THESE pooches are the latest in a long line of furry pupils to pass through the doors at Marlow Dog Training Club – which will soon celebrate its 50th 'birthday'.

Hundreds of hounds have been schooled in obedience since the club started in 1962 at the Church Hall on The Causeway in Marlow.

The organisation, a section of Marlow Community Association, moved to Liston Hall in the 1970's, where it is still based today.

Tails are already excitedly wagging at the centre about the big bash planned to mark the milestone .

Julie Osborne, club secretary, said: “Hundreds of pet dogs have come through the doors over the years and have graduated to become model canine citizen and a credit to their owners.

“The club continues to provide kind and motivational training for all breeds of dogs from tiny Chihuahuas to huge Great Danes and all shapes and sizes inbetween.

“All the trainers and helpers are unpaid volunteers and any profit is handed over each year to dog related charities including local rescue centres.

The anniversary celebrations will be held at Marlow Rugby Club on Saturday May 12 at 7.30pm and will include a barn dance, hog roast and licensed bar.

All supporters are welcome, including children.

Tickets are £5 each and are available at Liston hall on a Monday evening or call 0777 223 9943 for more details.

Training nights happen on a Monday evening - 7pm to 10pm.