For quite some time I have been searching for a way to acknowledge the progress that you make during our training sessions, but have shied away from issuing certificates for the simple reason that they tend to get lost in household paperwork or elsewhere and are soon forgotten.
During my search I came across the Dog Scouts of America and thought they had a great idea, though taken a lot further than I wanted. The dogs wear a bandanna and collect sew on badges for each level of training or achievement.
I have therefore created the Rewarding Paws award scheme based on the Dog Scouts premise. A one off membership fee of £10 will be charged for each dog and in return you will receive your bandanna, an outline of the exercises and standards required for each badge (a small charge of £2.50 will be applied for each badge when achieved).
Please let me know if you would be interested in joining and if you have an idea of which badge you would like to work towards first.