Frome Dog Training Club
Jacki Ciereszko - Secretary; Frome Dog Training Club Contact me - jacki@fromedtc.co.uk
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Frome Dog Club Newsletter We hope you are all well and have stayed safe at this difficult time, I sure none of us imagined 2020 to turn out like it has! Here is some news and info from the club. League Results 2019/2020 Southwest Obedience: The team done the club proud and finished 2 nd overall. Individual results Elementary – 1 st Sandy & Callie. 2 nd Barbara & Mop. Beginners – 1 st Angela & Dia, 2 nd Lesley & Evan. Novice – 1 st Heather & Sid. Best Improved – Julia & Dogs. Best Newcomer Jo with Nim and Charlotte with Quiz. Agility Wessex League . The team really excelled themselves with winning every match in the season and therefore winning the league overall, especially well done as we had a lot of young dogs in the team and both handlers and dogs did themselves proud. Agility Southwest League . The team did a grand job and came 2 nd overall, we had a lot of dogs retire from the previous year and tragically lost a valued teammate midseason. A lot of the dogs had just come up into this league this season and did excellent job. No individual trophies came to Frome this year. Team Captain write up : Frome DTC took part in the Wessex and South West league last winter. The Wessex is for novice dogs and the southwest for advanced dogs. We started with a double match against Clifton on 24th Nov. The Wessex team kicked us off with a great win overall. Gaining places were Lisa and Daisy with a 1st, Carol and Hathi 3rd and Rachel and Keira 2nd. The South West had a good try with Heather and Sid getting a 1st and Susan and Gilly a 2nd, unfortunately we did not win that match overall. The 15th Dec took both teams away to play against Chippenham. The Wessex again won overall with some great individual results. Lisa and Daisy 2 x 2nd's, Rachel and Keira 3rd and Robin and Sparky 3rd. The South West had a tough, very close match losing by just 0.5 points! Still, Kacey and Solly got a 1st and Carol and Lottie a 2nd. The Wessex team headed down to play Clifton after Christmas on Jan 19th and again came away with a convincing win. Heather and Matti and Lucy and Logan each winning a 1st and 2nd place each. Our second home match was a double against Chippenham on 26th Jan. The Wessex team held on to their winning streak and took the match overall. Lisa with Willow and Daisy taking home a bundle of certificates including 1 x1st, 2 x 2nds and 1 x3rd! Carol and Hathi also left with a red 1st place card. The South West were spurred on by the Wessex team fab results and won their match. Helping do so were Sarah and Malu with a 1st and a 2nd, Heather and Sid 1st and Daniel and Chester 3rd. Great results! Our last match was South West away to Clifton on 16th Feb. Another competitive match which we didn't quite gain enough points to win overall but Karen and Aggie and Heather and Sid both gained a 3rd place each. At the end of the season Frome South west team finished 2nd overall which is brilliant. It was great to see dogs and handlers working together and as a team, and of course, having fun! Thank you to everyone who took part, helped, competed, brought food, and travelled to the matches. Well Done Frome �� AGM – following government and Kennel Club guideline this has been postponed until the guideline change for it to be able to go ahead. Treasurer: Jan who has looked are the books for several years and has done a fantastic job has step down. We would like to thank Jan for all her hard work which has been very much appreciated over the year. Trophy Night/Challenge Night We have made the decision to give the rewards from the nights we had managed to do this year. As this is only half of the nights that would have normally taken place and considering we are unable to order trophies. We thought we would hand out some certificates this year, and hopefully we will be able to get back on board for next year. So here are the results. Agility Trophy Night Beginner Dogs- 1 st Sue & Pippin, 2 nd Barbara & Pip, 3 rd Clare & Millie. Novice Dogs – 1 st Sarah & Malu, 2 nd Robin & Sparky, 3 rd Lisa & Willow. Trainer Dogs – 1 st Heather & Matti, 2 nd Lucy & Logan. Agility Challenge Night Beginner Dogs – Sue & George, 2 nd Barbara & Pip, 3 rd = Peter & Alfred, Clare & Millie. Novice Dogs – Sarah & Malu, 2 nd Robin & Sparky, 3 rd Jas & Arnie. Trainer Dogs- 1 st Carol & Hathi, 2 nd Heather & Matti. Hoopers Trophy Night Beginner Dogs- 1 st Carly & Rupert, 2 nd = Wendy & Abbie and Moss. Novice Dogs – 1 st Susan & Sadie, 2 nd Clare & Millie. Trainers Dogs – 1 st Heather & Sid, 2 nd Carol & Hathi. Hoopers Challenge Night Beginner Dogs – 1 st Hannah & Wren, 2 nd Teresa & Paige. Novice Dogs – 1 st Clare & Millie, 2 nd Rachel & Keira. Trainer Dogs – 1 st Carol & Hathi, 2 nd Heather & Sid. Obedience Susan’s Class – Barbara & Mop Heather’s Class – Carol & Scooter Emma’s Class – Wendy & Barney Best Wessex League – Lisa & Daisy Best Southwest - Heather & Sid Online Good Hoopers Awards. While in lock down some of us have been doing some online hoopers awards. Congratulations to Hannah & Wren, Anna & Pi and Ellie & Siri for passing their Junior Foundation, Bronze and Silver, the girls are working their way though gold. We wish them best of luck. Carol with Hathi and Lottie has also gone through the awards and the girls have passed, Foundation, Bronze, Silver and Gold. If anyone would like more info on the awards please contact Carol via messenger, email on carollscott27@gmail.com , or mobile 07713443164. Puppy Outdoor Classes To keep in current guidelines, we are now able to offer small groups of puppy classes at an outdoor location, to ensure we stay in guideline you will need to pay by bacs for a 5 week course in advance. We are looking at offering these classes on a Monday night at 6pm and a Tuesday morning at 11am, the location is in Rode. If you are interested and would like more details and to book, please contact Jacki on 07598277282 or email jacki.cz@btinternet.com Agility/ Hooper Training Some of the trainers are now able to offer some 1-2-1, or small group session, please contact your trainer for more information . Rally If you have not tried this discipline then take a look, if your best friend needs calming down a little or is getting a bit stiff for agility or maybe you can’t move as well as you used to. Then Rally is a great way to meet new friends and is more relaxed than regular obedience.  There is a web site ‘Rallynews.co.uk which has lots of info. Including rally on-line, all so if you go to ‘You Tube’ where there is lots of films showing Rally in action. I have been Assistant manager for the ‘South & South West Interregional Crufts Rally Team’ for the last 4 years. For a small fee, which will go to the team fund raising. I would be happy to offer 1 or 2 people training in my garden. If you are interested, please contact:  07857893347 Lesley Scent Detection Dogs have highly sensitive noses far superior to our own. Scent detection or nose work mimics the work of detection dogs to locate scent. Scent detection is a positive and challenging activity that allows the dogs to use their natural senses in a fun and engaging way that builds confidence and trust between dogs and handler. Any breed of dog and any age can do this activity from puppies to elderly dogs wanting to keep active. We can start them at home by hiding their favourite treats in different places, make it fairly easy to start with, maybe by hiding the treats in some cardboard boxes and in easy to find places in the home. Get your dog to go and find the treat they get instantly rewarded for finding it. To find out more on how to move on to and continue to outdoor detection give Heather a call or text on 07806681837. Members News Daniel at Crufts At Chippenham Agility show last October, Daniel and Chester won both the Agility Dog of the Year class and the Under 18's jumping and so qualified to compete in the Young Kennel Club at Crufts 2020! Agility was on the Thursday, so we headed up to the NEC very nervous and excited. We got a printout of the course and soon it was time for Dan to walk it. I was not allowed to walk it with him, so he had to decide if the options we had chosen after making previous decisions from studying the course map would be best for, he and Chester. They ran brilliantly! Daniel was great, keeping a cool head (even though he was very nervous!) and directed Chester around the course. Chester LOVED the atmosphere and wasn't fazed by the big crowd or the different feel of running on the green carpet. They flew around. Chester popped out of the 10th weave and took an excitable flyer from the dog walk so they finished with 10 faults. They came 4th overall so got to collect a rosette from the judge, thank him and shake his hand. We had to do it all over again on Saturday for Dan and Chester to compete in the Jumping. This time they nailed their weaves and completed a brilliant clear round earning themselves a podium spot of 2nd place! Amazing. We are very proud of them both and, nerves aside, enjoyed every minute of our experiences being and competing at Crufts. Here's to 2021! New Baby. Rachel and Dan welcomed baby Isabelle Margaret Rose Tyler on 18 th April 2020 weighing 7lb 5oz. Mum and Baby are doing very well.