Obedience, Agility, Heel Work To Music and 

New Workshops:

Nose/Scent Work and Hoopers and now Mantrialing 

Classes for all Pet Dogs in Oxfordshire at

The Fair Weather Dog Training Club

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With the relaxation of the covid regulations I am pleased to say, as a club, we are back to our normal training classes. I am running the following courses NOW so you are able to begin to train your dogs once again. 

Mantrialing:  This is a new workshop:  

do you want to get involved in the  fastest growing dog sport in the UK? The Fair Weather Dog Training Club is hosting am Introduction to Mantrialing on Sunday 14th November from 1pm at Westfield Stables, Fenway, Steeple Aston. This will start you off on your journey of Mantrialing and give you access to follow on sessions anywhere in the UK.

Our Instructor is Susanne Broughton from Doghampton Dog Training Club.

Mantrialing is a great way to burn energy, both mentally as well as physically with your dog. They get to use their noses to find people in the great game of hide and seek! 

Attendance will qualify you as a Mantrialing UK Team. This will allow you to train with any Mantrialing UK Instructor anywhere in the UK.

Sessions are held as single events so you don't need to sign up to a course, just join when and where you can.

This Introduction workshop costs 55 and will last 2 to 3 hours. We will cover the theory of trialing and scent then work with your dogs one at a time to build motivation to find the person then build on the trails until the dog is using only their nose to find and identify the correct person. Over time, the trails get more com[lex and in different environments.

All dogs os any age, size or breed are welcome but puppies must be at least 4 months old to do this workshop

Puppy Socialisation: Not taking any further puppies for the time being but can still do training using Zoom.

Basic Obedience: Not taking any further classes for the time being but can still do training using Zoom.

I ran zoom dog training sessions throughout the lockdown periods which worked very well. These are one to one sessions and have the advantages: of being able to start to train your puppy before it is allowed to socialise with other dogs, you don't have to out in the cold and wet so saving petrol, each session is done at a date and time to suit us both.  If you would like to join a zoom session these are one to one sessions and can either be a single session for 30 minutes costing 10 or 3 weekly sessions of 45 minutes each session costing 30.

Agility is every Saturday afternoon from 1pm. The 5 week introduction to agility course costs 60. You can start when ever you want too but you must pre book. Experienced dogs and their handlers are welcome.

Venue: Westfield Stables, Fenway, Steeple Aston, Oxon. OX25 4SS 

Hoopers is every Wednesday evening starting at 7 pm. The 5 week introduction to Hoopers course costs 60. Experienced dogs and their handlers are very welcome to join us. You can start when ever you want too but you must pre book. 

Venue: Westfield Stables, Fenway, Steeple Aston, Oxon. OX25 4SS. Please email Jennie ockcairns@yahoo.com if you would like to join us. 

Scent/nose work: The next workshop is on Sunday 7th November from 2-4 pm

Venue: Arncott village hall, Arncott. Please email Jennie ockcairns@yahoo.com if you would like to join us.

I am able to help you to train your dog using online Zoom sessions for Obedience and Scent Work. With Zoom there is no need to wait for the next courses to start, Zoom means you are able to have one to one training sessions with me, tailored to suit you and your dogs needs. You don't need to wait until your puppy is fully inoculated and can socialise with other dogs as you train at home. We can start their training when ever we want too! So, those of you who have a new puppy, dogs who are beginning to develop bad habits or dogs who are unable to socialise with other dogs for one reason or another, you can start their training NOW in the comfort of your own home! 

I will be following the Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme for all obedience training so that you will soon be on your way for a happy, obedience dog. There are several advantages to online training:

  •  You do not have to get in the car and drive to the venue so saving on your time and petrol. 
  • If your dog doesn't like other dogs, there won't be any for it to worry about and there will no other dogs to distract your dog during training 
  • if you have just got a new puppy you can start training before it is allowed to meet up with other dogs. 
  • As I do not have any overhead costs I am able to offer these course at a reduced price.

The way Zoom works is that once you have signed up to a course and provided you have either use of a computer, smart phone or tablet that has video and a microphone, I will send you an invitation with a link and password to attend the meeting. It is very much like our usual training sessions in that you and I can see, speak, and hear each other, so I can demonstrate various techniques to you and then watch you practicing with your dog and I am able to help when there is a need. These are one to one sessions at a date and time convenient to us both. You can try one Zoom session for 10 which would be for 30 minutes or a short 3 week course lasting for 45 minutes per session for 30.

Places do have to be pre-booked so please contact Jennie email ockcairns@yahoo.com for a Booking form. Payment is due before the course starts.

This is a club where you can make new friends, have fun with your dog and get help to sort out any problems or concerns you might have. Our aim is for you to have a well behaved dog and to teach you responsible dog ownership. We take any size of dog- small, medium or large and any type be it a cross breed or a pedigree. We train for Obedience, Agility, Hoopers and Scenting. This club was set up over 17 years ago by Jennie Fairweather. Jennie has lived with, shown and bred Cairn Terriers for over 40 years and currently lives with two. Not only does she show them, she also trains  them in Obedience, Agility, Hoopers, Heel Work to Music (doggy dancing) as well as Tracking (i.e. following a human scent) and to Scent (like the Customs & Excise dogs) . Jennie is a Championship show judge for Cairn Terriers and has exhibited and won at Crufts Dog Show. With her Cairns terriers, Jennie competes in Heel Work to Music, Agility, Scenting, Hoopers and Rally Obedience. She is a Member and Fully Approved Instructor of The Academy of Dog Training and Behaviour, an Agility Club Approved Basic Instructor as well as Level 1 UK Agility Instructor, an Instructor and Judge for ScentWork UK and a Level 2 Hooperholics Instructor.  Jennie, with her cairn terrier, Tinker were seen on the BBC2 programme 'The Wonder of Dogs' in September 2012 giving assistance in the making of this documentary. Please go to the news page to look at the photo's.

The Club is a Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Listed Club The Kennel Club Good Citizen Award Scheme  . 

We offer the following training courses for your dog:

Obedience classes are being done through Zoom for the time being. Will start back in Anrcott village hall in March 2022

Agility and Hoopers:

Scenting workshops

For information on dates of the next workshop and cost please either email Jennie or telephone 01869 322996

Heel Work To Music workshops (Trick & Treat).

 For further information on dates of the next workshop and cost please either email Jennie or telephone 01869 322996

Why not give a family member or a friend a gift voucher for one of the dog training courses? Please contact Jennie either by e-mail:  e-mail Jennie  or telephone 01869 322996 for details.

    •  Beginners Agility courses from 60 per dog       

    •  Obedience courses  

    • Hoopers courses. from 60 per dog

We are happy to do Agility demonstrations for fetes, Open Days, etc. To book please phone: Jennie on 01869 322996 or e-mail me for further information  

Click on the links below to visit other web pages:-                

The Academy of Dog Training and Behaviour (ADTB)   The Kennel Club    Agilitynet       

 The Hart Vets    Scentwork UK 


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