The club was originally founded by Charlie Metcalf in 1994 at Keyingham in the scout hut before moving to Ryehill Village Hall. After working and training with the club for a number of years since joining the club in 2000, Carol Cook took over the club when Charlie and senior instructor Jane Willingham retired from the club at the end of 2008. Carol ran the club with the help of fellow members until October 2012 when she left the club in the reliable hands of a dedicated and enthusiastic team of volnteers - Steve, Pat, Ann-Marie, Linda and Pam. To date the club is now in the capable hands of Pat, Ann-Marie, Nikki and Pam
We regularly carry out our Club Certificate Of Competence Tests which give you something to work towards and it allows you to view your progress. In this test there are 5 levels starting at Pet Standard and working up to the Platinum Award. Members who have achieved their "Ryehill Basic Training" Certificate are invited to take part but they are not compulsory so you will not be pressured into entering if you do not wish to do so.
Although most of our members join to train their dogs basic obedience and to make life more pleasurable, some have now started entering Companion shows and National Obedience Competitions with excellent results.
Ryehill Dog Training Club is run by voluntary members who have a love of dogs and enjoy giving up their time to help others
Please note the grounds of the Village Hall is now a designated dog free zone, by order of the Parish Council, please ensure your dogs have been exercised and have rrelieved themselves before bringing them onto the grounds. If your dog does foul the grounds please ensure it is cleaned up immediately. Any members found not cleaning up after their dog will be requested to leave the club and could be open to prosecution.
Ryehill Dog Club continues to promote responsible dog ownership