Training Night takes place every Monday (apart from Match Night, the last Monday in March and December when we have our Christmas Party). Venue is HARNHAM MEMORIAL HALL, WATERSMEET ROAD, HARNHAM, SALISBURY SP2 8JH (behind All Saints Church). There is parking in Watersmeet Road alongside the hall. (Overflow car parking is available in the road opposite
All Saints Church). Please park in herringbone style to maximise the space available.
Ringcraft training is for members' pedigree dogs of any age, especially puppies. All people are catered for, from beginners to owners of show champions. You may join the club on the night for £3.00 (£5.00 for joint membership of partners). There is a charge of £2.00 per dog and 50p per person for each session to pay for the cost of the hall and insurance. Training starts at 7.30pm and usually ends about 8.45pm. Come anytime.
The handlers/trainers are experienced dog show ladies and gentlemen who will handle the dogs carefully and teach using "reward-based" methods. They come from a wide variety of breeds including Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Poodles, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Japanese Chin, Golden Retrievers, Pointers, Whippets, Portuguese Podengos, Beagles, King Charles Spaniels, Norfolk Terriers, Large Munsterlanders.
The principal purpose of puppy training is familiarisation with other people and other dogs in a controlled space, encouraging the puppy to move on a lead and respond to commands. One-to-one training is given as part of the programme and owners can ask for specific training to be given such as correct posture in the show ring.
Match nights are now held on a quarterly basis and the next round for 2017 will begin from March, June, September and December when we have our Christmas Party. Please see the calendar for dates in those months. On training and match nights there is FREE tea, coffee and biscuits. FREE cakes and sandwiches are provided on occasions. Members are encouraged to bring a small gift for the raffle held at the tea interval.
See Calendar page for dates...