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Silver Award

For the Silver Award examiners will only accept dogs that have already been awarded a Bronze Award Certificate, that have proper means of identification and, whose handlers can show their means of cleaning up after their dog.

Play with the dog The object is to demonstrate that the dog will play with its handler. Play adds an extra dimension to a dog's life and can be used to make training fun.

Road walk
The object is to test the ability of the dog to walk on lead under control.

Rejoin the handler
The object is for the dog to remain steady while the handler leaves but the dog will rejoin when instructed to do so.

Stay in one place
The object is that the dog will stay on the spot while the handler moves away for 2 minutes. The handler should remain in sight.

Vehicle control
The object is for the handler to get the dog in and out of a vehicle in a controlled manner. The dog should remain quiet, relaxed and under control during the exercise.

Come away from distractions
The object is for the handler to remain in control of their dog when there are distractions.

Controlled greeting
The object is to demonstrate that the dog will not jump up. Should this happen, the handler must be able to successfully instruct the dog to cease.

Food manners
The object is for the dog to have good manners when aware of peoples' food.

Examination of the dog
The object is to demonstrate that the dog will allow inspection of its body by a stranger as might be undertaken by a veterinary surgeon.

Responsibility and care
The object is to test the knowledge of the handler on this subject.
After successful completion of the Silver Award, awardees can purchase a Silver Good Citizen Dog Scheme Tag.

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