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. When you start your first course of training classes you will receive your starter pack which included a bandanna, an outline of the exercises and standards required for each badge, the first badge is awarded at the end of the first course. Any further badges awarded are charged at £2.50 each, if you are really keen, there are atleast 10 badges to be earned.
The dogs wear a bandanna and collect sew on badges for each level of training or achievement..
1. The first white badge is awarded at the end of the first six weeks of classes, if you have shown some improvement and a commitment to training.
2. Three badges will be awarded for all the obedience exercises we do this in class, (basic, less basic and harder) following a very rough outline of the kennel clubs good citizen scheme, but with an extra option on each level if they are carried out in the real world, rather than at the class venue.
3. Three badges will be awarded for different levels of Rally, correctly completing courses of varying difficulty.
4. Three badges will be awarded for completing standards within trick training.
I really hope the bandanas will be worn with pride and help to spread the word about training your dog and the great results that can be achieved.