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Designed for dogs that have completed the Platinum course will take you and your dogs skills to the next level. The Platinum award incorporates a wide range of advanced skills including off-lead practical elements and other dog sports.

Course Elements

The APT Platinum 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 Platinum Plus 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 advanced elements are included in the course.



The handler will be taught to demonstrate a 15 second ‘watch’ just by saying 
the dog's name and a 30 second ‘watch’ by giving the command ‘(dog’s name) and watch’ with distractions.

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Positions On Move

Carried out off-lead the handler is walking at a fast pace with dog at side. The dog is then left in ‘sit’, ‘down’ or ‘stand position.

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Controlled Greeting

Six class members offer exuberant greetings to the dog. The handler will demonstrate full control while the dog is off-lead.

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Drug Dogs / Scent Cloths

Your dog will be taught to sniff-out various substances hidden around the training venue. Your dog will then lie down to indicate to the handler that it has discovered the items. 


Ball Jump Retrieval

Three tennis balls will be placed at the far end of two small hurdles. The dog will then be instructed to go over the jump, collect collect each ball in turn and return them to hand

6 Week Platinum Plus Award Course - £65

Once you and your dog have successfully completed the Platinum training course you will receive an attendance certificate, rosette and trophy.


If you wish to continue your training journey APT also offer the Platinum +1 and Platinum +2 advanced courses.


The +1 course further advances the previously learnt skills and introduces other dog sports. The +2 course includes further advanced skills such as more complex heelwork. The course also involves the handler in the training of other students and their dogs.

We'd love to hear from you so if you have any questions about your dog's training requirements please get in touch via the Contact Us button below.

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