Welcome to Abingdon (Pet) Dog Training Club

Abingdon (Pet) Dog Training Club (ADTC) is a non-profit organisation serving the local community.  We adopt an atmosphere of stress free training for both the canine and handler with such flexibility within our modular training plan so as to cater for all levels of experience, breed types and minor behavioural issues.


We actively encourage social interaction with our members and organise activity evenings and social gatherings, which include our ‘four legged friends’.


Please contact us for any advice you may require with regard to acquisition of dogs, choosing the right breed, choices between acquiring a puppy or rehoming. You are most welcome to attend the club to view training and meet the training team prior to formal application for membership to attend courses.


The life span of a dog is such that ownership can be years of stress and family disruption on one hand or a pleasurable and loving relationship on the other. Through correct and appropriate training and socialisation you and your pet are more likely to enjoy the experience of pet dog ownership and reap the benefits it offers.  We provide a range of services to help you and your dog get the most out of your relationship. We specialise in pet dog obedience, demonstrating training techniques and providing help and feedback during training to enable you to become your own dog’s trainer.


ADTC prides itself in its participation in The Kennel Club Good Citizen (Pet) Dog Training

Scheme. The scheme provides a quality standard of training for pet dogs and owners,

and incorporates many domestic obedience exercises, with over 481,000 certificates

of achievement having being awarded to owners and their dogs that have successfully

passed the scheme's tests. There are currently around 1,800 dog training clubs and

other organisations around the country actively administering the scheme.


Pet dog owners of any fitness level or disability can take part too.

The Scheme is non-competitive and emphasis is placed on the standard of

achievement. There are 4 levels of courses from Puppy Foundation, to Bronze,

Silver and Gold Awards. 


ADTC provides expert training utilizing appropriate methodology through life stages

of puppy through adult and for the life of the pet dog and handler team as required.

Club members can ask to join our Facebook group page to keep up to date with our news and details of any extra social events.


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

After careful consideration Abingdon Dog Training Club's committee have taken the decision to cancel all classes at Preston Road Community Centre with immediate effect until further notice.


We will continue to monitor the current situation closely and if advice changes we will update our website and social media channels in the first instance. 


We will be running limited Puppy Training from 31st May at an outside location. 

On sale in class to our members
  • Barker & Barker Liver Treats - an effective and healthy way to repeat reward your dog during a training session
  • Yakers Dog Chews - Made from Himalayan Yak Milk
  • Quality Leather Training Leads
  • Dog Collars
  • Handmade Fleece Dog Toys
  • Snuffle Mats (Subject to availability)
  • Licki Mats
  • Kong Toys (Limited stock)
Available in class only
Cash, Cheque and Card payments accepted
Minimum £10.00 card spend