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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.

10th 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
15th 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.
22nd 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!

10th 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.
5th 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.
13th 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 Aware.
29th 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.




26th October: Rain stopped play.13th October: Charity Agility Show in memory of John Holmes for The lindsey Lodge Hospice.27th August: Agility sessions have been updated. Change of times, names and group criteria. Please view June: Due 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 facebook for any updates. You can also text me before 9.30am on the morning of training to check before travelling. 07879 22071515th 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.





24th 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.

Thursday 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 & Schedule

We are closed for a summer break from the 24th August until the 4th September.5th August -

Wednesday Evening Agility has now moved to Thursday evenings at 6.30.No training on Saturday 25th August due to preperations for Epworth Show.

26th July - 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.

23rd July - 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.

Finally the shelter is in place and just before it got dark


We 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.

June - 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 this space.

May - 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.

Changes have been made to the times of the 1pm Scentwork sessions, please see more

Crufts 8-11th March.

Sue 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


January Newsletter


December Newsletter

November Newsletter

April Newsletter

March Newsletter

January Class Newsletter



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 Newsletter10/10 Saturday Agility New Start Time from 15th October - 1pmImportant 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 2HH27/09 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.
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.

Raised at our dog show in June.

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



Sunday July 10th


Photograph Album

2nd July - Have A Go Charity Show Results

15th February

Gundog Training Day

Have A Go Charity Dog Show


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!



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

Click on Picture Below to watch the card.


1st December - Seasonal Class ClosuresLast 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,

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



March Newsletter


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


2014November 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 PhotosAugust Class Newsletter July 2014 Newsletter

Posted 12th June 2014

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



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 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.

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.

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


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
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.

Dovecote Cafe and Shop, Grove Wood Road, Misterton. DN10 4EF. Quality, home-made food.

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.

Watch video of a previous puppy walk.

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.

Facebook SIT Dog Training

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 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....



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.

YouTube! Latest video’s: Scooby, Freya & Judy Fun Agility, Kezzy being stubborn,

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.

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!


Latest video’s; Malic’s first go at flyball Pre-Agility class, doing agility.


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


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;

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. 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

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

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


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)


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.

Please Tag & Chip, keep your dog safe!

Goodbye Lady

Click to see More photo's of Lady

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


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

10th March 2008

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