Agility training resumes on 14th January. Please see the previous post (20/12/19) for the current class lists. This block is up until 7th April.
The training fee is £35.00 per dog for the block plus the annual membership fee detailed below.
The annual membership fee is £12.00 per adult handler and £6.00 per handler under 18. Please show an Instructor or a Committee member your dog’s vaccination certificate and also the vaccination certificates of any other dogs you bring to the training venue.
Membership renewal for 2020 can only be accepted on the completion of a 2020 Membership form, proof of ongoing vaccination and the full payment of the annual membership fee per handler. The annual membership fee must be paid before 31st January.
Below is a Membership Renewal form for 2020. The form can be filled in on your computer before printing. If the form does not display correctly in your browser, please press the ‘Open With Acrobat Viewer’ button at the top to open in a separate reader.
Paper copies of the Membership form will also be available from the club but completing a form in advance will save time at training.
The tick-box underneath the email address form field allows us to subscribe you to send you email updates about training cancellations and forthcoming events. Tick this by clicking on the box if you are filling in the form using your computer. You can leave this mailing list at any time.
We would like to encourage all members to do this, since it is the easiest way we have of informing members of training cancellations.
We collect emergency contact details and any medical conditions or allergies you think we should be aware of in the event of a medical emergency.
Filling in this section is optional.
The contact name, phone number and the details as given of any medical conditions or allergies will also be stored in an online database accessible by Instructors and Committee Members only.
Data Protection Policy
Page 2 of the membership form is our data protection policy. By signing the membership form, members consent to their details being stored as stated in the policy.
By signing your membership form, you agree to abide by our Club Rules. A copy is included below.
Code of Conduct
By signing your membership form, you agree to abide by our Code of Conduct. A copy is included below.
7.00pm 10th December
Buffet and games for you and your dog.
Please bring a raffle prize – the raffle is in aid of our 2019 charity, Canine Partners
There will be a collection box at our party for our charity in lieu of giving Christmas cards, if you would like to do this.
This will be the last week of this term.
We raised £760.65 for our charity Canine Partners at the Match on Sunday. Thanks to all those who supported the Match and the raffle.
We are aware of an outbreak of the Kennel Cough virus in the Wellingborough area, which may affect those who attended the Inter Club Match at the weekend. At this time we are not aware of any case of Kennel Cough in a dog that attended the Match.
Keep a look out for the following general symptoms of Kennel Cough:
- A harsh cough – which will often result in a dog fetching up a frothy discharge after coughing
- Runny eyes
- General lethargy
Whilst some dogs will suffer the full symptoms, many others may only cough once – or not at all – these dogs will still carry the virus. If you suspect that your dog may have Kennel Cough, or you have been in contact with a dog who has the virus please DO NOT attend training. If your dog has Kennel Cough please do not attend training until 21 days after your dog has last coughed.
Our competing members should already be aware this is also the Kennel Club ruling that you agree to when entering a show.
There are many strains of Kennel Cough and even if your dog is vaccinated against Kennel Cough it will not be covered against all strains of the virus.
For further advice on Kennel Cough, please contact your vet.
Could anyone unable to attend training due to their dog having Kennel Cough or having come into contact with a dog with Kennel Cough, please let us know as soon as possible using the email addresses given below or posting on our Facebook page. This will help us plan the lessons.
Saturday 23rd November
We will be holding another agility gridwork training day with guest trainer, Rhoda Burdett. There will be three two-hour sessions of no more than six dogs.
6.30pm 29th October
We will be holding a fun competition night with a jumping course and a helter skelter course (jumps and tunnels only). There will be courses suitable for dogs of all levels and rosettes for clear rounds. Could everyone please arrive early to set up the equipment.
Sunday 10th November 2019
at Mount Pleasant Equine Centre
Letchworth vs. BATS vs. Milton Keynes vs. Wellingborough
Organised by Letchworth DTC and held at our training venue.
All proceeds donated to Canine Partners. Please bring a raffle prize on the day.
The club will pay for your entry. Please select your preferred classes and fill in your dog’s grade, height and whether you want lower height option.
- Closing date for entries handed in at the club is 18th October 2019. There will be an envelope on the table at the club for entries.
Show opens at 8.00am – please arrive between 8.00am and 8.30am to help set up the equipment. Judging starts at 9.00am. Ring cards should be collected on the day.
InterClub Match Entry PDF form (can be filled in before printing or emailing)
About an Agility Match
An Agility Match is a small scale show, where the entry is limited to the members of the participating clubs – in this case Letchworth, BATS, Milton Keynes and Wellingborough.
As with Kennel Club shows, dogs must be registered with the Kennel Club, although we accept pet names on the entry forms. A dog that holds an Agility Certificate is not eligible for a Match.
There will be two rings: Agility and Jumping. Classes are organised by grade, there being several classes for which each dog is eligible.
Dogs are awarded points for each result in their class; the winning club is the one with the highest points tally.
Wellingborough are the current holders of the Inter Club shield.
Saturday 26th October
We will be holding an agility gridwork training day with guest trainer, Rhoda Burdett. There will be three two-hour sessions of no more than six dogs. Dogs will be placed into groups of similar abilities.
To sign up for a gridwork session, please add your name to the list on the register table.