Christina Oxtoby
Gold Dog Training

These classes are the highest level of awards that the Kennel Club offers for pet dog training. They follow on from the Bronze and Silver classes and are designed to build upon the dogs' earlier learning. The classes incorporate a mixture of exercises taken from the Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme syllabus (which is useful but rather boring to teach if that is all that we were to do!) Therefore Christina also includes other exercises to teach dogs to pay attention in a wide variety of situations and circumstances now with huge distractions. This often includes stays and off lead heelwork with decoy people waving flags, running past, waving sausages and other dogs running past. The exercises will including everyday life situations, competitive obedience exercises, a follow-on in agility, tricks to keep dogs and owners on their toes (it's amazing how many dogs are very quickly bored with sit stays but really start to pay attention again when you throw in the odd twirl here and there!) and games.

We also expect owners to have a good grasp on how their dog learns and how to break down exercises to teach them to their dog. By the time that dogs reach these classes they will have a very high level of pet dog training and a grounding in competitive obedience, agility, heelwork-to-music (don't worry - you don't have to dance!) and clicker training problem solving. The classes also recognise the social side of dog training for both dogs and owners and are designed to be fun.

 

Cost - £59 per 6 week course (each practical lesson is 55 minutes) (Please note that this is non-refundable due to the very limited number of places in each class.)

 

Course Dates -

 

  • This course will start as soon as it is needed - please let us know if you would like to attend...

 

For more information please contact Claire (Christina's PA) or phone her on 07410 380545