Obedience

Obedience Classes

The club offers obedience training classes on a Monday evening in Egremont, West Cumbria. Our experienced trainers have many years experience training and competing with their own dogs as well as teaching many people how to train their own. We also offer the option to train for and take the Kennel Club Good Citizen awards and have our own qualified assessors within the club.

The club uses reward based, positive training methods. All dogs attending classes must conform with legal requirements to be microchipped and wear a collar with an id tag stating owners name and address. We are obliged to scan all dogs attending classes with us to check for a chip so please ensure this is done before attending.

Foundation Class 5.00 – 5.45pm at Egremont Market Hall, Egremont, Cumbria.

With this class we aim to provide a means of socialisation for the dogs and owners. The foundation course ensures that the handler will develop a good understanding of their dog and its needs. The dog in return will respond to and understand commands from the owner. All of this will be reward based and will include lots of play and treats. The foundation class follows the Kennel clubs puppy foundation skills as well as being an introduction to more formal training.

Good Citizen class 6.00 – 6.45pm at Egremont Market Hall, Egremont , Cumbria.

Our newest class is for any dog who has completed the Foundation course, or other wise has an existing foundation of training. Covering exercises from the KC Good Citizen awards Bronze – Gold, which focuses on control around distractions, recalls and other traditional obedience exercises and fun games that help the owner engage with their dog. There will be opportunities to achieve the Kennel Club Good citizen awards but the main aim of the class is to have happy contended dogs, who have fun with their handlers whilst practising new skills.

If you are interested in joining us for classes at Egremont, please email pupdates@wldtc.co.uk

Competing

A number of our members take part in obedience competitions, whether these be companion (or , just for fun) shows, or formal obedience shows run under kennel club regulations. There are various classes covering all abilities and if you would like more information on how to start competing in obedience with your dog, please see club member Margaret who can advise on our nearest shows.
Margaret has produced a guide for anyone new to obedience competitions.

Beginners Guide to Obedience Shows