Purley and Coulsdon Dog Training Society

Society update

We can now offer a secure area for puppy training in Warlingham on Wednesdays from 5.45pm onwards.

Please contact Val: 07961161380 or Denise: 01883713672.

About our society

Purley & Coulsdon Dog Training Society was founded in 1957 with training classes taking place at Sanderstead Memorial Hall, where we still are every Wednesday evening.

Areas local to the Society are: Purley, Sanderstead, Coulsdon, Kenley, Croydon, Whyteleafe, Selsdon, Warlingham, Woldingham, Caterham, Shirley, Addington, West Wickham, South Norwood, Thornton Heath, Walington and Carshalton.

The Society specialises in Obedience training, we welcome dogs of all breeds and ages and invite you to come down and sit in on a class. You will then have the chance to discuss your training needs with our friendly and experience trainers.

Classes and Assessments

Classes and Assessments

Wednesday evening from 6.15pm onwards.


6.15 - 7pm puppy course
A 6-week puppy course including the Kennel Club Puppy Foundation Assessment leading to a certificate and rosette from the Kennel Club. This is the first step of the Kennel Club Good Citizen tests. The course includes walking to heel on the lead, coming back when called, socialising with other dogs and with people and stays in the sit and down.

7.00 - 7.45pm class
A progression class for those who have reached the required standard in the Puppy Course. Handlers improve their training skills and work towards their Bronze Kennel Club Good Citizen test.

7.45 - 8.30pm class
The last class of the evening for handlers and dogs who have completed their Bronze test and want to take their training a step further. Members work towards their Silver and Gold Good Citizen tests.

Those who want to progress further can be trained to work in Limited and Open Obedience Shows.

Puppy Foundation Courses


Kennel Club Puppy Foundation Course: 4th January - 8th February (6.15pm)
Kennel Club Puppy Foundation Course: 15th February - 22rd March (6.15pm)
Kennel Club Puppy Foundation Course: 29th February - 3rd May (6.15pm)
Kennel Club Puppy Foundation Course: 10th May - 14th June (6.15pm)
Kennel Club Puppy Foundation Course: 21st June - 26th July(6.15pm)
Summer Break
Kennel Club Puppy Foundation Course: 6th September - 11th October (6.15pm)
Kennel Club Puppy Foundation Course: 18th October - 22nd November (6.15pm)
Christmas Break

Good Citizen Dog Scheme

The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme is the largest dog training scheme in the UK. Its aim is to promote responsible dog ownership and in turn, enhance our relationship with our pets and to make the community aware of the benefits associated with dog ownership more...