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Discussion forum for Competitive Obedience. You can either raise a new topic by clicking the 'Post a new thread' link, or reply to the topic by clicking 'Add comments to above thread'. Les Perry (Coventry DTC) is the moderator for the forum.


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Sirius Open Capped Show 25th March   (shadowsofcolour) 13/2/2018 15:32:26

Please note Novice Dog and A Dog are now full.

Carol Curtis


Obedience League - Awards at Culverstone 18/2  (Whyso) 12/2/2018 13:46:26

League awards - collect yours at Culverstone Show
I am taking all the boxed up Club Awards as well as individual awards to Culverstone Show on 18th Feb
There are lots of League Members with awards to collect - If you were a League member in 2017 please check the boxes in case there is an envelope for you.
Any left over will be posted out.

I am hoping to leave them at the secretary area, or if that is not possible by the seating area ... or they will be in my van in the carpark .. blue toyota van with small 'sun like' logos on the side top panels

The leagues do not make a profit so am hoping to save postage by having them at this show - if you cannot make the show, maybe please ask a friend to collect yours.

Please remember to rejoin the leagues before 31st May - the leagues close after that date.

Shirley (Budgen) - Obedience Leagues ...

Chalfield - Chief Stay Steward needed  (jazztherazz) 22/2/2018 19:25:39

Hello to all you lovely Dog People,
We at Chalfield are in need of a kind volunteer to help at our open show on June 17th as the Chief Stay Steward. Anyone who has been to our show in the lovely ground of Rushcliffe County Park in Nottingham, will know that its a really fine venue, the stay ring is tree sheltered on three sides and all working surfaces are mown the day before to give competitors the best experience that we can. Chalfield does its best with our very small team to be a friendly, welcoming team, we also look after our helpers very well, as of last year, we introduced an off site Italian lunch, as well as looking after those who prefer to stay on site.
If anyone can help us, or knows someone who might help to be in charge of the stays, please let us know, either by phoning shelia on 01159745746, or contacting her via the obuk facebook page, or of course by this thread - Thanks - 'Fred' CDTC

Paula Shirriff  (janet oliver) 14/2/2018 3:42:27

Does anybody have any updates or news on this past ticket judge ?
Janet Oliver

Sadly Paula passed away about three years ago after losing a battle with cancer.She had been out of the game for many years due to work commitments.  (Rivatizzie) 19/2/2018 15:49:56

How sad
Thank you for letting me know .
janet coriecollies  (janet oliver) 20/2/2018 5:7:26

Oh thats very sad news,she was a lovely lady and judge. RIP Paula.   (chris P) 22/2/2018 15:55:4

IVOR RICKETTS  (janet oliver) 17/2/2018 6:20:7





Happy birthday Ivor. All the best to you and Di xxx  (Sally) 17/2/2018 15:0:26

Have a wonderful Birthday Ivor. Best Wishes Dee Steadman  (ddsteadman) 18/2/2018 13:30:8

Belated birthday wishes Ivor. Hope you had a great day. Barbara and Brian x  (Dillby) 18/2/2018 14:49:38

Happy belated birthday Ivor, hope you enjoyed your day. Best wishes from Sue & Rossi x  (suechilds) 21/2/2018 17:15:7

Happy birthday to you hope it's been great xx joy and John  (joy@colliehome) 22/2/2018 13:38:18

Petersfield Championship Show  (suehoward) 22/2/2018 10:42:23

There have been too many shows folding over the last few years, and every time there is a cry of, "we would have helped if we had realised". Well now's your chance! Petersfield has the money and the equipment we just do not have the man power to continue running our show. Our wonderful committee is no longer spring chickens and sadly several of our members are not in good health, in fact we have a total of three members who are available to put up, take down, and run the show. The show is in serious jeopardy. We desperately need help.
Please contact Rebecca Hayter, Sarah Canham or me ( Sue Howard) if you want to save this show..We are counting on you, so a huge "thank you" in advance..

Velma and Tansy  (miglio2) 22/2/2018 4:26:22

Well done Velma and Tansy on your Novice win at Culverstone. A pleasure to watch that round.
Veronica and the four lots of four paws.

New pictures - GSD Club of UK  (ObedienceUK) 21/2/2018 7:54:31

I've just uploaded Chris Parkin's pictures from the GSD (Alsatian) Club of the UK to Out & About / flickr. Enjoy!

Wirral ATS 13 May 2018. RE ABC Class  (dellkos) 13/2/2018 9:59:3


Just to remind everyone who is interested, that in accordance with the new regulations introduced from 01/01/2018, you no longer have to enter your lowest class in obedience to enter the ABC class. It can be entered as a stand alone entry.


Show Secretary WATS

bump  (dellkos) 21/2/2018 7:26:50

Newton Heath Show  (trimor) 18/2/2018 6:52:26

I need an ABC judge for the Sunday 29th July. Any offers. If no offers I'll take the class off.

Sadly if we cant get a judge for the ABC by Saturday 24th February we will have to cancel the class as we need to publish the schedule  (kenneth) 20/2/2018 6:1:19

New schedule - SomerObedience Society  (ObedienceUK) 20/2/2018 4:31:20

I've just uploaded the schedule for Somerset Obedience Society, 2 x Open, 21st & 22nd July 2018. Thanks to Kay Allen.

New schedule - SWCOG  (ObedienceUK) 20/2/2018 4:8:24

I've just uploaded the schedule for South West Competitive Obedience Group, 2 x Open, 14th & 15th July 2017. Thanks to Kay Allen.

Ivor Rickets  (Tallorken) 19/2/2018 6:7:28

Happy Belated Birthday Ivor. Best wishes to you both. XXX

Love Bronwyn

Draw - Carmarthen  (ObedienceUK) 18/2/2018 10:46:26

I've just uploaded the running orders for Carmarthen. Thanks to Bryan Luckock.

crufts obedience ring saturday 10 march2018  (kyledon) 17/2/2018 13:55:59

Due to ill health I have two tickets for the Crufts Obedience Ring on Saturday 10 March which I am now unable to use. They are row H and cost 12 each. If you are interested lease message me Thanks Mike Moloney

Draw - Reedyford  (ObedienceUK) 17/2/2018 11:9:21

I've just uploaded the running orders for Reedyford. Thanks to Steve Rutter.

Rugby Closing Date  (Dave) 17/2/2018 6:43:10

Please remember the received by date is 13th March which is the Tuesday after Crufts, please do not give them to Mary at Crufts to ensure non get misplaced, we are on "With Your Dog" which is the prefered way or by post to us.

New schedule - BCOS Grand Prix  (ObedienceUK) 16/2/2018 18:34:32

I've just uploaded the schedule for the BCOS Grand Prix, Unaffiliated, 14th & 15th April 2018. Thanks to Anita Neal.

New schedule - BCC of Wales  (ObedienceUK) 16/2/2018 12:27:37

I've just uploaded the schedule for the Border Collie Club of Wales, Open, 31st May 2018. Thanks to Cathy Loughrey.

New schedule - Basingstoke  (ObedienceUK) 16/2/2018 12:1:31

I've just uploaded the schedule for Basingstoke & District DTC, Open, 2nd June 2018. Thanks to Rebecca Coleman.

Draw - North East Border Collie Club  (ObedienceUK) 16/2/2018 11:43:47

I've just uploaded the running orders for the North East Border Collie Club. Thanks to Annette Benoist.

Midlands Border Collie Club   ( 14/2/2018 15:46:7

Just a reminder, of the closing date for Midlands Border Collie Club Easter Shows, entries must be in 1st class post on Friday. Thank you to all who have entered so far.

Crufts Seat tickets  (Kenya) 12/2/2018 13:47:44

We still have seat tickets for dog and bitch days at Crufts.
Call if interested: 07752411009

Hi Would like 3 seat tickets for dog day please, have left a msg on your answerphone. Trish  (trishajones) 14/2/2018 9:56:34

Hi Trish
All sorted, thank you for the transfer.
We still have 1 ticket for Bitch day available.  (Kenya) 14/2/2018 12:7:26

New schedule - Govan  (ObedienceUK) 14/2/2018 10:35:53

I've just uploaded the schedule for Govan & District DTC, Championship, 11th August 2018. Thanks to Andrew Kousourou.

Nandu Tasgaonkar  (Dippi) 11/2/2018 12:52:9

Anyone else had an email from this person regarding competing in Obedience in the UK? Jo

Draw- North West Kent  (ObedienceUK) 11/2/2018 12:21:35

I've just uploaded the running orders for North West Kent. Thanks to Eileen Restell.

New schedule - Petersfield  (ObedienceUK) 10/2/2018 10:54:40

I've just uploaded the schedule for Petersfield & District DTS, Championship, 3rd June 2018. Thanks to Sue Howard.

New schedule - Winchester City  (ObedienceUK) 6/2/2018 11:22:35

I've just uploaded the schedule for Winchester City DTC, Championship, 8th July 2018. Thanks to Sue Garner.

Chief Stay steward needed  (gefion) 6/2/2018 9:48:16

we are looking for some kind soul to offer to do Chief Stay stewarding at Ditton Open & Champ show in August this year. The dates are 18th & 19th August. Please email or call 01233 758309 if you can help.
Many Thanks
Ron Mills

carol Robertshaw  (trimor) 6/2/2018 6:51:5

Does anyone have a contact number for Carol Robertshaw.? I've got her down for judging at Newton Heath Show but I can't get hold of her. Thanks

She is on face book  (dingdongcharlie) 6/2/2018 7:9:14

New schedule - Lune Valley  (ObedienceUK) 5/2/2018 13:9:15

I've just uploaded the schedule for Lune Valley DTC, 4th (Open) & 5th (Championship) August 2018. Thanks to Lesley Alsop.

New schedule - Leicestershire GSD  (ObedienceUK) 5/2/2018 8:11:37

I've just uploaded the schedule for Leicestershire GSD, Championship, 7th May 2018. Thanks to Bryan Luckock.

New pictures - Forest Oaks  (ObedienceUK) 3/2/2018 13:44:5

I've just uploaded Richard Moss's picture from Forest Oak to Out & About / flickr. Enjoy!

New schedule - Spalding  (ObedienceUK) 3/2/2018 6:43:51

I've just uploaded the schedule for Spalding & District DTC, Open, 15th July 2018. Thanks to Debbie Back.

New pictures - Lune Valley  (ObedienceUK) 3/2/2018 6:8:43

I've just uploaded Alison Thomson's pictures from Lune Valley to Out & About / flickr. Enjoy! (Sorry it's taken so long for me to load them.)

AVAILABLE Place on Judges Test Design Course 04/02  (louise21) 2/2/2018 20:42:11

Unexpectedly available 1 place on Worcester DTC's Test Design judging course this Sunday.

At Broadview Farm, Lenchwick Lane, Twyford, Evesham, WR11 4TW
Kennel Club Accredited Judges Trainer Richard Kebble
09:30 for 10:00 start

Cost 25.00 will include all seminar paperwork and a copy of the latest regulations leaflet

Please bring your own lunch, light refreshments will be provided.

To book please contact Louise Williams 07766 636711


Border Collie Club of Wales 31/5/18  (Cathysl) 1/2/2018 16:43:16

We still need someone to judge novice at the above show. If anyone can help please get in touch. Thanks Cathy Loughrey

Midland Inter Regional Obedience  (LouJackson) 31/1/2018 13:8:9

ForRugby Dog Training Barn Rules.
Please DON'T close any of the gates on the drive.
1. Please, Please !! When you drive up the farm drive please remember it is a 10mph speed limit, no ifs no buts, this is mandatory!! And its 5mph in the car parking area
2. Dogs must be on lead at all times including moving from the vehicle to the barn, the only exceptions being when in the exercise paddock or in your class
3. Exercise your dog in the paddock before entering the building, use a bag to pick up and deposit it in the bin provided .
4. This is a working farm and we are confined to the barn, paddock & car park areas, no walking down the drive.
5. Smoking allowed in the signed area only
6. Pick up any litter
7. Park tidily and reasonably close to other vehicles, we do get busy and parking space can get a little tight !!
8. And finally do not drive on the grass and pull into wider sections when cars approach you from the opposite direction.
This farm is also someones home, so please respect their privacy.
Thanks for taking time to read this and see you all on Sunday.
Lou XX everybody attending the Midland Team get together on Sunday at Rugby Training Barn at 12.00pm, please note the Barn Rules are s follows:

Sorry last sentence was to follow the 'for' at the top, don't know how that happened!! Lou X  (LouJackson) 31/1/2018 13:9:57

New schedule - Great Baddow  (ObedienceUK) 31/1/2018 8:37:28

I've just uploaded the schedule for Great Baddow Dog Training, Open, 2nd September 2018. Thanks to Jackie Jackson.

Draw - Culverstone  (ObedienceUK) 30/1/2018 13:7:43

I've just uploaded the running orders (and full class lists) for Culverstone capped show. Thanks to Joanna Newman.

New schedule - Newbury  (ObedienceUK) 30/1/2018 4:43:3

I've just uploaded the schedule for Newbury & District DTS, Open, 10th June 2018. Thanks to Sue Garner.

New schedule - Chalfield  (ObedienceUK) 29/1/2018 16:10:10

I've just uploaded the schedule for Chalfield DTC, Open, 17th June 2018. Thanks to Sue Bean.

Culverstone Feb Capped Show  (Dippi) 18/1/2018 11:34:41

Just a reminder that entries close this weekend for our Capped show next month. There are still places in all classes. Jo

Gutted. Thought I had entered. Went onto WYD to enter some more shows, and I haven't. Oh well. Day at home for me. Lol.
  (ChrissieT) 29/1/2018 13:8:41

New schedule - West Suffolk  (ObedienceUK) 10/1/2018 18:47:51

I've just uploaded a new schedule for West Suffolk DTS, 2 x Open, 2nd & 3rd June 2018. Thanks to Kit Clow.

Thank you
  (Hilary Jane) 29/1/2018 5:44:4

''A'' Judge Needed at Westbury  (moortime) 29/1/2018 5:4:5

Frome DTC are holding a 10 Team Rally on 13th May 2018 at Westbury Rugby Club, White Horse Country Park, Westbury BA13 4LU.

Due to a late cancellation they are looking for someone to Judge class 'A'.

If you are able to help please contact Angela Stevenson on 01373 865219 or e-mail

New schedule - Warlingham  (ObedienceUK) 28/1/2018 19:1:24

I've just uploaded the schedule for Warlingham DTC, Open, 19th May 2018. Thanks to Allison Burrows.

SPECIAL OFFER - Rules & Regs Seminar Worcester DTC  (louise21) 21/1/2018 10:49:3

We are offering the Rules & Regulations Judging Seminar at the reduced price of 15.00 for people who would like to attend but do NOT want/need to sit the exam.
This is ideal for judges to keep up to date with the new rules or for competitiors who would like to learn more.

At the moment we are running these seminars at a loss so really need more people to attend.

Please see below for details.

Thanks, Louise (Secretary)

Saturday 3rd The Kennel Club Rules & Regulations and Judging Procedure Seminar
At Broadview Farm, Lenchwick Lane, Twyford, Evesham, WR11 4TP.

The requirements of an Obedience Judge will be covered in this presentation with detailed explanation of the Kennel Club Obedience Regulations (G). The presentation will be followed by the examination which is a requirement of all new Obedience judges.

09:30 for 10:00 start

Cost 25.00 (if sitting the exam) will include all seminar paperwork and a copy of the latest regulations leaflet
15.00 if not sitting the exam. A copy of the latest regulations leaflet is NOT included.

Please bring your own lunch, light refreshments will be provided.

To reserve a place please contact

Louise Williams
14 Northside Close
B98 7QH Evening Tel: 07766 636711

Please note: Attendance at both seminars and passing the examination is a requirement for all new judges. Attendance at the Rules & Regulations Seminar and passing the examination is also a requirement for all first time Ticket judges.

Bump  (louise21) 28/1/2018 16:45:5

New schedule - Leven  (ObedienceUK) 28/1/2018 11:52:35

I've just uploaded the schedule for Leven & District DTOC, Open, 14th April 2018. Thanks to Andrew Kousourou.

Draw - GSD (Alsatian) Club of the UK  (ObedienceUK) 28/1/2018 8:19:29

I've just uploaded the running orders (and full class lists) for the GSD (Alsatian) Club of the UK. Thanks to Stephanie Evans.

Draw - Forest Oak  (ObedienceUK) 26/1/2018 16:12:0

I've just uploaded the running order for Forest Oak. Thanks to Michelle Dodson.

Fence for caravan  (Woodview) 23/1/2018 5:8:47

Hi, I previously bought fencing for round my caravan from someone who advertised on this site. I can't find them now they were called allsports4dogs or similar.

Does anyone have any contact details for them


  (Kymza) 23/1/2018 8:41:37

Thanks   (Woodview) 23/1/2018 12:15:30

Reedyford DTC Show 3rd March entries close 27th Ja  (Kymza) 23/1/2018 8:39:48

REEDYFORD DTC Show, 3rd March
Entries close this coming saturday 27th January,
I will be at Lune Valley show for anyone wishing to hand them to me.

Sad News  (layash) 16/1/2018 7:55:28

After just a short illness Pat Townsend sadly passed away. She had been a member of The Sheltie Working Section for a number of years. Some of you may remember her working her sheltie and her collie in Obedience and recently in Rally. Our thoughts are with her family at this sad time.
Lesley Lubbi

Pat scoreboarded for me several times..lovely lady, sorry to hear the sad news..  (suehoward) 22/1/2018 12:10:16

New schedule - York City DTC  (ObedienceUK) 22/1/2018 8:35:58

I've just uploaded the schedule for York City DTC, Open, 19th August 2018. Thanks to Joyce Hopper.

Witham & District open listed show  (Whatsname) 22/1/2018 5:55:40

Hi all - We are in need of a Novice and "B" judge for our show to be held at Stansted Mountfitchet on 28 July 2018. Unfortunately we have had two judges unable to carry out their appointments due to circumstances beyond their control. There must be some newbies out there who want to start judging in our Novice class. We have been trying to find a "B" judge for some time so hence this appeal. Please help us to fill our judging slots and produce our schedule. Thank you - Bridget 07796363688.

Charity that can surplus heart tablets  (LaneM) 16/1/2018 3:59:4

Hi. I think I saw a thread on here a while ago about a charity that would accept unused tablets. I unfortunately lost one of my dogs over Christmas and now have a supply worth over 200 of tablets for heart disease. These include Upcard, Cardisure, Nelio and Tempora. I purchased them from both Viovet and PetDrugsOnline and all in original packaging. I know that if I take them to the vets they have to dispose of them and it seems such a waste when they may be able to help another dog with similar problems. If anyone can point me in the right direction I can get them sent on. Many thanks.

Lou Jackson Takes them  (robz) 16/1/2018 8:15:23

Can you tell me how to get in contact with Lou Jackson please. Thank you  (LaneM) 16/1/2018 9:29:53

If you go on the user list (above top right) you can email Lou  (robz) 17/1/2018 9:38:46

Thank you but I managed to find and contact her and I will be sending tablets off this weekend to go to a charity abroad needing them so very pleased they will not be wasted.  (LaneM) 19/1/2018 10:45:49

Thank you for putting Marie in touch with me. Lou X  (LouJackson) 20/1/2018 17:49:52

NWKent Capped Open Show  (EileenRestell) 20/1/2018 6:18:24

All classes are now full so no more entries please. This year we will have a full running order for all 4 classes to help us to manage the available time - to be posted soon.

New schedule - Cheshire DTA  (ObedienceUK) 20/1/2018 6:3:38

I've just uploaded the schedule for Cheshire DTA, 30th June (Championship) & 1st July (Open) 2018. Thanks to Lisa Stock.

New schedule - Cippenham (Slough)  (ObedienceUK) 19/1/2018 19:0:10

I've just uploaded the schedule for Cippenham (Slough) DTC, Championship, 1st July 2018, Thanks to Rebecca Coleman.

''A'' judge needed - Reedyford DTC show  (Kymza) 19/1/2018 9:29:0

I am still in need of an 'A' judge for our show on 3rd of March this year
at Croft Top Equestrian Centre,BB5 2DP

All our judges are extremely well fed and looked after for the day and very much appreciated.

A very big THANKYOU to Bill Ferguson for stepping up to judge our 'A'  (Kymza) 19/1/2018 12:32:42

WOBURN DTC SHOW DOG TICKET  (hackpack) 17/1/2018 12:8:25

As already posted, John Taylor has sadly retired from judging and is therefore unable to judge Woburn's ticket in August. From the numerous comments already on the Ob UK facebook site he will be very much missed on the circuit. Thank You John for your willingness to always help out when asked and we wish you the very best in the future. We are pleased that Kath Hood has agreed to judge Woburn Dog CC and thank her for stepping in so willingly.

NWKent Championship Show  (EileenRestell) 17/1/2018 9:53:24

As many of you know John Taylor has sadly had to bring his obedience judging career to a close which means that he is unable to fulfil his first Ticket appointment at NWKent on the 21 July. However, I am pleased to say that Jenny Gould has accepted our invitation and will take John's place judging the Bitch CC. We wish John all the best and hope that full recovery is in sight and Jenny, thank you so much for being so happy to step in and spare me a lot of hassle!

Crufts Seat tickets  (Kenya) 17/1/2018 4:43:18

We have 3 seat tickets in the arena for each day ie dog and bitch ticket days. If interested please contact Anne Sanderson 07752411009.

Rugby HTM show at the Sports Connexion  (Dave) 16/1/2018 18:42:0

Rugby Heelwork to Music show on this Saturday 20th
I know its not an Obedience post BUT a lot of obedience folks have an in interest in HTM, this is a late notification due to us wanting to be sure the refurbishment was completed before we publicised it, if you want good day come and join us. Tickets available on the door at 5 for spectators.
We have left the Kennel Club Building and have returned to where we held the first ever Heelwork to Music show , The Sports Connexion at Ryton.
As usual we have the Crufts Semi Finals for HTM & Freestyle, if you coming along to watch the semi finals mid morning is a good time to arrive and entrance is via the door on the roadway between the buildings, the caf and the bar will be open all day from 9am

New schedule - Wigton  (ObedienceUK) 16/1/2018 12:15:58

I've just uploaded the schedule for Wigton DTC, 25th (Championship) & 26th (Open) August 2018. Thanks to Pat Wilson.

Lichfield & District Dog Training Society Ob Shows  (bev) 16/1/2018 11:31:52

Please note that due to a change in management for Lichfield and District Dog Training Society Obedience shows, all enquires and queries should be sent to either Tracey Pilsbury or Beatrix Benton.
Please use or

Bev Smith
Society Secretary

Crufts Obedience Championships Draw  (richardk) 15/1/2018 11:3:25

The draw for the Obedience Championships 2018 has been made. All competitors will be notified by email this week. As in the past would you please refrain from commenting about anybody else's draw other than your own until such time as the running order has been made public. Thanks in advance for your co-operation, the draw will be sent to Obedience UK a few days after the emails are sent. Richard

Crufts 2018 - Attention all competitors  (richardk) 15/1/2018 10:56:39

Notice to all competitors in Obedience and Rally at Crufts 2018

We have been advised that the floor covering in the Obedience ring in Hall 5 this year will be an Artificial Lawn Surface, similar to that used in the main arena, instead of carpet. Some of you may well already have experience of this type of flooring. To be certain everyone is fully informed please pass this information on to anyone you know who may not see this. Our enquiries suggest that the best type of footwear is that without too much grip, soles with heavy treads may catch on the surface. Most types of everyday footwear should be fine.

Sue Garner/Richard Kebble

NAABTS CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW SPONSOR.   (Jomagic) 14/1/2018 17:23:5

For some reason our sponsor on the NAABTS schedule is displaying as a black box.

I would like to say a massive thank you to Sue Shardlow for sponsoring our Championship show this year!

I will try and sort the schedule and get it replaced.

But in the mean time Thank you Sue! 😘😘😘

Fixed now  (ObedienceUK) 14/1/2018 18:32:27

New schedule - Sheffield GSD  (ObedienceUK) 13/1/2018 5:30:16

I've just uploaded the schedule for Sheffield GSD, Open, 8th April 2018. Thanks to Donald Wright.

Motorhome insurance  (preciousgem) 9/1/2018 11:55:9

My premium has gone sky-high this year. Any suggestions of companies to go to? Im with the Camping & Caravanning Club at present.

I`vce got my caravan insured with , they do motorhomes as well , I`ve been happy with them for a few years ,  (dingdongcharlie) 9/1/2018 14:45:42

We have our moterhome insured with Comfort Insurance they have been reasonable.  (lynkavanagh) 9/1/2018 17:25:32

Direct Line and Saga are worth a shot, we use both.  (doghouse) 10/1/2018 5:18:48

Thanks all.
  (preciousgem) 12/1/2018 16:59:5

Draw - Lune Valley  (ObedienceUK) 12/1/2018 10:51:29

I've just uploaded the running orders for Lune Valley. Thanks to Lesley Alsop.

BLANK SCHEDULES FOR PERONALISING  (GoldenGirls) 8/1/2018 15:13:25

Can anyone advise where I can obtain blank Schedules for personalising please.

There are versions for Word, Excel and pdf on the Useful Information page (under miscellaneous)  (ObedienceUK) 8/1/2018 18:29:6

Thank you for that but it was on I could amend on the computer I was looking for.  (GoldenGirls) 9/1/2018 9:14:59

Obviously you have to have Word or Excel to amend those  (ObedienceUK) 10/1/2018 3:45:44

Thank you. It would appear I am a bit stupid as I should have realised that.  (GoldenGirls) 11/1/2018 14:16:37

I have Word, but I can't fill them in on my computer, I tried :(  (Wizzpop) 11/1/2018 20:16:0

OK, I see what you mean. Everything is in boxes.

But if you double click in the box it looks like you can type in there.  (ObedienceUK) 12/1/2018 5:7:44

Urilin  (annshear) 10/1/2018 13:59:42

Has anyone used this liquid drug on an incontinent bitch? My vet has prescribed it for my three year old bitch, but, after reading the leaflet, I am a bit reluctant to give her any. One of the adverse reactions is an irregular heartbeat. I would love to hear from anyone who uses it on their bitch.

Propalyn has worked for both our bitches for years with no side effects.  (MEGGYMOO) 10/1/2018 14:43:20

We use propalin too, on our 3year old . Have been using it for 9months, no side effects. Prescribed by our vet.  (pspencer) 10/1/2018 15:23:24

Sorry cannot help with Urilin, I believe it is tablet form.
My old girl is/was on propalyn syrup. After about a month on it she started vomiting, we think she may have picked something up while out walking. I stopped giving the propalyn while she was ill & she has not needed to go back on it. We have had no night time accidents since (25th november). If needed I will try Csj hold it.
I had a similar experience with a previous bitch. Talk to anyone & they will tell you, they need it for rest of bitches life, but I disagree.  (Kairobea) 11/1/2018 7:22:22

COACH TO CRUFTS CANCELLED  (kyledon) 11/1/2018 3:53:15

Due to insufficient interest Culverstone Dog Training Club have decided to cancel the planned coach to Crufts this year

New schedule - NAABTS  (ObedienceUK) 10/1/2018 18:8:18

I've just uploaded the schedule for NAABTS, 14th (Championship) & 15th (Open) July 2018. Thanks to Joanne Woodhead.

KC Rules & Regulations Seminar, near Winchester  (breeze) 10/1/2018 7:49:50

Spaces are still available on this course, please contact me on for full details

Winchester City DTC
Presents a
Sunday 28 January 2018
Otterbourne Village Hall, Canbourne Drive,
Otterbourne, Hampshire SO21 2ET
Commences 10.00am, finish approx 5.00pm

Led by Sue Garner
Kennel Club Accredited Judges Trainer

Sue Garner

Inter Regional Running Orders for Crufts 2018  (ObedienceUK) 9/1/2018 10:28:50

Running Orders for both Crufts team events (Obedience & Rally) this year are:

1 Midlands
2 Scotland
3 Northern
4 Wales
5 South & South-West
6 South East & East Anglia
7 Northern Ireland

Thanks to Richard Kebble for the information.

New schedule - Solihull  (ObedienceUK) 8/1/2018 8:14:27

I've just uploaded the schedule for Solihull DTC, 23rd (Open & Obreedience) & 24th (Championship) June 2018. Thanks to Stephanie Evans.

Judges for Basingstoke  (tillyspring) 13/12/2017 14:21:27

Hi someone volunteered to judge at Basingstoke next year who was judging at Petersfield I was also judging and as unable to multitask didnt write the name down If that was you could you get in touch please. We still need B and C judges so if you could help please get in touch The show is 2nd June in Basingstoke Many thanks

Hi Anne. Hope you received my message re basingstoke. Sorry I can't help.  (enid.d) 24/12/2017 2:9:45

Bumping this plea for judges at Basingstoke & District DTC

Still looking for B & C judges please  (Fineartdogs) 7/1/2018 11:53:6

Hi Ann, that may have been me. Just realised I hadnt heard from you so happy to help  (Mikadine) 8/1/2018 2:6:37

Rules & Regulations judging seminar - Worcs  (louise21) 7/1/2018 16:39:47

PLACES STILL AVAILABLE on the Rules & Regulations Judging Seminar being hosted by Worcester DTC on Saturday 3rd February.
Please see advert in "judges training" or below for details.
*NOTE - Sunday's Test Design seminar is currently fully booked but I will take names for a reseves list.

Thanks, Louise (Secretary)


3rd and 4th February 2018

Broadview Farm, Lenchwick Lane, Twyford, Evesham, WR11 4TP.

Saturday 3rd The Kennel Club Rules & Regulations and Judging Procedure Seminar

The requirements of an Obedience Judge will be covered in this presentation with detailed explanation of the Kennel Club Obedience Regulations (G). The presentation will be followed by the examination which is a requirement of all new Obedience judges.

Sunday 4th Obedience Test Design & Practice of Judging Seminar

Kennel Club Accredited Judges Trainer Richard Kebble

09:30 for 10:00 start both days

Cost 25.00 per day will include all seminar paperwork and a copy of the latest regulations leaflet

Please bring your own lunch, light refreshments will be provided.

To reserve a place on either/both days contact

Louise Williams
14 Northside Close
B98 7QH Evening Tel: 07766 636711

Please note: Attendance at both seminars and passing the examination is a requirement for all new judges. Attendance at the Rules & Regulations Seminar and passing the examination is also a requirement for all first time Ticket judges.

New schedule - BAGSD Birmingham South  (ObedienceUK) 7/1/2018 9:37:30

I've just uploaded the schedule for BAGSD Birmingham South, Open, 15th April 2018. Thanks to Bryan Luckock.

Midlands Border Collie Club Championship Show   ( 6/1/2018 14:33:11

As you are probably aware, Sue Slater is scheduled to judge our Ticket Bitch class but is now unable due to an impending operation. We wish Sue a speedy recovery (I will get you for another year, there is no escape 😉). Subject to Kennel Club approval, this class will now be judged by Ken Boulton, thank you for agreeing to this Ken, much appreciated.


New schedule - North Wales GSD Club  (ObedienceUK) 6/1/2018 9:55:14

I've just uploaded the schedule for the North Wales GSD Club, 2 x Open, 7th & 8th April 2018. Thanks to Steve Rutter.

ARE YOU A JUDGE WHO FANCIES A NICE DAY OUT  (moortime) 6/1/2018 8:23:33

The Australian Shepherd Club of the UK are looking for a Judge to judge at their Limit Obedience Show to be held at Shareshill Village Hall, Elms Lane, Shareshill, Wolverhampton, WV10 7JS on Saturday 21st July 2018. Judging is scheduled to start at 10.00 am.

Reasonable travelling expenses will be paid and lunch will be provided.
Classes to be judged are as follows:

Play with Dog for 30 seconds
Heel on lead - left and right circles, beginning and ending with a sit
Recall on lead (no finish)
1 minute sit or down stay on lead (handler to stand facing or sideways on to dog)
Extra commands permitted in all exercises

Heel on lead including turns
Recall (off lead, no finish)
1 minute sit stay off lead (handler to stand facing or sideways on to dog)
1 minute down stay off lead (handler to stand facing or sideways on to dog)
Extra commands permitted with the exception of the stay exercises

Heel on lead
Heel free
Recall with finish
Retrieve any article
1 minute sit stay off lead (handler's back to dog)
2 minute down stay off lead (handler's back to dog)
Extra commands permitted with the exception of the stay exercises)

Heel free with one change of pace
'A' Recall

Handler's choice - any one of the following:
1. A scent
2. Send away followed by a down (no recall)
3. Retrieve Judge's article

2 minute sit (off lead- Handler's back to dog)
2 minute down stay, handler out of sight
Extra commands not permitted

If you are interested in the above judging appointment please contact Peter Crotty on 01803 762475 or e-mail

defibrillator fund  (Dave) 6/1/2018 7:57:41

We are indebted to Liz White for sending us a 200 donation cheque for the defibrillator fund from Thurrock Dog Training Society, as usual this will be ring fenced in our charity ready for replacement lithium batteries and electrodes when needed, if anyone wants to purchase their own we can get a most advantageous price on one of the best available which is the Cardiac Science Powerheart G5.
Remember that the more folks that have had some simple training in CPR the better as this this procedure goes alongside the emergency use of the defib.

1 South /SW Kay Allen
2 Midlands Dave & Mary Ray
3 Midlands Annegret Tack-Benton
4 South / SE Bridget Taylor / Sean Taylor
5 South / SE John Westell
6 North Mo Graham
7 Scotland Jean Steen
8 Northern Ireland Micheal McCartney

Plus Clubs, Ys Mons Anglesey, Thurrock, Rugby, Solihull, Newton Heath

Steward needed  (shardlowsue) 6/1/2018 4:41:48

Hi a steward needed for Lune Valley on the 27th Jan, and also one for Beverley on the 15th April, both are C's, IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE WILLING TO GIVE THERE DAY UP TO HELP PLEASE.

New schedule - Rugby  (ObedienceUK) 5/1/2018 11:27:43

I've just uploaded the schedule for Rugby DTC, Championship, 6th May 2018. Thanks to Stephanie Evans.

Chadkirk Shows Cancelled   (ObedienceUK) 5/1/2018 11:5:31

From Chadkirk's facebook page:


CDTC would like to thank all the past judges and stewards and all the club and committee members and the organiser who over the past 27 years have made Chadkirk Show into a great event with a friendly atmosphere, and without the commitment and dedication of all the people concerned we would not have been able put on such a top class Obedience Competition. Thank You.

We hope that all the people who were wanting to enter our show find a suitable replacement competition to take its place, and we wish you all the very best for 2018.

New schedule - Waldridge Fell   (ObedienceUK) 4/1/2018 17:27:0

I've just uploaded the schedule for Waldridge Fell, 26th (Open), 27th (Championship) & 28th (Open) May 2018. Thanks to Jenny Clarke.

Reedyford dtc,in need of judges sat 3rd March 2018  (Kymza) 4/1/2018 9:18:43

Reedyford DTC Show 3rd March , Croft Top Equestrian Centre BB5 2DP

I am still in need of an 'A' judge & a 'C' Judge if there are a couple of willing souls out there ready to step up to the mark, you will be looked after and extremely well fed
PLEASE contact me asap, .

New schedule - North West Kent  (ObedienceUK) 3/1/2018 12:58:32

I've just uploaded the schedule for North West Kent, 21st (Championship) & 22nd (Open) July 2018. Thanks to Eileen Restell.

Novice Dog judge needed  (Dave) 3/1/2018 11:35:35

Rugby Championship Show Sunday 6th May
We are desperate for a Novice Dog judge and the schedule is ready to publish, its a good venue and you will be looked after well and camping is available, can anyone help us out with this please as we need to get schedule out.

NWKent Capped Open Show  (EileenRestell) 2/1/2018 13:53:58

NWKent Capped Open Show 25th February - There are only 5 places available in Beginner D&B. Entries close 1st Feb post or WYD All other classes are full.

New schedule - The Scottish Kennel Club  (ObedienceUK) 2/1/2018 12:18:37

I've just uploaded the schedule for The Scottish Kennel Club, Championship, 19th May 2018. Thanks to Andrew Kousourou.

Jane and Rob Bint course 6/7th January 2018  (sandy) 31/12/2017 3:18:45

A reminder that the course starts at 09.00 hours on the Saturday. Please arrive in plenty of time. Details on obedience courses. Spectators welcome. Safe journey everyone. Sandy

Sad news Diane Newton  (JeanHill) 29/12/2017 11:13:7

Diane passed away suddenly on December 23 rd.
Many of you in the midlands area and beyond will remember Diane working her poodles and later on her special collie Asha.
I will notify funeral details in the new year .
Jean Hill

So sorry to hear of our friend Diane's passing RIP Di. Gwyneth & Pete  (InspiredByLucy) 29/12/2017 13:22:43

I was shocked to hear of Diane's sudden death. I spent a lot of time with Diane when I lived in Birmingham. I have many fond memories of training together and a couple of mad trips to the Isle of Man dog shows. My condolences to her family and friends. A sad unexpected loss.
Liz   (lizlyddiatt) 29/12/2017 13:38:25

So sad, what a lovely lady. Sleep well Di  (Mikadine) 30/12/2017 2:52:54

Very sad news, RIP Diane .  (Ian) 31/12/2017 2:20:4

New schedule - Sirius Capped Open  (ObedienceUK) 30/12/2017 6:38:2

I've just uploaded the schedule for Sirius Capped Show, Open, 25th March 2018. Thanks to Teresa Paterson.

New schedule - GSD Club of Wales  (ObedienceUK) 30/12/2017 4:54:23

I've just uploaded the schedule for the GSD Club of Wales, Open, 8th April 2018. Thanks to Sue Evans.

Loughborough Championship Show 20th May 2018  (robz) 29/12/2017 9:16:3

As you are no doubt aware Sue Slater was judging our Champ Dog Class but is not able to fulfil this due to having an operation which we as a club wish her the very best and speediest recovery, your class awaits you in 2020 Sue. This is now being judged by Richard Kebble, thank you Richard.

Sad news. June Youngs funeral   (puppies) 24/12/2017 4:27:39

From Rachael Young

Mams June Young funeral is on 29th December 11.30 at Durham crematorium

She wanted dogs there so the crematorium have kindly agreed dogs welcome

As mams house was always open with a kettle on anyone wishing to go back to the house is more then welcome...address is throstles nest house, salters lane, shotton Colliey, dh62pz. Parking is next doors big driveway...also be access to a field for any dogs needing a run or wee

My vets have been taken over by Medivet  (chris P) 15/12/2017 12:27:9

I am a bit worried as staff seemed to have changed and rather rude when I went to collect a prescription which was not ready. It took two vets who would not sign it off but one did. This still being within the six months period. Does anyone know if Medivets are ok.
Thanks.  (Dyane) 16/12/2017 2:7:45

My vets were taken over by Medivet about 15 years ago. On taking my Janie to them for the first time they insisted that she had pyometre. Took her to another vet who scanned her for free and everything was ok NO pyometra. Never been back to Medivet since.  (enid.d) 16/12/2017 2:9:8

My previous vets were Medivet and we had no problem at all. Their prices were good, the service was second to none, and when I had to have my old girl put to sleep, they were brilliant.   (glenysgrimes) 16/12/2017 5:40:52

Our vet was taken over by Medivet & their attitude was not what we had been used to. One of our dogs when she was 3 years of age they checked her and we were told she had a heart murmur. A different vet in the same surgery 2 weeks later commented what a strong heart she had. One of our old dogs we had put to sleep there we found then very matter of fact & not very sympathetic. We left them for another vet after this. I suppose it depends on the vets they have employed so you can only try them & if not happy find another vet. Ann  (Kethinna) 19/12/2017 7:24:23

The only positive comment I can make is that they should stock vaccicheck should you ever want to titre . Sadly more and more vets are being taken over by corporates. Inevitably this is often at the expense of vets independence and for me sadly trust that has been built up over the years goes out of the window .  (ALEXANDER) 21/12/2017 14:40:20

Medivets -thank you for your replies. If Dan the vet who I trust remains there,then I think I will be OK but the attitude of the new staff was not good.
Happy xmas to everyone and all the K9's.
Also hope the border terrier who got stolen from the 3 year old child gets returned ASAP, how heartbreaking for the child, he wrote to Santa saying he only wanted his dog back.
Chris  (chris P) 23/12/2017 10:57:33

New schedule - St Mary''s  (ObedienceUK) 23/12/2017 8:47:37

I've just uploaded the schedule for St Marys DTS, Open, 2nd April 2018. Thanks to Stephanie Evans.

New schedule - Exeter  (ObedienceUK) 22/12/2017 6:44:18

I've just uploaded the schedule for Exeter DTC, 26th (Championship) & 27th (Open) May 2018. Thanks to Teresa Paterson.

Draw - BCOS  (ObedienceUK) 21/12/2017 18:15:31

I've just uploaded the running orders for B.C.O.S December show. Thanks to June Le Fevre.

Crufts  (suechilds) 19/12/2017 17:47:34

Can anyone tell me which is the best way to go about buying tickets. I see you need extra tickets for the obedience ring.

Ring up and see which tickets are available for seating so you don't get a random seat miles away from ring. This is a phone number for Ticketfactory:

Call us on 0844 338 0338

Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.

Our lines are open from 9am to 7pm (Monday to Friday) and 9am to 5pm (Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays)

Christmas opening hours:

Date Opening Hours
Sunday 24 December 9am 1pm
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day Closed
Wednesday 27 December 11am-5pm
Thursday 28 December 9am- 5pm
Friday 29 December 9am- 5pm
Saturday 30 December 9am- 5pm  (K9MadLady) 20/12/2017 14:16:5

Does anyone need accommodation for Crufts?  (trishajones) 20/12/2017 12:9:2

I have booked a room for single occupancy in Coventry (see Discounted Crufts hotel) on the right of this site for Saturday evening and no longer need it. It is 79 and includes a full English breakfast on Sunday morning and 3 course meal Saturday evening. If anyone is interested could you pm me on Facebook please.

Culverstone show report  (gefion) 19/12/2017 9:49:27

Report just added

Draw - Newton Heath  (ObedienceUK) 18/12/2017 7:24:59

I've just uploaded the running orders for Newton Heath. Thanks to Lorraine Murphy.

New schedule - BAGSD Northern Branches  (ObedienceUK) 18/12/2017 7:14:36

I've just uploaded the schedule for Northern Branches BAGSD Area Show, Open, 15th April 2018. Thanks to Sue Bean.

New schedule - Carmarthen CS  (ObedienceUK) 14/12/2017 15:46:34

I've just uploaded the schedule for Carmarthen CS, 2 x Open, 24th & 25th February 2018. Thanks to Bryan Luckock.

Urine incontinence in spayed bitch  (annshear) 13/12/2017 14:41:41

Hope someone can give me advice on this topic. My three year old spayed collie bitch has suddenly started leaking urine while she is sleeping. I took her to my vet who put her on Incurin (1mg a day) but after a few days of being on it my male dog started to take an interest in her. I then discovered that she had all the signs of being in season. My vet says he has prescribed Incurin for loads of dogs over the years and none of them have have been brought into season by it. I took her off the pills immediately, but I am wondering if anyone else has had experience of this, and if anyone knows of a herbal or homeopathic remedy that could be used instead.

We've had 2 spayed bitches with this problem who were put on Propalyn, by our vet, with no side effects and a complete success.  (MEGGYMOO) 13/12/2017 15:8:40

I had a bitch on Incurin many many years ago and didn't have any problems with my male dogs. My vet had told me to experiment with the Incurin because as it was a hormone he wanted her on the lowest possible dose. It stopped the incontinence so I cut her down to half a tablet a day. She was still dry on this amount so cut it down to half every other day. Eventually she had half a tablet every third day. It was much more successful than Propalin. Might be worth a try.  (Llwyd) 13/12/2017 15:18:29

Our 14 years young spayed bitch had same problem and was leaving lots of puddles but was sorted with Propalin syrup. I was amazed how effective it is. Economical drug and easy to administer in food twice daily. Hope you get it sorted :-)  (LaneM) 14/12/2017 2:19:13

I had a similar problem with an older bitch. Initially I used "Hold-It" by CSJ and found it to be quite effective for the occasional leaks and dripping.Was prescribed incurin and had no side effects as you are describing. You could try either giving half a tablet a day, or, as they are quite small and hard to "halve", giving a tablet every other day as I am doing. Still does the job...   (glenysgrimes) 14/12/2017 3:49:37

My bitch was given Propalyn. Very successful too. Good luck.  (sueison) 14/12/2017 5:51:31

I have 6yr old spayed started leaking. I give her DRY from canine natural cures. Stopped it straight away, but has to have it every day. Worth a try  (wendyfisher) 14/12/2017 12:7:49

My collie has recently been diagnosed as incontinent from spay and my vet said the Incurin can cause season symptoms. This is because of the estrogen in Incurin but it wont cause her to be in heat. Generally with Incurin you start on a higher dosage because the increase blood flow that Incurin contributes to it tightens up the spinchta muscle. My girl was on 1 tablet a day for a week, then 3/4, then 1/2 and a 1/4 of a tablet is enough to prevent her from having leaks. S  (dan_0028) 14/12/2017 12:18:54

Sorry clicked post to Forum. Speak with you vet about Propalin. The reason why Incurin does what it does is because its hormonal medication.   (dan_0028) 14/12/2017 12:21:17

Have found cranberry tablets very effective for urinary problems   (bisquet) 14/12/2017 12:24:32

We have a 3year old spayed collie bitch, 6 months ago she started leaking. Our vet put her on Propalin. After being on it a few days she stopped. After 1 month we gradually reduced it (with vets say so). Now she is only on half original dose, and no leaking. She has it twice a day on her food ,we split her food, she has half in the morning and half in the afternoon   (pspencer) 14/12/2017 15:31:34

New schedule - The Isle of Man DC  (ObedienceUK) 14/12/2017 15:17:43

I've just uploaded the schedule for the Isle of Man Dog Club, 2 x Open, 16th & 17th June 2018. Thanks to Sue Biggerstaff.

Defibrillator fund donation from Cheshire  (Dave) 14/12/2017 8:13:36

On behalf of everyone we are indebted to Cheshire DTA for donating some of the remains of the balance from their cancelled Championship Show to the Defibrillator fund, we have Just opened the envelope from Show Secretary Lisa Stock to find a cheque for .... 1014.65 !!!!!! Big thanks to Lisa and the Committee of Cheshire DTA and of course competitors who did not claim their entry fees back, This will be kept "ring fenced" in the accounts of our favoured charity AVCT until its needed.

National Obedience Class Finals!  (jembush) 14/12/2017 5:23:34

Wow - what a day! It seems that every year, this gets bigger and better - a fantastic day of celebration of competitive Obedience at it's best.

Congratulations to all who qualified - you did the sport proud!

Thank you to everyone who helped out, on the day, or on the setting up on Friday - too numerous to mention (and too risky, in case of missing anyone out!) - but you know who you are, and we genuinely couldn't have done it without you...

Thank you also to all of our FABULOUS judging teams, who help to make the event what it is, also to all of our wonderful sponsors.

Pictures are on here under Out & About (Thanks Les and Mick), and our website has now been updated - check out for links etc

Date for your diary for NOCF 2018 - Saturday 27th October, 2018 - yes, it's early, but was the only date the KC Building was free in 2018, sorry...!

Watch out for further announcements throughout the year; but to quash any rumours, no, we are not re-introducing stays as you have already proved your ability to complete these by qualifying, and we are tight for space; and yes, we are staying at the KC Building!

Thanks for the support!
Fran, Rhia, Dave & Paula

Kidney Disease - seeking advice   (kimford) 12/12/2017 13:0:27

Im looking for help and advice. My beautiful Golden Retriever Barley, has been diagnosed with early Kidney Disease. The Vet told me there are no supplements for dogs of 42kgs. He also wants to put him on food that will cost, 88 every 3 weeks, which is too expensive for me. All ideas are welcome.

If you put "Kidney disease in dogs" into Google you will get masses of info...
  (suehoward) 12/12/2017 14:58:1

Hi So sorry to hear you dog has kidney disease. My River has the same problem. He is on Benefortin tablets and also vet prescribes Pronefra supplement. But he does only weigh 22kgs. I was advised to put him on a special diet but he did not like it and it look horrid!! So made decision to keep on his usual diet which is raw. And he has been quite stable for about 18months. Hope that helps Nicky xxx  (river) 13/12/2017 5:3:28

I've had two dogs with renal failure. The first was years ago and was treated the old fashioned way with restricted protein diet (Hills) which was expensive and she often wouldn't eat it. The second bitch was Jypzi and she died at nearly 16 after having renal failure for over 3 years. She had been fed raw meat, raw veg and raw bones all her life, ie a high protein diet. Her vet told me that as long as the protein is high quality protein like chicken, eggs etc and human grade, not pet shop grade, then to keep her on the same diet as it is now felt unnecessary to restrict good quality protein in renal dogs. My first bitch only lived 10 months and died at 10.5 years so if faced with the same problem again I know which route I'd take.  (Llwyd) 13/12/2017 15:27:38

New schedule - Andover  (ObedienceUK) 13/12/2017 10:1:8

I've just uploaded the schedule for Andover & District DTS, Open, 15th July 2018. Thanks to Shirley Hayward.

Crufts Inter Regional 2018 - South Western Area  (woollam) 12/12/2017 14:16:1

The following have been selected to represent the South Western area in the Inter Regional competition 2018:

Class C Helen Connolly & Noahline Dusted Downunder WS
Class B Sue Luce & Leading Lady at Willowyarde WS
Class A Samantha Rice & Tollerice Aivazoff NSDTR
Hilary Holley & Rannock Feargal Labrador
Novice Steve Wiltshire & Vakeranti Onnyx GSD
Jacky Shore & Redaurora Golden Dream NSDTR
Beginner Kate Asher & Our Little Tinker Working Cocker Spaniel
Reserve Sandra Smith & Gunner Joblue GSD

Steph Woollam (Team Manager)
Gill Storr
Pauline Hill

Great team! Well done everyone and good luck! Xxx
  (sheltiepat1uk) 12/12/2017 16:44:32

Marks lost for Stays  (brownlg) 7/12/2017 10:11:9

Is it known when a replacement spread sheet will be available, in view of recent changes to length of stays the current sheet is no longer applicable

I think Les has changed the one on the Misc pages to be correct from 1st Jan 18  (Dyane) 7/12/2017 17:3:3

I printed the one Les put on the web last week. I also printed one off about 2 months ago and on going through them both, I could NOT find any differences at all. AND, the copy I have had for a couple of years is again almost the same with just the addition of the extra class at lower end of scale. So, what are the changes then ? can someone please tell me.
Betty   (MadGSDwoman) 10/12/2017 9:3:7

Amendment to Regulation G(C)4.h

Regulation G(C)4.h


(1) Sit Stay: Dogs should remain in the sit position throughout the test. Barking, whining or minor movement such as sniffing the ground, shuffling or turning, without moving from the place where the dog was originally left, should not be considered to be a broken stay but may only be marked a nominal amount for minor movement or noise. Marks must be graduated in accordance with the Kennel Clubs specimen stay chart.

(2) Down Stay: Dogs should remain in the down position throughout the test. Barking, whining or minor movement such as sniffing the ground, shuffling, hip rolling or turning, without moving from the place where the dog was originally left, should not be considered to be a broken stay but may only be marked a nominal amount for minor movement or noise. Marks must be graduated in accordance with the Kennel Clubs specimen stay chart.

(4) Sit 2 minutes, handler out of sight. 20 points

(5) Down 4 minutes, handler out of sight. 30 points


(4) Sit 2 minutes, handler out of sight. 20 points

(5) Down 5 minutes, Handler out of sight. 50 points
  (Dyane) 10/12/2017 10:18:20

I had forwarded a proposal regarding the 'revised' stay sheet asking for clarification in the eventuality of stays being reduced in time. My proposal was acknowledged and accepted for the 11 January 2018 meeting.

I have subsequently had an email from the KC. The text of which is below.....


Thank you for your proposal.

I have to inform you that this issue is already being addressed via the Activities Committee and an update will be given at the Obedience Liaison Council. Following its next meeting this will be published on the KC website here.


I am assuming (always a very dubious practice I know) that the revised document you seek is part of that review.

We will have to wait and see what the Activities Committee advise, I'm afraid

Keith Wall
  (krwall) 11/12/2017 16:4:9

New pictures - NOCF''s (MK)  (ObedienceUK) 11/12/2017 9:1:47

I've just uploaded Mick Knowles' pictures from the National Obedience Class Finals to Out & About / flickr. Enjoy!

New pictures - NOCF''s (LP)  (ObedienceUK) 11/12/2017 8:55:48

I've just uploaded my pictures from the National Obedience Class Finals to Out & About / flickr. Enjoy!

Wales Inter Regional Obedience Team Crufts 2018  (ObedienceUK) 7/12/2017 18:9:53

Received from Jen Jessop:

Beginner: Linda Dayman and Dorgie Thunderbolt ( Dorgie ) WS
Novice 1: Elinor Anderson and Brandy Reddy for Myrtillas ( Brandy ) Cross
Novice 2: Pete Lawrence and Visanara Mya ( Hettie ) GSD
A 1: Anna Zabinska and Moon Walker ( Tahu ) Rhodesian Ridgeback
A 2: Justin Parker and Conquell Urs ( Neo ) GSD
B : Gill Walker and Spelsbury Reckless ( Corey ) Labrador
C : Helen Fishlock and Jodame Double Take ( Nix ) WS
Beginner Reserve: Sian Donoghue and Abergwenllan Harry ( Harry ) Poodle

New schedule - Ramsden Bellhouse  (ObedienceUK) 7/12/2017 11:36:39

I've just uploaded the schedule for Ramsden Bellhouse, Open, 4th August 2018. Thanks to Teresa Paterson.

New schedule - Danesford  (ObedienceUK) 7/12/2017 10:13:35

I've just uploaded the schedule for Danesford ODTC, Open, 12th August 2018. Thanks to Yvonne Kelsall.

New schedule - Loughborough  (ObedienceUK) 6/12/2017 16:16:22

I've just uploaded the schedule for Loughborough DTC, 19th (Open) & 20th (Championship) May 2018. Thanks to Stephanie Evans.

NOCF 2017  (jembush) 6/12/2017 7:26:8

NOCF 2017

Only a few days to go now, I hope you all have your bling outfits sorted, dogs groomed and are excited!!

Please note that you should all book in at the BOOKING IN table, sited by the cafe area - turn right as you enter the main entrance and you will easily find it, next to the table full of commemorative rosettes.


Classes A, B, C and novice will need to book in by 10am
Pre-beginners and beginners to book in by 11am.

Would everyone please use the main entrance where you will need to surrender your passes or pay 5 for your entry - the doors will be manned by my husband Chrissie with Kathy Russell so its pass or pay!!!

Competitors ONLY may enter by the collecting ring doors with their dogs when they are going in to work, if you are not working, please use the main entrance to reduce congestion in the collecting ring as this is for use by competitors about to work ONLY!!

I wish everyone coming a safe journey and a fantastic day!

JIM HORAN''S FUNERAL  (rafart) 5/12/2017 11:11:38

I have been informed that the funeral of Jim Horan will take place at 1pm on Tuesday, 12th December 2017 and will be held at the South Leicestershire Memorial Park and Crematorium, Foston Road, Countesthorpe, Leicester LE8 5QP

New schedule - Lanarkshire  (ObedienceUK) 5/12/2017 9:47:43

I've just uploaded the schedule for Lanarkshire CTA, Open, 22nd April 2018. Thanks to Annette Benoist.

Liaison Obedience Council Meeting on Jan 11th 2018  (jen) 4/12/2017 9:41:14

Please take part in the Survey Monkey which is the best way to collect your views so that John and I can represent you efficiently. The Agenda is on the Forum and can be found on Obedienceuk under NEWS.
The link to this survey is:

Thanks Jen ( Jessop )

REEDYFORD DTC SHOW saturday 2nd december   (Kymza) 2/12/2017 14:3:49

REEDYFORD D.T.C. Show Saturday 2nd December 2018

On behalf of Reedyford DTC I want to thank all the Judges and Stewards for giving up their time to judge for us, and without you all we wouldnt have a show. I hope you all enjoyed your day as much as we enjoyed having you.

This show was in serious danger of being cancelled only a couple of days before entries closed due to lack of interest but the entries flowed in the last few days.

We are a small club with a handful of Committee members working so hard on the day of our shows, and this time has been no exception. everyone gets stuck in to help make our Show run smoothly. As well as the Committee we are very grateful to have much needed help from the early morning crew at silly oclock to help with setting up the rings and anything else that needs to be done although not Club members are always there to volunteer there help on show days .

An early start on Saturday morning and in just over an hour we have a pop up show a quick brew and bacon butty then all ready for the off. Thank you to you all.

I also want to thank all the competitors. As far as I am aware you all enjoyed your day with us if the comments I received were anything to go by, lots of comments regarding the food served in the cafeteria Elizabeth did an amazing job.

There was just 1 complaint brought to my attention..The sweeties on the table where we had the ring numbers were too accessible.

Congratulations if you went home with a rosette and one of our trophies, I saw quite a few happy people walking out clutching their rosettes & prize cards making their journeys home all that much better.

I would also like to give a BIG thank you and thumbs up to everyone for cleaning up after their dogs, you did us proud, We left Croft Top SPOTLESS.

Hope you all have safe journeys home.

Our next two shows are to be held on the Saturday 3rd March 2018 and Christmas show Saturday 1st December 2018
Croft Top Equestrian Centre. Haslingden, BB5 2DP easily accessible from both the M6 and M62
(We have tried again today to get an earlier date but the only free dates clash with other shows)

All at Reedyford look forward to seeing you there.

Kym Pearson

Cheshire Dog Training Association   (StockysBabes) 1/12/2017 9:10:37

All refund of entry/Camping/catalogue fees have now been sent to those who requested refunds. All monies which were not claimed will now be divided and donated to the following charities: Hearing Dogs, Friends of Birkenhead Kennels and AVCT (Dave Rays Defib Fund)

Lisa Stock
Show Secretary - CDTA

Coach to Crufts Saturday 10 March 2018  (kyledon) 30/11/2017 15:43:46


Culverstone Dog Training Club are once again proposing to run a coach to Crufts on Saturday 10th March 2018 (Obedience Championships- Bitch)

In order that we can assess the viability of the trip and to ensure that we book the right size of coach we need to get a clear indication of numbers as soon as possible
The cost of the seats will be 35 each (this does not include the entry ticket to Crufts) If you are interested in booking a provisional seat on the coach (non-refundable deposit 15 per seat) can you please either e-mail
Mike Moloney at or
Jo Newman at

further to my earlier post to avoid any confusion If we decide to proceed with the coach a deposit of 15 per seat will be required (non refundable)for any seats booked.We will only require a deposit for seats once we have booked the coach  (kyledon) 30/11/2017 16:47:18

Crufts 2018 Midland Inter Regional Obedience Team  (LouJackson) 29/11/2017 12:6:47


Mrs Donna Revill. Verdendo Lucky Lu Boxer.
Mrs Emma Winwood. Stormlakes Jewel N Sparkle GSD.
Mr David Wassell. Millfield Spicy Tikka GR.
Class A:
Pauline Fletcher. Halligalli High Jynx. WS.
Mr John Patilla. Briabar Golden Reiver GR.
Class B:
Mrs Kathryn Reynolds. Westhorphall Sarabin. GR.
Class C:
Mrs Nicky Murrell. Sixela Over The Border. O.W. BC.
Reserve Beginner:
Miss Alice Martin. Ready Teddy Go Go Go. Border Terrier.

Great Team. Enjoy your day at Crufts - Angela  (jessica) 29/11/2017 13:50:2

New schedule - Reedyford  (ObedienceUK) 28/11/2017 11:26:35

I've just uploaded the schedule for Reedyford DTC, Open, 3rd March 2018. Thanks to Steve Rutter.

New schedule - Preston & Fylde GSD Club  (ObedienceUK) 28/11/2017 11:2:49

I've just uploaded the schedule for Preston & Fylde GSD Club, 2 x Open, 23rd & 24th June 2018. Thanks to Steve Rutter.

Newton Heath Show:  (trimor) 28/11/2017 4:45:39

Late entries for Newton Heath show will be taken at Reedyford show this weekend or post first class.

Draw - Lisburn  (ObedienceUK) 27/11/2017 12:11:34

I've just uploaded the running orders for Lisburn. Thanks to Kate McCartney.

Newton Heath Closing date 26/11 Postmark  (kenneth) 24/11/2017 10:58:29

Please remember the closing date for our show is 26/11/17 Postmark Newton Heath DTC

closing soon  (kenneth) 26/11/2017 14:17:32

entries will be taken at Reedyford show on saturday 2nd December  (kenneth) 27/11/2017 11:56:29

entries will be taken at Reedyford show on saturday 2nd December  (kenneth) 27/11/2017 11:56:41

New schedule - East Anglian Five of Clubs  (ObedienceUK) 26/11/2017 5:0:53

I've just uploaded the schedule for East Anglian Five of Clubs, 2 x Open, 30th June & 1st July 2018. Thanks to Teresa Paterson.

SAD NEWS - JIM HORAN  (tervy) 23/11/2017 9:3:15

The early hours of this morning Jim Horan passed away.
As many of you will remember Jim and his wife Marg were the stalwarts of Leicester GSD Ch show, always stewarding and judging and in later years, with failing health and mobility were always in the stays rings at many of the Midlands shows.
Their are insufficient words available to say how much Lynn and I will miss Jims friendship, humour and all round great person.
Marg, you have many friends and acquaintances in the sport who will be thinking of you and Jim at this sad time

All our love

Lynn and Bryan Luckock

The loss of another true character of the obedience world.
I and so many others will miss you Jim...
Sincere condolences to Marj, his wonderful companion and rock for so many years.
Another very sad day......
Roger  (rafart) 23/11/2017 10:42:36

We will miss you Jim all our love ❤ Marg thinking 😔 of you xx.  (ken) 23/11/2017 12:28:27

So sorry Sandy  (sandy) 24/11/2017 2:38:42

So sad to hear this. My heart goes out to Marj. What a wonderful partnership you had. Jim was such a stalwart of Obedience competition especially at Leicester.All sympathy and love. Christine Smeaton.  (silver) 24/11/2017 8:30:9

Such sad news.....I have many happy memories of Jim and Marj, over many years being with me in the Stay rings, and their enjoyment in still being involved in the Shows. As memories "live on" Jim will always be around the Obedience world. My love and thoughts to Marj. Marcia
  (marcia756) 24/11/2017 15:46:14

Such sad news ,,will be sorely missed  (Bet) 25/11/2017 16:26:32

Jim was such a great character and worked so hard for obedience, he and Marg have put so much into our great sport over the years. It was a pleasure to have known you Jim, you will be sadly missed. My love to Marg. XX  (LouJackson) 25/11/2017 17:57:23

Midland Inter Regional Team Try Outs  (LouJackson) 25/11/2017 17:50:59

Well, what a fantastic day at the try outs. A superb turnout of both applicants and loyal supporters, we can't thank you all enough for all your support, it was a great atmosphere and you did The Midlands proud. I won't thank individuals as everybody was so giving of their time, money and encouragement but we appreciate every one of you whether stewarding,raffle and tote selling, toy making, venue organising, round walking and decoying or simply cheering on the applicants. The atmosphere was tremendous.
What can I say about the teams, well without exception you should all be proud of what you achieved today, the standard was exceptional in all classes which made our job very difficult especially as we are limited by breed restrictions. It's never easy to work under such pressure but all your dogs did you proud, especially the beginners who were incredible. Thank you all so much for putting in for Team Purple and if you haven't made it please don't be deterred from entering next year.
I will announce the team once everybody has been informed by first class post, letters to go out on Monday, and I get an email to say they have been received.
Well done everyone, give yourselves a big pat on the back.
Lou, Lyn and Steve. xxx

Steward Needed for Culverstone show this Sunday  (Dippi) 24/11/2017 12:12:2

Many thanks to Teresa Patterson for offering to stand in & judge for us this week-end, now we need another kind person to steward. Class is Pre-Beg.

Draw - Reedyford  (ObedienceUK) 24/11/2017 11:21:34

I've just uploaded the running orders for Reedyford. Thanks to Steve Rutter.

New schedule - Woodman   (ObedienceUK) 24/11/2017 11:10:15

I've just uploaded the schedule for Woodman Open Obedience Show, on 28th May 2018. Thanks to Teresa Paterson.

Urgent Request from Culverstone for a Judge  (Dippi) 24/11/2017 8:51:31

Is there any kind person who could judge Pre-Beginner (33 entries) for us this coming Sunday 26th Nov at Eaglesfield Equestrian Centre TN15 7HT asthe judge is unfortunately ill. Please contact Hazel Troth on 01474 702014

Culverstone Capped show 26.11.17  (Llwyd) 23/11/2017 11:41:37

Does anybody know if there is anywhere to walk the dogs at this venue? I ask because if the parking is a tight as is suggested, perhaps there isn't.

Just want to know if I have to get up an hour earlier and take the dogs for a run somewhere before arriving.

Looking at Google Maps , there is a golf course across the road , & loads of field all around , so there should be plenty of walking places   (dingdongcharlie) 24/11/2017 2:59:52

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