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

  • Controlled greeting:     Handler to demonstrate control by getting dog into a sit or down position when being greeted.
  • Handling:     Present the dog for examination- third party to touch dog all over, check dogs eyes, teeth, ears and mouth.
  • Watching:     Handler to demonstrate a 10 and 15 second watch.
  • Walking under control:     On lead in and around people and dogs. With left, right and about turns.
  • Distraction recall:     Handler to demonstrate a recall amongst other dogs.
  • Food manners:     Handler to do heel work past bowls of titbits without dog lunging for food.
  • Novice recall:     Dog to do a sit and wait then return to handler and execute a “finish”.
  • Sit stay:     1 minute sit stay off lead with handler 10 paces away.
  • Control on roads:     Handler to do highway code and cross the road with dog under control.
  • Down stay:     2 minute down stay off lead with handler 10 paces away.
  • Show play with dog:     Demonstrate play with 3 different toys/articles.
  • Retrieve a toy:     Dog to sit and wait, then fetch toy on commanded.

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

Now you have greater control of your dog off lead, you will be able to join the fun agility class. Or depending on level of control, join the working trials days.

Food Manners
Food Manners
Heel Work
Heel Work
A Watch
A Watch