GOLD Aptitude Award


The course is a 6 week course.

The gold class is for dogs that have already passed the silver award. The class will include the following.

  • Off Lead Controlled greeting: Handler to demonstrate control when being greeted.
  • Off lead: Rejoin handlers side: Handler is walking with dog at heel work position,then to give sit wait command, handler only to continue walking.
  • Watching: Handler to demonstrate a 15 and 20 second watch.
  • Off lead: Walking under control: Demonstrate left, right and about turns in and around people and dogs.
  • Off lead: Distraction recall: Dog to be recalled through other dogs playing.
  • Off lead: Food manners with recall: Dog to be recalled through 2 bowls of tasty titbit's without lunging for it.
  • Off lead: Immediate down at distance: Handler to be able to down dog while 10 paces away.
  • Off lead: Sit stay: A 1 minute sit with handler out of sight for 30 seconds.
  • Control on roads: Handler to cross the road with dog under control in an outside environment.
  • Off lead: Down stay: A 4 minute down with handler out of sight for 2 minutes.
  • Send dog to bed: Get dog to go to bed and lie down.
  • Retrieve a dumbbell: Dog to fetch dumbbell when commanded, return to handler and finish on command.

You will receive a training booklet to take home to help you keep up the learning and progress between classes.

Those who pass the gold aptitude award will receive a gold rosette and a certificate. Then you will be able to progress to the platinum award.

Black Dog Walking Alongside Owner


Northfield Focus Point,
Vale Road,
Mansfield Woodhouse,
NG19 8DR.


Brinsley Parish Hall,
Cordy Lane,
NG16 5BY.