Tuesday, 27 July 2010

WaggaWuffins Kennel Club Good Dog Citizens

We had our Kennel Club Bronze tests on Sunday and 7 dogs passed. Our Assessor was Keith Davis
Well done to Chris and Mille, Mike and Willow, Bev and Ellie, Natalie and Ruben, Carl and Bonnie, Catherine and Indy and Kate and Brae.

It’s a Silver Test next on the 8th of August with Assessor Sue McCafferty and another Bronze and Gold at the beginning of September.

Friday, 16 July 2010

Lots of Local Fun Shows this weekend!

There is loads on this Sunday 18th July for some fun with your dog!

The Lancashire Dog Training and Behavior Centre and Rochdale MBC have an Exemption dog show at Queens Park, Heywood, 1pm reg, 2pm start

Bury and Oldham RSPCA have a Summer Fair with a fun show at Rhodes Bank Oldham 11.30am

Pets In Need have Summer Fair on at Greenmount Old School 11am

Bury Dog Club have an open fun day at Phillips Park 11am

Monday, 5 July 2010

ABTC - Animal Behaviour and Training Council

The Animal Behaviour and Training Council is the newly formed regulatory body that represents animal trainers and animal behaviour therapists to both the public and to legislative bodies.

It sets and maintains the standards of knowledge and practical skills needed to be an animal trainer or animal behaviour therapist, and it will maintain the national register of appropriately qualified animal trainers and animal behaviourists.

It promotes the welfare of animals in their interactions with humans, lobbying for humane methods in training and behaviour modification, and for the education of the animal owning public.

The Animal Behaviour and Training Council has developed out of a working party co-ordinated by VETNET LLN. This was formed in response to the invitation from the Companion Animal Welfare Council (CAWC) to respond to its recommendations for the self-regulation of the dog training and behaviour therapy sector.

The Council has followed CAWC’s lead and has initially focused on animal behaviour therapists and dog trainers, as dog trainers form the largest group of animal trainers in the UK. However, trainers of other species will soon be included and organisations representing their interests will be invited to join the Council in April-May 2010.

The Council is made up of the major professional organisations from the veterinary, re-homing, behaviour therapy, and dog training sectors of the industry. The Council is supported and guided by Lantra, Defra and the Animal Welfare Departments of the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland governments.

Im a member of two of the current members of the council the APDT1058 and also CAPBT

More info here.....................