The foundation class at Burton Latimer dog club is available for dogs that are under 12 months old. Your dog must be under 12 months at the time of the test. To be able to take part in the foundation group your dog must of had all it vaccinations by the start date of the course.

    The aim at kennel club GDCS puppy foundation classes are to provide a means for socialising puppies and to lay down a foundation for education and training. On successful completion of the course puppies will respond to their handles and owners will have an awareness of the responsibilities of dog ownership. The inclusion of play exercises adds an extra dimension to the puppies life plus makes training fun.


    The Bronze class is a non-age restricted class. 

    The aim of the Bronze Award class is to produce a dog that will walk and behave in a controlled manner on the lead, will stay in one position on command, will allow its owner to clean, inspect and groom it. The dog will be able to allow its owner to position it in a sit, stand or down all on a lead by command.

    The bronze award also continues to develop recall so your dog returns to owner on command. It also gives a basic knowledge and understanding of training and how to care for the dog.


    The silver Award class is a non age restricted class but you must have completed the bronze class to be able to take part. 

    The aim of the silver award is to build upon skills that were learnt in the bronze award but increasing the level of difficulty. It is the natural progression of practical training skills and also introduces new concepts such as controlled greetings, road walking and vehicle control exercises which are important in everyday life situations.

    The silver award also builds on the knowledge and understanding of dog ownership and training your canine companions.


    The Gold Award is an age restricted class, the dog must be over the age of 12 months before being able to take the exam. you also must have completed the Silver Award to be able to take part. 

    The aim of the Gold Award is to continue to build on skills acquired in the silver award and develop more advanced training skills of your dog and you as a handler. The Gold Award is a natural progression of practical dog training skills and to introduce new concepts like relaxed isolation, stop the dog and send to bed exercises which are important in everyday life situations.

    The Gold Award aims to give handlers a deeper knowledge of their dog and training methods. 

    The Gold Award is the highest standard within the good dog citizen scheme and the required standards in all exercises should be achieved to be worthy of the award.


 We usually meet every Tuesday evening at Burton Latimer Community Centre but the current COVID 19 situation means our classes are temporarily suspended.  

 When we are operating normally we hold the following classes: 

 7.00 - 7.30pm Kennel Club Puppy Foundation

 7.30 - 8.00pm Kennel Club Puppy Foundation 

 8.00 - 8.45pm Kennel Club Bronze Award

 8.45 - 9.30pm Kennel Club Silver Award

 8.45 - 9.30pm Kennel Club Gold Award

 The classes are 8 weeks long with the 9th week being an exam to test the skills that you  have gained over the 8 week course and to obtain the Award that you have taken part in.

 The 9-week course costs £30 if paid at the time of registration or £5 per week. 

 There is also a £15 registration fee. This is a one off fee that covers the  nominated dog for life,  provided you attend classes on a regular basis.