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Designed for dogs that have completed the Silver course will take you and your dogs skills to the next level. The Gold award incorporates a wide range of advanced skills with all elements being off-lead.

Course Elements

The APT Gold Dog Training course is designed to give your dog fresh challenges and skills. We have incorporated a range of elements that are educational and build on the positive habits developed in the earlier courses.


6 Weeks

The APT Gold Training Course is held over six consecutive weeks at both our Mansfield and Brinsley dog training bases. The course length is calculated to ensure al the necessary foundational elements are included in the course.

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Walking Under Control

A variety of Off Lead control exercises including in and around other dogs and people and demonstrating left, right and about turns. With verbal communication allowed the exercise will also incorporate two halts where the dog sits at side.

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Rejoin Handlers Side

The handler is walking at normal pace with dog at your side. Your dog is then left in a 'sit' position. All this is carried out off-lead.

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Food Manners with Recall

Two bowls of tasty titbits are placed in a dish and placed on the floor. The handler should then be able to recall the dog past the food without him lunging for the food.


Dumbbell Retrieval 

On the instructor’s command the handler to throw a dumbell. The dog is expected to sit and wait, then fetch the dumbbell when commanded to do so. 


Controlled Greeting

Carried out off lead, a helper offers an exuberant greeting to dog. The handler will then demonstrate control by getting the dog into a ‘sit’ or ‘down’ position. 

6 Week Gold Award Course - £65

At the conclusion of the Gold training course you and your dog will undertake a practical test including all the elements you have learnt over the 6 weeks. When you successfully complete the Gold test you will receive a rosette and certificate.

If you wish to continue your training journey you can then move on to the Platinum courses.

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