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Club News

All the latest club news!

February 2017
2017 Dog show dates confirmed and April show schedule now available from the Dog Show page.

03 November 2016
An informative link about Fireworks and stressed dogs can be found in the "Useful Info" section courtesy of Robin Hood Vets.

29th October 2015
At the club AGM your new club officers and club committee were voted in as follows:
Chair - John A, Vice chair - Sue O, Treasurer - Sharon A, Membership secretary - Alan C, Club secretary - Margaret C, Committee Members - Russ B, Sue T, Laura T, Frank T, Pete M, Linda W, Debbie R, Seamus M, Louise S.

1st Aug 2015
Schedules for both shows are now available to download from the events page or the dog show page.

1st May 2015
We have been selected by AVIVA funding for a possible grant towards the cost of securing the one acre field but we need your votes. More info on the AVIVA Funding page.

03rd March 2015
This year we will be holding two dogs shows. The carnival dog show in August will be purely a fun and novelty dog show. The second dog show in September will be our usual Companion Dog show. More details to follow.

20th January 2015
There is now a link to our fundraising project on the left hand site of this site. We have some exciting projects in the pipe line that will need funding. Please support if you can.

30th October 2014
Club AGM all current members are welcome. 8pm start.

A revised show schedule can new be downloaded from the dog show page

The dog show has been re-scheduled for Sunday 7th September, this means the progress test will be brought forward to Sunday 31st August and Thursday 4th September!
New dog show poster
can be downloaded from the Dog Show Page.

Date of next progress test is 7th September 2014 (delayed a little due to bank holiday).

04 July 2014
No Training Sunday 6th July due to the local fun run and road blocks around the park. Thursday training as usual.
Membership form is now downloadable from the Membership page

29th June 2014
Is the Summer Funday. Starts at 10:00am until 12:30 ish!

2014 show schedule is now available to download from the "Show Page"

19/02/14 February Progress Test Has Been Postponed!
Due to the condition of the training field and how wet and muddy it is we have decided to postpone the progress test. We will notify members of the new date as soon as possible.

06/09/13 Bonfire and Firework display!
Wythall’s bonfire & fireworks night will be held on Saturday 2nd November 2013.
I know this sounds a bit early to start mentioning it, but it is a date for your diary if you can make it.
The event itself is a good one, with 2 great firework displays put on by fully trained members of the Association.
It is the main fundraising event for the Association and helps them maintain the facilities we enjoy; we have never trained at a better place.
If you can attend and support it that would be great, even better if you are able to help us put on the event.
The dog club has supported the event for as long as we can remember, we work the gates & do the security around the park. If you are able to help with any of this please let Sharon know. They are always looking for volunteers for the bonfire committee as well who meet every other month.
Any support is greatly appreciated, from buying a ticket and attending to helping on the night, to joining the committee. If you interested in helping please let us know.

23/08/13 Blue-green Algae alert!
There is a lot of concern with people letting their dogs swim or paddle in lakes and ponds during the warmer months. Please click on the Pet Poisoning link below and read the article on Blue-green Algae it may save your dogs life!
Pet Poisoning Helpline

13/08/13 Dog Show news!
On Sunday 11th August we held our dog show again as part of the Wythall Carnival.
It was a great day all round and the weather held for us once again.
It was good to see so many entrants, a record number for us, which fed into record takings.

With the committee doing a great job and seeing us branch into other areas of fund raising, such as advance raffle ticket sales, having an Aston Martin on the field for people to sit in and a go at Rally-O for the first time, we managed to raise just over £1,200 for charities this year.
A really BIG thank you to everyone who made the day great.

Photographs from the show are now available from the link given on the "Dog show" page 

No Training on Sunday 14th July 2013 due to a local fun-run and road closures.

Progress Tests
Due to the bank holidays the quarterly progress test has been moved to Sunday 1st Sept 2013.

Agility Shed:-

18/07/13 - The new shed had been in place for a few weeks and proves to be a success. We now have to comply with the planning rules and paint it green. Any volunteers?

06/06/13 - The new base is now down and has set rock hard, without any vandalism occuring! The building is due to be delivered next week.

25/05/13 - The shed has now been demolished, the ground cleared and is ready for the concrete which, all being well, will arrive on Wednesday. Pictures of the demolition can be seen in the Gallery.

01/05/13 - The new Agility shed is now in the planning permission stage. Once that has been approved we can replace the tired old shed with a new and sightly bigger one. Volunteers may be needed to help remove the old building.