As the Kennel Club describes: “The Gold Award is the highest level of achievement within the Kennel Club GCDS. It builds naturally on the skills learned in the Silver award level. It aims at greater understanding and control for the owner and helps develop more advanced training skills for both dog and owner.
Exercises tested include the dog walking free off lead, close to their owner; sending the dog to its bed; waiting for permission to eat food & testing that the dog is happy to be left in isolation for between 2-5 minutes.”
For further information this award level and the specific exercises that are tested, please take a look at this pdf file: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/download/2852/gcdsgold.pdf
All of our GCDS classes are fun, relaxed and friendly – a fabulous way for both you and your dog to socialise – and yet they maintain the focus of training the skills and techniques that will help your dog evolve into a happy, socialised and responsible good citizen.
As a result, the relationship between you and your dog will blossom and grow – and in turn the wider community can also see the wonderful benefits of responsible dog ownership.
As the Kennel Club also states:- “Responsibility & Care accompanies all levels of the Scheme and educates owners about responsibilities to their dog and the community”.
For further information, see this pdf file:
Kennel Club Responsibility & Care leaflet
Don’t forget that – for administrative purposes only – we are known as The Dog School UK (Cheshire) for the purposes of the GCDS scheme.