Class information

Read our Friendly Dog Club booklet packed with useful information for new and existing club members.

If you attend one of our classes, you can find items that may be referred to in class here. Scroll down for content about "freeze", scenting, treibball, in-house and Kennel Club tests

Teaching rewind

Dog round chair

Teaching reverse using a chair


Proofing the Freeze for Nosework

Teaching a Freeze Indication

Treibball Information

Treiball Tricks

Treiball Challenge 5

Treiball Control Exercises

Treiball Tryers

This is an example of what we're aiming for. No pressure!

The video is in German, however it outlines the practice that we've been doing in class in early 2018:

Some classes are learning treiball techniques. The following site may be useful. It's in German so we've provided a link to an English translation however it's the visuals that are worth taking a look at:

Anja Jakob (English Translation)

Scent training
Some of our classes are working on scent training. This video shows you how to introduce your dog to the scent:

This video is about scent marking or training an indication or "freeze"

Tricks to use for Silver or Gold in-house awards (250KB)

Kennel Club Good Citizen tests
At The Friendly Dog Club we can carry out Kennel Club Good Citizen tests in-house with our own fully trained Kennel Club tester!

For details of what you need to learn for each test, see the information below:

Kennel Club Good Citizen Puppy Foundation

Kennel Club Good Citizen Bronze

Kennel Club Good Citizen Silver

Kennel Club Good Citizen Gold

Ask us for details about when tests will be carried out and to put your name down.

In house tests
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Food allowed


Food allowed but not on nose


Reward allowed after exercises


Reward allowed after exercises


30 second

Standing by dog

1 minute

3 paces away

2 minute

5 paces, off lead

2 minute

5 paces, 30 secs out of sight


30 second

Standing by dog

1 minute

3 paces away

2 minute

5 paces, off lead

3 minute

5 paces, 30 sec out of sight


10 second

Standing by dog

30 second stand

Dog to stand still

30 second stand

5 paces, off lead

1 minute stand

5 paces, off lead


from owners hand

from examiners hand

examiner drops treat on floor

Recall past food


stick + toy

mat 3 paces away

Stop on Mat 10 paces away

Go round 2x 10 paces


Loose lead walking

Left and right side loose lead walking

Left and right side walking incl. Sits and turns

Off lead

(Small course set by examiner)


Loving recall

Loving recall with distractions

Formal recall and finish

A recall including heelwork & positions


Owner by dog

6 positions owner standing up

3 paces away – no creeping

5 paces away – no creeping


Give paw

Wave & roll over or beg or bow

4 different tricks from our list

x3 previosly learnt but from distance of 5 paces


Knock Dice off box

go out and hit flymouse box

hit box with paw,

plus 2 jumps

gold star = bring back toy

hit box with paw, over 4 jumps,

gold star = bring back toy



Handling by owner

On mat coming towards handler

on recall

10 paces away instructor to hold dog

on send away and recall





Fetch something back to handlers hand

gold starFormal retrieve

= Sit in Front




Scent cloth with owners scent from 5 cloths

Substance search


gold star = Owner and dog can earn Gold Stars if they can do the starred items.

Online Courses

Introducing our online courses!

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From the Shop
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Fun Flyball Hurdle

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From the Blog
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I'm fed up with Mud!

From the Blog

Lobster Pot Fun on the Beach

Mobile and Tablet app

Online Classes

Our 'Lockdown Puppy Course'. Recorded during lockdown, our online course gives you everything you need to know to train your puppy at home.

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We offer training courses for every level of dog from puppy right up to advanced level. We're Kennel Club listed.

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Agility classes for dogs from 10 months. Great for enjoyment and healthy exercise.

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Mobile and Tablet app


Our apps are written and hosted by The Friendly Dog Club's Angela Horsley. We currently have two apps, one for basic training and a follow up for 'the next steps'.

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Our on-line shop is where you will find our super useful jumps

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