These courses follow on from the Basic Obedience Training Course.

The Awards have been devised in order that dog owners/handlers who come to take part in the courses can demonstrate they have achieved a certain level of training.

We operate three levels – Foundation, Progress and Jubilee. Each level aims to offer a natural progression to maintain interest and enthusiasm for both dog and handler

FOUNDATION LEVEL 
This is offered to those dogs and handlers who have completed a Basic Obedience Training Course with us.

These courses are held about 3 times a year at Brasted Village Hall, Kent on a Thursday evening from 8.50pm – 9.30pm. The course is 7 weeks in duration – 6 weeks of training and the Foundation test is taken in the seventh week. The courses cost £60.00 which includes the test fee and is limited to a maximum of 6 handlers and dogs.

All successful dogs and handlers will be awarded a certificate and rosette at the end of the course!

Download a copy of the Foundation exercise sheet here.

PROGRESS LEVEL 
This is offered to those dogs and handlers who successfully pass the Foundation level.

These courses are held about 3 times a year at Brasted Village Hall, Kent on a Thursday evening from 8.50pm – 9.30pm. The course is 8 weeks in duration – 7 weeks of training and the Progress test is taken in the eighth week. The courses cost £60.00 which includes the test fee and is limited to a maximum of 6 handlers and dogs.

All successful dogs and handlers will be awarded a certificate and rosette at the end of the course!

Download a copy of the Progress exercise sheet here.

JUBILEE LEVEL 
This is offered to those dogs and handlers who successfully pass the Progress level.

The exercises taught on these courses require more advanced training and commitment to practice from the handler and take a little longer to achieve. These are therefore held about once a year and the fees are £60 for a block of 7 sessions which are ongoing until all class members are ready to take their test! Again the courses are limited to 6 dogs and handlers.

All successful dogs and handlers will be awarded a certificate and rosette at the end of the course!

Download a copy of the Jubilee exercise sheet here.

Each level aims to offer a natural progression to maintain interest and enthusiasm for both dog and handler and to enable them to work together as a team, as they move through each level

All the APDT Companion Dog Award courses are held at Brasted Village Hall, Kent on a Thursday evening from 8.50pm – 9.30pm.