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Courses

Current Courses

6 Week Puppy Foundation Courses
8 Week Bronze Course

Future 2022 Courses

6 Week Kennel Club Good Citizens Dog Scheme Puppy Foundation Course
Start Dates:

New applications will initially be added to our waiting list until course places are allocated.

  • 5th December 2021 Sunday 6.15pm - 7pm @ Preston Road Community Centre, Abingdon
  • 9th January 2022 Sunday 5.15pm - 6pm @ Preston Road Community Centre, Abingdon
  • 9th January 2022 Sunday 7.15pm - 8pm @ Preston Road Community Centre, Abingdon (Subject to demand)

Cost: £100.00


This is a series of classes for puppies aged 12 weeks to 5 months old. (To be 18 weeks or younger on week 1 on the course)

All puppies must have evidence of completing their inoculations, microchipped and have a valid ID tag.

Abingdon Dog Training Club's Puppy Foundation course aims to provide a means of socialising puppies and to lay down a foundation for education and training. It is an excellent lead into our 8 week basic obedience training which your puppy can attend from 5 months old.

There will be a certificate awarded upon completion of the course.

8 Week Kennel Club Good Citizens Dog Scheme Bronze Course 
Start Dates:
  • 30th January 2022 Sunday 6.15pm - 7pm @ Preston Road Community Centre, Abingdon (Subject to demand)

Cost: £140.00 


(There is a very high demand for places on this course, which is frequently over subscribed.  You may need to be placed on a waiting list for future course availability.)

 

The minimum age requirement for this course is 5 months. Places are limited and are booked on a first come first served basis. All pet dogs, who meet the age requirement, will be eligible to apply for a place on the next available Bronze Course whether they have qualified through puppy class or not.  The club reserves the right to assess the dogs and advise owners on basic obedience and solve minor behavioural problems prior to reaching a standard where entry to the Bronze Course is approved.  

The 8 week course is structured to work towards the Kennel Club Good Citizens Dog Scheme Bronze Award. This course covers basic pet obedience exercises including sit, down, stay, recall & controlled walking.  It is an excellent basis for more advanced training with us, and will give you the skills and confidence that you need to be able to train your pet dog.

There will be a certificate awarded upon successful completion of the course.

 
 
8 Week Kennel Club Good Citizens Dog Scheme Silver Course 
Start Dates:
  • 12th September 2021 Sunday 8.15pm - 9pm @ Preston Road Community Centre, Abingdon 

Cost: £120.00 


(There is a high demand for places on this course, which is frequently over subscribed.  You may need to be placed on a waiting list for future course availability.)

 

Silver Award Aim:

​The 8 week course is structured to work towards the Kennel Club Good Citizens Dog Scheme Silver Award. This course builds upon the skills learned in the Bronze Award whilst increasing the level of difficulty. The Silver Award is a natural progression of practical dog training skills and introduces new concepts such as the controlled greeting, road walk and vehicle control exercises which are important in everyday life situations.

The Silver Award aims to provide handlers with a good knowledge of understanding and training their canine companion.

There will be a certificate awarded upon successful completion of the course.

 
8 Week Kennel Club Good Citizens Dog Scheme Gold Course 
Start Dates:
  • TBC Sunday @ Preston Road Community Centre, Abingdon 

Cost: £120.00 


(There is a high demand for places on this course, which is frequently over subscribed.  You may need to be placed on a waiting list for future course availability.)

 

Gold Award Aim:

​The 8 week course is structured to work towards the Kennel Club Good Citizens Dog Scheme Gold Award. This course is the highest level of achievement of the Scheme. It builds upon the skills learnt in the Silver Award and develops more advance training skills of the dog and handler. The Gold Award is a natural progression of practical dog training skills and introduces new concepts such as relaxed isolation, stop the dog and send the dog to bed exercises, which are important in every day life situations. The Gold Award aims to provide handlers with a greater knowledge and understanding of their canine companion. Dogs that are awarded a Gold Certificate should reach the required standards in all exercises and be a worthy representative of the Scheme’s highest standard. Where possible it is preferable that certain exercises are tested at indoor and outdoor locations.