Welcome to Medway Dog Training Club

We are a friendly non profit-making club, which is run by volunteers.

We are based at the Chattenden Community Centre and we meet there every Monday night.

We have been training dogs for over 58 years and have a real passion for helping you and your dog begin your journey in training no matter how old they are.

We are affiliated to the Kennel Club and follow the Good Citizenship Award Scheme, where there are four levels of courses from Puppy Foundation, to Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards. You can find out more information about the scheme here.

All of our training training is done on a group basis, and we have several classes for you and your dog that should cover what you want to achieve together.

Hopefully after looking around our website you will find all the information you need to begin you and your dogs journey of knowledge and growth.

The Medway Dog Training Club

Our Classes

Our classes cover all stages of you and your dogs development from Puppy to Adult and anything in-between.

We don’t believe in the old saying of you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, with the right support any dog and owner can develop a rewarding and pleasurable union.

When you decide to join you will always start either in the Puppy Class or the Intake Class and progress up the scale as you and your dog become more confident.

Below is a brief outline of all the classes we offer if you want to find out more in depth detail then just click the button below.

Puppy Class

This is the start of your journey together to learn and develop as one to get a well mannered and obedient dog.

Intake Class

Our Intake class is designed for handlers who have dogs that are not eligible to join the puppy class and would like to begin training them properly.

Puppy Improver

Our Intake class is designed for handlers who have dogs that are not eligible to join the puppy class and would like to begin training them properly.


The improver class takes what has been learnt in the puppy improver and intake classes to the next stage.


The Intermediate class aims to improve upon what you have already learnt and now introduces new and more difficult exercises.


This is the top class. Having worked your way through the classes, improving step by step, this is the class that you will eventually reach.


Our History


The club was formed in March 1959. Meetings were held fortnightly in a garden in Strood, classes were 2/6d per dog.

The club moved to the Casino Rooms, Rochester in December 1969. It had the hall from 7.00-10.00pm every Thursday evening. So the Ringcraft class had the centre of the hall all night. Rent was 30/- per hour.

The club moved again to a much bigger hall at the end of 1973. This was the Aurora Hotel, Brompton Road, Gillingham. The rent increased in September 1975 to £7.56 per evening.

January 2006 saw the club on the move again to Chattenden Community Hall, Chattenden, still on Monday evenings, but two halls are available, allowing the puppies and more difficult dogs to be in the smaller hall and three classes being held in the larger hall.


Contact Us


Chattenden Community Centre, Swinton Ave, Chattenden, Rochester ME3 8PH


07557 673261



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