I would therefore be most grateful if you could confirm your interest in continuing to attend classes at this lovely new venue.
I will of course confirm the start date, which will hopefully be very soon. I have missed you.
Until then the puppy classes and Good dog obedience will continue at my home.
http://www.grovehousestables.co.uk/
Dovecote Cafe and Shop, Grove Wood Road, Misterton. DN10 4EF. Quality, home-made food.
www.dovecotecafe.co.uk
Posted 16th April 2013; Puppy classes will commence temporarily at my home from this Wednesday 17th April at 10.30 and Saturday 20th April, 10.30. Good Dog Obedience will also start at my home this Thursday 18th April at 7pm. You will be provided with my address on enrolling. A new venue for the agility and flyball classes is being discussed this week.
Posted Tuesday 9th April 2013: Training Latest! I have returned from a lovely Easter break in Dumfries & Galloway, which did suitably recharge my batteries. However the worries of losing the training venue and the hunt for another gave me some sleepless nights I can tell you.

I have put in an offer to buy a field, but this of course will take time. I am still awaiting a reply to my offer and then if it is accepted then I have to apply for change of use and then if that is successful then the ground will need preparing and fenced, but it will be worth it in the end to have a place I can call my own.
In the meantime I have continued to call various contacts given to me and emailed others, so far nothing has come up, I am still trying. I have had an offer to rent a field on Bawtry Rd, Doncaster, which we haven’t had the time nor the weather to go and view it again properly, my main concern when I first went to see it was that it has horses in and the ground is covered with manure and isn’t very level, so again this will require some preparation, I haven’t ruled it out and it could be an option.
In the meantime I have decided to run the puppy classes and Good dog obedience at my home. The back garden is of fair size to do obedience and the back of my house leads on to tracks and fields. There is room for a couple of cars on my drive; the rest can park up the track next to my house on the grass verge. I plan to start these next week at the usual training times Puppies - Wed 17th April 10.30am and Saturday 20th April 10.30am.
Good dog Obedience Thursday 7pm. The GDO always pay on a weekly basis and I am following suit for the rest of the classes for the foreseeable future. I know that the priority for most with puppies is for the socialisation and I hope that this will tick the boxes.
I do apologise to the keen Agilityees for the delay, I just can’t fit a course in my back garden!
Hopefully something will come up soon and I thank everyone who has helped and is still helping to look for somewhere. Please don’t stop trying.
Please contact me privately for my address or if you have any news or you need anymore information.
Posted Saturday 23rd Mar 2013: Training Latest! Sadly and very disappointingly, I have decided to cancel today’s puppy walk and agility classes. There is a few centimeters of snow along with a strong bitterly cold wind. I was hoping we could at least have made the most of the last training day at this venue. The dogs will love playing in the snow, but not safe to do agility. Keep safe and warm and as soon as I have news of a new venue, I will let you all know. Thank you everyone for your kind help and support. See you soon x
Posted Saturday 18th Mar 2013: Training Latest! For the last puppy classes this week at this venue on Wednesday & Saturday, we will be going for a puppy walk to Rush Furlong Nature Reserve. The walk will take about one hour. Please make sure you wear suitable footwear for wet ground and clothing, as the weather is not going to stop us. Please also arrive at 10.15, so we can start promptly. There will be an opportunity to let them off lead, but this is not compulsory and entirely your choice.

Posted 11th March 2013; I am not taking anymore on for my classes until after Easter as I have sadly lost my present venue. I am actively looking for a new one as I write this and hopefully it will not be too long before classes can continue... If you wish to go on my waiting list please contact me and I will email you. Alternatively please watch this space, look on my facebook Page. So sorry for any inconvenience and disappointment.

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Posted Saturday 9th Mar 2013: Training Latest! How life can change in a wink. Upsetting news today. The new family who own my training premises, who are only two weeks into owning it have had complaints from the neighbours about my dog training. I have been there just over 3 years. I have to leave by Easter. So the last training day will be Saturday 23rd March. I am completely devastated but will be pulling out all the stops to find a new training ground. I am still looking to buy my own field. So please bear with me. Payment over the next two weeks to be paid weekly and I will reimburse clients if they have any payments outstanding. I thought everything was ok up to this morning. The reasons given are Dogs barking and traffic......apparently, it has been ok since November 2010..The new family are very upset, they wanted me to stay but you can see it from their point of view, they don't want disputes to interfere with their plans. I am there a maximum of 10 hours a week and not late at night, dogs sometimes bark when they are excited...normal. There are dogs in the immediate area that bark constantly most of the week...but because I do dog training I will probably get blamed for them too.

Posted Monday 4th Mar 2013: Training Latest! How encouraging the weather has been lately, making outdoor training a pleasure. Due to demand I have added an extra Beginners Agility & Flyball class, starting this Thursday 7th March at 12pm. Due to the improvement works with the new owners, the existing toilet facilities are temporarily closed. However do not worry, I have just ordered a toilet tent and toilet, which should arrive before classes this week. Also for safety please keep within the training area and carpark. Thank you for your patience.

Posted Sunday 24th Feb 2013: Training Latest! Wednesday evening agility will resume this Wednesday 27th Feb 2013 at 6.30. It will be in the new barn, which is bigger and the lighting is a little better. But of course still open to the elements, so please dress warmly. We will be back outside as soon as it is light enough. The new owners are happy for us to stay, but did report finding some dog poo in the paddock next to the car park yesterday, PLEASE PICK UP AND DISPOSE OF IN THE BINS PROVIDED! This thoughtlessness could lose us this lovely venue.

Posted Monday 18th Feb 2013: Training Latest! At last, we moved into the new barn next to the training field yesterday. Work still in progress on the site over the next few months, with workmen coming and going, so please be patient. I have just renamed my pre-Agility class to just Puppy Class, the class content and aims remain the same. It became clear that people didn't understand that pre-Agility was predominantly a puppy and adolescent dog training class with just a little bit of agility. So hopefully changing the name will make it more straight forward. I knew what I meant.

Posted Thursday 14th Feb 2013: Training Latest! Sorry, Fun Agility cancelled this morning! Hopefully I have managed to ring everyone. The ground is saturated and snow still around. Normally we would set up in the barn, but they still haven't been sorted as yet. I shall be catching up on my paperwork. Have a good day and see you all next week...weather permitting.

Posted Wednesday 13th Feb 2013: Training Latest! Good Dog Obedience is cancelled tomorrow...due to Valentines Day... Agility in the morning may be cancelled if the snow doesn't clear. All have been informed by text. The weather is supposed to be turning warmer for the weekend.

Posted Monday 28th January 2013: Training Latest! The training facility is being bought by the next door neighbour and the contracts should be exchanged this week. They want SIT Dog Training to continue there and are very enthusiastic and accommodating. I will be having a differant and better barn with good lighting and also the use of the shelter next to the original field, which has been made bigger as they have moved the fence line, all still in progress this week, the paint on the agility equipment is dry. At writing I see no reason that classes cannot start this Saturday....please bare with me being a little upside down for the next few weeks....

2012

Posted Thursday 22nd November 2012; Last class training day will be Saturday 8th December 2012, then closed until Saturday 2nd February 2013, weather permitting.

Posted Thursday 7th June 2012; New class starting on Thursday 21st June at 7pm - 8.30pm, Good Dog Obedience.
Posted Tuesday 8th May 2012; Due to the evening light increasing Wednesday Fun Agility will now start at a later time of 6.30pm, hopefully giving everyone more time to get here.

Posted Sunday 6th May; Training is well under way outside and so far we have been lucky with the weather. We have been graced with a wonderful canine photographer David, who has taken some lovely photos of my Agility clients. Please take a look at his gallery

Coalcroft Photography

Posted Wednesday 4th April 2102, Sorry Guys! due to the horrible weather conditions here in Haxey, I have decided to cancel the classes today. Keep warm, dry and safe...Happy Easter.
Posted Friday 23rd March 2012, Theclocks go forward this weekend, at last, Wednesday evening training will be outside. Easter Training! Notes for your diary! No Classes on Thursday 5th April, Saturday 7th April (Easter Sat) My glamorous assistant will be running classes for the following week, unfortunately she can't do Wednesday evening, 10th April, and so this will have to be cancelled too. New green fencing has arrived for the Flyball run! Can't wait to get it outside! More videos for you to watch on my YouTube.
Posted Sunday 4th March 2012, Hurrah! the lights in the barn are now mended, it was the pesky mice who caused the damage! Training will resume this Wednesday 7th March at 6pm.
Posted Wednesday 22nd February 2012, Unfortunately the lights are still not working in the barn and so Wednesday training will be postponed until further notice. Until either they are mended or the light nights draw out. You are very welcome to come to one of the other sessions in the meantime if you can make it.
Posted Tuesday 14th February 2012, The snow has all gone. Unfortunately it seems to have scuppered the lighting in the barn and so training on Wednesday evening will have to be postponed until we can find the fault. All other training is as normal.
Posted Friday 10th February 2012, Training is on tomorrow. Restricted to the barn. Still very cold, so please dress up warmly. Take care on the roads, could be icy.
Posted Wednesday 7th February 2012, We managed to run pre-agility this morning but were very limited to obedience on the spot with no agility, as the barn had large patches of ice. The field is still full of snow and the contact equipment is covered in hard frozen ice. And so unless we have a sudden heatwave, I have decided to cancel training tonight and tomorrow and will assess the situation on Friday to see if Saturday training is an option. Apologies for any inconvenience. Keep warm and safe.
Posted Monday 6th February 2012, The snow well and truly landed, timing it well as we finished last Saturday's classes. I may cancel classes this week if the snow lingers. It is very snowy here in Haxey and the fog is getting thicker today. Not so much a problem as we can train in the barn, but all the water pipes are frozen, including the toilet. First classes are on Wednesday, so I will wait until then to make a decision.....Watch this space and contact me if you are not sure.
Posted Monday 30th January 2012, Well here we are, I recently became one year older and glad to be back in full swing with training. It has been a little cold, but we have been blessed so far wth warm sunshine, that's it! probably jinxed it now. I am enjoying monthly heelwork to music classes at my colleague Angela White's training centre with my dog Malic, check it out, she has some brilliant courses and seminars. IABTC. Congratulations to Bridie, she has graduated from Pre-Agility into Beginners. Also congratulations to Pepper & Lucy, both graduated from beginners to Fun Agility.
Posted Saturday 31st December 2011, New Years Eve, I hope that you are suitably refreshed so far after a lovely Christmas and looking forward to the New Year. In the pipeline is a new obedience class, aimed at the companion dog...this will include good manners, walking on a loose lead, retrieve and recall and much more and so watch this space! Sue will be very interested to hear from you if this is something you would like to do with your dog. sue@sitdogtraining.co.uk
Posted Friday 11th Nov 2011, Flyball box and jumps have arrived! At present I don’t plan to have a separate class for this, it will be integrated into the existing fun Agility classes to do Flyagility!
So get your dogs mad about retrieving tennis balls!
 

2011

3rd November 2011

Urgent! Dog has died from poisoning in Rossington

If you walk your dog or know of anyone that does, on the recreation area commonly known as the duck pond, near Brodsworth Way, please avoid for the time being. Or keep your dog on a lead.

This has been reported to the Police.

Google Map of location

Keep Safe

Posted Wed 27th July 2011, Sad news! We had to have our dog Cleo PTS while on holiday in Cornwall. She was twelve. We discovered that she was riddled with cancer after suddenly becoming very sick, she hid this from us very well and was chasing rabbits, doing agilty and pleasing us with her tricks right up tp the last week. She was huge help demonstrating her skills at class and will be sorely missed by all. Thank you for all that you have taught me, my wonderful girl. Sweet dreams xxxxx

I lost a treasured friend today
The little dog who used to lay
Her gentle head upon my knee
And share her silent thoughts with me.
She'll come no longer to my call,
...Retrieve no more her favorite ball
A voice far greater than my own
Has called her to His golden throne.
And though my eyes are filled with tears,
I thank Him for the happy years
He let her spend down here with me,
And for her love and loyalty
xxxx

Special Appeal by The Mayflower Sanctuary

" Help us to get Pip moving"

Special Appeal

2010

Hi Everyone,

The end of August is already upon us and most will have had their holidays and the children will be preparing for their return to school.

For Sit Dog training, it has been a very busy but exciting year. My Fun Agility classes are well on their way and everyone is thoroughly enjoying them, and we do have fun. We have been extremely lucky with good weather sice starting the classes in April, until the last couple of weeks when we have had to don our rainwear.

Plans in the pipeline; I hope to start Pre-agility Puppy and Adolescent classes on Saturday 18th September 2010, Please pass this information on to anyone you know who may be planning a new addition to their family or wish to bring there young doggies along for some formal and fun training and socialisation. More information to be found on my agility pages; http://www.sitdogtraining.co.uk/Agility.htm

Lots have shown an interest in learning Flyball and so I will be investing in some Flyball equipment in the near future.

In July I am extremely proud to announce that I was accepted as A Master Trainer with the Guild of Dog Trainers
I love their motto…Lead by example. Teach that you may learn.

Sometimes I am asked to help a client re-home their dog. Earlier this year I successfully helped Lucy to find a forever loving home and now we need your help to find a home for Badger.
http://www.sitdogtraining.co.uk/news.htm Please forward this email to anyone you think may be able to offer Badger a forever loving home.

Don’t forget that I am always happy to give advice and really enjoy hearing from clients old and new.
I could do with some more recent testimonials for my website. ?

A huge thank you to every one for your support and encouragement and for the many organizations, vets, friends, family and clients who have promoted my services, word of mouth is a wonderful compliment.

Take care and happy training.

Kindest Regards

Sue Fryer 30th August 2010

Please help to re-home Badger

Badger is 6yrs old and we got him from a litter on a farm near Sheffield. He is fit and healthy, up to date with boosters and has had no medical problems.

The trouble is that we have moved house in the last year and we now live in a farmhouse that has no back door and the entrance door is open and shut all day long. Badger feels that it is his responsibility to guard the courtyard outside. If anyone comes to the gate, he dashes out to bark them away and has recently 'nipped' the back of the legs of two seperate people who have entered the yard. We have since learnt that this is a Collie trait and is what they do with sheep, but we are on edge all the time worried about relatives, friends and tradespeople visiting us, particularly as the gate is also a shared access.

On top of this my wife has recently changed to work full time and so has less time to excercise, play with and watch Badger and we are told Collies are very intellegent and need a lot of stimulation.

In hindsight I think we have probably let Badger down by not being sufficiently in command of him and he would have benefitted from more socialising with other people and dogs at an early stage.

He does also tend to bark at and lunge towards other dogs that he is scared of. This does not happen very often when I walk him, but when my wife and children walk him I think he feels he has to protect them against other dogs by barking first.

I hope I haven't panted too harsh a picture of what is a very loving, beautiful dog, but if possible we want him to be taken on by the right people or person who knows how to handle him correctly.

I would be grateful if you could circulate this information on our behalf in the hope that someone will want to come and see him.

Thank you very much,

Anthony

If you can give Badger the home and attention that he needs please contact Sue in the first instance and she will forward your details to Anthony. posted 30th August 2010

Sue is extremely proud to announce that she has been accepted as a member of the Guild of Dog Trainers as Master Dog Trainer.

Message from one of my clients on March 29th 2010.

Another poisoning case!

Client: Reason i am emailing is a dog, a 6 month old springer puppy, has died. he was regularly walked on the footpath along the river Don from Balby/Hexthorpe towards Sprotbrough and his owner suspects he has come into contact with something around the horseshoe tunnel and bridge leading up to the transpenine trail walk. (not sure if you are familiar with area)
It has been confirmed it was poisoning, not from a plant or anything that would be normally be found along the path. The transpenine trail walk is very popular,as it goes through balby,warmsworth, cusworth and sprotbrough etc. His owners are absolutely devasted and know of 3 other dogs who are walked up there who have been ill, but are now ok.

my reply: Did you speak to the owner of this dog first hand? Who have they reported this too? I can put this information on my website, but need to make sure the info is correct.

Client: yes i have spoken to the owner, the land is the river authority, not dmbc he said he was reporting it but i don't know if he did as i have not seen him since, it happened around the 19th March

If anyone is at all worried then please contact your vet or the River Authority.

Cross posted 8th April 2010

WARNING FOR ALL DOG OWNERS - RE CHILDRENS TOYS FOR DOGS

Last night at agility class, a vet, who is a fellow agility student was telling us about a case she had this week. The dog ate a child's teddy bear and was very sick. When she opened the dog up to remove what she thought was an intesti...nal obstruction she found a huge gelatin type mess inside and the dogs intestines were black and the tissue dead. The dog will die no surgery can fix him up there was no living intestine left from stomach to colon.

This was not an obstruction .... so she called the manufacturer of the Teddy Bear on a quest to find out what the gel was and what killed the dog. Turns out the stuffing in children's toys contains ingredients for flame retardants and mite control! It is designed to be come a gel. It is highly toxic. Now you would think a child's toy would be safe because it is for children, but they don't expect a child to eat the stuffing of the toys... huummmm that seems a bit scary too. But we all know dogs demolish stuffed toys.

So do not give or buy your dog any children's stuffed animals... some people get them at goodwill etc. The vet will be posting a warning and story and I will send any other facts as needed and as I learn more. Maybe some children's toys do not have this ingredient, but better to be safe then sorry. So meanwhile, make sure all your dog toys are for dogs.

Please pass this on... it is a horrible death she described and one that can be avoided.

Open Day Sunday March 21st 2010, Photo Gallery

Sue would like to express a huge thank you to everyone that attended. The sun shone down on us which was a blessing as the heavy rain the day before made the ground a little muddy. Thank goodness Billy's 'A' team were there to tow vehicles out of the mud. I lost count of how many lovely people and their dogs were there, a rough count about 40+, I should have made a list. A big thank you to the support of Adrian & Jane Wilkinson from Trophy Pet Foods. Also the Scunthorpe Gazette for advertising the Open Day, although they didn't turn up on the day as promised to do a feature, and I was wearing my makeup especially too. Thank you to Billy & Dawn for allowing me to use their wonderful venue at Clampit Creek. Last but not least for the support and hard labour that my Hubby John has put in over the weeks, helping me to put up stock fencing etc. just waiting for the gate now John! My dogs Malic & Cleo who are both new to Agility were exhausted and slept well, as did we. Posted 22nd March 2010

10th March 2010 email from client

Lost Dog, Woodlands, Doncaster, South Yorkshire

My aunty has lost her dog in Woodlands he escaped from the garden on Sunday 7th March, she rescued him from hampole kennels only a couple of weeks ago, they called him Oscar but don't know what he was called prior to this, he is a cross and looks like a big border terrier but black with a white chest he is about 6 months old.

she has put posters up etc, and rang the dog warden and kennels but hasn't had any luck
just wondered if you could help or knew of a dog walker in the area that she could contact?

Please email Sue if found.

Mr Spittlehouse the vet at Bessacarr has asked to spread the warning that there is an unidentified infection going around at the moment which has apparently already claimed the lives of a couple of dogs, the common denominator is that these dogs are walked in Sandall Beat Woods and Cantley Park in Doncaster.
If you regularly walk your dogs in these areas then please try to avoid them for the time being. If you suspect that your dog is unwell then please check with your vet. If you have any information relating to this then please email sue@sitdogtraining.co.uk

posted 25th February 2010

One of my clients has checked with Mr Spittlehouse and the infection takes the form of Gastro Enteritis, sickness and Diarrhoea and as long as your dog is up to date with injections, should not be at risk.

posted 26th February 2010

At the moment we believe the source of it is coming from contaminated water where some building work has taken place over it in the last two months..........The ditch that separates the beat and cantley golf course which leads down pass crowther wood is quite possibly the main culprit.

Environmental health and the Council does know about it and my advice is to keep your dogs and other animals well away from the area until we find out what's causing it and until we know that the area is safe.

Cross Posted this information from dog owner on facebook 28th February 2010

I had a call from a very nice Man at Environmental Health today, in response to my call on the 25th February. The investigation is still on going, and it is a thorough one too, the water has been tested and nothing has been found up to press. He has also contacted all the local vets and there have been no more cases reported and he confirmed that it was just one dog that had died. So please just continue to be vigilant and take care.

posted 2nd March 2010

2009

Welcome Malic. Aug 2009

I have just become the proud owner of Malic. He is a three year old Spanish Catalan Sheepdog. He is a very gentle character who needs to build his confidence with people but is like a rock with dogs and so he will play a very important roll as teaching dog along with Cleo.

Paddy d'Espinavessa (Malic)

LOST

LUCY

Border Terrier Bitch, Black & Tan

Black body, tan legs and face. Wearing soft black collar.

Disappeared chasing a rabbit between Skelbrooke, Robin Hood’s Well and Five Lane Ends beside the A1 north of Doncaster approx. 9 pm Tuesday evening 10th March 2009

She’s neutered and chipped

URGENT: She has epilepsy and needs her pills to control her fits

£250 REWARD FOR SAFE RETURN

Tel: 01302 337084: 07941 413822: 07760 110577

2008

Is your Dog Tagged & Chipped?

An Incident I had on Monday 9th June 2008, while spending time with my girls and clients two Jack Russell pups in their back garden after returning from our social walk, a stray dog turned up at the gate, a huge english Bull Mastiff.....Duke 1 1/2 yrs.
He was a huge slobbering teddy bear.

Duke's tale had a happy ending!
After a couple of hours we found his owner..

The important moral to this story, Duke didn't have a disc on his collar, he was micro-chipped.
But a couple of hours was spent on a hot day by alot of helpful people including the dog warden.
I also was approached later in the week while walking my dogs, someone who had lost their beautiful pedigree dog, this time no collar, tag or chipped!

The Control of Dogs Order 1992 requires that any dog in a public place must wear a collar tag with the name and address of the owner written on it. Your telephone number is optional. Even if the dog is micro chipped! which is also a wise thing to have done.

Had Duke been wearing a tag, we would have been able to contact his owner immediatley.

Engraved tags are the best, these can be bought at most cobblers, pet shops and the internet. for just a few pounds.
Don't forget to have one made when away on holiday too.

Not only is there a risk of dogs straying, escaping and just getting disorientated and lost, dog theft is also big business.
http://www.doglost.co.uk/page.aspx?pg=72

Please Tag & Chip, keep your dog safe!

Goodbye Lady

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Sadly we lost our Lady, on Easter Monday 2008, she died unexpectedly and suddenly while we were away in our caravan. She was just beginning her twelfth year.
She was very special to us and many people, having appeared on stage in 2005 as Sandy in Annie and has enjoyed competing in Flyball and generally looking after everyone, she was often mistaken for Pippin the famous TV dog, and she new it!

I had just started to teach her heelwork to music and she was loving it. Could jump back, weave in and out of my legs, roll over, high five, low five, wave and run along with her front paws on my bottom.


She hadn't been really ill, but was a little under the weather, we put this down to her age and she was slowing up. I had planned to take her to the vets that week to get her checked over, but sadly it was too late. We miss her terribly, she was always close by and if she could have been in my pocket she would have.

Who is going to fetch my slippers now, bring the post, after barking at the postman, who will tell us there is someone at the door?

It is some comfort to know that we were with her at the end and she didn't suffer for long. Lady deserved that.

Goodbye our Lady, we miss you.

Sue, John, Milly & Cleo

28th March 2008
Lady

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Sue talking to Trax fm presenter Nick Hancock about his dog weeing on his new carpet.

10th March 2008

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