Iron Acton K9 Club


The latest Covid restrictions mean we are not able to hold training classes at the moment. Hopefully we will be back to normal soon. For more information please get in touch via messenger on facebook or email to ironactonk9club@gmail.com.

Iron Acton K9 Club is listed with the Kennel Club. The club was formed by a group of friends living in Iron Acton, Frampton Cottrell, Rangeworthy and Yate who all enjoy training and working with their dogs. Initially we were a small group who met once a week in Iron Acton to do Flyball. From that small start we evolved and increased our activities to include agility, and gundog scurry in Iron Acton. We formed another section to include obedience training following the Kennel Club Good Citizens Scheme and basic Rally training in Rangeworthy Village Hall.


Newsletter November 2020

As I write this, sadly, we are just entering another period of Covid 19 lock down. In the short intervening period we have been able to organise some outdoors training then, for a few weeks, some indoor training. All this has been whilst following the restrictions imposed by the Covid regulations of maintaining distances, wearing a face covering and no touching of dogs.

We have been able to run puppy courses, mostly outside, and are pleased to report that Claire & Ozzy, Aimee & Ollie, Ann & Ella, Katie & Florence, Amy & Bonnie and Ruth & Darcy all successfully passed their Kennel Club Puppy Foundation assessments after 5 weeks of training. Our slightly older puppies Wendy & Dora, Nikki & Hamish, Hollie & Daisy, Tracey& Marley and Becky & Mango also successfully passed our club Puppy 2 course after 4 weeks of training. We are hoping to organise some puppy training via the internet for this lockdown.

Our club classes have also been meeting and recently enjoyed a “dressing up for Halloween” session in Iron Acton Parish Hall.

Karen, our Club Class trainer, is going to organise more tricks challenges to keep us all occupied throughout this lockdown, we’ll be reporting progress on our facebook page.

For more information about the club please ring Sue on 01454 228803 or Karen on 01454 228891 or take a look at our facebook page or website www.ironactonk9club.co.uk.

Newsletter April 2020

It’s been a strange Covid -19 restricted Spring this year. No training classes since the beginning of March, a single dog walk each day and certainly no bottom sniffing.
Luckily the weather has been beautiful and each solitary walk has been a pleasure and a reminder of how lucky we are to live in this lovely village. If we do happen to meet another dog walker whilst out and about then a socially distanced chat is an added pleasure.
Karen, our Club Class Trainer, hasn’t allowed us to neglect our training even though we can’t get together. We’ve been set weekly challenges which are reported in by photo or video. Each of these successes – or otherwise – is assessed and at the end of the lock down we will be issuing awards depending on how well each handler and dog have done and what level they have achieved. Exchanging training methods and photos over Whats App has also enabled members to keep in touch with each other.
So far,some of the challenges have been,to hold an unusual object, a crime scene where the dog pretends to be dead & is surrounded by treats marking the spot, send your dog around a marker, roll over, close a door or push a ball, spin around, dog walking a figure of 8 through the handlers legs and take a selfie with your dog’s chin on your shoulder.
We are also running a dog photography competition – the 3 classes being, Handsome Hunk, Pretty as a Picture and Make you Smile. The entries will be judged by Phil Girdlestone, a professional dog photographer.
For more information about the club please ring Sue on 01454 228803 or Karen on 01454 228891 or take a look at our facebook page or website www.ironactonk9club.co.uk.

For more information contact:

Kennel Club CGCDS Training:

Karen: 01454 228891
Sue: 01454 228803
Trevor: 01454 775501

Agility / Flyball / Gundogs:

Karen: 01454 228891
Sue: 07706092597
Louise: 07941650188

Or email: ironactonk9club@gmail.com

Fees:

Annual Membership Fee: £6
Obedience class fee: £4
Puppy Course: 6 weeks £30
Foundation Course: 6 weeks £30
Activity Class Fee: £4