About Us

A Bit About The Club...

History

Knowle Dog Training Club was established in 1979 and is run on a voluntary basis by our instructors.

Organisation

Instructors are elected on to a commitee annually at our AGM and are primiarly responsible for the day to day running of the club. We also elect one member of the club (non-instructor) to the commitee to represent the other members.

Club House

Free tea and coffee is available in the club house for members and their families.

Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme

If you would like to find out more about the scheme click here.

Associations & Charities

Our annual awards evening in November is an evening whereby the dog club recognises the efforts of both our instructors and members over the previous year. It is also used as an opportunity to support a local charity and invite them to speak at our event.
Here are just some of the charities we have welcomed over the years:

Hearing Dogs for the Deaf
• Dogs for the Disabled
• Heronfield Animal Rescue Center
Border Collie Trust
Retired West Midlands Police Dog Benevolent Fund
Birmingham Dogs Home
Guide Dogs for the Blind

Registration

To join one of our puppy or dog training courses you must register with the club in advance. The only way to register your dog or puppy is to pop along on a Sunday morning, between 10.30 and 11.30, to Knowle Village Cricket Club, Solihull, when we have our classes. Please bring your up-to-date vaccination certificate with you.

Get In Touch

If you can’t find the answer you are looking for on our website, please get in touch:

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Ann

Ann is the longest serving member of the club. She enjoys baking cakes for the instructors to enjoy after training.

Dogs: Wolfie (Cavapoo), Bess (Jackaoo)
Member Since: 1979
Qualified: 1981

Joyce

Joyce is the club’s treasurer, so you will find her guarding the coffers in the club house.

Dogs: None at present, but plays host to four cats, plotting to take over the world!
Member Since: 1992
Qualified: 1996

Jenny

Jenny has been an instructor since 2011, but has been a member of the club for many more years.  She has lots of experience with many different breeds of dog.

Liz

Liz is an experienced handler having previously owned German Shepherds. She always trains with a smile and has even taught her Goldie to do the same!

Dogs: Monty (Golden Retriever)
Member Since: 1997
Qualified: 2008

Mark

Mark is our Doberman specialist having shown and worked this breed for over 25 years. At this current time Mark has two dogs: one Doberman called Roxie and a Border Collie called Maisie.

He is the Club’s current serving Chairman.

Member Since: 2009
Qualified: 2011

Matt

Matt is the club’s family man, often found chasing his 3 little boys around the club house. He enjoys taking the 8 week courses to work with new handlers.

Dogs: Lottie (Westie)
Qualified: 2015

Pat

Pat jointed the club in 1992 and qualified as an instructor in 2011.

Sandra

Sandra qualified as an Instructor in 2011. She first joined the club in 1988 with her first rescue Border Collie, Midge. 2 children later she rejoined the club with her Border Collies Jem and Whisper, both of whom enjoyed Agility and competed in Flyball with the Wolf Pack. Sandra also participated in the Good Citizen Puppy Foundation demonstration with a 9 month old Whisper at Crufts in 2003. She is now rehabilitating Flynn, a noise phobic rescue collie.
Dogs: Flynn (Border Collie)
Member Since: 1988
Qualified: 2011

Sarah

Sarah is a regular on our 8 week courses. She once taught one of her dogs to skateboard so she knows her stuff!

Dogs: Oskar (Schnauzer)
Member Since: 1998
Qualified: 2001

Terry

Terry has been an instructor since 2008.

Wendy

Wendy has experience of rescue dogs and behavioural issues so is a great font of knowledge should you need help. She runs the Fun Agility class and is the epitome of a handler who reflects their dog and when you see them flying around the agility course you’ll understand why.

Dogs: Cassiopeia (Border Collie), Jenson (Border Collie)
Member Since: 2008
Qualified: 2011

Wynne

Wynne loves agility and regularly takes our 8 week starter agility course.

Member Since: 1992
Qualified: 1996