Once you are a member of the club you are encouraged to progress to bronze, silver and gold kennel club awards. These classes are on going throughout the year.
Please follow the links to see what is required for you and your dogs to achieve the Kennel Club Awards :-
The Bronze Award aims to produce a dog that will walk and behave in a controlled manner. It is a basic standard that all adult dogs can achieve with correct handling. Owners must show that they have means of picking up after their dog and that their dog is wearing a lead and collar with name and the address of the owner inscribed on the collar/disc to take part.
For more information click here: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/1929/gcdssilver.pdf
The Silver Award aims to build on the skills learned in the Bronze award whilst increasing the level of difficulty. It is a natural progression of practical dog training skills and introduces new concepts such as greeting a friend, vehicle control and a road walking exercise which are vital in everyday life situations.
The Gold Award is the highest level of achievement within the Scheme awards. It builds upon the skills learnt in the Silver Award and develops more advance training skills of the dog and handler. The Gold Award introduces new concepts such as sending a dog to Bed, Relaxed Isolation, an Emergency Stop and Heel work off the lead, all of which provide greater understanding and control.
For more information click here: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/3513/gcdsgold.pdf
Responsibility & Care
Accompanies all levels of the Scheme and educates owners about responsibilities to their dog and the community.