The Bronze Class

SocialisationDogs are promoted to the Bronze class (6.45 to 7.30pm Wednesday evenings) when they are ready so there is usually a mix of abilities, some having been in the class a while and others just having been promoted.  The trainers ensure that each dog can do exercises to the level specific to them.  The Kennel Club Good Citizen Bronze Award is taken in this class but some of the exercises would also enable some dogs to compete in classes at Companion Dog Shows or Open Obedience Shows. A Kennel Club approved adjudicator judges the Bronze award.  Successful candidates receive a rosette and certificate.

 

In the Kennel Club Good Citizen Bronze Award emphasis is placed on the handler's ability to handle, control and generally care for their dog in a domestic environment.  Some exercises will be extensions of the Puppy Foundation Award.

 

Rachel taking a Bronze ClassThe Exercises

A dog only receives his Bronze Award Rosette and Certificate when he has passed all sections to the examiners satisfaction.

Little And LargeProgression to the next class

By the time the dog is ready to go up it should have achieved his Bronze Award, be able to stay for 1 minute in the sit and 2 minutes in the down, perform good heelwork involving turns and walking around obstacles, be making progress with holding and retrieving items, be attempting off lead recalls and be able to finish to heel after a recall.  The dog and handler progress to the next class when the trainer consider them to be ready.