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A.P.T. Means
  • Fit
  • Suitable
  • Ready to learn
  • Intelligent

... and Auntie Polly's Training.

Between us we are going to combine the lot and have fun!!!

Our motto is 'train his brain as often as his legs'.

My training is based on a series of successive exercises, it is important that the foundations are put into place before we start on 'the frilly bits'. I hope you will want to continue working through the courses with you and your dog learning more as you go.

Once you have passed through various stages of dog training you are often not aware of what can follow. It is my intention to show you what fun can be had with the dog-sports available. People who train their dogs regularly, usually have fit, healthy and happy dogs. They also have a great deal of fun while doing it.

From you I require commitment and practice, with these the sky will be our limit. Happy training.

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KENNEL CLUB GOOD CITIZEN AND APTitude Awards
From 2015 we are doing Kennel Club Good Citizen Awards as well as APTitude Awards.

100% pass rate at Bronze, Silver and Gold Level so far.....
News item created: 23 Feb 2015
BAD WEATHER, SNOW and ICE.
Information on whether a class is going ahead or not because of bad weather will be listed below...

News item created: 18 Jan 2013
WORKING TRIALS DATES
Suitable for puppies and older dogs (restrictions for puppies on jumps).


SUNDAY (DATE TO BE FIXED). 9.30 - 12.30. Covering Tracking, Jumps, Novice Recall and Stays. Cost 15.00.





News item created: 24 Oct 2012
HOLIDAYS AND CHRISTMAS PARTY DATES.
NO CLASSES DURING AUGUST FOR ALL VENUES PLUS NO CLASS 2/9/16 AT BRINSLEY,
Summer Holidays are approaching, training courses will not run during August or at Brinsley on 2nd September 2016.
If you need other time off for holidays, sickness or special occasions you are welcome to join us at a different venue to make up for the class you miss.
News item created: 10 Oct 2012
Results of Fundraising in 2014 and 2015
We held a Doggy FUNDAY on Sunday 21st September 2014 and raised 685.35, plus donations in a Charity box and a cheque to be sent in.
The proceeds went to the Charity to help those with Motor Neurone Disease.

During the year 2014 a class member, JUDITH CARMICHAEL, baked her little socks off and produced LIVER CAKE which was sold as dog treats. The 100.00 profit from this will go to DOGS TRUST. There is a small sum of money going towards this year's baking. Hint, hint Judith.....

Judith took the hint, made Liver Cake until it came out of her ears, so I am pleased to say that in 2015 we raised 150.00 for DOGS TRUST.

At the 2015 Christmas Parties for the Dogs... Santa came to visit and the profit from the Doggy Bags from Santa raised 105.00 which will go to Jerry Green Rescue.

We have previously raised over 1000.00 for various Charities including Macmillan Support, Cancer Research,
Children in Need, Dogs Trust and a couple of local rescue centres - Jerry Green and Babbington Rescue.

News item created: 9 Sep 2012
DIRECTIONS TO APTland, Annesley Village.
Venue 'APTland', Annesley.
We use 2 fields, They are close together.
May to November is Field 1.
December to April is Field 2.


Directions...
FROM HUCKNALL. Take Hucknall bypass following signs for M1 (J27).
At the roundabout (left for M1 or right for Linby/Papplewick) TURN LEFT.
At traffic lights (signposted Newstead) TURN RIGHT.
Continue on this road, go past Heyes Farm, go past Newstead and when you enter Annesley Village take the FIRST RIGHT (its just before Moseley Road). You'll see the big Blue/Grey Pit Wheel where you need to turn.
Drive past the new homes (Jasmine Gardens).
Turn left at bottom of road, go through large metal gate and drive down unmade road for 250 yards.
APTland is the field on the right opposite the rear farm entrance - just before you go under the bridge.

FROM MANSFIELD. Go along Derby Road (has West Notts College on corner).
Continue on this road and you'll reach Annesley, go past Badger Box Pub.
TURN LEFT into Annesley Cuttings (signposted Newstead).
Continue down Annesley Cuttings - watch out for Moseley Road on the left - take the left turn immediately after Moseley Road. You'll see the big Blue/Grey Pit Wheel where you need to turn.
Drive past the new homes (Jasmine Gardens). Proceed to Field 1 (May-Nov) or Field 2 (Dec-Apr)

FIELD 1.
Turn left at bottom of road, go through large metal gate and APTland is the field immediately on the right.
FIELD 2.
Turn left at bottom of road, go through large metal gate and drive down unmade road for 250 yards.
APTland is the field on the right opposite the rear farm entrance - just before you go under the bridge.
News item created: 5 Jun 2011
AGILITY CLASS DATES at APTland, Annesley.
For details of venue see DIRECTIONS FOR APTland.
Please check 'Bad Weather, Snow and Ice' section to see if event has been cancelled or postponed before you leave home.

New Starters need to complete Induction Course Part 1 and Part 2. Cost 15.00 each part.
Places need to be booked and paid for in advance.

AGILITY.

Date to be arranged.

Please arrive early to help set up equipment. The faster it is set up, the sooner we start the class.

PART 1 and PART 2 FOR INDUCTION COURSE 2 - next date will be (to be decided) Weather permitting.

Start time 10.00am - 11.30am for Part 1.
11.45am - 1.00pm for Part 2.

Dogs must be over 7 months old and owners must have a reasonable amount of control.
(Dogs 7-12 months will have restrictions placed on height of jumps).
News item created: 1 Jun 2011
NEW COURSE START DATES, VENUES & TIMES
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NUTHALL - WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. ALL LEVELS. 1.30 - 3.30pm

6th July 2016. Bookings now being taken. Split course because of summer holiday.
Weeks 1-4 before the holiday, restart week 5 on 7th September 2016.

21st September 2016. Bookings now being taken.





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MANSFIELD WOODHOUSE - WEDNESDAY EVENING. PUPPIES & BEGINNERS. 7.00 - 8.15pm. BRONZE & ABOVE 8.15 - 9.30/10pm

8th June 2016. Course full.

20th July 2016. Bookings now being taken. (3 places from 7th September 2016 - Week 2 - see below)
Split course because of summer holiday break.
Weeks 1-2 before the holiday to get you started.
Restart with a 2nd Week 2 on 7th September 2016.
Can take 3 new starters on 7th September, catch-up work will be done and an extra class can be
done at a different venue.

12th October 2016. Bookings now being taken.





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BRINSLEY - FRIDAY EVENING. PUPPIES & BEGINNERS. 7.00 - 8.15pm. BRONZE and above 8.15 - 9.45pm.


9th September 2016 Bookings now being taken.



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News item created: 9 Nov 2010
COST OF TRAINING
COURSES - LAST FOR 6 WEEKS. TRAINING BOOK IS PROVIDED, PLUS CERTIFICATE & ROSETTE FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION.

STARTERS AND BEGINNERS. 60.00
BRONZE. 55.00
SILVER. 50.00
GOLD. 45.00
PLATINUM AND ABOVE. 42.50

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND A CLASS BECAUSE OF HOLIDAY, ILLNESS OR A SPECIAL OCCASION YOU ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US AT A DIFFERENT VENUE TO MAKE UP FOR THE CLASS YOU MISS.
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News item created: 9 Nov 2010