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Gold Aptitude Award

The course is a 6 week course of 'one hour and a half' lessons. Fully payable in advance. You will also receive a training booklet to take home.

The gold class is for dogs that have already passed the silver award. The class will include the following.

  • Controlled greeting:     Handler to demonstrate control when being greeted. off lead
  • Rejoin handlers side:     Handler is walking with dog at heel work position,then to give sit wait command, handler only to continue walking. Off lead
  • Watching:     Handler to demonstrate a 15 and 20 second watch.
  • Walking under control:     Demonstrate left, right and about turns in and around people and dogs. Off lead
  • Distraction recall:     Dog to be recalled through other dogs playing. off lead
  • Food manners with recall:     Dog to be recalled through 2 bowls of tasty titbit's without lunging for it. Off lead
  • Immediate down at distance:     Handler to be able to down dog while 10 paces away. Off lead
  • Sit stay:     A 1 minute sit with handler out of sight for 30 seconds. Off lead
  • Control on roads:     Handler to cross the road with dog under control. Out side
  • Down stay:     A 4 minute down with handler out of sight for 2 minutes. Off lead
  • Send dog to bed:     Get dog to go to bed and lie down.
  • Retrieve a dumbbell:     Dog to fetch dumbbell when commanded, return to handler and finish on command.

Those who pass the gold aptitude award will receive a gold rosette and a certificate. Then you will be able to continue on to the platinum award.

Now you have greater control of your dog off lead, you will be able to join the working trials days.

Heel Work
Heel Work