Friday, 19 December 2014

Feldon Flyers Christmas Party


Thank you to everyone who joined our party last night. It was such a fun evening and definitely a great success  from a united effort with sponsors for prizes, food contributions to the wonderful buffet and all put together with great music from  Keith on the keyboard!!. A special thanks goes to Lynda who really did a fantastic job in arranging the evening. Thank you all so much for my lovely hamper basket all those goodies will certainly be enjoyed and last well into the New Year. I just love the basket and thinking of using to store magazines in our sitting room!! . It just leaves me to wish you all a very happy Christmas and see you all in the New Year. I will send out a newsletter with the training times early in January.. 



Sunday, 21 September 2014

The Team At UK Agility Cheltenham Sept 20th 1014


A good weekend with Parker, Alfie and Boo all gaining qualifying places this weekend.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Hot Hot Hot At UKA

ssssss The heat did not stop Alfie and Boo from running clear rounds at the UKA agility show Cheltenham. Click here for the weekend’s photos

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Feldon Flyers Funday July 19th



A really lovely time was enjoyed on what was rather a muggy but mostly dry day. A torrential storm at the end of our last class did not disrupt our fun! Many thanks to everyone who helped to make it such a success, Feldon Flyers is the friendliest best dog club ever!! 

Click HERE to view the photos

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Teckel Tracking Training Day

Flora and I attended a very interesting fun tracking training day on the Wednesday of WELKS week at the Three Counties Showground. It was organised by Mandy Dance and Sue Holt, both mini-wirehaired dachshund breeders and exhibitors, and judges. They are very keen for the dachshund to be maintained as a working dog and all their show dogs are fantastic workers.

Well …….. Flora didn’t do very well at all! We worked the novice track (which actually was quite difficult!) and she did eventually complete it. It was a very curvy track and quite a long distance. Poor little mite, her eyes nearly popped out of their sockets when she got to the end of the track and came across the rabbit!!

The others all did exceptionally well and, with noses down, covered the ground very quickly. The advanced track was very tricky so we didn’t even bother to volunteer for that one!!

Mandy and Sue were both caravanning for the duration of WELKS and so had it all planned out by the time we arrived at 9am. My job was to supply the rabbits – and there lies another story!! The track was laid and then about an hour later we started working the dogs.

Unfortunately the weather got the better of us and at lunchtime we had to call it a day. Sue had also taken her mini-agility equipment for us to have a go on but it was too wet and cold to contemplate being outside any longer.

We finished the day with coffee and cake in her caravan awning, which was lovely.

Photographs were taken on the day but its unlikely there will be any of Flora ‘working’ as everyone was too busy laughing!

Some months ago we were talking about the day and I rather stupidly offered to take the rabbits. I booked the services of a young lad who loves catching rabbits with his lurcher and ferrets. He was out all day on the Monday – nothing! By 6.00pm on the Tuesday – still nothing!! With people booked to attend the day even coming up from Devon panic set in!! Richard phoned the gamekeeper on the farm where we live and he agreed to go out lamping that evening and try and get a couple for me, which he’d leave hanging on the gate.

I went out at 10.30pm – nothing! Having then fallen asleep on the settee I woke up at about 12.30pm and out again I went to look. It was pitch black and there I was out in my pyjamas trying to open and close gates without waking the kennel dogs. On reaching the final gate where the keeper had promised to leave them, there they were!!!!! What a relief!!

But then, what to do with them? I couldn’t hang them where I’d planned as that meant unlocking padlocked gates which would definitely wake the dogs. I walked round and round in total darkness with these two wretched rabbits trying to find somewhere the fox couldn’t get them. After all, I didn’t want to lose them at this stage!! Eventually I thought on top of the wheelie bin was my only option so there they went!

So off to bed, blood pressure at a better level now, for a good night’s sleep before an early start doing the kennels before setting off to Malvern. I then remembered that I’d left one of the small gates open into where the wheelie bin is kept and if a fox did come into the garden there’d be nothing to stop him walking through the open gate and helping himself. Back downstairs again …. trying not to wake Flora who was asleep in the sitting room and Chutney (my basset who is recovering from gastric torsion) who was asleep in the utility. Gate now firmly shut, house locked and dogs fast asleep – phew, I could get some sleep now too!! And Richard???? Slept through the whole thing!!

I was so relieved to find the rabbits were still there in the morning and on arriving at Malvern handed them over to Sue – she thanked me so much for taking them and I replied “no problem at all, any time”!!!!!

Monday, 10 March 2014

A Good Crufts For The Feldon Flyers


Tarryn with Brogan  got placed 2nd in Special Puppy and VHC in Special Junior.

Congratulations also to Frances who won her Veteran class with Billy and Sue who was 2nd in Veteran with her “Basset” Bridget  It is just fantastic having club dogs win places at Crufts!

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Fun Work Shop Sunday February 16th 5-6pm Brailes Village Hall


Click & Tricks



We are running an extra fun work shop for all dogs on Sunday 16th February 5-6 pm. The work shop will be  instructed by  Demelza van der Lans.
Demelza lives in Holland is a very experienced dog owner and handler will be visiting the UK for a meeting that weekend and has very kindly offered to run this exciting fun workshop. There will be no charge for the workshop,expenses will be met by club funds. Unfortunately due to the nature of the workshop Demelza can only take 7 dogs/puppies. Places will be reserved on a first come basis. To book your place please contact me at

A workshop Clicks & Tricks. The emphasis will be on having fun with your dog. Letting your dog think for itself, trying to figure out what you want him or her to do.
We won’t be teaching normal stuff like a sit or lie down. No, we will be teaching them fun tricks. And maybe, just maybe, your dog will tell you about a new trick you hadn’t thought of yet!
All you need to bring is:
  • your dog
  • a favourite tug toy ( don't let your dog play with it the week before the workshop)
  • loads of super yummy treats (cheese, hot-dog, chicken, etc.)
  • a good mood
We’ll take care of the rest!
I hope to see you there!
Demelza van der Lans.