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Want to teach your SWD to dive? - Water Training Weekend - 19th/20th September 2020

Following the popular SWDC water training session at Swim4Paws in August, we are pleased to offer you and your dog a second chance to join in the fun. We focus our training around the SWDC Natural Aptitude Tests which you can read about in the Water Training section of our website.

You can book a 1-hour session which we split into 2 x 30 Minute sessions

giving your dog chance to rest and not get overtired or overexcited - this will be more beneficial and provide a more rewarding session.

As well as enjoying the swim, you will be contributing to the Clubs health initiative to raise money to fund research to find the gene that causes a predisposition to Primary Glaucoma in our breed - £5 from your fee will be allocated towards the £10,000 that the SWDC are seeking to raise. The DNA Test will be invaluable to Breeders in the future to help them breed out this painful eye condition that inevitably leads to blindness.

So, if you would like to join the growing group of Water Enthusiasts and enjoy your dog demonstrating tasks expected of them historically, as a working perro in coastal fishing ports in his home country of Spain, or if you would like to see if they can Dive under the water to retrieve a lost item or jump from a boat and rescue you, by pulling you to safety, then this is the weekend for you and your curly best friend.

Please be aware the event sells out fast and we have limited places.

If you are interested in registering your interest for this event full details are as follows:

Event: SWDC WATER TRAINING WEEKEND 19th /20th September


Address: Mooredge Cottage, Moorwood Lane, Sheffield S17 3BS

Times: Saturday 9 am – 6 pm Sunday 9am – 6pm

Cost: £65.00 60 minute session – 2 x 30 minutes

Email: Pat at to register your interest

In the future, as well as continuing to run the training classes, the club are looking at setting up the ability for owners to to achieve the Bronze and Silver Levels Certificates with their dogs via an online submission process. Your dog will be able to obtain these by you filming and sending in videos of your dog performing the skills required at each level, which will then be verified by an assessor. More details on how to do this will be announced soon on the Club webpages, so make sure you check back regularly.

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