Last night Buddy and I passed the test for the Bronze level of the Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen Scheme. Hooray!
It was great to know that all our work for the last few weeks has been worth it, and we displayed our certificate and rosette prominently at home. Even though he was fairly well trained before, this more formal training has switched his brain back into work mode. He listens a lot more now, and he certainly walks on a lead better, because he responds much more to verbal commands and so he doesn’t get to the point of pulling.
I have really enjoyed the classes, and judging by Buddy’s eager waiting by the door as I get ready each time so has he. The other participants were lovely (aren’t most dog folk?) and there was a very supportive atmosphere in the class.
All this leaves me with one problem – now I have to worry about passing the silver level!