Obedience Training Session Levels
At the present time the Club operates four levels of Training and Socialisation based around the Kennel Club Good Citizens Dog Scheme, starting at Puppy Foundation (dogs under 12 months) through to the Gold Award.
Whilst Club members will be encouraged to be tested at the various levels, it is appreciated that not all members will wish to participate in the Award Scheme. Some members will want to be involved in the activities within the Training sessions at the different levels, and therefore in those situations progression from one level to another will not be reliant upon Award success, but agreement between Instructors and the Club member.
Formal testing for each Award will follow the Kennel Club criteria which expects Club members to have attended sufficient Training sessions, so that the Instructors are satisfied that dogs and handlers are worthy of passing the required standard at each level. The standards required are detailed in each of the Award description sheets.
Any dogs new to training will be assessed for suitable temperament as detailed at the bottom of the page.
Training Sessions (please see Training times on home page.) Click HERE
For dogs under 12 months (before the completion of the course) who are new to basic Training methods, and wish to cover the aspects of the Award.
Beginners (Bronze Level)
For Dogs that have either completed the Puppy Foundation or are over 1 year old and wish to prepare for the activities associated with the Bronze Award.
Any dogs new to training will be assessed for suitable temperament as detailed at the bottom of this page.
Intermediate (Silver Level)
For dogs that have either completed the Bronze Award or had sufficient Training at that level and are ready to progress onto the activities within the Silver Award.
Please note that the prerequisite for taking the Silver Award is success at the Bronze Award level.
Advanced (Gold Award)
For dogs that have either completed the Silver Award or have had sufficient Training at that level to progress onto the activities within the Gold Award.
Please note that the prerequisite for taking the Gold Award is success at the Silver Award level.
All new Dogs will be assessed during the first few weeks of Training to make sure that they do not exhibit any abnormal or aggressive behaviour which could cause concern to other Members and their Dogs.
Should this occur, you will be asked to seek specialist behaviour training, which unfortunately we are unable to offer.
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