All our dogs work towards their Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Awards, a beginner level Obedience program designed for all dogs and accredited by the UK Kennel Club
Mara started her first obedience classes when she was just a puppy and passed her Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme (KC GCDS) Puppy Foundation Award.
She then qualified for Crufts in 2018 for the KC GCDS Bronze Challenge Display Team, were she completed and passed her KC GCDS Bronze award in front of a live audience. She also stood in for her sister, in the KC GCDS Silver Display team for a full display.
Mara now continues to do her KC GCDS training with Joh Bryant at ABC 4 Dogs in Cubley were she is working towards her KC GCDS Silver Award.
Malika only started her obedience Career when she was around 3 just after we got Mara, but she exelled immediately. She completed her KC GCDS Bronze Award and her KC GCDS Awards with AS Dog Training and Qualified for Crufts in 2018 with the KC GCDS Silver Display Team, were she performed 3 displays and a group down stay 2 days in a row. She then qualified for Crufts again in 2019, this time in the Gold Main Arena Display Team, were she performed 3 displays, the all team down stay and the 'On The Money' Displays two days of the show and performed 2 displays in the KCGCDS ring and one in the Main Arena on a third day. She was also aired live on television with Claire Balding with the KC GCDS Gold team for the opening reel of day 4 of the Show.
Having completed her KC GCDS Awards with Joh Bryants ABC 4 Dogs in Cubley, Malika now trains with ABC for dogs in Rally obeidence and is working towards her first GCDS and UK Rally Competitions.
Kaizu started his obedience career at an early age and quickly completed his KC GCDS Puppy Foundation Award, he was due to take his assesment for his KC GCDS Bronze Award, when Covid 19 restrictions caused it to be cancelled. He is still working on his obedience skills however and is enrolled with KB Dog Trainings Online Good Dog Level 1 and will be rejoining ABC 4 Dogs in Sept of 2020.
We are massive beleivers in 100% positive reinforcement based training. We beleive it is not appropriate to use negative reinforcement techniques with any dog however Salukis are a very sensitive breed and can become very nervous if negative reinforcement methods are used with them, so we think its is even more important to ensure our dogs are trained in this way. ABC 4 Dogs provide a fun and friendly environment offering a wealth of knowledge from extremely well trained, experienced and qualified instructors. They offer many different training opportunities, from GCDS Awards, to Rally obedience, to Scentwork and Hoopers, all using games based, positive reinforcement training regimes. They offer amazing support and help to their students and provide a really welcoming and positive atmosphere to help both you and your dog really ENJOY training.
For more information please Contact Joh Bryant at ABC4Dogs@btinternet.com
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