The next Tuesday course starts:
20th August 2019
The next Wednesday course starts:
The Dog School offers indoor training courses for puppies that are fully vaccinated and 18 weeks or less at the start of course. This course works towards the Kennel Club Puppy Foundation Assessment. This takes the form of 12 exercises that are assessed throughout the course.
Small classes are advantageous to both puppies and owners, therefore a limit has been set per course.
The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Puppy Foundation Assessment aims to provide a means of socialising puppies and to lay down a foundation for education and training. On successful completion of the course puppies will respond to their handlers and the handlers will have an awareness of the responsibilities of dog ownership. The inclusion of play exercises adds an extra dimension to a dog’s life and can be used to make training fun. Constructive play and suitable incentives are encourages within this puppy training programme.
Age definition – up to a maximum of 12 months old. At their discretion the course organiser can set a minimum age for enrolment. A puppy must attend for a minimum of four weekly sessions. The course should be focused around the progress of the puppy and its owner over a period of time and not on the first or one particular meeting. The enrolment of puppies onto the Puppy Foundation Assessment should be carefully monitored, especially to ensure that puppies complete the course before they reach the maximum age for this Scheme.
No part of the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme is competitive and assessments should be carried out in a relaxed and informal manner. Remember that the course should be focused around the progress of a puppy and its owner over a period of time and not on the first or one particular meeting. A Good Citizen Dog Scheme Puppy Foundation Certificate will be awarded when the required standard in all parts of the assessment have been achieved.
The Assessor will enter the comment “Passed” or “Not Ready” alongside each exercise. The puppy must receive the comment “Passed” for each exercise in one course in order to receive a Certificate. In any exercise aggressive behaviour from the puppy or undue fear will classify the puppy as “Not Ready”.
Puppies that pass and puppies, which reach the maximum age before they are ready to take the assessment, should be encourages to enrol at classes offering the Bronze Good Citizen Dog Scheme Award. The class Instructor may act as the Assessor. The organisers of the course must ensure that the Instructor they appoint is competent and able to fulfil the requirements of the course proficiently.
A dog may take a Good Citizen Dog Scheme Bronze Award test without having been awarded a Good Citizen Puppy Foundation Assessment Certificate. Unless otherwise stated practical assessments will be carried out on a lead. Please refer to the Scheme’s Guidelines concerning collars, leads and equipment deemed acceptable. Copies of the Scheme’s Guidelines can be purchased or downloaded from the Scheme’s website. Note: Instructors can insist that the handler secures the dog in a safer manner if the equipment used is deemed inadequate. An additional lead could be used in this instance.
Extracted from The Kennel Club Website
The classes are held at Farley Hill Methodist Church, Luton, LU1 5JG