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Churnet Valley Dog Training Progress Certificates.

Progress Certificates of your dog's training. These certificates are given to those who can do the various exercises during one or more courses. There is no scary test day!
They are challenging and fun to do. All the exercises are essential training for your dog.

• There is no set time to complete the exercises.
• When you are ready we will look at the exercise and tick it off if it's successful.
• Food and toys can be carried during the exercises as a motivator and reward but not to be used as a lure.
• No harsh handling!

Churnet Valley Dog Training Basic training achievement certificate

1. Road walk – dog to be able to walk nicely on the lead along the road without pulling. Occasional tight lead is acceptable. Walk for about 30 paces with a left and right turn. Dog must not be unduly bothered by traffic, people or other dogs. Owner must observe the highway code.
2. Gate – go through a gate under control, without the dog barging though.
3. Recall – owner to distance themselves from the dog about 10 paces away and calls the dog. The dog must go straight back and the lead put back on.
4. Leave – dog to be able to leave an object or food.
5. Stay in one place in any position for 30 seconds with owner standing next to the dog.
6. Play – show that the owner knows how to play with the dog. Can be with a toy or scent cones; any activity involving the dog and owner together. No rough play.
7. Handling – to demonstrate that the dog will calmly allow the owner to handle it all over, including opening the month and allowing the paws to be inspected.
8. Meet and greet a person. Owner and dog walk up to a person and hold a short conversation of about 1 minute. The dog must be calm and not jump up, if the dog does attempt to jump the owner must control the dog and settle it again.



Churnet Valley Dog Training Intermediate Basic Training Achievement Certificate.

Exercises
1. Walk on lead- walk on the lead about 30 paces including a circle, turns, walk through a gate and weaving through 6 cones.
2. Recall – from a distraction – toy- food- scent. Let the dog off the lead, walk around and call the dog from the distraction. Dog must return and handler attaches the lead.
4. Send to bed – place bed 5 paces away and send the dog to it. The dog must go into or onto the bed and lie down.
5. Distance control, the dog is left in down, the handler walks away for five paces and asks the dog to sit and lie down, the handler then returns to the dog.
6. Leave an item placed on the floor while walking past it.
7. Teach a trick or novel behaviour – shake a paw- high five- touch an object –find a toy etc
8. Stay- for two minutes with distractions.
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CVDT Further Training Award - Level One
For those who have achieved the GCDS Gold award or want something more challenging to aim for.
Exercises:

1. Stay- stay in down for two minutes with distractions and one minute with the handler out of sight. Distractions could be someone walking close by. Handler to be 5 paces away from the dog.
2. Walk off lead- walk off the lead about 30 paces including a circle, turns, walk through a gate and weaving through 6 cones.
3. Recall – remain steady in a wait, owner walks about 10 paces away recalls the dogs when told to do so, the dog sits in front and comes to heel when commanded to.
4. Stop the dog on recall.
5. Send and stop the dog.
6. Distance control, the dog is left in down, the handler walks away for five paces and asks the dog to sit and lie down, the handler then returns to the dog.
7. Change of direction. Handler sends the dog to a mat, and then sends the dog to a target on the left or right calls the dog back and repeats on the other side.
8. Teach the dog a trick or novel behavior of your choice. Must be safe for the dog, handler and others in the class. Examples may be – a retrieve, find a toy, jump though a hoop, get in a box, shake a paw.


More levels will be added. silver stay







 
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