Earning awards as a recognition for your hard work is highly motivating to many students.
At the Dog Owner Training School we offer 2 different types of awards students can work towards – the Kennel Club Good Citizen Awards and the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers Partnership Awards. The main difference between them is how they are achieved.
Like when at school some people like tests, others prefer coursework and some would rather do neither. At the Dog Owner Training School students can choose to work towards one, both or neither of these awards.
Kennel Club Good Citizen Awards
The Kennel Club Good Citizen Awards are the largest dog training scheme in the UK. There are 4 levels – Puppy, Bronze, Silver and Gold. In order to pass bronze, silver or gold you must undertake a informal assessment run by a recognised assessor who hasn’t been involved in the training of your dog. At the Dog Owner Training School we regularly arrange test sessions for students who want them. The Bronze, Silver and Gold assessments must be taken in order. A dog can’t take his Gold assessment until he is over a year old. Once you have passed a level you will be awarded an official Kennel Club certificate and rosette.
IMDT Partnership Awards
Whilst covering similar exercises to the Kennel Club Good Citizen Awards, the main difference between the two is that they can be assessed in classes. Each exercise must be demonstrated to your teacher twice, in two seperate sessions. There are 5 different levels of Partnership Awards for you to work through.
“Laura’s support has been invaluable in producing a happy dog who is well on the way to being a delight inside and out, on and off the lead, despite not being the easiest breed. She’s patient and creative, and is able to adapt her approach and advice to the preferences of individual owners and dogs. There are many dog training resources out there, some good, some perhaps less so, but Laura’s non-judgemental approach and willingness to engage directly with specific challenges stand out.” Mrs Moriarty
Please feel free to drop me an email or give me a call to have a chat before committing to any of my training options. Not all trainers are the same so it is important to find someone who you feel comfortable working with.
07548 880298 WhatsApp / text / phone
(if no answer please leave a message and I will call you back. I only take calls when in the privacy of my office – you wont find me taking business calls when shopping in Tesco!)
Every dog and owner is different, which is why we put together a training plan that works for you.
Its a bit like having a dog training in your pocket. Whether you book a home visit, group class or sign up to train online, you are welcome to contact the trainer for support between sessions when you need it.
Positive, reward based training is used with both the dogs and their owners. Leave each session feeling optimistic with new ideas.