The South Cotswold Dog Training Club was founded in 1959, and the Nailsworth branch (now the sole branch in the Club) first met in 1962. There were originally 3 branches of South Cotswold Dog Training Club. Find out more about the Club’s history.
The Club is registered with the Kennel Club and carries members insurance. All handlers must become club members to be covered by the club Insurance, the subscription is £5.00 payable in January each year or on joining, if part way through the year.
The Club is run by a committee of about 10 members, including a chairman, secretary and treasurer. A number of the committee members are also trainers. The Club runs an Open Obedience show each year on the second weekend in May, which is relatively small and friendly affair, a good place to start competing with your dog.
There is a short profile about each trainer on the page about them. All trainers rely on rewards to train their own dogs and encourage all handlers to do likewise. Each dog will be rewarded by something different and the key is to find out what your dog likes more than anything else. This has to be appropriate to the training environment, so swimming is not appropriate nor is chasing cats!! However the key is to train your dog with whatever reward he or she likes most, his or her enthusiasm will be the key to successful training.
One of our members, Emily Birch has suggested her 10 top training tips, use this link to read them Emily’s training tips