This Code of Conduct has been developed for members when attending training classes, matches and other events organised by the Exhall Ringcraft Society (Society).
Treatment of Dogs
The training methods used by the Society and its members will be consistent with the principles of kindness, fairness and positive reinforcement. No harsh handling or treatment is deemed acceptable.
Members commit to having control over their dogs at all times. All attempts should be made to keep barking under control. Sparring between dogs is not allowed.
All dogs must be of the correct temperament to enable a trainer/judge to examine them on the Table.
No member shall attend a training class, match or any other function promoted by the Society with a dog that is unwell or is suffering from any infectious or contagious disease.
In the event of any dog having contact with any infectious or contagious disease e.g. kennel cough, the dog shall be kept away from all Society events until cleared by a Veterinary Surgeon.
Following attendance at a training class, match or another event organised by the Society, if any dog is found to be suffering from any infectious or contagious disease e.g. kennel cough, the member must inform the Secretary. Whilst respecting confidentiality, the Secretary will place a notification on the Society’s Facebook group.
No member will bring a bitch in season to training, at matches or any other function organised by the Society.
Members should take responsibility for their own actions and those of their family members and guests whom they invite to the Society’s activities.
Members should not allow children to touch or approach any dogs unless you have the permission of the owner for them to do so. Be aware of where your children are, and what they are doing at all times.
The Society adopts a zero tolerance towards all forms of harassment or abuse. No member should be subject to any form of intimidation, aggression or abuse; or made to feel unwelcome at the Society’s training classes, matches or any other event organised by the Society.
The Society expects courtesy and co-operation to be shown to the Society’s Officers, and Committee. Any intimidation, aggression or abuse towards those simply undertaking their duties for the benefit of members and their dogs cannot be tolerated.
The Society’s Facebook is a closed group for members only. It is an extension to the official web site of the club that can be found at www.exhallringcraftsociety.org.uk
The Facebook group is a resource for the committee to share information with members about club activities and for all members to share their news and pictures of their dogs, breeds, shows and related information.
The content and the opinions expressed by users of the group are not necessarily those of the Exhall Ringcraft Society’s committee. Members are free to discuss subjects and disagree with one another but be respectful of others opinions and constructive in your response.
Members should not post confidential information or discuss a situation involving named individuals or situations without their permission.
This group can only promote goods being sold for the club. No advertising of dogs or puppies for sale will be allowed.
Anything that is thought to be offensive, or not in the best interest of the Society will be removed by the administrators – please contact the administrators (Karen Bugg or Sue Pinkham) if you have any concerns.
As a member of the Society you:
- agree to, accept and abide by this code of conduct;
- abide by and observe the Rules and Constitution of the Society; and
- will not do anything that will bring the Society into disrepute.
1Approved by AGM on 25 April 2016