Gundog Awards/Assessments

Fledgling – To attain a Fledgling certificate your dog must demonstrate the following:
* Heelwork (on lead)
* 1 Minute sit or down stay (depending on breed) with handler specified distance from dog
* Recall with handler specified distance from dog.
* Hold – dog to carry dummy for specified distance/steps with handler by side.

Beginner Gundog – To attain a Beginners certificate your dog must demonstrate the following:
* Heelwork off lead for set paces/distance with turns.
* 2 Minute sit or down stay (depending on breed) with handler specified distance from dog.
* Recall with handler specified distance from dog, recall to begin with longer wait and greater distance than the fledgling test.
* Retrieve – Handler to send dog to seen retrieve.

Intermediate Gundog – To attain a Intermediate certificate your dog must demonstrate the following:
* Heelwork off lead for set paces/distance with turns for longer distance than Beginners test.
* 3 Minute sit or down stay (depending on breed) with handler specified distance from dog.
* Recall with handler specified distance from dog, recall to include stop whilstle.
* Retrieve – Handler to send dog to one seen retrieve over obstacle.
* Retrieve – Handler to send dog to one memory retrieve.

Competent Gundog – To attain a Competent certificate your dog must demonstrate the following:
* Heelwork off lead for set paces/distance with turns and past ground distractions.
* 3 Minute sit or down stay (depending on breed) with handler specified distance from dog and for one of those minutes handler to go out of site.
* Recall with handler specified distance from dog, recall to include stop whistle, redirect to blind retrieve and recall to deliver.
* Retrieve – Handler to send dog to one seen retrieve.
* Retrieve – Handler to send dog to one memory retrieve over obstacle.
* Retrieve – Handler to send dog to one split retrieve (as directed).

Experienced Gundog – To attain a Experienced certificate your dog must demonstrate the following:
* Heelwork off lead for set paces/distance with turns, test will include ground distractions and moving distractions and will roll straight into the stay exercise.
* 3 Minute sit or down stay (depending on breed) with handler out of site.
* Recall with handler specified distance from dog, stop whistle used, dummy thrown for dog, handler to heel dog away from dummy, sit dog again using whistle, walk on and recall dog again when instructed to do so.
* Recall with handler specified distance from dog, recall to include stop whistle, redirect to retrieve and recall to be used, dog to then walk to heel with handler for short distance whilst holding dummy prior to delivery to hand.
* Completion of both a split retrieve and a memory retrieve.
* Where there are breed specific traits these would be taken into account for final exercise, such as a HPR etc

Water competent Gundog – To attain a Water certificate your dog must demonstrate confident retrieving during a set test based on area being used for test. All tests will be kept as fair as possible based on locations.

At higher levels cold game, dummies or mixture may be used with clients agreement.

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