Obedience: Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme Tests

29th November

Bronze, Silver and Gold tests. The Club is subsidising the hall hire fees for the night, so there will be no fees to pay.

No normal training for those not taking the tests.

Paperwork

Please make sure that you have been given the following paperwork:

  • Description of Exercises (including Responsibility and Care) for the relevant level.
  • Canine Code

Tell the Instructor if you are missing any paperwork.

Equipment

  • Bronze: Please bring grooming equipment.
  • Silver: Please bring a toy for your dog.
  • Gold: Please bring a mat or bed and a long lead or crate for relaxed isolation.

All need to bring poo bags and treats (treats are not to be carried in the hand or fed during test exercises).

Ensure the dog is wearing a collar with an ID tag or plate – this is required by law even if your lead is attached to a headcollar or harness. The dog’s collar, lead, harness or headcollar must be checked for comfort and safety and be appropriate for the dog under test.

Identification

Dogs will have their microchips scanned on the test night. Handlers taking the Bronze test will scan their own dogs, while the Examiner will scan the dogs taking the Silver and Gold tests. To use the scanner: Press the on/off button on the rear of the scanner; “Scanning…” is displayed on the screen on the front of the scanner. Run the scanner over the back of your dog’s neck and shoulders in a zigzag motion. When the microchip is detected, the scanner will bleep and display the microchip number.

By law, the minimum requirements for information on an ID disc or plate are surname of owner, house name/number, street name and postcode. As clarified by the Good Citizen Scheme, it is not acceptable just to have house number and postcode.

Dog identification in the UK

If you have any questions about the test, please email training@letchworthdtc.org.uk

 

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