NEWSFLASH

Open Show 13th &14th July 2019

We hope to see you at our Open Show to be held at the Glenda Spooner Farm as an Outdoor show – weather permitting. Postal Entries Close on the 7th June 2019 (postmark) – Postal entries and fees to be sent to Mrs Jacky Ash, Ashgate, The Old Forge, Fivehead, Taunton, Somerset TA3 6PT Tel: 01460 281528 email: hillcloudwesties@gmail.com

Schedules and Online Entry available at www.fossedata.co.uk

Looking Forward to seeing you there

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New SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY

About the Policy

Yeovil & District Canine Society has developed this policy to provide guidelines for the appropriate use of Social Media, to assist in providing a safe environment both physically and emotionally for both members, committee and officers.

Guiding Principles 

We encourage all our members to show respect towards the Club’s officials, committee members, volunteers and other club members at all times, including on social media.

Yeovil & District Canine Society believe in open communication at all times and we encourage members and volunteers to contact a committee member if you would like to raise any issues or concerns.

However, there is a potential for IT, particularly Social Media, to be used inappropriately or in a manner which may be considered to be disparaging, bullying or even illegal.

To whom does the Policy apply? 

This policy concerns the use of IT by officers, committee members and club members.

To what does the Policy apply? 

The Policy applies to the use of Information Technology, including but not limited to:

1              Social Media

2              Email services

3              Instant messaging services

4              Text messages

5              Telephone calls

What is Social Media? 

“Social Media” includes online services and tools used for publishing, sharing and discussing information. Social Media includes, but is not limited to:

  • Social networking websites (e.g. Facebook, MySpace, Linkedin)
  • Micro-blogging sites (e.g. Twitter, Tumblr, Joomla)
  • Video and photo sharing websites (eg YouTube, Flickr, instagram)
  • Blogs (including weblogs, corporate blogs, personal blogs and blogs hosted by traditional media publications)
  • Online forums, chat rooms and discussion boards
  • Any other websites that allow individual users or companies to use simple publishing tools (e.g.

Tumblr)

What Yeovil & District canine society expects on the Club’s Website and the Club’s Official Facebook Page 

The Club encourages positive informative messages including (but not limited to)

  • Promotion of and information of club activities e.g. Training classes and shows.
  • Promotion of and information on other Club events e.g. Shows & seminars
  • Posting information of interest to members
  • Acknowledge of members successes
  • Posting photos e.g. of Club events

When posting messages individuals should:

  • Ensure that content posted is factually accurate.
  • Be courteous and respectful to club officers, members, Committee & Judges
  • Be respectful of all individuals and communities with which you interact online.
  • Respect copyright, privacy, financial disclosure and other applicable laws when posting content on social media

What Yeovil & District Canine Society will not accept on its Website or Official Facebook page, but not limited to: 

  • Posting of any content that could be considered disparaging, embarrassing, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, discriminatory, libellous or hateful to another person or entity, including, but not limited to, Yeovil & District committee members , members, volunteers, and invitees e.g. stewards, judges, & patrons.

You are responsible for what you post since it is a public medium 

  • Be mindful: Any comments made or images, videos and photographs posted on social media platforms, irrespective of privacy settings are public remarks and can be shared, copied and distributed to a wider audience than may have been originally intended and therefore become publicly published views. There is no such thing as a ‘private’ social media site, even if you delete a post.
  • Consider: If the content of the message would not be acceptable for face to face conversation then it is not acceptable for a social networking site.

Breaches of the Policy 

Any complaints about breaches of this Policy will be dealt with seriously and confidentially by the Yeovil & District Canine Society Committee. Action that may be taken includes, but is not limited to, Ban from club social media pages, issuing a formal warning, withdrawal of membership from The society, information being provided to affiliate bodies i.e. Kennel Club and/or to the Police.

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Welcome

Yeovil & District Canine Society offers Ringcraft Training to anyone interested in showing dogs and has been established since 1904 .  We meet every Wednesday evening at Kingsdon Village Hall from 7.45pm

We aim to provide help and advice on all aspects of dog showing in a friendly and sociable environment where you can relax and chat to other doggie folk. Our experienced trainers will advise you on how to make the most of the your dog at a show and for those with youngsters, provide an opportunity for them to socialise with other dogs.

The Club is run by a volunteer committee and we always welcome interest from members who would like to become more involved.

Wenhold 2 shows a year.  Our Premier Open Show is held with Yeovil Show at the Yeovil Showground in July and our Members Limit Show in December.

We hope anyone attending our training or our shows has a positive experience and we are always interested to hear from you with your thoughts on ways we can improve

TRAINING

TRAINING

Don’t forget we hold a Match every 2nd Wednesday of the month.  If you would like to come and practice what you have learnt, with an invited judge, this is just the evening for you.  The Committee provide a buffet supper afterwards but please feel free to bring something for the raffle.

RINGCRAFT TRAINING

WE ARE CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER BREAK FOR THE WHOLE OF JULY & AUGUST

7.45pm – 8.15pm – Puppy training session

We feel it is important that Puppies get the opportunity of being introduced to Ringcraft in a quiet and stress free environment and we are therefore starting training earlier for them.  We would encourage all owners of puppies under the age of 12 months to bring them to this session.

Chairs are put near the stage for anyone with puppies so that if you wish to stay after the puppy session with your pup, you can, and socialise them with each other or with the older dogs.

8.15pm onwards

We  open training to all at 8.15pm.  However,  if we find that we have a lot of dogs attending we will split the training a bit to give all sizes of dogs the chance to train properly.  We are anxious that the quality of training does not go down and we ask for your help with this.

If the training session is busy, the trainers may ask a group of dogs to sit out for a while and have a coffee or a chat.  This will allow the trainer to concentrate on a smaller group.  There will be plenty of opportunity for training for everyone but we need your input again to help us to make it work.

HALL LAYOUT

We try to lay out the hall to give the dogs as much room as possible.   We would be grateful if you could move away from the door when you come in, and when entering, please check your route into the hall is clear.

Please ring if you have any queries or suggestions to improve our training sessions