To encourage a dog to walk and behave in a controlled manner on a lead, will stay
in one position on command, will allow its owner to clean, groom and inspect it.
The dog must also be positioned by its owner for inspection i.e. stand, sit or lie
down on either side or on its back, all on the lead. The dog must come to hand when
called. The Bronze Award aims to provide the handlers with a basic knowledge of understanding
and training their canine companion.
Aims to build on the skills learned in the Bronze Award whilst increasing the level
of difficulty. A natural progression of practical dog training skills and introduces
new concepts such as the controlled greeting, road walk and vehicle control exercises
which are important in every day life situations.
The highest level of achievement of the Scheme. It builds upon the skills learnt
in Silver and develops more advanced training skills and introduces new concepts
such as relaxed isolation, stop the dog and send the dog to bed exercises, which
are important in every day life situations. The Gold award aims to provide handlers
with a greater knowledge and understanding of their canine companion.