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    Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme

    Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme

     The Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme was devised by the Kennel Club to promote responsible dog ownership and enhance our relationship with our pets. It also aims  to reward dogs who have good manners in the home and the community.

    It covers 4 levels:    

    • Puppy Assessment
    • Bronze Award
    • Silver Award
    • Gold Award             

    We cover all levels but obviously the Puppy and Bronze Level ones are the most popular.


    Kennel Club Puppy Foundation Assessment- Puppy courses

    Kennel Club Puppy Foundation Assessment- Puppy courses

     

    These run for 6 weeks at a time and involve on-going assessment. The courses can be for pups from the age of 10 weeks up to 12 months of age but, depending on age and breed, trainers usually consider that the Puppy class is more appropriate for dogs up to 6 months.

     

    The course aims to provide a means of socialising puppies and to lay down a foundation for further training.

     

     By the end of the 6 week course your pup

    • should respond to you in a positive manner
    • should play with you in a fun and constructive manner

    • should assume set positions when asked

    • should come when called

      You will have an increased awareness of the responsibilities of dog ownership

     Full details of the exercises /training involved can be found by clicking on the link                        www.thekennelclub.org.uk/download/2853/gcdspuppy.pdf

    Interested? Go to calendar - training calendar on the drop down menu for details of the next class and contact details of the trainer. Or you can complete the form in the 'contact us' section 

    Please note that these classes take place In The Orange Hall, Main Street, Saintfield

     

     


    Companion Dog Training

    Companion Dog Training

    If you would like to join the Beginner Companion dog class, we would expect you to sign up initially for an introductory 8 week course after which you are welcome to continue on a weekly basis. When a certain standard is reached, you will have the opportunity to take the Kennel Club Good Citizen Bronze Award ( See below) and then to progress to an Intermediate Class.

    Check Calendar for information on next course

    Interested? Go to calendar - training calendar in the drop down menu for details of the  course and contact details of the trainer. Alternatively please complete the form in the 'contact us' section.

    Please note that these classes take place in The Orange Hall, Main Street, Saintfield.


    The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme

    BRONZE AWARD

    Tests for this will be held at intervals throughout the year and you can be considered for testing when both you and your trainer agree that you and your dog are ready to be assessed.

    We use KC qualified judges to complete the assessments

    You must have competed a Bronze course if you wish to progress to do the Silver and Gold Awards.

    Equally, you must have at least completed the Bronze course or its equivalent if you wish to train your dog in agility.

     The main aim of the Bronze Award is to produce a dog that will be a joy to own:
    • he will walk and behave in a controlled manner on lead
    • he will stay in one position on command
    • he will allow his owner to clean, groom and inspect him
    • he will come when called
    • he will focus on and play with his handler
    You, the handler, will benefit from an increased awareness and knowledge of
    • how your companion learns
    • your responsibilities as an owner
    • how to care for him and recognise signs of illnes

    For further details of the exercises involved, please click on the following link:

    SILVER/GOLD AWARDs

    Courses for these are on-going (see training calendar) with tests scheduled when appropriate. Please see KC website for details of these tests

     



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