Hello and welcome to the Letchworth Dog Training Club website!
The club promotes highly motivational and reward-based training methods, using both play and food rewards. We also aim to educate owners in all aspects of dog ownership, and through obedience and agility training, strengthen the bond between dog and owner.
Most importantly, Dogs Love It!
Letchworth Dog Training Club originated in Letchworth in the early 1980s as an Obedience Training aid to the then newly formed East Anglia Branch of the Border Collie Club of the UK. In a short time, other breeds were encouraged to join and the club moved away from just being an obedience training centre for border collies.
In 1983 Letchworth (First Garden City) Dog Training Club became an officially Kennel Club registered club, and is now based at The Roecroft Centre, Stotfold.
Dog Agility started soon after Kennel Club registration and classes were held at Fairfield Hospital with all proceeds being donated to the patient welfare fund. Fairfield Hospital closed officially in 1997 and Letchworth DTC Agility moved initially to a site near Holwell, before its present location at the indoor Equine Centre at Shuttleworth College in Old Warden, Bedfordshire.
The tradition of supporting charities continues with both the East Anglia Air Ambulance Service and Willow receiving donations in recent years.
Letchworth DTC has a welcoming, friendly and informal club environment with excellent training methods specialising in Obedience and Agility, but catering for all your dog training needs from puppy socialisation to Agility competition.
If you would like to come along and try us out, get in touch with one of our specialists to discuss your individual needs. Contact Us
Obedience Training is held on Wednesday night each week: all abilities welcome, see obedience training for more details.
Agility Training is held on Tuesday nights each week: all abilities welcome - from Allsorts to Grade 7. Please see agility training for more details. Please note: there are limited intakes for dogs and handlers who are new to agility. A new intake can only be offered when space permits. More experienced dogs can only be offered a place if there is a space available.
Our Agility members take part in Agility competitions and many have progressed through the Agility Grades.