The Aberystwyth Dog Training Club was originally set up by
Rod and Karen Derrick in 1986, the proud owners of a Giant Schnauzer.
Together with Mrs. Griffith of the "Seabank Hotel", who owned a Great Dane, they had identified a need in the area for some tuition
in dog training and through mutual help and learning they hoped
to gain better understanding of their dogs and the best way to
set about training them.
The idea quickly took off.
In the beginning, two trainers were invited to help them in the venture, these were Roma Hollands and Joan Astill.
Moving on to today, and some thirty plus years later, the
Aberystwyth Dog Training Club is still helping handlers and dogs in
Ceredigion and surrounding counties with training.
Currently the club meets at the Capel Bangor Village Hall on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings for weekly classes.
We offer our own training classes from Level 1 upwards, and hold
regular courses for the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Awards.
See our separate page link.
For those interested in Agility Training, the club meets on Monday
evening at the Rheidol Riding Centre in Capel Bangor. Booking for
this course is essential.
We have social dog walks throughout the year and we host
events and workshops
We are also the host of the Premier Heelwork to Music competition
with Crufts semi-qualifiers.