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APDT Good Companion Awards

Good Companion Awards

The Good Companion Awards (GCA) set by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) can be undertaken in a group class or on a one to one basis. The awards are open to all pet dogs of all ages!


Designed to be non-competitive, fun, and focus on teamwork between guardians and their dogs. Over the course of 6 weeks, the partnership works to reach set criteria at each level encompassing life skills and fun tricks, as well as ensuring guardians have an understanding and knowledge of welfare, well-being, and the true meaning of companionship. 

Starting at puppy, or foundation, work your way up four levels to advanced! 

Next group courses:

Puppy (under 6 months)

Thursday 20th June 2024 @ 6pm     


Foundation (6 months + )

Thursday 20th June 2024 @ 7.15pm 


(Peasmarsh Memorial Hall. Maximum of 5 dogs)

One to One Courses:

Starting at puppy or foundation level, these 6 week one to one training courses can be started at any time.


One to One Dog Training

One to One training is the perfect solution if:

  • your dog struggles in a class environment

  • there are specific areas to work one

  • you can't attend a group class

Areas we can help with are (not restricted to):

  • Good Companion Awards

  • Loose Lead Walking

  • Recall

  • Manners

  • Socialisation

  • Navigating Adolescence 

  • Minor Behavioural Problems

  • Overexcitement

  • Confidence Building

  • Separation Related Behaviours

  • Handling and Cooperative Care

  • Engagement

Initial Consultations last up to 2 hours and aims to help you understand why the behaviour is happening, establish a training plan to meet both yours and your dog's needs, phone and email support for 2 weeks; as well as giving you the tools and skills to start you off on your training journey. 


Follow up sessions last an hour as we put the training plan into practice and strengthen your partnership. Some cases may only need the initial consultation, others, a couple of follow up sessions, and for a few, on going training may be required. 

£40 + cost of secure field hire if necessary


For help and support contact us, today.


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