Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions.

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Question 1. What courses does the club offer?
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Question 2. What age can my dog start classes?
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Question 3. What will I need to bring with me to class?
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Question 4. How long is a course?
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Question 5. How do I book?
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Question 6. How much will it cost?
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Question 7. What happens if my dog comes into season halfway through a course?
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Question 8. Do you accept dogs with behavioural/aggression problems?
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Question 1.

We offer Puppy and Beginner classes, The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Awards, In-club Progression Awards, Agility, Clicker classes and Heelwork to music.
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Question 2.

As soon as your dog has completed it's injections.
If your dog is under 6 months, then they will go to puppy class, and over 6 months will go to beginner class.
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Question 3.

You will need to bring treats, a grooming brush, a toy and a medium length lead. Please note that your dog must have had it's injections before attending classes and dogs in season are not permitted to attend.
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Question 4.

Obedience courses are usually six weeks long, although this may vary from time to time. Agility run from week to week, but you need to contact the trainer before you may attend as some basic obedience is needed, and very young dogs are not able to attend.
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Question 5.

For the Puppy or Beginners Courses, telephone 01974 831819 or 01974 251209. To continue with your training speak to your trainer. If a course is more than halfway through, you may be asked to wait until the next course starts. Courses are frequently full, so you will be put on a waiting list and will be contacted nearer the time with details.
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Question 6.

You will have to become a member to attend courses and events. The club membership fee is £12.00 and is renewable annually in May. The membership fee will be charged on a sliding scale depending on which month of the year you join. Course fees are £24 for a six week course.
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Question 7.

You will be credited for the weeks you miss while your dog is in season and this money will go towards your next course. Please note that a bitch in season or dog needing to have an operation or being ill is usually the only ones in which we credit fees paid. We do not give refunds as we expect you will have decided you are able to attend before you come along to class.
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Question 8.

No. Sorry. Please note that we are not able let any dogs with aggressive tendancies join the group courses. This is because all dogs work closely together in class and are off lead in some instances. However, there is a difference between a naughty dog, a dog that has not been socialised, a dog with minor issues and a dog with aggression. Please feel free to ask.
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