of you who have owned your dog from a puppy will be aware of how
important it is to start educating your dog from a young age.
Before your puppy settles in to a new environment and starts setting
the ground rules, it is vital to provide him or her with an interesting
and educational learning programme. This can set the foundations
for the future and help you live a happy life with your new family
will courses be conducted?
The Puppy Foundation Assessment will be based on the puppy and
its owner’s attendance at training classes. It is not an
award that is conducted on a one-test basis. The thinking behind
the Puppy Foundation Assessment course is that puppies learn
a gradual basis, over a period of time. This way a puppy will
have time to settle into a new class and gradually build up solid
foundations for the future. Upon enrolment onto a course your
puppy will receive an introduction pack including the Puppy Foundation
Syllabus, a Puppy Foundation diary and Canine Code.
old does my puppy have to be?
The minimum puppy age limit is at the discretion of the training
course provider and will be based on the premises and environment
used for puppy training. Some dog training clubs may enrol puppies
for their course from as young as 10 weeks, other clubs may ask
that puppies have completed their second vaccination, whilst other
training clubs may like your puppy to be older still. The maximum
age for a puppy to enrol will again depend on the individual training
club, but will not exceed 12 months old.
long does it take to complete the course?
Each dog training club or organisation will set their own duration
for the courses e.g. 6 - 8 weeks, but puppies must attend for
a minimum of 4 weekly sessions.
does my puppy have to do?
As part of any normal dog training process, training the owner
is as important as training the puppy, therefore both owners and
puppies are assessed. The course includes 12 different exercises
and each exercise will be covered as part of each training session.
They are: -
- Responsibility & Care
- Cleanliness & Identification
Attentive Response To Name
- Handling & Inspection
Basic Puppy Positions
Walking in a Controlled Manner
Stay for approximately 10 seconds
Take Article Away from the Puppy
Food Manners (take a treat without snatching)
there an examination at the end of the course?
NO - this programme has been designed to lay the foundations
in a puppy’s education and therefore assessment will take
place over the duration of the course and not on one occasion.
does my puppy get when he or she passes assessment?
In addition to laying the foundations for a well-behaved dog,
puppies who successfully complete the Puppy Foundation Assessment
course will be awarded their very own rosette and KC Good Citizen
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