Curlabull Canine Training
Pet dog training...
Making man's best friend into your best friend...
NEW Kennel Club Courses and Dates
We now run 6 week courses for Good Citizen Tests on Wednesday nights at leadgate Community Centre.
These classes are 5 weeks of training and then a test night.
The sessions are one hour long and are kept in a small group to ensure plenty of individual time. All of the skills needed for the tests are taught, and individualised learning will be given to your dog. Training is provided by a Kennel Club Gold Good Citizen qualified judge.
Classes would suit those who have already done the puppy foundation course or have a pet dog which they would like to train to a higher standard.
To book a place on the course please complete the application form and return it to us with your deposit.
For more information please email me.
The Cost of the course is £45, which includes your test. The deposit is £15 with the remainder payable on the first night.
These classes are not for reactive dogs or dogs with behavioural problems, for such dogs see the behavioural work page.
Kennel Club Good Citizens Scheme
The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme 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 encouraged within this puppy training programme.
The Kennel Club Puppy Foundation programme is completed during the initial 6 week course for dogs which are under 12 months old. There is no exam to be completed, as the course is assessed as the puppy progresses with activities that are passed in the 6 weeks of the course. A puppy must attend at least 4 sessions to be given this award.
The Bronze Award
The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Bronze Award aims to produce a dog that will walk and behave in a controlled manner on the lead, will stay in one position on command, will allow its owner to clean, groom and inspect it. The dog must also be able to be positioned by its handler for inspection i.e. stand, sit or lie down on either side or on its back, all on the lead. The dog must come to hand when called. The Bronze award aims to provide the handlers with a basic knowledge of understanding and training their canine companion.
The intermediate class trains both the dog and the handler for The Bronze Award. Tests are organised on a regular basis and handlers must commit to attending regularly prior to the test date.
For more information click here: GCDS Bronze Award (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.
For more information click here: GCDS Silver Award (PDF)
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 Heelwork off the lead, all of which provide greater understanding and control.
For more information click here: The Gold award PDF
Responsibility & Care
Accompanies all levels of the Scheme and educates owners about responsibilities to their dog and the community.
For more information click here: Responsibility & Care (PDF)