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HDDTS 2010-2020

Following on from the previous post about the club’s history we thought it would be good to look back over the last 10 years.
The club is going from strength to strength even through a turbulent time with Covid 19.
We have tweaked our training methods and we now use treats at the club alongside praise for positive reinforcement. There is a lot going on at the hall for our pups and by having a high value treat they are more likely to focus on us in turn helping with the exercise being successful. 
The club has also celebrated it’s 60th year! This is a massive achievement, we love seeing families return to us and seeing the different generations throughout the years.
The arrival of Covid 19 meant training was paused while we all stayed safe but once able we took our training outside along with Government Guidelines. This was a new challenge for our dogs with a new setting, we also reduced the numbers for the classes in keeping with the rules and restrictions.
We returned to the Drill once able and we found having smaller class numbers meant there was more personal training time available so the club felt it would benefit our handlers to stick to these lower numbers.
The Pandemic has seen an increase in dogs in the home which in turn has kept us very busy. To help as many people as possible we are now running more beginners classes than we have done before which then follow onto our Improvers and Intermediate classes. 
We have also begun booking our trainers onto courses with IMDT (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers) to ensure our training is current and ever evolving. 
We would like to thank all our members for their support throughout the last 10 years especially through uncertain times. 
Thank you to our committee and trainers who are made up of volunteers for continuing to give your time to the club.
Onto the next 10 years!