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. Agility training from beginners to competition level.
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.
Dog Agility started soon after Kennel Club registration and classes were held at Fairfield Hospital between Letchworth and Stotfold 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 Agility.
If you are experienced in agility already and would like to come along please fill in an Enquiry Form for an Experienced Agility Dog. Experienced dogs will be offered a place if there is a space available.
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.
Our Agility members take part in Agility competitions and many have progressed through the Agility Grades.
As a club we pay for our members to be part of The Agility Club. Members receive a magazine (The Agility Voice) every month and can enter Agility Club qualifiers. Members' placings earn our club prizes and league points.