Training Methods


ADTC is supported by a number of professional qualified trainers who employ both classical and operant conditioning training methodology. 


Training equipment compliments the above but does not include electronic shock collars which are prohibited within our constitution. 

If your dog has any issues (dog aggression, biting handler etc) we would rather you told us whilst applying for membership.  You may be invited for an assessment, where we can advise you on a course of action, and ensure you can control your dog in a class environment as stated in our club rules.  Assessment does not guarantee membership, and if the issue is behavioural we may need you to receive one to one training or behaviorist help before joining a class. Often the issue is not as bad as you think, and we can work on it together in a class.

About Abingdon Dog Training Club




  • The Club was established in 1975, and is registered with The Kennel Club.

  • We are a non-profit making organisation, and all of our qualified trainers and committee members are volunteers.

  • We operate out of Preston Road Community Centre, Abingdon, on Sunday evenings between 5.00pm and 9.00pm.

  • We run 3 different dog obedience classes, for dogs aged 12 weeks (after initial vaccinations) and over. 

  • In these classes, you, as the handler, will train your dog, facilitated by qualified trainers - our aim is to give you the skills to take away and train your dog outside of the classroom.


  • We also run social events for our handlers (and dogs!), such as our Christmas Party and Fun Agility Nights.



ADTC fundraises for chosen charities during the year at our member's social events.

We are currently raising funds for:

Battersea aims to Never Turn Away a Dog or Cat in Need

Registered charity no. 206394

Dementia UK is a registered charity in England and Wales 1039404