April - Class time change - Due to
the decrease of attendance in the 9.30 am puppy session on Saturdays
we are temporarily discontinuing this session from this Saturday
8th April and asking those who are still attending this session
to please come along to the 10.30 one. I hope this doesn't cause
any inconvenience. The Wednesday morning session at 11.30am is still
running and you can attend either session.
Remember that if you also wish to attend the Pre-agility session
at 12pm then the cost for both sessions will be £15. Buy one
get one half price. Class Closures
Saturday 15th April (Easter)
Saturday 6th May
to your trainers attending Crufts,
The following Classes have been cancelled
Wed evening Agility
9th & All Saturday 11th March
- Due to the high interest in our puppy class and so that we don't
disappoint and keep class numbers at a managable level, we have
introduced a temporary additional session at 9.30 - 10.30am. Any
new puppies will be asked to start within this session and some
will be moved from the 10.30 to the 9.30 session.
10/10 Saturday Agility New Start Time from
15th October - 1pm
Please note: Change of Venue for the
Evening with Dr Sue Armstrong on Tuesday
4th October to The Haxey Memorial Hall, High Street, Haxey, Doncaster,
North Lincs, DN9 2HH
Unfortunately the stables have a small outbreak of strangles, which
is a highly infectious desease which only affects Horses. This has
caused a closure for all horse activity at Grove House Stables for
at least two weeks.
Yesterday I had a meeting with Andrew Stennett the owner and he
is happy for the dog training to continue, however to avoid the
spread of the infection there will be a few movement restrictions
in place. One of them will be to only park in the car park, room
won't be a problem due to the lack of equestrian customers. There
will be disinfectanct available to dip your feet into and please
adhere to any temporary barriers and instructions.
have or are in contact with horses away from the yard then I will
understand if you wish to stay away until the all clear. However
all should be well if you follow the recommended hygiene rules.
the Notice from Grove House Stables.
We have taken advice from Portland House Equine Veterinary Practice
and due to a minor outbreak of Streptococcus equi (Strangles), we
have no other option but to close for all lessons, training and
events up until 10th October.
possible procedure is being followed to ensure the welfare of the
horses in our care and those in the care of our community.
you in advance for your care, understanding and support at this
follow our Website, Facebook and Twitter for more information.
An incident this on Saturday 22nd January prompted
me to remind everyone parking at Grove House to attend the dog training
to please take extra care. On a Saturday it can get extremely busy
and the car park is used by the riding school, Dog training, The
Dovecote Cafe, The Cycle Barn & the latest addition of the Antiques
Centre. If at all possible please park in the car park, there is
extra space between the Cafe & The Granary, by the old Barn.
As a last resort you may drive down and park outside the indoor
arena. Please take great care to drive extremely slowly and give
way to horses and pedestrians. Do not block gates and entrances.
When closing car doors please be aware that horses
my take fright with loud noises. The incident in question was the
slamming of a car door that spooked a horse waiting to go into the
indoor arena, the rider was dumped on the hard ground. Thankfully
the rider was ok but it could have been worse!
Horses are prey animals and likely to take flight
at the slightest things.
We have to work together to make sure that our relationship with
Grove House remains a happy one.
Training venues are extremely hard to come by and
we would like to stay.
13th - The Fun Agility show on the 11th October was a great success,
everything ran smoothly and our Judge Kirsten was brilliant. A huge
thanks to everyone who helped to make it a success and I look forward
to running another one next year. Photos to follow. Results
had a lovely school visit to Airdale Infants in Castleford in September.
are already into June and having quite a mix of weather. Thankfully
the weather doesn’t stop training with such a choice of indoor
and outdoor facilities. No sooner said, we had a freak rain storm
on Monday 9th June that created a tidal wave which swept through
my indoor trainiing area, thankfully it dried up quite quickly and
having spent two days cleaning it, it looks great. We also have
a new shelter for the field to store equipment and afford us respite
from showers and sun.
parking at Grove House
car park is getting uplift over the next week or two. There will
be an option to park across the road, but the dog training clients
are welcome to park down by the indoor training area. Please drive
carefully there maybe horses and children about and make sure you
don’t block field and horse entrances.
have an exciting event in September.
Gundog training day, with Lez Graham. Back to Basics. Aimed at the
pet gundog owner.
is booking fast and handler places are limited, so book early so
as not to be disappointed. If you miss a handler place there is
plenty of room for spectators.
of the nature of our classes, which run weekly, we often have clients
who come for a few weeks and then stop or just continue to attend
forever with the occasional week off.
appreciate that life takes over and the priority to let us know
that you may not be attending is not high on the list. That’s
ok. However if you decide that the classes are not for you or you
have gained enough knowledge and feel that you no longer need us
then please make sure that you let me know. Feedback is essential
to make sure the business is addressing any problems and to of course
provide the excellent service that we strive to give.
I take this opportunity to thank everyone for your support, without
you and your wonderful canine friends SIT Dog Training just wouldn’t
making her film debut 7th May 2014
15th March 2014
there...half way through March already and so grateful for our indoor
training facilities, the wet windy weather meant that had we not
had it we would have cancelled training classes for around 3 months.
The last couple of weeks has risen our spirits, the field is drying
up and we have had some lovely sunny sessions outside.
very settled now at GHS, new signs installed at the main entrance....
recently spent four days at Crufts, mainly working on The Guild
of Dog Trainers stand where I thoroughly enjoyed being with fellow
members. meeting and talking to the general public and we also signed
on some new members. I spent a couple of hours on the Friday with
fellow trainer Colin Spender on the Dogs Monthly stand giving free
training advice. During the four days I managed to visit most of
the trade stands and watched some great demonstrations and competitions.
Crufts is so immense that you would be hard pushed to see everything
in one day. I was thrilled to be presented with a lovely GSD Statue
as a thank you for my dedication to the guild as editor.
I was away I left my class clients in the capable hands of Rachel,
Ellen and Hannah. So glad to have them on board, such a huge support
and full of fresh ideas. Thank you Girls.
Birthday to my dog Malic (paddy de espinavessa) 8 years on St Patricks
day. My GSD Kia will be 1 year old on the 31st March, where does
time go? Kia has become a valuable asset in puppy class, helping
them to settle in and demonstrating her skills.
New Year, I hope that you all had a great christmas and didn't overdo
classes resume from Wednesday 8th January. The Wednesday evening
agility class will be starting again, we have the lovely indoor
training area now, so we don't have to wait for the light evenings,
this will be from 7pm- 8pm.
am adding another puppy class starting on Thursday evening 6pm -
7pm. Hopefully this will cater for those who cannot make the daytime
sessions. because of this I am moving forward the time for the next
class, Good Dog Obedience to 7.15pm.Plans in the pipeline for
2014 are some fun agility competitions and hopefully some more workshops.
17th Dec 2013
to an appointment at the hospital for me I have had to cancel puppy
class tomorrow, Wednesday 18th Dec. You are very welcome to join
Saturday's class instead so that you don't miss out on the Christmas
The last classes will be on Saturday 21st December Starting back
on Wednesday 8th January 2014.
for 2014. Wednesday evening agility will start once again on the
8th January. I a planning to add another puppy class on Thursday
evenings at 6pm. We will be arranging some workshops, our own and
some with invited guests. There are also some fun agility competitions
in the pipeline.
we wish everyone a great Christmas and a happy and Healthy New Year.
27th Nov 2013
is approaching fast and it doesn't seem five minutes when we were
discussing the year ahead. SDT has seen some changes this year.
The move to Grove House Stables has been a little stressful but
we are all settled in now and it feels like home, but what a brilliant
venue it is. We do get looked after. The events that we put on were
a great success and the peice d resistance has been the recently
finished indoor training arena. Lots of sweat mainly by my Husband
John, making the wooden picket fencing and then hours wacker plating
the surface to be able to lay the green astroturf flooring, which
was supplied by playrite.co.uk.
It looks like a mini Crufts. So no more worrries when it rains and
we can train at night. new equipment has been ordered for the agility
classs to keep indoors, as soon as it arrives we will be starting
Wednesday evening training again.
also welcome on board. Rachel & Hannah. They are my assistant
trainers who both have a wealth of experience in the dog training
world. My Assistant Melissa is engaged and busily arranging her
marriage to Barry next year. We also have on board a delightful
young lady, Heather, doing work experience.
reception area and shop has now been moved to the indoor arena in
the commentary box. So please check in for classes there from now
will be celebrating Christmas at each of the last class sessions
with a few mince pies and games.
The last class will be on Saturday 21st December Starting back on
Wednesday 8th January 2014.
and her team and all at Grove House wish you all a
Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.
8th Oct 2013 Hi Everyone,
recovering after the tremendous weekend with Dima and The Mayflower
Show, we couldn’t have wished for better weather. With the
wine & cheese social raffle & quiz and the have a go agility
on Sunday we raised £74.50, well done everyone.
Lots of photos on facebook.
Canine First Aid Workshop is this weekend, Sunday at 1pm –
4.30pm. Run by Rachel Bean RVN. £25 per person, paid in advance.
Payment methods There are still some places left! Refreshments will
be provided by Judy & Pip in the Dovecote
Cafe. Rachel is a fellow Guild member and really knows her stuff.
She is always in great demand to run these workshops. Having this
knowledge may one day save yours or someone’s dogs life. http://canineevents.co.uk/?event=canine-first-aid-workshop-4
30th Sep 2013 - Classes are Cancelled on Saturday 5th October
because of the Dima Yeremenko Event.
They are also cancelled on Saturday 19th October, SIT Dog Training
is taking the agililty on the road to Lakeside Doncaster for the
Amcuk Show You are welcome at both
the events! Fun Dog Show this
Sunday 6th October. Canine First Aid
Workshop, Sunday 13th October
27th Sep 2013 - Show Schedule
ready for the Fun Dog Show on the 6th October 2013.
24th Sep 2013 - The new dog training reception is now open
in the portacabin nearest to the training field. Myself or Melissa
will be in there to take your class fees 15 minutes before class
starts. The shop is also now situated within reception, although
I will always have a selection of treats for sale in the training
area. If you arrive late then we will attend to the fees after class.
Andrew has kindly let me use his office and the space is small and
so practically we are not allowing dogs in there, there is a small
risk of toileting and also conflict between dogs in a small space.
Chris has made us a tethering point outside the reception. See signs
is new to us too, so please be patient.
new picket fence for the indoor training area is now finished with
a huge thanks to my Hubby John and hopefully we will be able to
source an appropriate surface very soon.
our first weekend of events is fast approaching, next week in fact
and I am trying not to panic… we would love your support.
Raffle prizes for the Friday evening wine & cheese event would
be very gratefully received.
12th Aug 2013 - Beginners Agility classes are no longer
available, everyone will be able to attend any of the three Fun
Agility & Flyball classes from this week. Wed 6.30. Thursday
10.30 and the new time of 12pm on Saturday. The cost is still £8
a session, the session lasts for one hour and fifteen minutes.
10th May 2013 - I can't believe that we have been at Grove
House Stables for two weeks tomorrow...everyone has said what a
lovely place it is. Refreshments have been had at the Dovecote Cafe.
used the indoor arena last night for the Good Dog Obedience class
due to high winds and rain, it was fabulous. One problem that arose,
was the parking on a Saturday, there is a verge across the road,
outside the centres overflow car park field, so please park on there.
have seen some lovely new Clients starting classes, four new puppies
starting class in the morning...I love the puppies.
exciting! Our move to Grove house Equestrian centre is planned for
this week, to start our regular classes on Saturday 27th April 2013.
Friday 19th April
Thank you to everyone who have helped to find a field. Nothing for weeks
and then they have arrived like the proverbial buses this last week.
I am excited to announce that I have secured a fantastic establishment
for the continued operation of SIT Dog training classes.
Grove House Stables Equestrian Centre, in Misterton are welcoming us
to their high class facilities, which include:
A 60m X 20m, secure training field specifically for our use. This will
be maintained by GHS.
Toilets including disabled facilities.
Car parking on hard standing
Café The Dovecote Cafe http://www.dovecotecafe.co.uk/index.htm
Indoor Floodlit arena with heated commentary box, tannoy & music
Seminar & training rooms.
First Aiders on site.
Full Event Facilities.
The owners put on equestrian events there and have also expressed an
interest in having agility and flyball in attendance at these.
The Class times and days will remain the same but due to higher rental
costs which reflect the quality and care at the venue I will be making
an increase in the class prices as follows.
All Puppy, Agility & Flyball classes will be £8 per session.
But pay as you go.
Good Dog Obedience will be £10, PAYGO.
If you have any of your remaining sessions left then these will still
stand until they run out.
I would therefore be most grateful if you could confirm your interest
in continuing to attend classes at this lovely new venue.
I will of course confirm the start date, which will hopefully be very
soon. I have missed you.
Until then the puppy classes and Good dog obedience will continue at
my home. http://www.grovehousestables.co.uk/
16th April 2013; Puppy classes will commence temporarily at my home
from this Wednesday 17th April at 10.30 and Saturday 20th April, 10.30.
Good Dog Obedience will also start at my home this Thursday 18th April
at 7pm. You will be provided with my address on enrolling. A new venue
for the agility and flyball classes is being discussed this week.
PostedTuesday 9th April 2013: Training Latest!
I have returned from a lovely Easter break in Dumfries & Galloway,
which did suitably recharge my batteries. However the worries of losing
the training venue and the hunt for another gave me some sleepless nights
I can tell you.
I have put in an offer to buy a field, but this of course will take
time. I am still awaiting a reply to my offer and then if it is accepted
then I have to apply for change of use and then if that is successful
then the ground will need preparing and fenced, but it will be worth
it in the end to have a place I can call my own.
the meantime I have continued to call various contacts given to me and
emailed others, so far nothing has come up, I am still trying. I have
had an offer to rent a field on Bawtry Rd, Doncaster, which we haven’t
had the time nor the weather to go and view it again properly, my main
concern when I first went to see it was that it has horses in and the
ground is covered with manure and isn’t very level, so again this
will require some preparation, I haven’t ruled it out and it could
be an option.
the meantime I have decided to run the puppy classes and Good dog obedience
at my home. The back garden is of fair size to do obedience and the
back of my house leads on to tracks and fields. There is room for a
couple of cars on my drive; the rest can park up the track next to my
house on the grass verge. I plan to start these next week at the usual
training times Puppies - Wed 17th April 10.30am and Saturday 20th April
Good dog Obedience Thursday 7pm. The GDO always pay on a weekly basis
and I am following suit for the rest of the classes for the foreseeable
future. I know that the priority for most with puppies is for the socialisation
and I hope that this will tick the boxes.
do apologise to the keen Agilityees for the delay, I just can’t
fit a course in my back garden!
Hopefully something will come up soon and I thank everyone who has helped
and is still helping to look for somewhere. Please don’t stop
contact me privately for my address or if you have any news or you need
PostedSaturday 23rd Mar 2013: Training Latest!
Sadly and very disappointingly, I have decided to cancel
today’s puppy walk and agility classes. There is a few centimeters
of snow along with a strong bitterly cold wind. I was hoping we could
at least have made the most of the last training day at this venue.
The dogs will love playing in the snow, but not safe to do agility.
Keep safe and warm and as soon as I have news of a new venue, I will
let you all know. Thank you everyone for your kind help and support.
See you soon x
PostedSaturday 18th Mar 2013: Training Latest!
For the last puppy classes this week at this venue on
Wednesday & Saturday, we will be going for a puppy walk to Rush
Furlong Nature Reserve. The walk will take about one hour. Please
make sure you wear suitable footwear for wet ground and clothing, as
the weather is not going to stop us. Please also arrive at 10.15, so
we can start promptly. There will be an opportunity to let them off
lead, but this is not compulsory and entirely your choice.
11th March 2013; I am not taking anymore on for my classes until after
Easter as I have sadly lost my present venue. I am actively looking
for a new one as I write this and hopefully it will not be too long
before classes can continue... If you wish to go on my waiting list
please contact me and I will email you. Alternatively please watch
this space, look on my facebook Page. So
sorry for any inconvenience and disappointment.
9th Mar 2013: Training Latest!
How life can change in a wink. Upsetting
news today. The new family who own my training premises, who are only
two weeks into owning it have had complaints from the neighbours about
my dog training. I have been there just over 3 years. I have to leave
by Easter. So the last training day will be Saturday 23rd March. I
am completely devastated but will be pulling out all the stops to
find a new training ground. I am still looking to buy my own field.
So please bear with me. Payment over the next two weeks to be paid
weekly and I will reimburse clients if they have any payments outstanding.
I thought everything was ok up to this morning. The reasons given
are Dogs barking and traffic......apparently, it has been ok since
November 2010..The new family are very upset, they wanted me to stay
but you can see it from their point of view, they don't want disputes
to interfere with their plans. I am there a maximum of 10 hours a
week and not late at night, dogs sometimes bark when they are excited...normal.
There are dogs in the immediate area that bark constantly most of
the week...but because I do dog training I will probably get blamed
for them too.
4th Mar 2013: Training Latest!
How encouraging the weather has been lately, making outdoor training
a pleasure. Due to demand I have added an extra Beginners Agility
& Flyball class, starting this Thursday 7th March at 12pm.Due to the improvement works
with the new owners, the existing toilet facilities are temporarily
closed. However do not worry, I have just ordered a toilet tent and
toilet, which should arrive before classes this week. Also for safety
please keep within the training area and carpark. Thank you for your
PostedSunday 24th Feb 2013: Training Latest!
Wednesday evening agility will resume this Wednesday 27th Feb 2013
at 6.30. It will be in the new barn, which is bigger and the lighting
is a little better. But of course still open to the elements, so please
dress warmly. We will be back outside as soon as it is light enough.
The new owners are happy for us to stay, but did report finding some
dog poo in the paddock next to the car park yesterday, PLEASE PICK
UP AND DISPOSE OF IN THE BINS PROVIDED! This thoughtlessness could
lose us this lovely venue.
18th Feb 2013: Training Latest! At
last, we moved into the new barn next to the training field yesterday.
Work still in progress on the site over the next few months, with
workmen coming and going, so please be patient. I have just renamed
my pre-Agility class to just Puppy Class, the class content and aims
remain the same. It became clear that people didn't understand that
pre-Agility was predominantly a puppy and adolescent dog training
class with just a little bit of agility. So hopefully changing the
name will make it more straight forward. I knew what I meant.
14th Feb 2013: Training Latest! Sorry,
Fun Agility cancelled this morning! Hopefully I have managed to ring
everyone. The ground is saturated and snow still around. Normally
we would set up in the barn, but they still haven't been sorted as
yet. I shall be catching up on my paperwork. Have a good day and see
you all next week...weather permitting.
13th Feb 2013: Training Latest! Good
Dog Obedience is cancelled tomorrow...due to Valentines Day... Agility
in the morning may be cancelled if the snow doesn't clear. All have
been informed by text. The weather is supposed to be turning warmer
for the weekend.
28th January 2013: Training Latest! The
training facility is being bought by the next door neighbour and the
contracts should be exchanged this week. They want SIT Dog Training
to continue there and are very enthusiastic and accommodating. I will
be having a differant and better barn with good lighting and also
the use of the shelter next to the original field, which has been
made bigger as they have moved the fence line, all still in progress
this week, the paint on the agility equipment is dry. At writing I
see no reason that classes cannot start this Saturday....please bare
with me being a little upside down for the next few weeks....
Thursday 22nd November 2012; Last
class training day will be Saturday 8th December 2012, then closed
until Saturday 2nd February 2013, weather permitting.
Thursday 7th June 2012; New
class starting on Thursday 21st June at 7pm - 8.30pm, Good
Tuesday 8th May 2012; Due
to the evening light increasing Wednesday Fun Agility will now start
at a later time of 6.30pm, hopefully giving everyone more time to get
Sunday 6th May; Training
is well under way outside and so far we have been lucky with the weather.
We have been graced with a wonderful canine photographer David, who
has taken some lovely photos of my Agility clients. Please take a
look at his gallery
Wednesday 4th April 2102, Sorry
Guys! due to the horrible weather conditions here in Haxey, I have decided
to cancel the classes today. Keep warm, dry and safe...Happy Easter.
Friday 23rd March 2012, Theclocks
go forward this weekend, at last, Wednesday evening training will be
outside. Easter Training! Notes for your diary! No
Classes on Thursday 5th April, Saturday 7th April (Easter Sat) My glamorous
assistant will be running classes for the following week, unfortunately
she can't do Wednesday evening, 10th April, and so this will have to
be cancelled too. New green fencing has arrived for the Flyball run!
Can't wait to get it outside! More videos for you to watch on my YouTube.
Sunday 4th March 2012, Hurrah!
the lights in the barn are now mended, it was the pesky mice who caused
the damage! Training will resume this Wednesday 7th March at 6pm.
Wednesday 22nd February 2012, Unfortunately
the lights are still not working in the barn and so Wednesday training
will be postponed until further notice. Until either they are mended
or the light nights draw out. You are very welcome to come to one of
the other sessions in the meantime if you can make it.
Tuesday 14th February 2012, The
snow has all gone. Unfortunately it seems to have scuppered the lighting
in the barn and so training on Wednesday evening will have to be postponed
until we can find the fault. All other training is as normal.
Friday 10th February 2012, Training
is on tomorrow. Restricted to the barn. Still very cold, so please dress
up warmly. Take care on the roads, could be icy.
Wednesday 7th February 2012, We
managed to run pre-agility this morning but were very limited to obedience
on the spot with no agility, as the barn had large patches of ice. The
field is still full of snow and the contact equipment is covered in
hard frozen ice. And so unless we have a sudden heatwave, I have decided
to cancel training tonight and tomorrow and will assess the situation
on Friday to see if Saturday training is an option. Apologies for any
inconvenience. Keep warm and safe.
Monday 6th February 2012, The
snow well and truly landed, timing it well as we finished last Saturday's
classes. I may cancel classes this week if the snow lingers. It is very
snowy here in Haxey and the fog is getting thicker today. Not so much
a problem as we can train in the barn, but all the water pipes are frozen,
including the toilet. First classes are on Wednesday, so I will wait
until then to make a decision.....Watch this space and contact me if
you are not sure.
Monday 30th January 2012, Well
here we are, I recently became one year older and glad to be back in
full swing with training. It has been a little cold, but we have been
blessed so far wth warm sunshine, that's it! probably jinxed it now.
I am enjoying monthly heelwork to music classes at my colleague Angela
White's training centre with my dog Malic, check it out, she has some
brilliant courses and seminars. IABTC.
Congratulations to Bridie, she has graduated from Pre-Agility into Beginners.
Also congratulations to Pepper & Lucy, both graduated from beginners
to Fun Agility.
Saturday 31st December 2011, New Years Eve, I
hope that you are suitably refreshed so far after a lovely Christmas
and looking forward to the New Year. In the pipeline is a new obedience
class, aimed at the companion dog...this will include good manners,
walking on a loose lead, retrieve and recall and much more and so watch
this space! Sue will be very interested to hear from you if this is
something you would like to do with your dog. email@example.com
Friday 11th Nov 2011, Flyball
box and jumps have arrived! At present I don’t plan to have a
separate class for this, it will be integrated into the existing fun
Agility classes to do Flyagility!
get your dogs mad about retrieving tennis balls!
Wed 27th July 2011, Sad
news! We had to have our dog Cleo PTS while on holiday in Cornwall.
She was twelve. We discovered that she was riddled with cancer after
suddenly becoming very sick, she hid this from us very well and was
chasing rabbits, doing agilty and pleasing us with her tricks right
up tp the last week. She was huge help demonstrating her skills at class
and will be sorely missed by all. Thank you for all that you have taught
me, my wonderful girl. Sweet dreams xxxxx
lost a treasured friend today
The little dog who used to lay
Her gentle head upon my knee
And share her silent thoughts with me.
She'll come no longer to my call,
...Retrieve no more her favorite ball
A voice far greater than my own
Has called her to His golden throne.
And though my eyes are filled with tears,
I thank Him for the happy years
He let her spend down here with me,
And for her love and loyalty
Appeal by The Mayflower Sanctuary
Help us to get Pip moving"
end of August is already upon us and most will have had their holidays
and the children will be preparing for their return to school.
Sit Dog training, it has been a very busy but exciting year. My Fun
Agility classes are well on their way and everyone is thoroughly enjoying
them, and we do have fun. We have been extremely lucky with good weather
sice starting the classes in April, until the last couple of weeks when
we have had to don our rainwear.
in the pipeline; I hope to start Pre-agility Puppy and Adolescent classes
on Saturday 18th September 2010, Please pass this information on to
anyone you know who may be planning a new addition to their family or
wish to bring there young doggies along for some formal and fun training
and socialisation. More information to be found on my agility pages;
have shown an interest in learning Flyball and so I will be investing
in some Flyball equipment in the near future.
July I am extremely proud to announce that I was accepted as A Master
Trainer with the Guild of Dog Trainers
I love their motto…Lead by example. Teach that you may learn.
I am asked to help a client re-home their dog. Earlier this year I successfully
helped Lucy to find a forever loving home and now we need your help
to find a home for Badger.
http://www.sitdogtraining.co.uk/news.htm Please forward this email to
anyone you think may be able to offer Badger a forever loving home.
forget that I am always happy to give advice and really enjoy hearing
from clients old and new.
I could do with some more recent testimonials for my website. ?
huge thank you to every one for your support and encouragement and for
the many organizations, vets, friends, family and clients who have promoted
my services, word of mouth is a wonderful compliment.
care and happy training.
Fryer 30th August 2010
help to re-home Badger
is 6yrs old and we got him from a litter on a farm near Sheffield. He
is fit and healthy, up to date with boosters and has had no medical
trouble is that we have moved house in the last year and we now live
in a farmhouse that has no back door and the entrance door is open and
shut all day long. Badger feels that it is his responsibility to guard
the courtyard outside. If anyone comes to the gate, he dashes out to
bark them away and has recently 'nipped' the back of the legs of two
seperate people who have entered the yard. We have since learnt that
this is a Collie trait and is what they do with sheep, but we are on
edge all the time worried about relatives, friends and tradespeople
visiting us, particularly as the gate is also a shared access.
top of this my wife has recently changed to work full time and so has
less time to excercise, play with and watch Badger and we are told Collies
are very intellegent and need a lot of stimulation.
hindsight I think we have probably let Badger down by not being sufficiently
in command of him and he would have benefitted from more socialising
with other people and dogs at an early stage.
does also tend to bark at and lunge towards other dogs that he is scared
of. This does not happen very often when I walk him, but when my wife
and children walk him I think he feels he has to protect them against
other dogs by barking first.
hope I haven't panted too harsh a picture of what is a very loving,
beautiful dog, but if possible we want him to be taken on by the right
people or person who knows how to handle him correctly.
would be grateful if you could circulate this information on our behalf
in the hope that someone will want to come and see him.
you very much,
If you can
give Badger the home and attention that he needs please contact Sue
in the first instance and she will forward your details to Anthony. posted
30th August 2010
is extremely proud to announce that she has been accepted as a
member of the Guild of Dog Trainers as Master Dog Trainer.
from one of my clients on March 29th 2010.
Another poisoning case!
Client: Reason i am emailing is a dog, a 6 month old
springer puppy, has died. he was regularly walked on the footpath along
the river Don from Balby/Hexthorpe towards Sprotbrough and his owner suspects
he has come into contact with something around the horseshoe tunnel and
bridge leading up to the transpenine trail walk. (not sure if you are
familiar with area)
It has been confirmed it was poisoning, not from a plant or anything that
would be normally be found along the path. The transpenine trail walk
is very popular,as it goes through balby,warmsworth, cusworth and sprotbrough
etc. His owners are absolutely devasted and know of 3 other dogs who are
walked up there who have been ill, but are now ok.
my reply: Did you speak to the owner of this dog first
hand? Who have they reported this too? I can put this information on my
website, but need to make sure the info is correct.
Client: yes i have spoken to the owner, the land is the
river authority, not dmbc he said he was reporting it but i don't know
if he did as i have not seen him since, it happened around the 19th March
If anyone is at all worried then please contact your
vet or the River Authority.
posted 8th April 2010
FOR ALL DOG OWNERS - RE CHILDRENS TOYS FOR DOGS
Last night at agility class, a vet, who is a fellow
agility student was telling us about a case she had this week. The dog
ate a child's teddy bear and was very sick. When she opened the dog up
to remove what she thought was an intesti...nal obstruction she found
a huge gelatin type mess inside and the dogs intestines were black and
the tissue dead. The dog will die no surgery can fix him up there was
no living intestine left from stomach to colon.
This was not an obstruction .... so she called the manufacturer
of the Teddy Bear on a quest to find out what the gel was and what killed
the dog. Turns out the stuffing in children's toys contains ingredients
for flame retardants and mite control! It is designed to be come a gel.
It is highly toxic. Now you would think a child's toy would be safe because
it is for children, but they don't expect a child to eat the stuffing
of the toys... huummmm that seems a bit scary too. But we all know dogs
demolish stuffed toys.
So do not give or buy your dog any children's stuffed
animals... some people get them at goodwill etc. The vet will be posting
a warning and story and I will send any other facts as needed and as I
learn more. Maybe some children's toys do not have this ingredient, but
better to be safe then sorry. So meanwhile, make sure all your dog toys
are for dogs.
Please pass this on... it is a horrible death she described
and one that can be avoided.
Sue would like to express a huge thank
you to everyone that attended. The sun shone down on us which was a
blessing as the heavy rain the day before made the ground a little muddy.
Thank goodness Billy's 'A' team were there to tow vehicles out of the
mud. I lost count of how many lovely people and their dogs were there,
a rough count about 40+, I should have made a list. A big thank you
to the support of Adrian & Jane Wilkinson from Trophy
Pet Foods. Also the Scunthorpe Gazette for advertising the Open
Day, although they didn't turn up on the day as promised to do a feature,
and I was wearing my makeup especially too. Thank you to Billy &
Dawn for allowing me to use their wonderful venue at Clampit
Creek. Last but not least for the support and hard labour that my
Hubby John has put in over the weeks, helping me to put up stock fencing
etc. just waiting for the gate now John! My dogs Malic & Cleo who
are both new to Agility were exhausted and slept well, as did we. Posted
22nd March 2010
March 2010 email from client
Lost Dog, Woodlands, Doncaster, South
My aunty has lost her dog in Woodlands
he escaped from the garden on Sunday 7th March, she rescued him from
hampole kennels only a couple of weeks ago, they called him Oscar but
don't know what he was called prior to this, he is a cross and looks
like a big border terrier but black with a white chest he is about 6
she has put posters up etc, and rang the dog warden and kennels but
hasn't had any luck
just wondered if you could help or knew of a dog walker in the area
that she could contact?
Please email Sue if found.
Mr Spittlehouse the vet at Bessacarr
has asked to spread the warning that there is an unidentified infection
going around at the moment which has apparently already claimed the
lives of a couple of dogs, the common denominator is that these dogs
are walked in Sandall Beat Woods and Cantley Park in Doncaster.
If you regularly walk your dogs in these areas then please try to
avoid them for the time being. If you suspect that your dog is unwell
then please check with your vet. If you have any information relating
to this then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
posted 25th February 2010
One of my clients
has checked with Mr Spittlehouse and the infection takes the form
of Gastro Enteritis, sickness and Diarrhoea and as long as your dog
is up to date with injections, should not be at risk.
At the moment we believe the source of it
is coming from contaminated water where some building work has taken
place over it in the last two months..........The ditch that separates
the beat and cantley golf course which leads down pass crowther wood
is quite possibly the main culprit.
Environmental health and the Council does
know about it and my advice is to keep your dogs and other animals
well away from the area until we find out what's causing it and until
we know that the area is safe.
Cross Posted this information from dog owner on facebook
28th February 2010
I had a call from a very nice Man at Environmental
Health today, in response to my call on the 25th February. The investigation
is still on going, and it is a thorough one too, the water has been
tested and nothing has been found up to press. He has also contacted
all the local vets and there have been no more cases reported and
he confirmed that it was just one dog that had died. So please just
continue to be vigilant and take care.
posted 2nd March 2010
have just become the proud owner of Malic. He is a three year old Spanish
Catalan Sheepdog. He is a very gentle character who needs to build his
confidence with people but is like a rock with dogs and so he will play
a very important roll as teaching dog along with Cleo.
Paddy d'Espinavessa (Malic)
Terrier Bitch, Black & Tan
body, tan legs and face. Wearing soft black collar.
chasing a rabbit between Skelbrooke, Robin Hood’s Well and Five
Lane Ends beside the A1 north of Doncaster approx. 9 pm Tuesday evening
10th March 2009
neutered and chipped
She has epilepsy and needs her pills to control her fits
REWARD FOR SAFE RETURN
01302 337084: 07941 413822: 07760 110577
your Dog Tagged & Chipped?
Incident I had on Monday 9th June 2008, while spending time with my
girls and clients two Jack Russell pups in their back garden after returning
from our social walk, a stray dog turned up at the gate, a huge english
Bull Mastiff.....Duke 1 1/2 yrs.
He was a huge slobbering teddy bear.
tale had a happy ending!
After a couple of hours we found his owner..
The important moral to this story, Duke didn't have a disc on his collar,
he was micro-chipped.
But a couple of hours was spent on a hot day by alot of helpful people
including the dog warden.
I also was approached later in the week while walking my dogs, someone
who had lost their beautiful pedigree dog, this time no collar, tag or
The Control of Dogs Order 1992 requires that any dog in a public place
must wear a collar tag with the name and address of the owner written
on it. Your telephone number is optional. Even if the dog is micro chipped!
which is also a wise thing to have done.
Had Duke been wearing a tag, we would have been able to contact his owner
Engraved tags are the best, these can be bought at most cobblers, pet
shops and the internet. for just a few pounds.
Don't forget to have one made when away on holiday too.
Not only is there a risk of dogs straying, escaping and just getting disorientated
and lost, dog theft is also big business.
Please Tag & Chip, keep your dog safe!
we lost our Lady, on Easter Monday 2008, she died unexpectedly and suddenly
while we were away in our caravan. She was just beginning her twelfth
She was very special to us and many people, having appeared on stage
in 2005 as Sandy in Annie and has enjoyed competing in Flyball and generally
looking after everyone, she was often mistaken for Pippin the famous
TV dog, and she new it!
had just started to teach her heelwork to music and she was loving it.
Could jump back, weave in and out of my legs, roll over, high five,
low five, wave and run along with her front paws on my bottom.
She hadn't been really ill, but was a little under the weather, we put
this down to her age and she was slowing up. I had planned to take her
to the vets that week to get her checked over, but sadly it was too
late. We miss her terribly, she was always close by and if she could
have been in my pocket she would have.
is going to fetch my slippers now, bring the post, after barking at
the postman, who will tell us there is someone at the door?
is some comfort to know that we were with her at the end and she didn't
suffer for long. Lady deserved that.
our Lady, we miss you.
John, Milly & Cleo
28th March 2008
talking to Trax fm presenter Nick Hancock about his dog weeing on his