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THE KENNEL CLUB GOOD CITIZEN DOG AWARD SCHEME

Acorn Dog Training holds Kennel Club Listed Status. 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 click on the Kennel Club logo:

WE WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE EVERYONE WHO PASSED THE GOOD CITIZENS TEST in 2004, details of those who passed in previous years can be viewed here for 2002 and here for 2003

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 at any level if they are unable to complete the required tasks in a satisfactory manner. Neither do we suggest that dogs whom we feel require further training join in on test days.

Congratulations to those who have passed the Bronze Award in 2004. These are:

Gill Reeman and Tiggy, German Shorthaired Pointer
Beverly Saunders and Sam, Working Sheep Dog
Dave Judge and Casper... a kind of staffie with long legs and bat ears!!!
Tracey Pavey and Tiah, Great Dane
Joanne Billing and Oscar, Working Sheep Dog
Louise Kau and Hollie, mixed breed
Vincent Kinner and Ollie, Labradoodle
Christine Tennent and Gem, Irish Setter
Amanda Beales and Winston, Boxer
Fran Griffin and Talullah, Irish Setter - my baby dog!!!
Scott and Robina Ballard-David, Molly, Rottweiler
James Mertens and Sophie, Husky
Vanessa Murphy and Ruiaridh, West Highland White Terrier
Donna Breese and Tia, Boxer
Sharon and Carl Mace and Nakira, White GSD
Joan Harrington and Coco, Staffordshire Bull Terrier/Labrador mix
Christine Smith and Purdey, Labrador
Suzanne Yates and Ellie, Doberman
Suzanne Frey and Archie, Weimarana
Sarah Hesketh and Josh, Papillon

Lynne Hamilton-Gow and Murphy, Springer Spaniel
Chris Ryan and Rocky, Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Angela Wilkins and Muppet, Cocker Spaniel
Marion Traynor and Oscar, Bichon Frisee
Alex Green and Millie, Border Collie
Joanne Hardwick and George, Cocker Spaniel
Peter Chalk and Basil, Working Sheepdog
Hazel Chalk and Arthur, Working Sheepdog
Mr. Butterworth and Marshall, Cocker Spaniel
Mrs. Butterworth and Briggs, Cocker Spaniel

Those who passed their Silver Award are:

Fran Griffin and Talullah, Irish Setter
Amanda Beales and Winston, Boxer
Beverly Saunders and Sam, Working Sheep Dog
Chris Tennent and Gem, Irish Setter
Dave Judge and Casper, Bats ears... sorry Dave ~ Staffie mix
Jackie Watson and Sofie Patrice, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Joanne Billing and Oscar, Working Sheep Dog
Louise Kau and Hollie, mixed breed

James Mertens and Sophie, Husky
Vanessa Murphy and Ruiaridh, West Highland White Terrier
Donna Breese and Tia, Boxer

Sharon and Carl Mace and Nakira, White GSD

Joan Harrington and Coco, Staffordshire Bull Terrier/Labrador mix
Christine Smith and Purdey, Labrador
Suzanne Yates and Ellie, Doberman
Suzanne Frey and Archie, Weimarana
Chris Ryan and Rocky, Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Angela Wilkins and Muppet, Cocker Spaniel

Marion Traynor and Oscar, Bichon Frisee
Alex Green and Millie, Border Collie
Joanne Hardwick and George, Cocker Spaniel

Hazel Chalk and Arthur, Working Sheepdog
Mr. Butterworth and Marshall, Cocker Spaniel

Mrs. Butterworth and Briggs, Cocker Spaniel

Sarah Hesketh and Josh, Papillon

Those who have passed their Gold Award are:

Fran Griffin and Talullah, Irish Setter
Chris Ryan and Ella, Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Suzanne Yates and Ellie, Doberman
Suzanne Frey and Archie, Weimarana
Chris Ryan and Rocky, Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Angela Wilkins and Muppet, Cocker Spaniel

Alex Green and Millie, Border Collie

Donna Breese and Tia, Boxer

Talullah does her 2 minute down stay on the Silver Award. Talullah passed her Gold Award at the tender age of 8 months!

Many thanks to our regular judge, Steve Beechey of The Thames Valley Police Dog Section, and Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and to all those who gave generously to our nominated animal charities. Thanks also to Craig Baker of Bedfordshire Police Dog Section who judged the Gold Award

If ever there should be a special award, it should go to Jackie Watson with Sofie Patrice. Jackie is a senior citizen, who is herself seriously ill. To train a Cavalier King Charles to the exacting standards of the Silver Award takes time, patience a lot of hard work, plus a great deal of love. This goes to show what can be achieved by many able bodied people, if only they would give themselves and their dog the time and effort. Well done Jackie. Your efforts and achievements send a huge message to dog owners the world over ~ Much love and blessings to you both. Fran.

30th July 2004: Another very special acknowledgement goes to Sharon and Carl Mace and Nakira the White German Sheperd. Nakira has not been an easy dog for anyone to train. However, BOTH of his 'parents' are disabled, yet have still managed to train their dog to take both the bronze and silver award in one evening. Well done to you both. I hope you continue on and achieve the Gold Award too.

30th October 2004: Special acknowledgement to Donna Breese and Tia. Boxers are not the easiest to train, because of their extreme liveliness, and Tia was no exception. Donna and Tia have worked very hard and should be a great encouragement to other Boxer owners, especially those who have real springs in their feet. Good luck to Donna and Tia with their agility training. I am sure you will go far together.

 

 
 
 


Well done for all the hard work and effort you have all put in to achieving this standard of training. Good to hear that you are continuing on to learn other things as well.

 

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