Good Companion Awards
Association of Pet Dog Trainers, Good Companion Awards.
Good Companion Awards have been designed to help motivate trainers and trainees to continue to enjoy exercises in life skills.
There are four levels – Puppy, Foundation, Progress and Jubilee.
The exercises can be incorporated with the KC GCDS awards or run separately.
Information for trainers give concise instructions for all exercises, together with record sheets for trainers and handlers, certificates and suggestions for rosettes. These can be found and downloaded from the members only area of the website.
The Puppy award is carried out as continuous assessment, the more advanced levels as a single assessment, or a maximum of 2 sessions if time is limited.
Each level aims to offer a natural progression to maintain interest and enthusiasm for both dog and handler.
To find out more please ask your Association of Pet Dog Trainers instructor.