Dartmoor Dog Training Club
Dog AgilityTraining Club
We're delighted that you've found us! Use this site to discover more about our agility club and members.
We are affiliated to The Kennel Club and train in the Okehampton Area on the edge of Dartmoor.
We train regularly at the Grange Equestrian Centre, Okehampton, and whether you wish to train for fun and fitness, provide your pet with some extra stimulation or are a competitive handler we can help you achieve your goals.
If you are completely new to dog agility we offer a six week "foundation course" at specific times throughout the year to familiarise you and your dog with all the various types of equipment. Dogs 12 months of age and over, of any size, and breed are welcome. Junior members from the age of 6 are welcome.
We hope to meet you soon and to be able to welcome you in person!
We organise Kennel Club Open Agility Competitions, Club Fun Competitions and Training Days with external Agility Trainers throughout the year. Take a look at our current events calendar!
Training Tonight 30th May:
Normal training sessions tonight at 7.30 and 8.30pm. For those in the first session please arrive at 7.15pm to help set up.
Kennel Club Grade Progression 2019
South Devon & Humber Hounds Show Information
We will be running our Humber Hounds Fun Show again this year on Saturday 13th July at Humber Park. Whilst the show is mainly offered for younger or less experienced dogs and handlers you are more than welcome to bring some of the older ones (dogs and handlers!) along as well.
Please find attached the schedule/entry form.
As you may know South Devon Agility will be running their usual open KC show at the same venue on the Sunday (14th July) which should make for an interesting day! This may bring us a larger than normal entry so please get your forms in early as we may have to limit numbers.
David & Theresa Laughton
Link to the Kennel Clubs announce changes to Agility Regulations following consultations - issued 10th October 2018
Regulation changes - Frequently Asked Questions:
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Dartmoor DTC New Year Meal at the Tom Cobley 12th January:
Dartmoor DTC November Show Raffle:
The attached letter has been received from Veterans for Dogs which was the charity we supported at our November Show. Thank you to everyone who donated raffle prizes and purchased raffle tickets to support this charity,
Next Introduction to Agility Course
We have two courses commencing on 7th February 2019. One course commences at 7.30pm and the second at 8.30pm. These courses are fully subscribed
We are maintaining a waiting list for our next course(s). Possibiliy starting in September 2019.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to join.
Dartmoor DTC Teams at the Crufts Qualifier at Wraxall on 23rd June 2018:
Unfortunately our Dartmoor Dames, our Medium Agility Team, could not replicate last years success in qualifying for the Medium Agility Team Crufts Final and finished in second place at the qualifying event held at Wraxall on 23rd June.
This year the Club entered teams in each of the height categories with the Large Team finishing in a very creditable sixth place and the Small Team finishing mid table after losing one of their team members through injury and running the event with their reserve dog and handler.
Well done to all the teams your performance did us proud.
Medium Team in running order:- Viv Watts, Penny Douds, Sarah Squire and Rosy White
Large Team in running order:- Jan Bailey, Wendy Gibb, Heather Millgate and Annette Goswell.
Small Team in running order:- Jo Luxton, Caroline Stocks, Penny Douds and Pippa Richards.
The Grange Layout for DDTC Agility Shows:
Layout and sizes of the rings for the November Open Agility Show showing entry and exit points to each ring.
New Website Advertising Policy (14th December 2016):
Members may advertise an agiliity related "one off item" FREE OF CHARGE. Members wishing to sell agility goods as a business venture can have a full page advert including photo's for a cost of £10 per annum.
New Colour Club Clothing - Now Available:
Following comments from our Members that they didn't like the Heather Grey colour of our Club Clothing we have selected a new range in purple complete with the club logo. The range consists of:-
- Rugby Shirt (FR1) at a cost of £21.00
- Fleece Jacket (SOLS55000/SOLS54500) (see photo) at £20.00 NEW PRICE
- Polo Shirt £14.50 (SOLS 10573) NEW PRICE
- Cool Polo Shirt (Henbury H475/H476) £17.50/£17.25
- Soft Shell Bodywarmer (RS232M/RS232F) £19.50
- Soft Shell Long Sleeved Jacket (RS231M/RS231F) £24.00
- The fleece jackets, polo shirts and bodywarmers are available in both men's and women's sizes and fit.
Please email email@example.com for more information or to place an order. Some of your trainers will be demonstrating the new fleeces at our weekly training sessions at the Grange.
Please note that we have a nearly new fleece jacket, size medium, available at the reduced price £10
Promotion of DDTC in Team Events:
Your Committee has agreed to support Club Members representing the Club in prestigious team events that qualify for Crufts, Olympia etc. commencing in January 2017. The Club will reimburse
the entry fee for these events on the understanding that the full team, including reserves consists of current Dartmoor Members at both the time of entry and the date of competition and the entry has
been made known to the Committee prior to the event. If the team is then successful in winning qualification the Club will consider further sponsorship or financial support to the team in the
latter stages of the competition.
We would encourage members taking part in these team events to wear Club clothing at each stage of the competition.
Benefits of The Agility Club Membership
The Agility Club is a Kennel Club based organisation, but which encompasses the sport as a whole. It costs £29/yr to be a member, but for that you do get a monthly copy of their magazine The Agility Voice which tells you all about what is going on in the agility world. There are articles on training tips, health and welfare, members stories, new products, book and DVD reviews and show round-ups (often with course plans of the courses run). It also has a show diary at the back which lists the up-coming shows around the country from all organisations along with the closing dates and contact details. You never know, you might be going on holiday and fancy looking for a show to enter while you’re away!
The Agility Club also run The Agility Club Starters Challenge which is open to all its Grade 1 and 2 members, we have a qualifier for this at our show in May at West Buckland. Last year Caroline Stokes and Ruby qualified and went up to the finals, so if you want to know more about that experience, talk to Caroline.
If you do compete (even if it’s only occasionally) and register with The Agility Club for their league tables you can help Dartmoor as a club. With only a few of our Members registered on the League tables we are currently midway up Division 3, with a few more registered who knows where we might get to!
Enjoy the rest of the season - Rosy
Know your Agility Equipment Rules
We have reproduced the equipment rules concerning agility obstaciles. Click here to view
Members' Comments Page:
We've added a Members Comments page to allow you to place a comment directly to the website. You can submit your results, place any agiliity related items for sale, send good luck messages, or simply post information you think will be of interest to other members. These comments go directly to the website but will be vetted by the website editor prior to publication on the website.
Members Results Input Form:
In addition we have added an input form for you to submit your agility success. This form can be accessed by going onto the "Results Input Form" in the Menu on the Left hand side.
Payments by Bank Transfer:
Members can make payments by Bank Transfer for membership renewal, training days, purchase of club clothing, Fun Night entries, sale of DDTC equipment etc. etc. direct into the Club account. The Club Account Details are:-
Account Name: Dartmoor Dog Training Club
Sort Code: 30-96-23
Account Number: 00180366
When making payment by Bank Transfer please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating what the payment is for particularly when paying for multiple items on a single payment. Please DO NOT send payments for entries into DDTC Open Agility Shows as these entry fees need to be paid directly to SWAP.
WOW 52,000+ "hits" since we launched this website in July 2012 - we've broken the 50,000 barrier and what a result for a Club with 80 odd Members. We will do our best to keep the Site fresh.
Mrs Ann Hampshire
Dartmoor Dog Training Club
West Brushford Farm
Want to join us?
If you'd like to become a member, please download our application form.
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Merton 2018 Photo's
We have a few photographs of Members and their dogs at the Merton Show 2018. We have to thank David Wilson for taking the photo's. Click here to view.
Guide to Surviving your first agility show:
Kim Lawer and Cornwall Agility Club have produced a very detailed and comprehensive document for anyone entering their first show. It would be impossible to improve upon this document and with their permission i have made it available to download here.
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Are You Aware of Alabama Rot Disease It can be fatal to your dog. A confirmed case occurred in Cullompton recently. The dog concerned had been walked at Kilerton and Ashclyst woods.
Click here for more details.
Kennel Club Guidlines for owners and handlers with dogs taking part in canine activites. Click below
How to perform CPR on your dog:
Click here to go to the video
Is your dog microchipped?
Are You Aware
of the ammendments to the Dangerous Dogs Act. Click here for the details - it effects us all.
Minutes of Kennel Club Agility Liaison Council Meeting 17th January 2019 see here.