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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

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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

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!

Training schedule update

Due to the Kennel Club Good Citizens Dog Scheme Bronze award assessment being held in June, I’ve decided to delay my holiday until July.  I’ve updated my training schedule to reflect these changes.

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”!

Sparkling Silver

What an excellent day! My young cocker Phoebe passed her Kennel Club Good Citizen Silver Award yesterday.  She was the youngest dog there at only just 1 year old with the other dogs all considerably older at 2, 3 and 5 years.  Of the 6 dogs that took part only 3 passed so it was a tremendous achievement for her.  As always she was very focused, keen to work but importantly enjoyed herself – well done Pheebs!

Phoebe getting ready for her KC Good Citizens Silver

I hope to put Phoebe in for her Kennel Club Good Citizens silver award test in a couple of weeks. We’ve got a practice session booked for next week after which I’ll make the decision to go for silver. She’s still very young for this but (most of the time) she can do the majority of the exercises/tests.

We’re training hard so, fingers crossed, we’re hopeful…