Obedience – Wednesday nights from 6.45pm

6.45 – 7.15 Puppy Class

These sessions cover socialisation with other puppies and humans, and the first basic steps to obedience. A fun class to build on your relationship with your puppy, this is a very important first introduction to dog ownership, especially if this is your first puppy. When ready, you will move on to...

7.15 – 7.45 Puppy Training

In this next class you will build on the basics already learned – sit, down, how to walk on the lead, and the beginnings of recall. This will still be with puppies/young dogs of around the same age as yours, building the confidence of you and your dog. Please be assured that we don't push you on to the next class until both you and your trainer feel sufficiently confident to do so.

6.45 – 7.15 Bronze Award (1)

You move up to the main hall where you and your dog will be encouraged to expand your training e.g. longer sits, stays, stands and recalls with some off-lead work. Pleasure and fun are the main criteria and you will be surprised how much more responsive your pet will become in a more competitive environment. There is a fairly wide age range of dogs in this class – rehomed dogs will often start their training in this class.

7.15 – 8.00 Bronze Award (2)

An increase in training, preparing the two of you for successfully achieving the Inderbrook Bronze award. There is ongoing assessment of your progress with sit/down stays, recalls and walking on a loose lead, but we never forget that training is meant to be fun and pleasurable for both you and your dog!

8.00 – 9.00 Silver Award

This is the natural progression in obedience for handler and dog after achieving the Bronze Award. You will continue to improve on what you have already learnt but we add in new activities – retrieve and off lead heelwork, food manners, and longer stays for example.

9.00 – 10.00 Gold Award 

Training in the Gold class includes scent work, a-recalls, more accurate heelwork as would be necessary in competition, send-aways – the list is endless! As with all the classes, fun and reward is essential.

Make the most of your obedience training evenings

Club members are always welcome to come and watch the classes – we would encourage you to stay and watch the next class if possible – it is all part of the learning process. Please help yourself to refreshments while you watch, as a selection of hot or cold drinks are always available and provided free of charge.

The relaxed and friendly atmosphere leads to success and the "Inderbrook Dog Training Society" rosettes.  The later classes build on your basic knowledge with more creative training for you and your dog to enjoy.

There is also the opportunity to take the Kennel Club Bronze, Silver and Gold, Good Citizens Tests.

Trainer rota – 2017

Dates Puppy Bronze Silver Gold
3 January – 21 February Tony Moyes      

Caroline Malpass

Carole West Carole West
28 February – 18 April Les Homan

Joan Adams

Carole West Carole West

25 April – 13 June

Les Homan

Suzanna Mills Carole West Carole West

20 June – 8 August

Les Homan Andrew Durrant Carole West Carole West

15 August – 3 October

Andrew Durrant Joan Adams Carole West Carole West

10 October – 19 December (11 weeks)

To be Confirmed To be Confirmed Carole West Carole West