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    Archie did his Kennel Club Good citizen bronze award today and passed!

    Luckily the examiner was quite lenient and the one thing he has trouble with is staying in one position off with the lead on the floor for a minute - she let him do it a couple of times and he did it in a down position - longest minute of my life!!

    He did everything else well, even recall which is not always as good with me as it is with DH, and DH couldn't be there as he was working.

    Not bad for a 9 month old very bouncy puppy that just wants to play!

    Just really pleased he did it all for me :D

    I'll try to get a picture tomorrow with his rosette - he has crashed out exhausted now






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    WTG Archie! :thumbs-up:

    What are these awards all about Lisa?





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    They do a gold, silver and bronze award.

    The bronze award:

    aims to produce a dog that will walk and behave in a controlled manner on the lead, will stay in one position on command, will allow to clean groom and inspect it. The dog must also be able to be positioned by its owner for inspection (thinking vets not showing), all on the lead. The dog must come to hand when called.

    You have to show you know how to care for your dog, carry poop scoops etc and know how to inspect them for signs of injury or illness.

    The silver and gold awards get progressively harder and we won't be attempting them anytime soon (if ever!) and get more into close heel work and showing.

    This was his third stage of training classes.

    We want to do agility with him when he is old enough






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    Quote Originally Posted by lisaw, post: 105977

    You have to show you know how to care for your dog, carry poop scoops etc and know how to inspect them for signs of injury or illness.
    You inspect poop scoops for sign of injury?

    WTG Archie. You could teach Willow a thing or two. Stupid dog scared the life out of me today - bolted out the park and ran across a main road to the beach. Luckily the traffic lights were red but she knows I'm still not talking to her.

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    boxers don't do good citizen, they do slobbery loves though !!


    well done Archie!!!















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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawn, post: 105979
    You inspect poop scoops for sign of injury?

    WTG Archie. You could teach Willow a thing or two. Stupid dog scared the life out of me today - bolted out the park and ran across a main road to the beach. Luckily the traffic lights were red but she knows I'm still not talking to her.
    You don't want to be scooping poop with an injured poop bag!

    for today Dawn - I have had a couple of heart in the mouth moments with Archie - I won't let him off lead when I am alone with him it is too scary, he can be really good but if he sees another dog nothing will stop him.






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    WTG Archie!! I want to do agility with Sonny
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    Congratulations to Archie! What a nice accomplishment for a wee (well, in a manner of speaking :D ) puppy! Congratulations to you too!






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    Awwwww! Well done Archie.

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    My whippet doesn’t do anything that she’s told.Ever!!!!!! Her recall is only good if she wants to come back lol

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    Do they do these awards for children?

    I'm particularly interested in the teenage daughter section...

    Well done Archie and Mummy.X

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