For your Information

Thank you to all of you who supported the dog show on Sun 17th Sept for GSD Rescue, we raised £380.00 which included a donation from our clubs.
The overall winner was Ted, a Mioritic Sheepdog owned by Sharon Thomas from Brentwood.

For your Diary

Good Citizen Test Day
Sunday 29th Oct 2017 Bronze, Silver and Gold - at
St Francis Church Hall, Hawkwood Crescent, Chingford E4 7UH
Gold and 1st Bronze at 12pm, 2nd Bronze at 1.30pm and Silver after 2pm.
Enquires to Kathy Woodger 07990 797675 or email

GSD Rescue Fundraiser Mystic Night
Friday 17th November,
Waltham Abbey Town Hall.
Enquires:- Lyn Cook 0771 4854790



About Us...

Our clubs have been running for a number of years, Hastingwood DTC from 1992, being the longest, and Little Heath DTC from 2000.
We train basic pet obedience, starting from puppy up to advanced, and we support the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Schemes, Puppy Foundation through to Gold.
Details of each test requirements can be found on the Kennel Club website. For the older dogs, during the summer months, we introduce a bit of agility when we can train outside, weather permitting.
The trainers are Lyn Cook, who teaches the more advanced dogs, and Kathy Woodger who teaches the puppies and beginner dogs.

Hastingwood DTC
Train on a Tuesday evening at the
Abercrombie Centre, Abercrombie Way, Harlow, Essex CM18 6YJ.
Puppy/Beginner from 7.30pm to 8.30pm at a cost of £ 4.00. 
More advanced from 8.30pm to 9,30pm at a cost of £ 4.00

Littleheath DTC
Train on a Wednesday evening at
All Saints Church Hall, Romford Road, Chigwell Row, Essex IG7 4QD.
Puppy/Beginner from 7.30pm to 8.30pm at a cost of £ 5.00
More advanced from 8.30pm to 9,30pm at a cost of £ 5.00

If you are interested in joining us, we require the following:-
A collar on your dog, and not a harness, unless there is a medical reason of course. (see useful info page)
A proper lead, not an extendable. 
Treats to reward your dog
Puppy/Beginner handlers - A toy (not one that squeaks), and preferably not a ball, unless it is on a rope,
Advance handlers, a retrieve item, which could be a toy or a dumbell. Most importantly, we need to see your dog’s vaccination card and proof that your dog is microchipped. Our contact details are:-
Kathy Woodger – 020 8500 9637 or 07990 797675 Email -
Lyn Cook – 07714 854790
1 - 2 -1 Private lessons are available, by appointment. Lyn runs German Shepherd Rescue (West Essex branch) for which we do fund raising by selling donated doggie things or by holding raffles, again with donated items as prizes.