Thank you letter from Luna Animal Rescue

Luna Animal rescue would like to say Thank you for the very kind donation we received at your AGM. We were overwhelmed at the support we have received from Letchworth Dog Training Club in the past year.

We have decided as a charity that the funds you raised will be spent on one of our rescue dogs – Mia. Mia was abandoned in a pound in 2016 and was rescued by Luna. After a short while it became apparent that Mia was suffering from some established fear based aggression. Mia has been working on a one to one basis with a behaviourist to begin resolving her issues. Mia is still a way off being able to be rehomed, but with the funding you have provided we hope that we will achieve this soon.

Many Thanks once again from everyone at Luna Animal Rescue for your support.

Natalie Howe

Founder – Luna Animal Rescue

Agility: Training Day with Rhoda Burdett

Saturday 18th March

Agility Course Walking training day with guest trainer, Rhoda Burdett. Cost £15.00 per session, payable on the day.

Group 1 – 9.00am – 11.00am
Debbie & Loki
James & Filo
Julie & Tyke
Linsey & Penny

Group 2 – 11.30am – 1.30pm
David & Meg
James & Bryn
Kim & Bella
Lorraine & Shep
Mary & Ella

Group 3 – 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Denise & Mabel
Lisa & Kippeun
Owen & Meme
Sandra & Lexy
Steve & Noodles
Trudi & Filo

 

Agility: Competing

Registering your dog for KC competitions

In order to compete at a Kennel Club agility show, your dog must be registered with the Kennel Club; either on the Breed Register if your dog is a pedigree dog, or the Activity Register if it is a crossbreed or a non-pedigree dog.

To register your dog on the Activity Register, print out and complete Form 5 (link below). The registration fee is £15. The Kennel Club will send you an Activity Registration Certificate – this will include your chosen KC Name for your dog and the dog’s KC number.

Form 5 – Registration of a Dog on the Activity Register

Measuring

Dogs competing at Small and Medium heights must be measured prior to competing. Measuring sessions take place at most shows. You will need:

  • an Agility Record Book (price £1.50) – these are available at measuring sessions and can also be ordered from The Kennel Club Shop
  • a note of your dog’s KC name, KC number and microchip number (actual registration document is not necessary)
  • the measuring fee of £4

Dogs must be at least 15 months of age to be measured. If you compete at Large height it is not necessary to have the dog measured.

The heights are:
Large: 650mm height hurdles for dogs measuring over 430mm at the withers. Lower Height Option (LHO) of 550mm height hurdles.
Medium: 450mm height hurdles for dogs measuring over 350mm and measuring 430mm or under at the withers. LHO of 350mm height hurdles.
Small: 350mm height hurdles for dogs measuring 350mm or under at the withers. LHO of 250mm height hurdles.

Agility: Ring Party for Spring at Shuttleworth

Saturday 8th April

Letchworth DTC are providing ring party for Spring at Shuttleworth (Linsey is judging). You will only need to help for a couple of hours if we all chip in.

We will be on Ring 4.

This is a great opportunity to help your club even if you or your dog are not ready to compete. Don’t worry if you’ve never been to a show before, other experienced members will show you what to do.


Schedule
Entry Form

 

Agility: Training Day with Rhoda Burdett

Saturday 18th February

Agility Course Walking training day with guest trainer, Rhoda Burdett. Cost £15.00 per session, payable on the day.

Group 1 – 9.00am – 11.00am
Denise & Mabel
Jean & Indi
Lorraine & Shep
Sandra & Lexy
Sharon & Fly
Steve & Noodle

Group 2 – 11.30am – 1.30pm
Caroline & Betsy
Debbie & Loki
Julie & Tyke
Linsey & Penny
Lisa & Kipp
Owen & Meme

Group 3 – 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Caroline & Cherry
Debbie & Alice
Fiona & Tia
Julie & Alfie
Karen & Brodie
Liz & Teal
Sandra & Bond

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.

 

Annual General Meeting

7.30pm Monday 13th February 2017
Bird in Hand Pub, Bedford Road, Lower Stondon, Henlow, SG16 6DZ

Please see the letter below.

You must be a fully paid up member to vote at the AGM and have attended at least eight training sessions within the past year.

Items for the Agenda

If you would like a matter included in the AGM Agenda, please send it to the Secretary in writing, not later than 14 days prior to the AGM.

Nomination to the Committee

There are four positions vacant on the Committee along with the position of Treasurer. Four of those are standing for re-election.

If you would be interested in being more actively involved in the club, one way is to join the Committee. The Committee holds meetings approximately five times a year and its members are involved in making decisions to promote and improve the Club. There is a mixture of Agility and Obedience members of the Committee.

To be nominated for a position on the Committee you must have been a member of the club for at least one year and have attended training sessions (whether obedience or agility) on a regular basis throughout the year.

If you would like to be nominated for a position on the Committee, please fill in a Nomination form (below), proposed and seconded, including the signature of the person proposed. Forms can be sent to the Club Secretary at the address at the top of the letter not later than 14 days prior to the AGM.


2017 AGM Letter

2017 Nomination Form