Galway Dog Club

Good Citizen Bronze Certificate

Course Content:

Week 1

  • Socialising Dog to Human and Dog to Dog
  • Form a circle, weave trough gaps (no contact)
  • Meet & Greet: Contact for 3 seconds
  • Behavior in a crowd

Week 2

  • Socialising Dog to Dog
  • Obedience
  • Heelwork
  • Sit, Down & Recall
  • Enter door before dog

Week 3

  • Socialising
  • Recap Obedience
  • Practice walking on loose lead on public road
  • Behaviour with Joggers, Cyclists and Traffic
  • Check with handler to address any problems

Week 4

  • Recap and Test!
  • Presentation of Certificates to successful candidates.

Course Test:

  1. Dog must be presented in good condition, clean and groomed.
  2. Dog must walk on a loose leash for approx. 40 paces.
  3. Dog and handler must mingle in a group of at least 5 people. Dog must be calm and approachable.
  4. Dog must perform a sit and down exercise when instructed by handler.
  5. Handler will instruct dog to perform a sit/down exercise. Handler will walk 10 paces away and re-call the dog.
  6. Dog and handler will walk along a roadway and remain calm when traffic approaches, e.g. cars, cyclists or joggers.
  7. Two dogs with their handlers will approach each other from opposite directions, pause and engage in light conversation for about 15 seconds then continue on their way.

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