Member of the Kennel Club Accredited Instructor Scheme working towards accreditation
‘A1’ listed Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Bronze , Silver and Gold Award Examiner
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- Bronze and Silver awards at Govilon
- Silver and Gold awards at Dymock
- Bronze award success at Malvern
- Phoebe Scentwork Level 4 Success
- Examining Silver & Gold awards
- Bronze and Silver award passes
- GCDS examining at Govilon, Abergavenny – 25th January 2017
- First scentwork trial for Phoebe and me
- GCDS examining at the Forest of Dean – 26th November 2016
- Bronze award examining – 22nd November 2016
Category Archives: Dog Training
I was invited to examine GCDS Silver and Gold awards today at Dymock in the Forest of Dean. They were a real mix of breeds and all with super temperaments; two Silver and two Gold passes today. Well done to everyone!
I was invited to examine GCDS Bronze awards over at Malvern & District Dog Training Club this evening. The group did a very impressive ‘Stay’ for Bronze level dogs; outdoors and with plenty of distractions around the training ground. Well done to everyone! These are the dogs that passed.
Phoebe passed her Scentwork Level 4 today with Scentwork Wales. What a little star she is – she does love sniffing!
The test included blind searches for two different scents – clove and catnip. She had two outdoor perimeter searches to find. Then there was an outdoor container search which included lots of toys strewn around, including her favourite tennis balls! The final search was a dual scent outdoor search of vehicles; a 4×4 and a horse trailer. After finding one scent, Pheebs had then to leave it and move on to find the other scent.
All the searches were time critical but even though it was a hot day she still came up trumps. I’m very proud of her.
I was invited over to Walford again today to examine GCDS Silver and Gold awards. These are the dogs who passed – all Silver. Well done to Sandy, Daisy and Heinz!
Today I was invited by Canine Connections to examine a Bronze and Silver award for the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme at Govilon near Abergavenny. Such a fab group of dogs and handlers – here are photos of those who passed. Congratulations everyone!
Today Phoebe and me entered our first scentwork trial over at Brecon. We had three hides to find; an outside vehicle search, inside perimeter search and a container search. She worked really hard and found them all within time and received a Novice Clean Sweep rosette… feeling chuffed!
I’ve had a busy but enjoyable time today examining the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme over at the Forest of Dean. One Bronze, a Silver and a Gold award – well done to all those who passed, such a lovely mix of dogs.
This evening Phoebe passed her Scent Work Level 3 with Scentwork Wales. All the searches took place outside and it was a windy evening. There were three searches that she had to find and the time limit for each one was three minutes.
The first search was a mixed article search which included boxes, handbags, shoes, boots, plant pots, drainpipe etc. The second search was a vehicle search of a Land Rover. The third and final search was a perimeter search of the farm yard.
It was fabulous watching her and seeing how her confidence has grown. She was so focussed and found the scent source quickly with clear indications.
Well done Phoebe – you little star!
This week Toby retired from his role with Pets As Therapy. He’s been a registered PAT dog for over eight years and in that time he’s visited nursing homes, hospitals and more recently been a Read2Dog at a local village school. Sometimes the visits have been heart-breaking, sometimes fun but they’ve always been rewarding and he’s made a lot of people smile. Importantly, Toby has enjoyed meeting people but he’s now ready for a well-earned rest. The school Head made some lovely comments: “…We have been so privileged to have time with you and Toby and the children have loved the unique opportunity….we’d love to be kept in touch as it has been such a valuable experience for the children!”
Today Phoebe passed her Scentwork Level 2 with Scentwork Wales. She’s loving it and gaining in confidence with her scenting ability. The test was in two parts and included a furniture search and a perimeter search. Each search had to be completed in under three minutes and of course you only get one attempt.
Well done Pheebs!
I examined a lovely group of dogs for Tracey Prall, Canine Connections at Govilon on 10th August – a Great Dane, a working Cocker Spaniel and a Welsh Collie. All the dogs were hoping to achieve their GCDS Bronze award and I’m pleased to say everyone passed. Well done!
I was invited by Tracey Prall of Canine Connections to examine a GCDS Bronze award this morning. The sun shone and I met some lovely dogs and handlers – these are the ones that passed – well done to everyone!
I examined a super group of dogs today over at Dymock, Forest of Dean. Well done to all those who passed their GCDS Gold and Silver awards!
I had an amazing day at Wolf Watch UK today. If you’re interested in dogs and how they behave then it’s definitely worth a visit. The highlight was being able to interact with two Canadian Black wolves that had been hand reared.
Today I was invited over to Malvern & District Dog Training Club to examine
Phoebe passed her Scent Work Level 1 today at Brecon Beacons Dog Training & Behaviour Centre – Scent Work Wales. Well done Pheebs – such a little star!
I was invited back to Abergavenny today by Tracey Prall at Canine Connections to examine a group of Bronze dogs for their GCDS Bronze award. I’m delighted to say that every0ne passed – a particularly impressive ‘stay’. Well done to all the dogs and owners!
I was examining more KC GCDS Silver Awards this week at Walford near Ross-on-Wye. Three dogs passed – well done to everyone.