Category Archives: Kennel Club

Bronze and Silver award passes

I was over at Walford near Ross-on-Wye today examining Bronze and Silver awards for the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme.  These are the dogs that passed.  Well done to everyone for your hard work!

Diva with her Bronze award

Flint and Jaz with their Silver awards

GCDS examining at Govilon, Abergavenny – 25th January 2017

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!

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Otis and Ronnie with their Bronze awards

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Primrose, Stan, Merry and Duke with their Silver awards

 

Bronze award examining – 22nd November 2016

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!

Sandy, Dolly and Jaz

Sandy, Dolly and Jaz

Bronze award testing in the sun – 7th August 2016

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!

Tracey with Primrose, JD and their handlers

Tracey with Primrose, JD and their handlers

Silver & Gold awards at Malvern – 11th July 2016

Today I was invited over to Malvern & District Dog Training Club to examine

Silver and Gold awards.  These are the dogs that passed – well done to everyone!

Ellie, Max & Dylan

Ellie, Max & Dylan

Bronze award – May 2016

I was invited by Tracey Prall at Canine Connections to examine a group of dogs for their GCDS Bronze award over at Abergavenny last night. These are the dogs that passed – well done to everyone!

GCDS Bronze award Abergavenny Community Centre 2016

Flossie, Millie, Mali & Malaika with their awards

GCDS Silver Awards

I was examining more KC GCDS Silver Awards this week at Walford near Ross-on-Wye.  Three dogs passed – well done to everyone.

Meg, Merry and Harry with their Silver awards

Meg, Merry and Harry with their Silver awards

 

GCDS Silver Awards

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!

Pi and Bailey with their Silver award certificates and rosettes

Pi and Bailey with their Silver awards

Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme – Bronze Award

I was invited to examine at Walford and Dymock this week for the KC GCDS  Bronze award.  These are the dogs that Passed.  Well done everyone!

GCDS Bronze award

Heinz, Hudson, Pip and Daisy

GCDS Bronze award

Ziggy, Keiser and Arlo

Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Examinations

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!

GCDS Bronze award

Flint and Merry

GCDS Bronze award

Jasper, Blake and Sydney

Achieved Kennel Club GCDS Gold Examiner

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.

Who won the Gold?

Who won the Gold?

GCDS Silver Award Success!

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.

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KCGCDS Silver Award – October 2014

Training schedule updated

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.

GCDS Bronze Award Success!

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.

KC GCDS Bronze Award – October 2014

Achieved Kennel Club GCDS Silver Examiner

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!

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Training schedule updated for Bronze/Silver awards

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.

GCDS Bronze Award Success!

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.

Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Bronze Award June 2014

Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Bronze Award June 2014

Achieved Kennel Club GCDS Bronze examiner

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!

GCDS Bronze examiner certificate

GCDS Bronze examiner certificate

Mock GCDS Bronze award

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!

Rally at Poston Mill

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.