On Track Dog Training School

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TRAINING CANCELLED SUNDAY 10th December due to snow and ice. Stay safe and warm!

INTER-CLUB CHAMPIONS

Yes, yes yes we did it!!!!

On Track are the first Inter-Club champions in the obedience competition held at the weekend. Four clubs from the North West were selected to take part in 3 obedience classes. On Track won 2 classes and got 1st, 2nd and 3rd in one of the classes with an additional  two 3rd placings. Not only were the individual results great but after all the totalling up we were the overall winners and came away with 3 of the 4 trophies! The nine handler dog teams were as follows :

Richard and Ozzie (Border Collie) 5th Place

Heather and Tintin ( Parsons Jack Russell)

Marie and Talle (Working Cocker) 3rd Place

Joanne and Penny (Collie x Lab) 1st Place

Martyn and Murphy (Border Collie) 4th Place

Roz and Toby (Border Collie) 3rd Place

Aimee and Tink (Rottweiler) 1st Place

Joanne and Abbey (Labrador)  2nd Place

Emily and Jasper (Border Collie)

Christine Heald - Team co-ordinator

Cath Phillips - Trainer

A fantastic result after weeks of dedicated training and superb handling in the ring infront of a large crowd of spectators. I have never been so proud! See our smiling faces in the photo.

NEW TELEVISION SERIES

I have been away from the beginning of July to the middle of November filming a new series for Sky 1., "DOGS MIGHT FLY" It is now showing on Sunday 28th February on Sky 1 at 7.oopm. Look out for the dog called Alfie as this is the dog I have adopted and now training for working trials.

Lists are up in the club house for weekend events or you can email me to put your name down to secure a place.

We are on Facebook for all members.  Pleae apply to join the On Track group if you train at On Track. There are lists of events taking place on there too.

NEW TRAINING GRADES

When you and your trainer feels you are ready you will be invited to take part in the training grade assessment. An examiner will judge each exercise and if you pass you will receive a certificate and a rosette. The first two grades are shown below to give you an idea of what you need to be able to do. If you are struggling with any exercise speak to your trainer so that we can give you extra support.

Grade One

1. Walking on the lead with no pulling demonstrated by: -

2. Recall demonstrated by:-

3. Grooming demonstrated by: -

4. Half minute sit stay on an island

5. Touch target

6. Tie up for half a minute

7. Sit to have a collar/ harness put on

8. Half minute down stay

9. Taking treats calmly (no grabbing)

10. Manners around a gate or doorway

Notes

Dogs may be worked on a head collar or harness. Treats may be given on completion of each exercise. All dogs must wear a collar with an ID tag. The tag must have the owners surname, address with postcode, telephone number and also mobile number. All handlers must carry a poo bag.

 

Grade Two

1. Walking on a lead with no pulling demonstrated by: -

2. Recall demonstrated by: -

3. Very detailed examination of the dog with an explanation

4. Food manners whilst a bowl is placed on the floor

5. Calm greeting when told to sit as a person approaches

6. Settle on a mat behind or by the handlers legs

7. Tie up for 1minute

8. Play – retrieve a toy, tuggy play or food circuit

9. Send to a target and lie down at a distance of 10 paces

10. Send over a jump with a wait on the other side

11. Manners getting in and out of the car

12. Down stay for 2 minutes at a distance of 5 paces

Notes

Dogs may be worked on a head collar or harness. Treats may be given on completion of each exercise. All dogs must wear a collar with an ID tag. The tag must have the owners surname, address with postcode, telephone number and also mobile number. All handlers must carry a poo bag.

Advanced Grades

ADVANCED GRADE ONE

Down stay whilst next dog does heelwork

Obedience novice heelwork round

Sendaway 20 paces with recall to heel

Seek back for a lost owner’s article

Retrieve over a hurdle

Rally ‘O’ round

Agility Round

‘A’ Frame with wait and return

Scent Pots

Crate manners – sit to be let out

ADVANCED GRADE TWO

Out of sight down stay whilst next dog does heelwork

WT heelwork round

Sendaway and 2 re-directions

Search square (UD)

Gundog retrieve of 3 thrown dummies

Distance control 6 positions

Agility Round

‘A’ frame with retrieve

Track 5 legs and 3 articles

Find a missing person

Good Citizen Test Night - RESULTS

BRONZE AWARD

Gill Murphy and Dougie (Golden Retriever)

Richard Lovsin and Miela (German Shepherd X)

Catherine Strong and Lexie (Jack Russel X Pug)

Trish Wren and Max (Border Terrier)

Pauline Journeaux and Winston (Manchester Terrier)

Ray and Jackie Vet and Kalli (German Shepherd)

Rosalin Founde and Harvey (Springer Spaniel)

Mark Robinson and Dante (Springer Spaniel)

Lena Parry and Charlie (Cocker Spaniel)

Catherine Woodcock and Saffron (Shar Pei)

Marie Helliwell and Talle (Working Cocker Spaniel)

Marie Helliwell and Indie (Working Cocker Spaniel)

Ernie Kinsey and Alfie (Labrador)

Sharon McCormick and Muffin (Dalmatian)

Janice Sayer and Bjorni (Norwegian Elkhound)

SILVER AWARD

Stephanie Jones and Tilly (Poodle)

Ernie Kinsey and Alfie (Labrador)

Rosalin Founde and Harvey (Springer Spaniel)

Stephen Ellis and Jack (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel)

Heather Weatherhead and Tintin (Parsons Jack Russell)

Terry Moore and Rex (Lab X)

Marie Helliwell and Talle (Working Cocker Spaniel)

Marie Helliwell and Indie (Working Cocker Spaniel)

Richard Lovsin and Melia (German Shepherd X)

GOLD AWARD

Barbara Slack and Pepper (Shetland Sheepdog)

Brigid Lee and Molly (Staffordshire Bull Terrier)

Rosalin Founde and Baxter (Springer Spaniel)

Many congratulations to you all. I know just how hard you have worked!!


The Dog Park

The dog park is now fenced off and ready for use.We have put together a voluntary group to form a constitution now known as Pennine Community Dog Reserves and this group will manage the reserve applying for funding to build a path, plant a native hedge and landscape the area to provide training/exercise areas. Many, many thanks to all those who helped get this project off the ground and continue to support. This will be the first reserve of its kind and we could become just a little famous!

The park is to be used by owners who have difficulty finding a safe enclosed area to free run their dog and also as a safe area to train recalls. In addition it offers facilities for groups of people to practise and train in safety. It is run independantly of On Track Dog Training School as a non-profit making venture. All monies collected from field use  go to maintain and improve the area.

Dog Park Use - £30 for 3 months (this cost can be split with friends who share the slot with you)

On Track Training School - Prices

Introductory Session £35

Beginner               £5 per session        
Intermediate        £5 per session
Advanced             £5 per session
Agility                   £10 per session
Good Buddy         £10 per session
Working Trials      £10 per session
Behaviour Clinic    £35 per consultation

Weekend Events £10 per session

Contact Information

On Track Dog Training School


Smallbridge
Rochdale

Tel: 01706 522539

Opening times

 

TRAINING CLASSES

Tuesday

Beginners:  7.00pm to 8.00pm

Intermediate 8.15pm to 9.15pm

Wednesday

Beginners: 9.30am to 10.30am

Intermediate: 11.00am to 12.00 noon

Beginners: 7.00pm to 8.00pm

Intermediate: 8.15pm to 9.15pm

Thursday

Advanced : 7.00pm till 9.00pm

 

Where we are

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