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 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
- Phoebe Achieves Scent Work Level 3
- Toby retires from his Pets As Therapy role
- More sniffing with Phoebe…
- Bronze award examining – 10th August 2016
- Bronze award testing in the sun – 7th August 2016
Category Archives: Kennel Club
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!
I was invited to Walford near Ross-on-Wye yesterday to examine a super group of dogs for their Good Citizen Dog Scheme Bronze award. I’m pleased to say that 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!
Today I was invited over to Malvern & District Dog Training Club to examine
I was examining more KC GCDS Silver Awards this week at Walford near Ross-on-Wye. Three dogs passed – well done to everyone.
Still very busy examining and this week it was the KC GCDS Silver Award at Walford near Ross-on-Wye. Two dogs passed and had very proud and pleased owners!
I’m doing quite a few Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme examinations over the next few weeks. It’s good to be testing across all the awards – Bronze, Silver and Gold. These are the dogs and handlers that I passed this week in the Ross area. Well done to everyone!
Yesterday, I travelled to Runcorn in Cheshire so I could get a good night’s sleep before being assessed today by the Kennel Club as a Good Citizen Dog Scheme Gold Award Examiner. It’s the ultimate test as an examiner for the Good Citizen Dog Scheme but I’m pleased to say that I passed. I’m now an ‘A1’ listed GCDS Examiner and can examine Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.
Well done to members of my GVDTC Thursday Obedience class who took their GCDS Silver award today. The weather was very wet but I’m delighted to say that nine dogs passed! Congratulations to Natasha Harrison & Rufus, Kathy Williams & Barney Rubble, Bill Harman & Maddie, Tina Smith with Judy & Hermione, Jenny Shore & Jumble, Gail Clark & Gem, Carol Lloyd & Sox and Heather Suff & Ben. Special thanks to the examiner, Anne Weston. Here’s a photo of the group.
I’ve updated my training schedule to show the new classes, additional training and the GVDTC in-house instructor course I am running with Anne Weston.
Well done to members of my GVDTC Thursday Obedience class who took their GCDS Bronze award today. Everyone passed and it was lovely to see such a mixed group of Spaniels; a Clumber, Welsh Springer, Working Cocker and two English Springers! Congratulations to Sarah Cundy & Blossom, Tina Smith & Judy, Gail Clark & Gem, Kathy Williams & Barney Rubble and Natasha Harrison and Lulu. I’m very proud of you all. Special thanks to the examiner, Anne Weston and to club members for allowing us exclusive use of the club grounds for the award. Tim is working on the photos but for now here is one of the group.
On Friday I travelled to Hockley, near Southend, Essex as the following day I was assessed by the Kennel Club as a Good Citizen Dog Scheme Silver Award Examiner. It was a long way to go but thankfully worth the effort as I’m really chuffed to say that I passed. I’m now an ‘A’ listed GCDS Silver Examiner. Next I’ll be going for Gold!
I’ve updated my training schedule to reflect the extra lessons we’ll be doing in the run-up to the next Bronze and Silver Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme awards in September. There will also be mock tests which I have provisionally arranged for 4th September.
Massive congratulations to all my GVDTC Thursday class who took their Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Bronze Award today! Six dogs tested and all six passed – well done guys you did me proud! The examiner was really impressed with your standard; in fact, she said you were all, at least in some areas, above Bronze level. See you all on 10th July when we’ll start working towards the Silver.
Today I travelled to Frampton Cotterell near Bristol to be assessed by the Kennel Club as a Good Citizen Dog Scheme Bronze Award Examiner. It was a long and tiring day but I’m pleased to say that I passed the written, oral and practical exams and I’m now an ‘A’ listed Kennel Club Good Citizen Bronze Award Examiner. Next stop Silver!
On Thursday, the majority of my regular GVDTC took their mock test in advance of the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Bronze Award due on 26th June. Understandably, everyone was a little bit nervous but they soon settled in and we had some good results. There’s a week left before the actual examination so this gives dogs and handlers time to work on any areas they need to. Good luck to all!
This week’s session at Poston Mill was an introduction to Rally. After outlining the concept of Rally and explaining what is required for some of the signs. We set up a novice course with Level 1 exercises for the group and, after some initial hesitation, everyone managed to manoeuvre their way around the course while having lots of fun. All agreed that they’d like to see Rally included as one of the regular group activities. You can find more information on Rally on the Kennel Club Rally web site.