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!

Events

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!

Our Christmas Fun evening is on THURSDAY 12TH DECEMBER – it’s FREE to come along for fun and games hosted by Chief Elf Debra. Start 1930.

 

We will be having refreshments after the fun/games so to save the environment, can I request you each bring a MUG and ONE SMALL item of food to share whether sweet or savoury – just a small item as we usually end up with way too much!!  This is a chance to meet and socialise and have a bit of fun together.  Club is providing teas/coffee etc and thanks to the Grange for the use of their urn.

 

Christmas dress Optional for humans and dogs!

Kennel Club Grade Progression 2019

CLUB FUN NIGHT 10th OCTOBER 2019 - RESULTS

 

Beginners AGILITY:

1st Ray & Lottie

2nd Roz & Poppy

3rd Claire & Magda

 

Judges Special awards to:

Faith & Marnie

Janet & Nell

Nils & Zola

 

Intermediate AGILITY:

1st Vicky & Catch

2nd Caroline & Lola

3rd Chris & Fern

 

Experienced AGILITY:

Shirley & Renn

Vicy & Jinx

Bob & Sorrel

 

Beginners STEEPLECHASE:

1st Ray & Lottie

2nd Alex & Elsa

3rd Janet & Nell

 

Judges Special awarded to:

Faith & Marnie

Claire & Magda

 

Intermediate STEEPLECHASE:

1st Caroline & Lola

2nd Vicky & Catch

3rd Chris & Fern

 

Experienced STEEPLECHASE:

1st Shirley & Renn

2nd Annette & Benson

3rd Vicy & Jinx

 

Thanks you to our judges Colin Hill and Sue Hamer-Moss and to Elaine, Allison, John for ring managing and to Jane and Kate for organising.

 

Dartmoor DTC New Year Meal at the Tom Cobley 12th January:

Next Introduction to Agility Course 

 

We are maintaining a waiting list for our next course(s).  Possibiliy starting in early 2020.

Please contact secretary@dartmoordtc.co.uk if you wish to join.

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 clubclothing@dartmoordtc.co.uk 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

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 treasuer@dartmoordtc.co.uk 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.  

Visitor Counter

WOW 56,000+ "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.

Contact Address

Mrs Ann Hampshire

Secretary

Dartmoor Dog Training Club

West Brushford Farm

Wembworthy

Chulmleigh

Devon

EX18 7SJ

 

Want to join us?

If you'd like to become a member, please download our application form.

 

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News

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

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How to perform CPR on your dog:

Click here to go to the video 

Is your dog microchipped?

If NO click here 

Are You Aware

of the ammendments to the Dangerous Dogs Act.  Click here for the details - it effects us all.

Kennel Club Issues:

Check out the latest KC Issues here.

Minutes of Kennel Club Agility Liaison Council Meeting 17th January 2019 see here.