Training sessions are held outside during the summer (June-Aug) on the nearby Greenside football field.

Training sessions are held on Tuesday
evenings in the Greenside Community Centre,
Nr. Ryton, during the winter months

Classes & Training Times
Class Time
Beginners & Pups 7.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Non-competition Improvers 8.15 p.m. - 9.00 p.m.
Competition 9.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m.

The club has now integrated the Good Citizens Dog Scheme into its Training sessions which all Members who train their dogs at the club may take part in.

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.

The latest recipients of the Good Citizen Puppy Foundation Certificates are:
Graham Parkinson & Cede
Anne Longstaffe & Shane
Debbie Clarke & Molly
Claire Charlton & Inka
Jackie Mason & Whiskey
Penny Pritchard & Teifi
Heather Crawford & Ronnie
Steve Smith & Koby
Emma Laidler & Neo
Julie Hodgson & Ricky
Sonia Lynch & Malta
Agnes Marshall & Yogi
Barry Kerr & Zeno
Gillian Holmes & Jager
Lynn Bell & Lucy
Gary Sanderson & Ailsa
Claire Parkinson & Hope

The Kennel Club Good Citizen Bronze Tests took place on 4th May 2004. The successful participants in the Bronze Test were:

Agnes Marshall & Ellie
Agnes Marshall & Tristan
Sonia Lynch & Yogi
Graham Parkinson & Cede
Julia Findeisen & Zanya
Glynis Brown & Jodie
Alan Armstrong & Bruce
Brian Whales & Havoc
Betty Orrin & Kizzie
Anne Adamthwaite and Examiner of the Bronze Tests, Margaret Harvey:

The Good Citizen Gold Tests took place on 13th July 2004, the judge being Flo Barker. The successful participants were:
Linda Whales & Zola
Glynis Brown & Sam
Claire Charlton & Xena
Jim Lucket & Holly

The Trainers

The club is very fortunate to benefit from an experienced team of trainers who have been handling, stewarding and judging obedience and trials events as well as competing at shows all around the country. The team line up is.....

Anne Adamthwaite:
A shepherd owner for many years, Anne competes regularly in obedience. Anne has two G.S.D. P.A.T. Dogs Fern and Skye who regularly visit an old peoples home. Anne is also P.A.T. Dog Assessor

Brian Whales:
Brian started competing in obedience about 12 years ago and has qualified his dog Kaida W.D.ex in working trials. Brian also judges both obedience and working trials.

Linda Whales A.M.A.C.C. DIP. ACP (NOCN) :
Linda is an Associate member of the Animal Care College and holds a Diploma in Advanced Canine Psychology. A shepherd owner and occasional breeder for over 30 years, Linda first competed in obedience about 20 years ago working up to Test B, she has also competed with some success in both working trials and the breed ring. Linda judges all three disciplines.

As well as our experienced obedience trainers who between them have over 80 years of shepherd owning experience, our membership includes several, well respected breeders and show judges, including championship show judges, so we are, within the Club, able to advise on all aspects of owning and living with the German Shepherd not just the training aspect.

For Further Information: E Mail:
Telephone: + 44 (0) 1207 282801 (Secretary)
Telephone: + 44 (0) 1207 545219 (Chairman)