8th May - Well here we are working our way through Boris's
road map, back to training in the last two weeks. Such a
relief to be out in the field with all our lovely agility
clients. We had been blessed with fine weather until today
when we had to cancel due to a very wet day. The forecast
for the next week is looking very positive. Our group training
is at it's quota and so we are not taking any new clients
at the moment. Onwards & Upwards.
January. Well the awful pandemic is still with us and with
a vengeance. The 2nd strain is swiftly beating a path through
our world. I have personally been extremely strict with the
rules and other than walking the dog once a day and shopping
we have stayed at home. Days are filled with housework which
is always there, reading, watching netflix etc. Playing music
and catching up with family on video chat. All home visits
and 121 training is suspended for now, however I do offer
telephone and video chat advice and training for all those
struggling with their puppies. Please
see more I am hoping that we can get back to our field
for group agility training in the spring. In the meantime
please take care and safe and thank our canine companions
for keeping us safe and sane. xx Sue
December. Where has the year gone. We managed 3 months of
training in our field and due to the second lockdown we made
the decision to close prematurely for the winter. We tried
to get to the end of November but didn't manage it. Last year
we stopped early because of floods. However our priority is
to keep our lovely clients safe and well and we look forward
to seeing you in the spring. Hopefully.On top of the grim
covid news we sadly said goodbye to our lovely catalan sheepdog
Malic on the 5th December. He was 14years & 9 months,
a grand age. A week before our lovely client GSD Freya also
went over rainbow bridge. Hopefully they will be keeping each
other company in doggy heaven.
October. Covid-19 Update.South
Yorkshire is set to enter Tier Three regulations from 12.01am
Saturday 24th Oct.
SIT Dog Training is in Tier Two.
At this point in time, we intend to stay open as we are currently
allowed to in line with the Government's Tier Two Guidelines.
We have put a huge amount of work into making a visit to SDT
as safe as possible.
As the situation is ever changing, we will ensure that we
remain compliant with the regulations set out by the Government.
Please check on our website or Facebook page, or contact us
if necessary to ensure we are still open before your visit.
We would also ask that you check the rules regarding travel
in your area before making your journey to SDT.Keep Safe!
July Already. Covid-19 Update - We have now been given the
go ahead to return to our training field and will be returning
to agility group training on Thursday 16th July. Initially
we will not be taking any new clients on. Existing Clients
have been notified by email & social media. We are still
tentative how it will go like most. It has been a long break.
Take care and keep safe.
June - Although the dog training industry is now allowed to
carry out restricted 121 and group training outside, I am
still awaiting the decision of the venue trustee's to bring
their land out of lock down. This is frustrating for those
that are eager to return to training. however I am personally
still very tentative to rush things. Numbers of covid 19 deaths
are still rising and as I am the only trainer for the time
being and getting on a bit, I have to consider mine and my
hubby's safety and health, as well as my clients. So please
be patient. Take care & keep aware.
May - We are still closed for group training. However due
to recent guidance from the CFSG we maybe starting one to
one training at our field in June. This will depend on our
field becoming available from lock down and the interest of
clients. Only available to existing clients and those already
registered before we had lock down. Watch this space and Stay
March - New Video Chat/telephone advice service for new puppy
owners. See more23rd
March - COVID -19: SIT Dog Training supports staying at home
and so there will be no group or 121 training for the foreseeable
future. Following the latest government guidelines, this was
not a difficult decision but very disappointing as we were
looking forward to starting training and welcoming new and
old clients. Look at the weather too. Please take care and
keep safe and well.
October: Rain stopped play.13th
October: Charity Agility Show in memory of John Holmes
lindsey Lodge Hospice.27th August: Agility
sessions have been updated. Change of times, names
and group criteria. Please view http://www.sitdogtraining.co.uk/Agility.htm26
to the MCC Summer camp there will be no training on
the 20th, 25th & 27th July, 1st & 3rd August.26th
March: We have a new venue. Training begins there
on the 4th May. 19th Feb: Please note that
due to a pending change of venue we are not taking
any new clients for the time being. Training at Epworth
will continue until the end of March.2nd
Feb - Start of training was cancelled due to snow.
I will inform groups if training is on on a daily/weekly
basis. Please keep an eye on your texts, emails and
for any updates. You can also text me before 9.30am
on the morning of training to check before travelling.
Jan - We are starting back training on Saturday 2nd
February, weather permitting. Please keep an eye on
your texts, emails and facebook
for any updates.
October - We are not taking anymore class clients
in 2018 as we will be closing for a winter break at
the end of November, beginning of December. Starting
back in March 2019.
Agility is now at the new time of 10.3015th
& 16th September we will be running Have A Go
Agility at the Lurcher Link rescue dog show held at
Epworth Showground. Due to this our normal training
sessions on the Saturday have been cancelled. However
we are asking for our agility people to help us over
that weekend and you can come along and enjoy the
show each day. Poster
are closed for a summer break from the 24th August
until the 4th September.5th
Evening Agility has now moved to Thursday evenings
at 6.30.No training on Saturday 25th August due to
preperations for Epworth
- We are hoping to run training this Saturday 28th
July.Please note the new times.09.30 - Puppys10.30
- Pre-Agility11.30 - AgilityThe weather forcast is
looking cooler but still suject to last minute cancellations
so please keep an eye on your messages.
- The move is now complete, it has been hard, so much
stuff and trying to move on some of the hottest days.
Frustrating now too as the extreme heat has meant
we have had to cancel all training this week. However
all current clients will be kept informed by text,
email, facebook and on here.
the shelter is in place and just before it got dark
are on the move! Part
one of the semi- retirement plan. At the end of
July we will sadly be leaving Grove House Stables
after 5 years and moving to our new training ground.
1 1/2 acres on Epworth Showground DN9 1EA. So
please bear with us while we prepare. The sessions
we have now will continue for the immediate future
but changes are going to be made. All clients
attending at the moment will be kept informed.
We do hope you will be happy to move with us and
be part of exciting new journey. Please contact
Sue for more details.
- As part of my retirement plan, yes retirement,
scary. I am starting to make some gradual changes
to SIT Dog Training over this year. The plan is
to go back to the early days and run weekly agility
sessions which is my first love. And doing occasional
private lessons. My trainers Rachel and Christine
are more than happy to run the agility, which
will free up time for me to relax and enjoy my
time with Hubby, Grandchildren and numerous hobbies.
I would also like to spend more time pursueing
my training with my own dogs. It is really hard
as I have a lot of faithfull clients who don't
want me to stop. SDT has been a huge achievement
and huge part of my life since 2005. Please Watch
- Busy with the GDPR - new data law. Everyone
of my clients & associates have been asked
to opt in. This has created alot of work and so
please bare with me.
have been made to the times of the 1pm Scentwork
please see more
will be going to Crufts. You will find her on
the ScentworkUK stand on Friday afternoon. Hall
1/83 and on Saturday & Sunday on The Guild
of Dog Trainers Stand, Hall 5/146. Classes will
run as usual with Rachel & Team
Due to the persistant Rainfall recently the Training field
is unsuitable for use and so all training will be held
indoors until further notice.
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
Saturday Agility New Start Time from 15th October - 1pmImportant
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 2HH27/09
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
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.
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!
are prey animals and likely to take flight at the slightest
We have to work together to make sure that our relationship
with Grove House remains a happy one.
venues are extremely hard to come by and we would like
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
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.
very settled now at GHS, new signs installed at the main
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.
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
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
New Year, I hope that you all had a great christmas and
didn't overdo the socialising.
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-
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
in the pipeline for 2014 are some fun agility competitions
and hopefully some more workshops.
17th Dec 2013
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.
Closing. The last classes will be on Saturday 21st
December Starting back on Wednesday 8th January 2014.
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.
we wish everyone a great Christmas and a happy and Healthy
27th Nov 2013
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
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
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.
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.
will be celebrating Christmas at each of the last class
sessions with a few mince pies and games.
Closing. The last class will be on Saturday 21st
December Starting back on Wednesday 8th January 2014.
and her team and all at Grove House wish you all a
Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.
8th Oct 2013 Hi Everyone,
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.
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
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
27th Sep 2013 - Show Schedule
ready for the Fun Dog Show on the 6th October 2013.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
have seen some lovely new Clients starting classes, four
new puppies starting class in the morning...I love the
exciting! Our move to Grove house Equestrian centre is
planned for this week, to start our regular classes on
Saturday 27th April 2013.
Friday 19th April
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
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.
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/
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
PostedTuesday 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.
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.
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.
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.
contact me privately for my address or if you have any
news or you need anymore information.
PostedSaturday 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
PostedSaturday 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.
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
PostedSaturday 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
PostedMonday 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
PostedSunday 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.
PostedMonday 18th Feb 2013: Training
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.
PostedThursday 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
PostedWednesday 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.
PostedMonday 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....
Thursday 22nd November 2012; Last
class training day will be Saturday 8th December 2012,
then closed until Saturday 2nd February 2013, weather
Thursday 7th June 2012; New
class starting on Thursday 21st June at 7pm - 8.30pm,
Good Dog Obedience.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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. email@example.com
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!
get your dogs mad about retrieving tennis balls!
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
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
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.
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.
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
have shown an interest in learning Flyball
and so I will be investing in some Flyball
equipment in the near future.
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.
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.
forward this email to anyone you think may be
able to offer Badger a forever loving home.
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. ?
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.
care and happy training.
Fryer 30th August 2010
is extremely proud to announce that she has been accepted
as a member of the Guild of Dog Trainers as Master Dog
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
Welcome Malic. Aug 2009
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)
your Dog Tagged & Chipped?
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.
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
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.
Please Tag & Chip, keep your dog safe!
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!
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.
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?
is some comfort to know that we were with her at the
end and she didn't suffer for long. Lady deserved that.
our Lady, we miss you.
John, Milly & Cleo
talking to Trax fm presenter Nick Hancock about his dog weeing on his