About Us

Whether you want a well behaved family dog or you want to train your dog for competition, The Gade Dog Training Society is the club for you!

We are a friendly club and new members are always welcome. We aim to make your dog training experience fun and our method of training is based on reward, play and lots of encouragement. We do not condone harsh training methods. 

We are registered for dog training with The Kennel Club and run the Kennel Club’s Good Citizen Dog Scheme

We are a successful non-profit organisation and our trainers and committee are voluntary.

We are fully insured for public liability.

Our Society has been running since July 1955 – we celebrated our 60th birthday http://www.watfordobserver.co.uk/news/13396150.Kin...

Committee and Trainers

Between all of us, we own over 25 dogs! As well as all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes, we still manage to find the time to focus on a wide range of canine activities. Our dogs have a more of a social life than we do! 

Some of our trainers have obtained the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers (BIPDT) and Pet Dog Training Instructor (PDTI) qualifications and are working towards the KC Accreditation Instructors Scheme. The Gade Dog Training Society supports our trainers in CPD to keep up to-date with new training methods.

Between us we have a wealth of knowledge in dealing with various behaviours and we know with dogs, one size does not fit all! We do not preach, but offer sound advice and if something doesn’t work, then we have many more tips and useful advice to help you with.

Current committee and trainers are:

President: Rita Holland 

Chairman: Jackie Sharp

Acting Secretary: Heather Leach

Treasurer: Lea Cameron 

Helen Charge (Membership Secretary)
Claire Clark
Fil Clark
Keith Hilton
Sue Proctor

Heather Leach
Carol MacDonald
Sue Proctor
Jackie Sharp
Lin Wiggins
Assistant Trainers:
Lea Cameron
Lana Charge
Keith Hilton
Melissa McKay
Regan Newton

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