provides agility training near Steventon, South Oxfordshire. Training sessions are taken by experienced club members who regularly attend courses by external instructors, to keep training methods right up to date. As well as regular weekly training sessions, the club holds occasional social events for members, their families and friends.
Treasurer: Kevin Pearce
Secretary: Dawn Graham Show Secretary:
Agility Rep: Jill Lowe
Member: Claire Jones Member: Caroline Howes
Member: Jo Maisey
Member: Sue Cuddon
Kevin Pearce Gill Rhodes
Agility Guest Trainers
Lee Harfield Debby Simons
Joining the club
The annual subscription is
£11 for a single adult, £15 for an adult couple and £20 for a family. OAPs and anyone in full-time education is half price. You will be given a membership form when you are accepted onto one of the courses.
Training fees are currently £16 a month per dog.
Annual subscriptions to the club are due on January 1st each year and the AGM is held in
Please note that we usually have a waiting list for agility - like many other clubs in our area.
Training sessions are taken by
guest trainers and experienced club members who regularly attend training courses in order to keep up to date with modern training methods. Most trainers hold recognised training qualifications from Agility Club and/or Agility 1st after successfully completing those training courses.
Library & Shop
The Club maintains a small library of training books and videos
and some equipment, available on free loan to members. Tea and coffee are freely available to enable members to take a break and get to know each other. A variety of sports clothing, embroidered with the club badge, is available for the more fashion conscious member to purchase.
WDTC organise a large 2 day agility
show every year at Newbury showground. This show has about 11 rings running
each day and attracts over 7400 entries. The income from the show pays for
new equipment and guest trainers. A show this size needs lots of helpers so
we would hope all our members would help at our show.
We take part in a
winter league series, competing against other local clubs, and we encourage
all our members to take part in this as soon as they are ready to compete.
Several evenings a year we hold special 'course nights' to give less
experienced handlers and dogs course practice.
Demonstrations of Dog Agility at
WDTC will organise demonstrations of
agility at local events when this does not clash with other agility shows we
are attending. For this we do charge the organisers of the event as this covers maintaining and
servicing of our trailer, which is essential for these events.