The Gold Award further develops all previously learned skills and adds more diverse exercises such as sending the dog to bed, stopping the dog on recall, walking the dog off the lead and recalling to the handlers side. Handlers who aspire to this level will have trained with us for most, if not all, of the previous awards but due to very small numbers, time constraints and logistics a separate Gold course is not usually available for them. However, the more motivated partnerships of dog and handler who have passed the Silver can usually train to the Gold standard level within the same time period as the Silver class because a lot of the exercises are basically similar. Those exercises mentioned above which are not common to both require dedication and commitment on the part of the handler to practice outside of class time.
Successful candidates in this award receive a Gold Award certificate and pin badge.
The official Kennel Club sheet of the Gold course details can be downloaded from our Contact Us section.