The Gold Award is the highest level of achievement within the Scheme awards. It builds upon the skills learnt in the Silver Award and develops more advance training skills of the dog and handler. The Gold Award introduces new concepts such as sending a dog to Bed, Relaxed Isolation, an Emergency Stop and Heelwork off the lead, all of which provide greater understanding and control.
* Road walk on a public highway
* Walk free beside handler
* Stay down in one place (off lead)
* Send the dog to bed
* Stop the dog during recall
* Relaxed isolation
* Food manners
* Physical examination by examine
Care and the community - - Gold Award:
The handler should be able to give eight out of ten correct answers from sections two and three only.