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Barnard Castle Dog Training Club is a small friendly club that offers a variety of courses or training for owners and their dogs.

Obedience Classes

The club runs obedience classes on Monday nights and Wednesday nights at Barnard Castle Rugby Club in Birch Road. (For  a map click here)

The courses are part of The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme. All courses run for 6 weeks and cost £36; please see local press for more details.


Puppies from 3 months to a year old old, who have been vaccinated, can complete the Kennel Club ‘Good Citizen Puppy Foundation’ course.

This course aims to provide a means of socialising puppies and to lay down a foundation for education and training.

Constructive play and suitable incentives are encouraged within this puppy training programme.

Time: Puppy classes run from 6.30 - 7.15 p.m. on Monday and 8.15 - 9 p.m. on Monday

Older Dogs

Once basic obedience has been mastered, owners can work towards the Kennel Club ‘Good Citizen Bronze, Silver and Gold  Awards’

These awards aim to provide the handlers with a basic knowledge of understanding and training their canine companion.

Time: Obedience class for older dogs 7.15 - 8.00 p.m.

Trainers: Gina Russell, Laura Weldon, and Billie Thompson.

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