Please keep an eye on this page as there can sometimes be last minute notices especially if we need to cancel a session at short notice, if we have had a lot of rain for instance. If the weather looks dodgy it is always worth checking this page before setting out.
We are very pleased to tell you that now the covid restrictions have been relaxed a little we will be restarting training again on the 11th April. We will be very pleased to see existing members on this day at the usual times and venue, of course all covid safety precautions will apply and class sizes will be limited to six. There will be hand sanitizer available on the field and masks will be worn at your discretion, the two meter rule will apply as much as possible.
Lots of people have contacted us during the lockdown asking to join the club with their dogs, we have a list of these potential new members and will be inviting you all to join us on a first come first served bases as and when regulations and numbers allow. Please wait until we contact you and don't just turn up as we have a limited number of trainers and due to the regulations we can't have classes of more than six. Rest assured we will speak to you all as soon as we can fit you in.
There are lots of things that you can do before your turn comes which will help you to get off to a flying start when you come to your first training class. Things like sit, stay and come can be achieved in the smallest space (even indoors if necessary) and, if you don't overdo it, it is never to soon to start your puppy on the basics. Just try simple commands two or three times, don't get cross if the dog fails, be consistent with your commands and give loads of praise or a small treat when they get it right. You will be surprised how quickly a young dog gets it.
The Bog Farm away day was a great success and I think everyone enjoyed themselves. We certainly took home some very tired dogs after they spent the day in the refurbished pond, working with gunfire and searching for dummies lost in the woods and heavy cover. Many thanks to Julie and Pete for letting us use their land.
The South Farm away day was also a great success. South farm has some very big fields but with all the cover we needed. The dogs could work over a big area and didn't seem to find the space to intimidating. We enjoyed scurries, fresh cold game retrieving, long retrieves, rabbit distractions and cover retrieves amongst other exercises. Thanks to Sarah for arranging the venue for us and to all the trainers who set up the tests for us on Saturday.
Check out the Reports page to see what Pam and Tally have achieved!!
More success for CDGC Member
Congratulations to Gordon Blyth and his Flatcoated Retriever Puppy INKA.
At the recent Flatcoated retriever society inter area trials Gordon and Inka won this handsome trophy as Best Puppy.
Broadlands Country Fair
Mandy Sayer and Millie had a good day at Broadlands recently. Here are some pictures of Millie competing in a scurry which they led for most of the day. The training at the club really does pay in the end if you practice hard. Well done to Mandy and Millie.
Access to MEMBERS page
We have members only pages on this site which are only available to club members.
If you wish to view these pages which contain info only of interest to members i.e Club
constitution, AGM minutes etc. Then the following procedure will give you access;
1. click on members page
2. in the box were it asks for user name enter your name as:- firstname.surname
3. click on green 'register'
4. an email will be sent to the email address you gave us when you joined the club
5. the email will contain a link, click on this and you will enter the members area
6. you will now be able to see the info we hold for you and you can enter a password which will give you private direct access in the future.
If this does not work contact me email@example.com with your name and email and I will check your entry.