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Intermediate Assessment Criteria 6 – Hunting and Stop Whistle

There are two options for this video. You must choose one of the options for your entry. Both options incorporate hunting and a stop whistle. One video shows a dog…

Intermediate Assessment Criteria 5 – Retrieve Incorporating Natural Barriers

This exercise aims to demonstrate that your dog is confident of crossing natural barriers to get the retrieve. I have included a few examples: jumping a log, crossing a ditch,…

Intermediate Assessment Criteria 4 – Short Blind Retrieve

Pre-plant an item in some long grass. Send your dog into the area (for this level, you should be at least 20 paces away from the area, and your dog…

Intermediate Assessment Criteria 3 – Directions (outs,back)

Leave your dog in a sit and walk away to stand at least 8 paces in front of the dog. Throw a dummy out to your left to land in…

Intermediate Assessment Criteria 2 – Obedience Exercise With A Retrieve

Start with your dog sitting by your side. Walk your dog off lead (at least) 20 paces, sit the dog up by your side and throw a dummy out in…

Intermediate Assessment Criteria 1 – Two Dummy Retrieve

Walk your dog off lead (at least) 20 paces, sit the dog up by your side and throw a dummy out in front of you and your dog. Turn the…

LWDG Working Dog Certification – Get Started Here

Process Of Entry Watch the video above. Enter your dog for the assessment using the correct entry link Your criteria demonstrations for the relevant assessment level will be unlocked for…

Novice Assessment Criteria 8 –Further Directions

Leave your dog in a sit and walk out to stand at least 8 paces in front of the dog. Throw a dummy behind your dog to the left, and…

Novice Assessment Criteria 7 – Directions (lefts,rights,outs)

Leave your dog in a sit and walk out to stand at least eight paces in front of the dog. Throw a dummy to the dog’s left and also to…

Novice Assessment Criteria 6 – Hunting

Pre-plant an item in some long grass for your dog to find. Send your dog into the area (you should be just outside the area so the dog is sent…

Novice Assessment Criteria 5 – Stop

Send your dog away from you (this can be sent in a straight line as demonstrated, sent off quartering/hunting, or sent off ahead to mooch, as long as the dog…

Novice Assessment Criteria 4 – Memory Retrieve (lead heelwork)

Walk your dog to heel (off lead) at least 12 paces, sit your dog up and drop/throw the retrieve out just a little way in front (your dog should remain…

Novice Assessment Criteria 2 – Marked Retrieve

Start with the dog sitting by your side, throw the retrieve item out, and dog to sit steady until sent on the voice command, your dog should run out pick…

Novice Assessed Criteria 1 – Steadiness

Leave your dog in sit and walk out 8 paces to stand in front of your dog, throw a dummy to the left and right of your dog, one overhead…

General Rules For Certification Assessment

 The entry fee is £20.00 per Certificate per attempt. You have 14 days from in which to enter. Entry must be done by both the Facebook Post AND the completion of the Ready…

Assessed Criteria 8 – Foundation Level Hunting

Pre-plant an item in some long grass for your dog to find. Walk your dog into the area, and when ready, release your dog to start hunting the area (you…

Assessed Criteria 7 – Foundation Level Stop

Stop on recall. Leave your dog in a sit, walk out at least 16 paces (you should be able to walk away from your dog with your back to the…

Assessed Criteria 6 – Foundation Level Memory Retrieve

Walk the dog on a loose lead out at least 8 paces, sit your dog up and drop/throw the retrieve out just a little way in front (your dog should…

Assessed Criteria 5 – Foundation Level Marked Retrieve

Start with the dog sitting by your side, throw the retrieve item out, and your dog to sit steady until sent on the voice command, your dog should run out…

Assessed Criteria 4 – Foundation Level Informal Retrieve

Start with a dog by your side, and throw your retrieve item out, the dog is to run out (no steadiness required) pick up the retrieve, and return it immediately…

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