Training

Training

All of our Good Citizen training classes are run at our training facility at Barton on Sea. We're Kennel Club listed.

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Mobile and Tablet app

Online Classes

Our Online Puppy Course and Challenges give you everything you need to know to train your puppy at home.

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Agility

Agility

Agility classes for dogs from 10 months. Held at Brockenhurst. Great for enjoyment and healthy exercise.

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Mobile and Tablet app

Mobile/Tablet

Our apps are written and hosted by The Friendly Dog Club's Angela Horsley. We currently have two apps, one for basic training and a follow up for 'the next steps'.

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Our Goal £50,000 £10,132

2024 Fund Raising

After celebrating our 30th year of dog training in 2023, 2024 brings a new project, the replacement of our building - The Dog House.

The "temporary" building that has been our home for the last 23 years is becoming beyond repair. We have spent a lot of money patching up the leaking roof and replacing timber over the years, but there is very little that can be done now, short of replacing it.

We estimate the cost to be around £50,000, so we are starting fundraising. We've raised a total of £10,132 so far. The club has always been run on a not for profit basis, we have been able to keep class fees low by just covering our costs each term, rather than making huge profits, so we are asking for your help!

Latest News

Hi Everyone.

We had a very interesting and entertaining Evening With Dan Sefton on Friday 28th a fascinating insight into how he went from being a Surgeon to becoming a Script writer.

We raised a staggering £1063 from ticket sales and an amazing raffle bringing our fund raising thermometer up to £9108.👏

Many thanks go to Dan for giving his time free plus donating a week in his Spanish Villa for our 1st prize.  Also thank you to Maggie and Alec for organising and hosting the evening and to Lymington Fishing Club for allowing us to use their, very comfy, club premises for free.

Thanks also to everyone who donated their time and skills to our very special raffle prizes.

Andy filmed the entire evening so for anyone who couldn't be there this will be available for a donation to our fund. Thank you Andy.

Please keep an eye on our fundraising page to see up and coming events and to see how our savings thermometer is progressing. With your amazing support so far we have raised £9088.00! Our newsletter, which I hope you have all received, has lots of information and dates for your diary.

Please keep giving we still have a very long way to go.

The Dog House on Long Meadow has been our home for the past 23 years and as many of you know it has finally reached a point at which we can no longer repair it.  So we have made a massive decision to rebuilt on the same site.  Guess what - we need to raise about £50,000!! 

If you haven’t watched our ’30 Pawsome Years’ video here it is:

https://youtu.be/LgAcmhVMvyM

It’s well worth the watch and many of you will find photos and videos of you and your dogs. Also many thanks go to Andy for coming up with the idea and all the work he has put into making it such an awesome watch.

Let’s make 2024 a Happy and fun Dog Training Year for you and your canine friends.

If you would like to join classes please get in touch with Kate via email: info@friendlydog.club or phone: 01425 615880 and we will do our best find you a place.

Also remember you can always purchase our online puppy course and training challenges. Click here for details..

The Friendly Dog Club was established in 1993 and over the years we have helped successfully train thousands of dogs to be Good Citizens and Good Companions we hope you enjoy and learn from our new online training courses.

Remember a trained dog is a happy one  

Thank you once again for all your support.

Stay safe & thank you
Angela & Kate 🐾
www.friendlydog.club

Angela: angela@friendlydog.club 07971 545292

Kate: info@friendlydog.club 01425 615880

30 Pawsome Years

The Friendly Dog Club 30 Year Documentary!

In this film, the history of the club, the challenges and triumphs are discussed by some of the current training team. With the help of archive footage they delve into the stories that make the club such an inspiring and positive organisation.

Meet the team

Photograph of Angela Horsley

Angela Horsley

Founder and Trainer


Angela Horsley has been involved in dog training for over 30 years. She started The Friendly Dog Club in 1993 and is also founder of Pet Dog Line Dancing with a record of 61 dogs dancing together for the Royal Variety Club of Great Britian in 1999.

Kate Anderson KCAI(CD)

Trainer


Kate Anderson has worked with dogs for many years and is especially involved in rescue dogs working closely with Dorset Animal Workers Group. Joined the club in 2003 and then in 2006 agreed to join the training team. Kate is also a trainer for assistance dogs with Dog A.I.D. and a member of PACT (Professional Association of Animal Trainers).

Photograph of Kate Anderson
Photograph of Kate Anderson

Kate Anderson

Trainer


Kate Anderson has worked with dogs for many years and is especially involved in rescue dogs working closely with Dorset Animal Workers Group. Joined the club in 2003 and then in 2006 agreed to join the training team. Kate has a KCAI(CD) qualification.

Photograph of Ann Corbett

Ann Corbett

Trainer


Ann Corbett has been involved in training for many years. She joined the club when it started and has enjoyed being part of the training team for some years.

Rach Cooper

Trainer


Rach joined the training team in 2013. Alongside running her successful dog walking and healthy treat business, she competes at flyball with her 10 (yes-10!) dogs. Rach loves teaching agility and has gained her Agility First instructors certificate.

Photograph of Rach Cooper
Photograph of Rach Cooper

Rach Cooper

Trainer


Rach joined the training team in 2013. Alongside running her successful dog walking and healthy treat business, she competes at flyball with her 10 (yes-10!) dogs. Rach loves teaching agility and has gained her Agility First instructors certificate.

How to find us

We're lucky enough to have our own premises at Long Meadow, Barton on Sea with special non slip flooring and all our training equipment to hand. The Dog House, Long Meadow, Becton Lane, Barton-on-Sea, Hampshire. The nearest poscode is BH25 7TL