The club integrates the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme into its training sessions and all members who train their dogs at the club may participate if they wish.  The object is to ensure your Shepherd is a well behaved PET DOG in the company of canines/other animals and us homosapiens!

The exercises include things like walking properly on the lead, grooming, vet inspections, temperament etc. – basic standards which I’m sure we would all want for our dogs.

​​Training sessions are held inside during the winter months at Greenside Community Centre, near Ryton (Sep-May) and are held outside during the summer months on the nearby Greenside football field (Jun-Aug).

Classes & Training Times

Classes are held every Tuesday Evening

Beginners & Pups7.30 pm – 8.00 pm
Improvers8.15 pm – 9.00 pm

Members & their dogs can socialise/train at their own pace, and enjoy a friendly and welcoming club atmosphere.

The object of the Club is to promote obedience through training, based on motivation and reward. To assist this, we suggest you equip yourself with the following:

  • Dog lead
  • Half check or flat collar
  • Tit-bit food rewards
  • Play toy
  • Poop scoop bags

Dogs must be kept on lead at all times unless released for training purposes.  Please note that aggressive dogs may be required to wear a muzzle.

Anne Adamthwaite is the principal traininer and has been a GSD owner since 1980. For 15 years,  Anne was a certified temperament assessor of dogs for Pets As Therapy and an area coordinator for the charity and has previously owned two GSD PAT dogs.

Anne is on the Kennel Club recommended assessor list for Bronze, Silver and Gold Good Citizen Assessments. She has also shown GSDs, competed in Obedience Competition and bred a few litters of puppies.

Anne is ably assisted by a highly experienced member of the club, Emma Steel.