Category Archives: obedience

Obedience: Car Park Security

We have some concerns about the security of cars in the car park of the Roecroft Centre. Can we request that you park against the wall nearest the church where possible and not by the wall next to the street.

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Obedience: Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme Tests

29th November

Bronze, Silver and Gold tests. The Club is subsidising the hall hire fees for the night, so there will be no fees to pay.

No normal training for those not taking the tests.

Paperwork

Please make sure that you have been given the following paperwork:

  • Description of Exercises (including Responsibility and Care) for the relevant level.
  • Canine Code

Tell the Instructor if you are missing any paperwork.

Equipment

  • Bronze: Please bring grooming equipment.
  • Silver: Please bring a toy for your dog.
  • Gold: Please bring a mat or bed and a long lead or crate for relaxed isolation.

All need to bring poo bags and treats (treats are not to be carried in the hand or fed during test exercises).

Ensure the dog is wearing a collar with an ID tag or plate – this is required by law even if your lead is attached to a headcollar or harness. The dog’s collar, lead, harness or headcollar must be checked for comfort and safety and be appropriate for the dog under test.

Identification

Dogs will have their microchips scanned on the test night. Handlers taking the Bronze test will scan their own dogs, while the Examiner will scan the dogs taking the Silver and Gold tests. To use the scanner: Press the on/off button on the rear of the scanner; “Scanning…” is displayed on the screen on the front of the scanner. Run the scanner over the back of your dog’s neck and shoulders in a zigzag motion. When the microchip is detected, the scanner will bleep and display the microchip number.

By law, the minimum requirements for information on an ID disc or plate are surname of owner, house name/number, street name and postcode. As clarified by the Good Citizen Scheme, it is not acceptable just to have house number and postcode.

Dog identification in the UK

If you have any questions about the test, please email training@letchworthdtc.org.uk

 

Obedience: Move to the New Venue

Wednesday 15th February

We will be moving to The Roecroft Centre, Church Road, Stotfold, SG5 4NE from the above date. Regular training will be on Wednesday evenings at the same class times as currently.

If you have pre-paid weeks, these will continue at our new venue. If you cannot make Wednesdays and have pre-paid weeks remaining, please email: webmaster@letchworthdtc.org.uk

Directions

From A1(M): Exit at junction 10, signposted Stotfold, Shefford A507. At the motorway roundabout take the first exit A507 towards Stotfold. At the next roundabout turn right, the fourth exit – Norton Road, to Stotfold. At the mini-roundabout turn left on to Baldock Road/High Street. Turn right into Church Road, signposted St Mary’s. The Roecroft Centre is on the right before the left-hand bend.

From Letchworth GC town centre: Follow Norton Way North over the two mini-roundabouts. At the next single mini-roundabout turn right, the third exit, on to Norton Road.  Follow Norton Road for 2 miles until you come to the A507 roundabout. Take the third exit – Norton Road, to Stotfold. At the mini-roundabout turn left on to Baldock Road/High Street. Turn right into Church Road, signposted St Mary’s. The Roecroft Centre is on the right before the left-hand bend.

From Hitchin, Cambridge Road: Turn left at the roundabout on to Stotfold Road. Follow Stotfold Road/Wilbury Hills Road for 2 miles. At the mini-roundabouts; go straight on 2nd exit over the first; and take the 1st exit of the second on to Stotfold Road. Follow Stotfold Road over the next roundabout, signposted (A507) on to Hitchin Road. At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit on to Hitchin Road. At the A507 roundabout take the 2nd exit into Stotfold. At the mini-roundabout go straight on. At the traffic lights go straight on, Regent Street. Take the first right on to Church Road. The Roecroft Centre is the first building after the right-hand bend.

 

Snow and Ice

In case of snow and ice this winter, please check your email for news of any training cancellations. We will also inform you of training cancellations via our Facebook page.

Agility

If you have pre-paid for training in a block, you will be given a week’s credit for the next block in the event of a training cancellation.

Obedience

If you have pre-paid lessons, you will not lose a week. If training is going ahead and there is snow or ice, please do not attempt to use the driveway next to the village hall. It is very slippery in these conditions. Park in the layby opposite the George and Dragon pub or in one of the pub car parks across the road.


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