Obedience COVID updates

Posted in Uncategorized on December 1, 2020 by gillc13

OBEDIENCE UPDATE – Due to the current COVID-19 crisis/lockdown and now Tier 3 for our area, we are continuing to comply to the current Government and Kennel Club restrictions and guidelines. All current classes were suspended in person due to the latest lockdown, with individual class Facebook groups set up to assist those on current courses. We will be posting further updates shortly on each of your FB group pages with options to complete your course.
NEW COURSES:- New courses were due to start mid-December, however due to the latest situation, this has had to be delayed until mid-January 2021 (exact date TBC). This will be reviewed again in the New Year depending on the situation at that time. I will contact all those that had requested a definite place in December to advise on your options also. Any new members wanting to join would go onto a waiting list, however please note most classes for the New Year are already near the maximum numbers.
We apologies for the ongoing disruption and delayed starts, but hope you appreciate the difficult times we are in. We will continue to support you in whatever way we can. Thank you.

Obedience updates

Posted in Uncategorized on November 3, 2020 by gillc13

Obedience classes – COVID update
Due to the recent announcement regarding the upcoming lockdown, all current classes are postponed until December – TBC depending on restrictions as and when we come out of lockdown.
Therefore, this will mean that any new groups may be delayed until January – again we will post further updates as and when things change.
For our current classes, we would like to continue to support you in your training and carry on with the brilliant work you have already started. We are looking into setting up individual Facebook groups for each class where we will upload videos of work just done and how to carry on with your next few weeks specific training. We will also upload info sheets and be there if you have any questions or wish to upload your own videos for comments. If possible, we may also try Zoom sessions if needed (if I can figure that one out!) Would this be of interest to you all to keep you going for now? If so, please just send a Yes or Thumbs up message back – and over the next few days I can add you to your groups😊
For new members on the waiting list, we will still keep the original April Puppy/Foundation Page open with plenty of videos and sheets to get you started😊
Crazy year – lots of stopping, starting, waiting and delays. As long as everyone keeps safe and healthy – and we will try and do all we can to support you in your dogs learning😊

Obedience 31st Oct Classes and venues

Posted in Uncategorized on October 30, 2020 by gillc13

Puppy 09.15 – 10.00
Foundation 10.15 – 11.00
Puppy Advanced 11.15 – 12.00
Bronze 12.15 – 1.10pm

FOXHILLS FIELD – AS SCHEDULE (Now their week 3 class)
Foundation Advanced 10.30 – 11.15
Gold 11.30 – 12.30

Obedience – further update

Posted in Uncategorized on October 30, 2020 by gillc13

Obedience Further update, just heard we can use Messingham Village Hall for tomorrow as normal! Yay! We are still seeking further clarification for next week – but for tomorrow, times/classes as per the schedule. Hope that’s OK with everyone – see you there tomorrow:) Caroline’s classes will remain at Foxhills as per their schedule.

Obedience – updates

Posted in Uncategorized on October 30, 2020 by gillc13
Obedience – 31st October
Update after Tier 2 level is introduced in our area from tomorrow.
At present, we cannot use Messingham Village Hall tomorrow (in discussions), therefore would all 4 groups that were scheduled to go there, be Ok to go back to Foxhills Training Field at the previous times you had for the first few weeks? However, the weather forecast is due to be windy with showers later on in the morning. The first group can use our hut if need be, but after that there will be limited use of the hut. Therefore, I will post again later tonight or first thing in the morning to confirm all classes are still on – but at Foxhills only! Ongoing situation, so I will keep you informed.
Thank you

Obedience – Messingham

Posted in Uncategorized on October 22, 2020 by gillc13

Obedience 24th October – reminder some groups are now switching to Messingham Village Hall from this week. This Saturday will be Week 4 for the following classes as per schedule – please note times:-
Puppy – 1st class 9.15am – 10.00am
Puppy – 2nd class 10.15am – 11.00am
Puppy Advanced 11.15am – 12 noon
Silver Class 12.15 – 13.10pm
Foundation Advanced and Gold class will remain at Foxhills as per schedule – times remain the same. The hut will now be fully available for these classes if need be πŸ™‚
For Messingham Village Hall, the address is Off Orchard Close, from Wendover Road, Messingham DN17 3SN. Basically, you take the turning before the row of shops and then approx. 50 yards, turn right into the car park (the car park has now been extended since the google map image so there is plenty of room). Please make sure you read your COVID guidelines and follow the Halls own guidelines upon arrival. Your trainer will meet you and show you to your designated area in the Hall. Sanitizer and wipes will be available. Please remember there is no Poo bin on this site – the nearest one is at the Co-op down the road – please take your poo bags with you! . Please maintain social distancing, keep safe but have some fun 😊

Obedience update 17th Oct

Posted in Uncategorized on October 16, 2020 by gillc13

Obedience Saturday 17th October – will be on at Foxhills Training Field as scheduled for those that were planned for 17thOctober (i.e. those groups that missed 3rd due to Travellers on site). This will now be your week 2 of training. Times etc stay the same. Please continue to maintain social distance and hand hygiene and look forward to having some fun with your four legged pals 😊

Obedience 10th October

Posted in Uncategorized on October 7, 2020 by gillc13

Obedience 10th October – update. Just to confirm that the travelllers have indeed left Foxhills Field and the car park and surrounding area has been cleaned out really well by the council already πŸ™‚ I popped up there today and was pretty amazed actually, from what I could see walking around it looks good! So, training will definitely be back on this weekend:) For now, we are looking at training at Foxhills as normal, however we have Messingham Village Hall on standby just in case anything happens with the gate access – or weather forecast! I will update again tomorrow. Please note, the groups for this Saturday are the ones that were always planned for the 10th October so as not to cause confusion or having to change everyones schedule. Therefore, those that missed their session on the 3rd, you will be back training on the 17th as your next date – and we will add a date on at the end (probably 6th Dec) . Thanks for your patience and look forward to getting back at it πŸ™‚

3rd October classes cancelled

Posted in Uncategorized on October 1, 2020 by gillc13
Obedience 3rd October – CLASSES CANCELLED
Hi everyone – well I was waiting to check the weather report again for Saturday before posting, but this afternoon the decision was taken out of our hands when Travellers broke the locks on the gates at our training ground on Foxhills Field and have started to set up camp. I am unsure how many as yet – but the proper authorities have been notified. Unless we are very lucky and they move on tomorrow (unlikely!), then we cannot carry on with training classes on the field whilst they are there. This is so frustrating, to say the least, after all the disruption, re=planning and juggling about we have had to do to try and keep some form of training going throughout the recent months. If they are not moved on shortly, I will be looking at alternatives and will post again asap with all updates. In the meantime, for the new members, if you haven’t asked to join the Puppy/Foundation training page (link at the top of this page), you may want to take a look. Apologies for this disruption (first time I’ve known this on our patch) but we will do what we can to get back on track asap.

Posted in Uncategorized on September 28, 2020 by gillc13
Obedience – well done again to all on Saturday – bit breezy at times but got through it OK. Also, lovely to see the younger generation getting involved with their dogs – budding dog trainers me thinks!  From next week we will have the capability for track and trace if you have the App on your phone. The bar code is ready for scanning at the club – and also at Messingham when some classes move there. I have been informed it is not compulsory but is advisable under the new guidelines. If you do not have an app on your phone, but are willing to leave your contact number with us again – we can list it on the attendance sheet when we tick you in. I hope that’s all OK?
I am no an expert (learning about all this new stuff just like everyone else in this new world!), so if you have any particular questions in relation to the NHS track and trace, please read the Government guidelines and explanations thank you.