Colliewobbles Fun Dog Club  

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We now have a closed Facebook group for members, 'Colliewobbles Fun Dog Club'. Please visit Facebook and request being added to keep up to date.

Starting from 14th January 2020, classes will be held every Tuesday at The Brent, Tonbridge, 1:00-2:30pm (Heelwork to Music), 7:00-8:00pm and 8:00-9:00pm. Classes at Chiddingstone Causeway are on Wednesday, 1:00-2:00pm, 7:30-8:30pm and 8:30-9:30pm.

Our first walk of 2020 at Haysden country park.

January 2020 Newsletter

December 2019 Newsletter

November 2019 Newsletter

October 2019 Newsletter

Well done to Mark and Barney, our Colliewobbles Super Dogs 2019 winners.

Here are the results and some pictures of our Colliewobbles Super Dogs competition ->Super Dog Results.

September 2019 Newsletter

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January 2019 Newsletter

Here are some pictures from today's Club Dog Walk.

September 2018 Newsletter

This year's ‘Dogs in the Park’, run by Colliewobbles Fun Dog Club as part of the Eridge Horse Trials was on Sunday 15th July. It was a baking hot day, which combined with the Wimbledon tennis men's final and the football World Cup final, meant numbers were down by half on last year. Still, we had an excellent day. As ever, a massive thank you to all members who helped things run smoothly. We raised £2,111.09 for local dog charities (every penny raised goes to charity - all costs are absorbed by our members). A few pictures from the day can be seen here -> Eridge 2018 Pics

June 2018 Newsletter

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February 2018 Newsletter

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November 2017 Newsletter

Please note that the October dog walk will now be on Sunday 8th.

September 2017 Newsletter

This month Colliewobbles members presented a cheque for £1,250, raised at Dogs in the Park (Eridge) to Jo Scutts of Cora's Canine Rescue.

Many thanks to Pam for leading the September walk and the fab apple and sultana cake and Viennese whirls. We were really spoilt as Carol also produced a lovely Victoria sponge!

The 6th September is the next Heelwork to Music session at West Peckham. I doubt if I will be there but I am sure you will all have a lot of fun.

The 3rd September is our next club walk at Haysden which Pam will be running for me. I will be there for a short walk and look forward to seeing you all. If you did not put your name on the list please let Pam know that you will be coming when she posts it on our page.

I have a library of books, cd’s and dvd’s, some training, some fiction which is available for club members to borrow. There are children’s stories about animals as well as specialized training for HTM and agility. Nobody has taken up the offer over the last few months so if you are not interested I will shut down this lending library and sell some of the items. Please check it out on the website to see if you would be interested in borrowing anything.

On Monday 31st July I had my knee replacement operation. Now well on the road to recovery and I will keep everyone informed on when I I will be back. Don’t forget that when we return the Hever and Leigh classes will now be held at Chiddingstone Causeway new hall. The price has increased to £8 per session to cover the increased hire charge but hopefully parking will be easier.

Sunday 30th July was our Colliewobbles Super Dog Fun Day. I had to bring this forward by 4 weeks due to my operation so our numbers were slightly down this year as many people were still on holiday. Even so we had a brilliant day, the weather was kind, the games good and the help fantastic. At the end of the day we crowned Nemi as the highest scoring dog on the day. Congratulations to her and James. This year we had the games at the end of the day which gave John a chance to calculate the scores. Although George and I had to rush over to Tunbridge Wells Saturday to buy some more ink as I did not have enough to print out all the certificates I totally forgot Sunday to fill them in and hand out with the rosettes and trophy. They are now ready and I will get them to you asap. Apologies, I must have had something on my mind! Here are our results and pictures ->Super Dog Results

July 2017 Newsletter

Sunday 16th July was here at last and all the months of planning came together with Colliewobbles Fun Dog Club running ‘Dogs in the Park’ at Eridge Horse Trials and Country Market. We had over 30 club members, ex club members, friends and family helping run the day. What a team we were, all smartly turned out in our club shirts and working hard! You all turned up at 8am and helped set up the rings, Dogbola, booking in, trophies and rosettes ready for the 9am start. Everybody seemed to know what needed to be done and did it. We raised an amazing amount of money again this year and for the first time the club put on a short display which was a massive hit. I cannot thank all the team members enough for all their hard work and effort to make it all go so well. Take a look at a few pictures from the day here -> Eridge Pics

Congratulations to Sam & Lily, Jack & Alfie, Maria & Gilmore, Jane & Sadie, Carol & Alfie and Natasha and Ella who all took part in our KCGCDS Bronze test on 2nd July. Two of these dogs were rescued and did not have a good start in life, so extra special congratulationsto them.

KCGCDS Bronze Awards - July 2017

June 2017 Newsletter

May 2017 Newsletter

The last KCGCDS Silver Assessment was held on 2nd April 2017. Congratulations to Jenny & Poppy, Matthew & Ziggy, Ruth & Finlay, Kay & Jack, Cadan & Roque and Michaela & Midge who all excelled on the day, despite the handler’s nerves.

KCGCDS Silver Awards - April 2017

February 2017 Newsletter

January 2017 Newsletter

Congratulations to Lynne and Missy - our new Superdog winner for 2016. Here are our results and pictures from Colliewobbles Super Dog Fun Day - Sep 2016.

KCGCDS Bronze Awards - September 2016

September & October 2016 Newsletter

It was lovely to see some new members at our last club walk. The next walk will be on 1st May. I am thinking hot drinks and bread pudding?

Chiddingstone Causeway Village Fete and Dog Show will be held on 27th August this year.

On Tuesday 31st May there will be no classes as I will be unable to have the hall. I will however try to arrange Gold and Gold Plus outdoors practice and a town walk and chips instead, weather permitting.

Hever June classes will be on 1st, 8th, 22nd & 29th. There will be no class on 15th June.

Thanks to all those that made an Easter bonnet. The bonnets were judged on how well the dogs showed them off, as well as the hats themselves. Here are a few photos of the winners from each class.

Easter Bonnets
Easter Bonnets
Easter Bonnets

The new Chiddingstone Causeway Village Hall is expected to be opened mid December. Let's hope it does as although the hall in Leigh is nice, parking is a problem and I struggle with no street lights, towny that I am.

April 2016 Newsletter

KCGCDS Bronze and Silver Awards - March 2016

Unfortunately the GRWE dog show at Penshurst on 12th June has been cancelled.

Our next walk will be on 6th March 2016. We will be meeting at the far end of Haysden Country Park's car park from 10:45am, for an 11am start. If you are coming, could you please let me know, along with number of people and number of dogs, so that we know how many to expect. Thank You.

February 2016 Newsletter

Unfortunately it looks like they will not be starting on the rebuild on Chiddingstone Causeway Village Hall until March now.

January 2016 Newsletter

Our next walk will be on January 3rd 2016. We will be meeting at the far end of Haysden Country Park's car park from 10:45am, for an 11am start. Please ensure you are not late, as we will not be able to wait. The walk will be led by Linda Terril. If you are coming, could you please let me know, along with number of people and number of dogs, so that we know how many to expect. Thank You.

A few photos from our Christmas parties. Fun was had by all, whether on two legs or four! Many thanks to all those that helped run the games and clear the halls afterwards.

Christmas Parties
Christmas Parties
Christmas Parties

We took another boot full of newspaper, blankets, towels, toys, treats and goodies for the dogs at The Viking Oak Animal Sanctuary. We were also able to present them with a cheque for £81 which was the total proceeds of our Christmas raffles. Many thanks again to all who gave so generously.

Viking Oak Christmas delivery
Viking Oak Christmas delivery
Viking Oak Christmas delivery

Check the November Newsletter for when classes restart in the new year please.

November 2015 Newsletter

KCGCDS Silver Awards - Sep 2015

September and October 2015 Newsletter

Results from Colliewobbles Super Dog Fun Day - Sep 2015

In December we received a thank you letter from the Retired Greyhound Trust, for £67.57 that we collected during the year at our monthly dog walks.

The Tonbridge Brent classes return on 1st September 1-2:30pm for the HTM group; and 7:30-8:30pm and 8:30-9:30pm.

The old Chiddingstone Causeway lunch time will restart from the 9th September at Hever Village Hall. The hall lays back from the road and is red and green corrugated material. From Chiddingstone it is on the right just past the Henry 8th Pub. These classes are not on the 1st Wednesday each month.

The old Chiddingstone Causeway evening classes are now at Leigh Church Hall, 7:30-8:30pm and 8:30-9:30pm and restart on 3rd September. Please note THERE ARE NO CLASSES on 23rd September as the hall is not available then.

Louise's HTM classes are now at West Peckham on the 1st Wednesday in the month, 12:30-2:30pm.

Don't forget our Super Dog Fun Day on 6th September (weather permitting) in Edenbridge. Several of you have booked a place already but we still have some places. Bring your own food and drink and as many family members and dogs for the one charge of £10 for the day. Everyone will be expected to help out with time keeping and judging. We are offering 5 doggie activities which all the dogs have a go at. Agility, Scurry, Flyball, Distraction Alley and a Rally course. All dogs have a chance to achieve with child and families helping work the dogs.

June 2015 Newsletter

May 2015 Newsletter

KCGCDS Bronze and Gold Awards - May 2015

In April we received the following message from Crofters Rescue:- "A huge thank you to Sandra Giles and her dog training club. They delivered a car full of goodies for all the dogs and a cheque for £120 which was the proceeds from a raffle they had. All the dogs got tasty treats and new toys. We could not carry on without your kind donations so thank you for supporting us and our animals. If you would like to help us please contact the kennels."

Bootful of goodies

The club also received this message from the Viking Oak:- "To Colliewobbles... A big thank you to Sandra Giles and everyone at Colliewobbles who often give very generously to the dogs in our sanctuary. They provide us with newspaper, toys, food, bedding and much more, making a great contribution to the cause and making the dogs stay with us, for however long or short, as comfortable as possible. We also want to show our appreciation for the kind donation of £30 which will be put towards food while the dogs are in our care. A big thank you from all the staff and dogs here at Viking Oak, it is very much appreciated."

Make an Easter Bonnet for your dog! At the end of each class on 31st March and 1st April, we invite handlers to put their Easter bonnets on their dogs. There will be a small prize for the best judged bonnet.

Hug a Horse Charity Fun Dog Show will be on 29th March.

Eridge Horse Trials and Country Fair and Fun Dog Show will be on 19th July.

Chiddingstone Causeway Village Fete will be on 6th June this year.

February 2015 Newsletter

£1 Raffle tickets will go on sale during March for our prize of Rodney Rabbit plus a Thornton Easter Egg and packet of hot cross buns. The raffle will be drawn on 1st April.

Rodney Rabbit

Please note new date of 21st January for HTM, rather than 28th as was previously advertised.

Classes restart 13th January at The Brent, and 14th January at Chiddingstone Causeway.

January 2015 Newsletter

The next monthly walk at Haysden will be on 4th January.

We gave over 80Kg of food plus leads and bowls to Newhope Animal Rescue.

New Hope Christmas delivery
Newhope Thank you

A few pictures taken of the Christmas Party Fancy Dress.

We took a boot full of newspaper, bowls, blankets, towels, toys, treats and goodies for the staff at The Viking Oak Animal Sanctuary. Please see their thank you at Many thanks to all who gave so generously.

Viking Oak Christmas delivery

The Christmas lottery raised £110 which has been sent to Folly Wildlife Rescue.

December 2014 Newsletter

KCGCDS Silver Awards - October 2014

November 2014 Newsletter

2nd November - 1st Anniversary Monthly Dog Walk - meet at 10:45am for 11am start, Hot Dog & Birthday Cake, 50p per person.

Halloween Parties - please see Events Calendar for times. Fancy dress for dogs and/or handlers.

October 2014 Newsletter

Superdog 2014 Pictures and Scoresheets

KCGCDS Bronze Awards - September 2014

September 2014 Newsletter

7th September - The Colliewobbles Super Dog Competition (BOOKING NOW)

KCGCDS Silver and Gold and 'Dancing With Dogs' Awards - July 2014

August 2014 Newsletter

Book your places now for 'A Training Day with Rob Alleyne' on Saturday 8th November (£85 per handler and £25 per spectator). For those that have asked for a place please confirm. I will be collecting money in August.

July 2014 Newsletter

The next monthly walk will be held on 3rd August.

June 2014 Newsletter

Town & Chip Walk - April 2014

May 2014 Newsletter

KCGCDS Silver Awards - May 2014

Congratulations to Mary with Buster, Laura with Reggie, Jenny with Zita and Laura with Bow for passing their Puppy Assesments.

Please note there will no lunch time class at Chiddingstone Causeway on May 14th. You are welcome to attend any other class instead. Evening classes will be on as normal.

Please note there will no HTM classes on 14th May, 11th & 25th June or 2nd & 16th July.

HTM Progress awards will be held on 4th July. Join and enter NOW !

The next walk will be held on June 1st.

£1 Raffle - Win free entry for one dog into as many classes as you wish throughout the month of June (excluding the Htm classes with Louise). Please let me know if you wish to enter.

Reminder: 17th May Dog Training & Behaviourist Talk by Rob Alleyne at Chiddingstone Causeway. Please follow the link to the poster for more info.

April 2014 Newsletter

Paddock Wood Fun Dog Show on 10th May. Please follow the link to the poster for more info.

Congratulations to Lynne and Missy who won their class and went on to win 'Best in Show' at a Fun Dog Show in West Malling.

March 2014 Newsletter

26th February 2014 KC Bronze Test. For photos click here

Congratulations on our latest passed puppy assessments, Kate with Buster and Jacki with Maiya.

Tickets now on sale at £25 for An Afternoon with Rob Alleyne.

Please note there will be no classes on 16th April, as the hall will not be available to us.

Please note the following changes to classes at the Brent, starting from March. There will be two classes 1pm to 2pm and 2pm to 3pm so each class will only last an hour. With fewer people in each class you should be able to achieve more.

Caroline and Rufus, Maria and Happy, Trish and Lottie, Liz and Willow, Rusty and Kizzie, Sarah and Alfie, Sarah and Hattie, Clare and Max and Marian and Kobi.

Fiona and Pepper, Jane and Tilly and Otto, Betty and Blaketon, Gay and Meg, Linda and Brian with Luke, Una and Charlie, Jill with Kitty and Angel, Rhoda and Brandy, Sonia with Freddie and Sophie with Hartley.

Please let me know if these changes will cause a problem.

For those attending HTM classes earlier that day classes can be changed if required.

KCGCDS Bronze Assessment by Mrs Lin Stiles at Chiddingstone Causeway on February 26th 11.30am to 1pm.

£1 Raffle - Win free entry for one dog into as many classes as you wish throughout the month of June (excluding the Htm classes with Louise). Please let me know if you wish to enter.

All dog walks at Haysden cancelled due to flooding until further notice.

February 2014 Newsletter

Latest KCGCDS Puppy Assessments Awards to Sally with Poppy, Sue with Barney, Paula with Charlie, Jaqui with Sasha, Michelle with Norman, Caroline with Rufus and Colin with Yarrow. Well done everybody.

Can everyone please make sure I have your email address if you are not already receiving club mailshots and you would like to in future. Many thanks.

January 2014 Newsletter

2nd January 2014 - Dog Walk on Sunday 5th January cancelled due to bad weather and flooding.

December 2013 Newsletter

1st December 2013 -  Dog walk at Haysden Country Park

Haysden Country Park Dec 2013

Heelwork To Music Movement Development Scheme.

Garnet Award

Amanda with both Hana and Kaspa, Jean with Kimley and Sarah with Maisie.

Opal Award

Charles with both Misty and Skye

Pearl Award

Sandra and Chad

Topaz Award

Julie with Jack

Zircon Award

and finally the highest level which has been achieved by Colin with Max, Lesley with Meadow and Rhoda with Brandy

Congratulations to you all.

Dog Law Talk, 24th November 2013, Chiddingstone Causeway Village Hall.

Dog Law Talk Nov 2013

We all found it very insightful learning about how the law affects us and our dogs. Thank you to our guest, Dog Lawyer, Trevor Cooper.

November 2013 Newsletter

3rd November 2013 -  Dog walk at Haysden Country Park

dog walk 1
Setting off.
dog walk 2
Nearly there....
dog walk 3
All back for a warming cup of tea.

For more photos from the walk, click here



13th October 2013 KCGCDS. For photos click here

October 2013 Newsletter

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