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Annual Membership Due

The annual membership fee is £10.00 per adult handler and £5.00 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 2017 can only be accepted on the completion of a 2017 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.

Membership Form

Below is a Membership Renewal form for 2017. 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 Different Viewer’ button at the top to open in a separate reader.

Paper copies of the Membership form will also be available from the club.

Email News

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.

Emergency Details

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.

Code of Conduct

By signing your membership form, you agree to abide by our Code of Conduct. A copy is included below.


Membership Form 2017

Club Rules

Code of Conduct

Obedience: Graveley Village Hall

Due to a change to our hire agreement with Graveley Village Hall, we have needed to make the following changes to our cleaning regime after classes.

  • Dogs to be removed from the hall prior to cleaning.
  • The Club has purchased some cleaning equipment that is stored in the cupboard and is marked “LDTC”. Only this equipment is to be used for cleaning, not that belonging to Graveley Village Hall.
  • Dog hair etc collected during cleaning is not to be disposed of in the kitchen bin. There is a bin outside the front of the building that can be used.

Thank you to all who train your dogs in the Top Class on Monday and Thursday for your help with the cleaning after classes.

Monday Obedience: Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme

6.45pm Monday 31st October

Bronze and Silver tests. Cost: normal class fees towards the hire of the hall.

No normal training for those not taking the test.

  • Bronze: Please bring grooming equipment
  • Silver: Please bring a toy for your dog

All need to bring poo bags and ensure the dog is wearing a collar with an ID disc or plate showing the owner’s name and address.

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 test. To use the scanner: Press the 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.

Below are the Descriptions of Exercises for the Bronze and Silver tests and the Canine Code leaflet including Responsibility and Care (from page 10). For the Bronze Award, questions from the Responsibility and Care part will be asked from Section One; for the Silver Award they will be taken from Section One and Section Two.

Bronze Award Description of Exercises

Silver Award Description of Exercises

Canine Code and Responsibility and Care

Kennel Cough

Thursday Obedience

We are aware that there has been a case of kennel cough in a dog attending obedience on a Thursday.

Kennel cough (the common name given to infectious bronchitis in dogs) is caused by various bacteria and viruses. Kennel cough is airborne and highly contagious. It can also be transmitted by bacteria spread by sharing toys or water bowls.

Because the affected dog attended obedience last week (Thursday 25th August), it may have been incubating kennel cough and therefore infectious. All dogs attending on a Thursday may be at risk of infection.

If your dog displays any of the signs of kennel cough listed below, please could you let Gill or Leanne know. Do not bring your dog to training if you believe it is suffering from kennel cough.

Gill (Thursday Puppy and Top) gill.h@letchworthdtc.org.uk
Leanne (Thursday Middle) leanne@letchworthdtc.org.uk

General Symptoms

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
  • Sneezing
  • 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.

Obedience Pre-Paid Classes

If anyone is 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 above or posting on our Facebook page. Any pre-paid weeks will roll over, if you let us know in advance.

 

Kennel Cough

We are aware that the Kennel Cough virus appears to be in our area.

General Symptoms

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
  • Sneezing
  • 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.

Obedience Pre-Paid Classes

If anyone is 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. Any pre-paid weeks will roll over, if you let us know in advance.

General email training@letchworthdtc.org.uk
Doreen (Monday) doreen.s@letchworthdtc.org.uk
Gill (Thursday Puppy and Top) gill.h@letchworthdtc.org.uk
Leanne (Thursday Middle) leanne@letchworthdtc.org.uk

Agility

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.

General email agility@letchworthdtc.org.uk
Sandra sandra@letchworthdtc.org.uk
Lisa lisa.g@letchworthdtc.org.uk