Kind handling, reward based dog training

ICC Gold classes, Spilsby - Level 4

These classes are the highest level of awards that the Kennel Club offers for pet dog training. They follow on from the Bronze and Silver classes and are designed to build upon the dogs' earlier learning. The classes incorporate a mixture of exercises taken from the Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme syllabus (which is useful but rather boring to teach if that is all that we were to do!) Therefore we also include other exercises to teach dogs to pay attention in a wide variety of situations and circumstances now with huge distractions. This often includes stays and off lead heelwork with decoy people waving flags, running past, waving sausages and other dogs running past. The exercises will including everyday life situations, competitive obedience exercises, a follow-on in agility, tricks to keep dogs and owners on their toes (it's amazing how many dogs are very quickly bored with sit stays but really start to pay attention again when you throw in the odd twirl here and there!) and games.

We also expect owners to have a good grasp on how their dog learns and how to break down exercises to teach them to their dog. By the time that dogs reach these classes they will have a very high level of pet dog training and a grounding in competitive obedience, agility, heelwork-to-music (don't worry - you don't have to dance!) and clicker training problem solving. The classes also recognise the social side of dog training for both dogs and owners and are designed to be fun. Once dogs have reached the required standard they will be offered the opportunity to be tested by an outside examiner for the nationally recognised awards of Kennel Club Good Citizen Bronze, Silver and Gold.

Click here for a link to the Kennel Club's web-site for more information about the Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme Gold award.

For further details please contact Debbie - Phone - 01754 830192 Click to E-mail.