Acorn Dog Training

Acorn Dog Training

Adult Dog Classes and The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme

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Our Adult Dog Training classes are for dogs who are aged aged 5 months and above who have missed out on puppy training classes, or who need to sharpen up on their general obedience, such as stay, come when called, learning to walk on a loose lead, and perhaps attention seeking issues or what I call "cloth-ear syndrome", that is you tell the dog to do something, and it completely ignores you. These classes are not suitable for dogs who have social issues ~ perhaps with other dogs, or with humans, as those type of problems need more specialist advice, details of which may be found on our behaviour page on this website.

For our adult dog training classes, we follow the format leading to the KENNEL CLUB's GOOD CITIZEN DOG SCHEME AWARD, where we run regular courses to educate owners about the importance of having a well trained dog which is completely well socialised and socially acceptable to other members of society. For full information about the Good Citizen Dog Scheme and what it coveres click on the Kennel Club logo:

We also offer Good Citizen Dog Scheme training as a continuation course for owners of dogs who just wish to improve their overall obedience after having attended a puppy course, either with us, or elsewhere. If you have previously attended one of our courses, or a foundation course with Dogs in Training or Shippshape School for Dogs, then the cost of a 6 week course is £50, or £60 to those who have trained elsewhere.

ACORN DOG TRAINING HOLDS THE KENNEL CLUB'S LISTED STATUS

If you would like to join our Adult Dog Classes and train to Good Citizen Dog Scheme level, the cost of a 6 week beginners course is £60. The test at the end of each course is not compulsory, so if you are happy with what you have achieved, then no test is necessary, however, the option is there if you would like to receive the award.

Wednesday 6th September at 6.45pm, Location Walnut Tree with Fran Griffin. This course is provisionally fully booked.

There will be some new courses anounced here during the 2nd week in September. We are now in the process of purchasing rubber matting so that we can use some new venues in the Milton Keynes area. Priority for two of the new courses will be given to people who have recently completed some puppy training courses with us, and who wish to continue on. I will be in contact with you all shortly to confirm dates, times and venues. If you have a dog who has received no previous training, please contact the schools below, or bookmark this page and return again during the 2nd week in September to view new courses for complete beginners.

AWS Dog Training on 01234 313026, Phil runs classes in Milton Keynes and Bedfordshire

or Shippshape School for Dogs on 01525 261504. Theresa runs classes in Great Brickhill and Simpson.

These classes run in a similar way to Acorn Dog Training.

As with all our training classes, the methods we use are reward based, as well as kind, firm and very fair to the dog. We do not train with choke chains, or use any form of bullying.

 

Ella practises her "Go to bed" for her Gold Award (click on image to enlarge)

WE WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE EVERYONE WHO HAVE TAKEN AND PASSED THE GOOD CITIZENS TEST. The results from previous years can be viewed here for 2002 here for 2003 here for 2004 and here for 2005

These passes are genuine achievements. All dogs have to show that they are able complete the exercises to a satisfactory standard. At Acorn Dog Training, we do NOT allow dogs to pass tests if they are unable to complete the required tasks in the required manner. Neither do we suggest that dogs whom we feel require further training join in on test days.

The results for 2006 to date are as follows:

Bronze Award
Jackie Green and Molly, Working Cocker Spaniel

Julie Thomas and Hula, German Shepherd

Elizabeth Sewell and George, Labrador/Pointer x
Kellie Hall and Kodi, German Shepherd
Jasmine Frost and Basil, Labrador
Tracy Greenhill and Alfie, Bichon Frise/Jack Russell mix

Tracy Greenhill and Jazz, Cocker Spaniel
Joanne Routeledge and Lollie, Labrador
Roy and Laura Tock, and Cooper, Boxer
Bethany Bond and Smokey, Cocker Spaniel
Rachael Hill and Keira, Irish Setter
Carol and Beau, Doberman

Janice Bailley and Kira, American Bull Dog

Tony Cook and Clive, Lhasa Apso

Dave Lewis and Rosie, English Springer Spaniel

Bekka Brown and Caffrey, West Highland White Terrier

Salvatore Maniscalo, and Niko, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Silver Award
Elizabeth Sewell and George, Labrador/Pointer x
Kellie Hall and Kodi, German Shepherd
Kerry Gosling and Harvey, Terrier mix
Julie Thomas and Hula, German Shepherd

Tracy Greenhill and Alfie, Bichon Frise/Jack Russell mix

Tracy Greenhill and Jazz, Cocker Spaniel
Joanne Routeledge and Lollie, Labrador
Roy and Laura Tock, and Cooper, Boxer
Bethany Bond and Smokey, Cocker Spaniel
Rachael Hill and Keira, Irish Setter
Carol and Beau, Doberman

Lorraine Bland and Charlie, Patterdale (Fell Terrier)

Joanne Routeledge and Lollie, Labrador
Janice Bailley and Kira, American Bull Dog
Tony Cook and Clive, Lhasa Apso
Dave Lewis and Rosie, English Springer Spaniel
Bekka Brown and Caffrey, West Highland White Terrier

 

Gold Level Award:

Tracy Greenhill and Alfie, Bichon Frise/Jack Russell mix
Julie Thomas and Hula, German Shepherd
Bethany Bond and Smokey, Cocker Spaniel
Rachael Hill and Keira, Irish Setter
Joanne Routeledge and Lollie, Labrador

Thanks to Craig Baker from Bedfordshire Police Dog Section for judging.

Talullah does her 2 minute down stay on the Silver Award, Talullah has passed her Gold Award at the tender age of 8 months and is now competing in agility.









 
 

 

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