PLATINUM Aptitude Award


The course is a 6 week course.

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

  • Off lead Controlled greeting: Handler to demonstrate control by getting dog into a sit or down position when being greeted by three class members.
  • Off lead Rejoin handlers side: Handler is walking with dog at heel work position,then to give sit wait command,then in down and stand, handler only to continue walking.
  • Watching: Handler to demonstrate a 20 and 30 second watch.
  • Off lead Saucepan exercise: Get dog to take the lid off a saucepan and place to one side, then take contents out of saucepan and put to one side, then put the lid back on the saucepan.
  • Sendaway: Send dog from one side of the hall to the other side with immediate down on command.
  • Stand stay: 1 minute stand stay with handler out of sight for 30 seconds.
  • Sit: 2 minute sit stay with handler out of sight.
  • Drug dogs: Dog to be taught to sniff-out various substances that are hidden and lie down when found.
  • Down stay: 5 minute down stay with handler out of sight.
  • Scent cloths: Dog to locate a cloth scented by handler in a line-up of 6 cloths.
  • Search and retrieve: Dog to locate and retrieve 4 small objects.

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

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

The platiplus was designed because the handlers and dogs that passed platinum didn't want to stop coming to class.

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


Brinsley Parish Hall,
Cordy Lane,
NG16 5BY.