Welcome to Leamington Dog Training Club's website. As a new or potential new member, we would like to tell you about the club and what it has to offer, and hope that you and your dog(s) will enjoy your time with us and benefit from the training provided.
**IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT & AGILITY NEWS - MONDAY 4TH JANUARY 2021**
Postponement of planned restart to Agility Classes at Shrewley
In light of the current government COVID-19 Tier restrictions
affecting our area, venue considerations and KC advice for training
clubs; the decision has been made to suspend the planned restart of Agility
training ( previously due to take place in early January) until
This announcement applies to those members currently enrolled on the
fully paid up courses which were postponed due to the second national
lockdown back in November 2020. Please be assured that your places and
fees remain in credit and as soon as we are able to resume any form of
training you will be notified of a restart date for your course
Whilst this is disappointing news to all involved we trust that this
decision is understood in the circumstances. Please continue to
monitor our social media and website for updates on club news as soon
as we are able to provide any relevant updates.
Hoping you all had the best possible Christmas and festive season and
are keeping safe and well. Wishing you all a Happy New Year and a kinder 2021 for everybody.
All training across our other LDTC sections: Obedience, Ringcraft,
Scentwork and Working Trials also remain suspended due to the
prevalence of the virus, venue considerations and the current &
continuing government restrictions - Please continue to monitor our
social media and website for updates on club news as soon as we are
able to provide any relevant updates for you
***AGILITY IMPORTANT COVID UPDATE - SATURDAY 7TH NOVEMBER***
LDTC Agility training at the RDA Shrewley is temporarily suspended following the latest government announcements and the restrictions imposed by the second national lockdown which came into effect on Thursday 5th November.
Due to the prevalence of virus and the knock on effect the latest lockdown will have on course planning over the December period, Agility Classes will now resume in the New Year, hopefully from 5th January 2021. (Further confirmation will be sent out nearer the time as this is a provisional date only and subject to the prevalence of the virus and relevant government guidance and restrictions at the time).
Training activities across LDTC Obedience, Ringcraft, Scentwork and Working Trials also remain suspended until further notice due to the pandemic and the various restrictions imposed.
Please monitor our website and social media for any further updates.
Those members currently training on the prepaid Agility courses, (numbers strictly limited due to previous COVID-19 restrictions) will be contacted individually ahead of the resumption of their classes.
These are difficult times and we thank you all for your patience and understanding.
Stay safe everyone and hope to see you on the other side.
***AGILITY NEWS 18th September 2020***IMPORTANT UPDATE***
REVISED RESTART DATE - TUESDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER
We are now processing your applications for the restart of Agility training at the RDA, Shrewley on Tuesday 22nd September. If you have requested a place/received confirmation that a place is being held open, please check your inboxes for your information packs. Please note that places will only be secured once Memberships, declarations & pre-payment of course fees are confirmed.
Due to strict COVID19 protocols and restrictions on numbers; attendance is strictly by appointment and pre-pay only. 2020/2021 Memberships are also due and will be validated electronically before attendance.
If you have not previously requested a place but would like to register your interest please see our earlier post dated 8th September with instructions on how to proceed. Places are strictly limited and you will be informed on whether there are places available for your training level / whether you wish to go on our waiting list.
We look forward to welcoming you.
Best wishes & many thanks for your interest.
***AGILITY NEWS 13th September 2020 ***IMPORTANT UPDATE***DELAYED RESTART
Following the government's recent COVID-19 announcement, we are still awaiting confirmation from the RDA venue on how the changing guidance affects onsite activities. The unfortunate timing means that the necessary decision has had to be made to temporarily delay our restart date. This means that the first session will not take place on Tuesday 15th September.
We are hoping to be in a position to make a further announcement over the course of the next few days on our website and social media with a new start date. We will also confirm this date to those already successful in their applications for the limited places advertised: (please see our post dated 8th September) Successful applicants will be sent an e-mail together with our COVID-19 updated information pack and instructions for enrolment.
These are difficult and unprecedented times and we thank you for your understanding.
Please continue to monitor our website and social media for further Agility and other LDTC section updates which will be posted as soon as they are available.
*** AGILITY NEWS: IMPORTANT UPDATE 8th September 2020***
We are pleased to announce Leamington DTC are now in a position to commence AGILITY training again, starting on Tuesday 15th September at the RDA National Training Centre, Shrewley.
***Due to COVID19 protocols, training places are strictly by appointment only, please read carefully the information below***
In order to comply with strict COVID-19 regulations, RDA venue protocols and our insurance requirements the numbers will be strictly limited.
In addition, various COVID safe measures will be in place for the safety of our trainers and members whilst on site; including social distancing, hand & respiratory hygiene, zoning and one way system queueing protocols.
A track and trace form will also be required for completion on arrival.
Classes will be run in the following format:
19.15 – 20.00 : Competition class, pre-competition and advanced dogs and handlers. Please arrive 15 minutes early to help set up the equipment, (subject to social distancing and hand & respiratory hygiene protocols, briefing to be given as appropriate).
20.00 – 20.45 : Intermediate class (handlers with some experience).
20.45 – 21.30 : Beginners, newbies and young dogs class.
We have the indoor riding school only until 22.00 so your help would be appreciated to put the equipment away (subject to social distancing and hand & respiratory hygiene protocols, briefing to be given as appropriate).
If you would like to secure a place please apply by email to Debra on firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 07745 249065 stating which class you feel is appropriate. Due to the reduced numbers that we can accept; training fees will increase slightly per class. Please note we are now in a new Club financial year and 2020/21 Membership subscriptions are also due.
Applicants will receive confirmation by email, advice on how to pay and a returners information sheet.
***Please do not turn up without pre booking a place and making advance payment.***
Your safety is our utmost priority and we look forward to welcoming you back.
Norma and the LDTC Agility Team.
Importance Notice: Obedience & Ringcraft: Updated 8th September 2020
The Kennel Club Building is still closed for Obedience & Ringcraft Training. The officers and committee are working extremely hard in the background keeping up to date with the prevalence of the virus, the ever changing government advice and protocols. As soon as any relevant updates are available in respect to training in the building an announcement will be made. Thank you for your understanding.
Importance Notice All Sections: Updated 4th September 2020
LDTC Training across all sections of the Club remains suspended until further notice. The Committee are constantly monitoring the situation and as soon as we have any information to report in respect to the return of some form of training in the future, this will be posted on the club website and Facebook page.
There are five sections to the club; Agility, Obedience, Ringcraft, and Working Trials.
More information about each section can be found on the relevant sections page listed on the left.
Membership costs an annual fee of £8.00 which covers all sections whilst the training element is paid for separately.
The club is run entirely by volunteers, as a MEMBER you will be EXPECTED TO HELP.