TRAIN, SOCIALISE, ENJOY!
Classes take place at
Catwick Village Hall
All classes are suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Updates will be
posted here. *
Want to book a place?
Call Karen on:
e-mail us at :
giving your name, address, contact number, plus your dog's name, age and breed.
* COVID-19 UPDATE: AUTUMN 2020
With the greatest of regret, I have to inform everyone that we shall be unable to resume training classes this year. We're deeply disappointed, but not surprised.
Current village hall regulations allow no more than five people (wearing masks) on the premises at any one time, which would make training uneconomic, unfeasible and uncomfortable.
Once the world returns to some kind of normality, you'll be the first to know.
Please bear with us, watch this space and also our Facebook page for updates. In the meantime, please take care of yourselves and your dogs.
Please note: courses fill up very quickly, so do book well in advance. If you're unable to join us at the time, then you're very welcome to come along and observe, soak up the mayhem, and pick up some training-tips, with a view to joining us at a later date.
We run certificated 10-week courses in Basic Obedience throughout the year, with an option for more advanced training. Our experienced team will also help with any canine problems, so don't struggle on alone! Apart from learning the basics, the major spin-off from any good class is socialisation, and we can guarantee you and your dog will have many enjoyable evenings.
Obedience-sessions take place at Catwick Village Hall. please note post-code for SatNav purposes: HU17 5PR
Be sure to book early to avoid disappointment, as we only take 10 dogs per class.
We also welcome young handlers, who are, after all, the dog-owners of tomorrow.
BELOW: Some puppy graduates: Darby, Hector, Molly, Tiki and Lance.
AND BELOW: The not-so-puppy bunch: Lenka, Evie, Arlo, Lottie and Nutmeg.
All training is reward-based (is there any other kind?) so do bring a pocketful of bite-sized treats!
Please ring Karen on: 01964 259008 or e-mail the club (as above) for updates, cancellations, and advice.
Puppy classes begin at 7p.m. (6.45 on the first night) and for older/rescued dogs, it's 8p.m.
PLEASE NOTE THAT BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL
Course-fee (payable on the first night) is £60.00 per dog, and
we do ask for proof of inoculation.
ABOUT HORNSEA DOG OWNERS
Thanks to the foresight of the late John and Molly Weeks, HDOC was founded in 1990
in response to anti-dog propaganda and the threat of a dog-ban in Hornsea's Hallgarth
Park. Since then, it has trained many hundreds of dogs in basic and advanced obedience...
one in the eye for the dog-detractors!
Through various activities, most particularly its annual Dog-Show, the club has also established strong links with, and raised money for many dog-charities and sanctuaries, local and national. We liaise very closely with our local vet/police-station/dog-warden and Town Council, who regard us as setting the tone for responsible ownership, and we've also helped re-home many a stray or abandoned animal.
ANNUAL DOG-SHOW :
Please note that. in lieu of show-proceeds, the club makes an annual donation to a nominated canine-charity.
In 2013, HDOC gave £1000.00 to Hessle Dog-Rescue, and in 2012, the same amount to the Hillside Animal Rescue, in aid of Romanian Dog-Rescue.
Our 2015 donations, each totalling £1,000.00 were split between two deserving charities: Hessle Dog-Rescue which does great work fostering and re-homing unwanted dogs, and The Soi Dog-Foundation, which rescues and rehabilitates animals destined for the vile dog-meat trade.
Our 2016 donations, each of £1000, were once again split between Hessle Dog Rescue to provide funding for canine medication and surgery, and The Soi Dog Foundation, to enable the purchase of food, bedding and medication for abused and needy street-dogs.
In 2019, we gave £1,000 to the Maggie Fleming Animal Hospice, the only such organisation in Britain, which does wonderful work taking in and caring for dying animals of every species.
The hospice is a registered charity which relies entirely upon donations.
Please visit them at:
WANTING A DOG TO SHARE YOUR LIFE?
Look no further than our Adopt-a-dog page (working in partnership with Carr House Rescue and Hull Animal Welfare Trust) which also includes first points of contact should your dog get lost.
PROBLEM DOG? NEED ONE-TO-ONE?
Ring Elaine Wood, canine behavioural consultant:
01964 563230 or 07982636193
for sympathetic, professional help. Elaine is BIPDT qualified, with over 30 years' experience with all breeds, and is also an expert in the the training and socialisation of rescued dogs.