Category Archives: Good Citizens Gold Award

Canine Connections Bronze, Silver & Gold Successes

Today as I was asked to examine GCDS Bronze, Silver and Gold awards for Tracey Prall at Canine Connections.  What a lovely group of dogs and amazingly it was a 100% pass rate.  Well done to everyone.  Glorious weather, beautiful Herefordshire countryside and well-behaved dogs… what’s not to love!

Grace, Molly and Kilo with their Bronze awards

JD and Flossie with their Silver awards and Dylan with his Gold award


Silver and Gold awards at Dymock

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!

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

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?

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.

Obedience trainer post at GVDTC

I’m really pleased that I’ve been asked to take on the 6-months+ dog training obedience classes at the Golden Valley Dog Training Club.  The club have a great team of experienced trainers and I’m delighted to be joining them.  GVDTC is associated with the Kennel Club and I will be training at all levels.

I train beginner upwards and, for those that want to, I will work towards the Good Citizens Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.  I’ll be running two classes on a Thursday at 1.30 pm and 6.30 pm so do come along and join in.

Who won the Gold?

Big grins today as Phoebe achieved her Kennel Club Good Citizen Gold Award.  This is no mean feat for a youngster as she’s only just coming up to 18 months old.  She was the youngest dog there by some way and out of the seven who attempted the Gold, only three passed.

The weather was appalling and we were all soaked but Phoebe worked really hard and didn’t put a paw wrong.  She’s certainly living up to her Kennel name “Powerscourt See Me Sparkle”!