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We continue to monitor the advice and guidance from official sources, such as the Kennel Club and Public Health England, regarding the organising of events in light of the ongoing Covid 19 Pandemic. PnM shows and other events remain suspended until further notice.

November 14 2020

Move Development

If you are looking for something to help organise your training at home or in your training classes, the Move Development Scheme can be a great starting point! 

The Move Development Scheme (MDS) provides opportunities for people to gain credit for the work they do with their dog(s) on a continuous basis. It is highly flexible and can be used at a local level to motivate, maintain interest, recognise progression, encourage involvement, develop skills and prepare for higher level work.

Handlers and dogs gradually accumulate points for an increasingly wider range of moves. The handler is assessed on how well their dog does a move. They get 1 point if the dog can only do it with a food or toy lure, 2 points if the signal needed is really obvious and 3 points if it is minimal. Awards are given for each 40 point increment and start with Garnet going up to Zircon (200 points).

Handlers select for themselves what they want to be assessed on from a list of potential moves. It can be used as a standalone scheme, alongside other schemes such as Progress Awards or to help prepare for other schemes and / or competition.

The scheme can be implemented at a local level in a variety of ways with groups/clubs deciding for themselves how they want to carry out the assessments but none of these necessitate the use of an external assessor appointed by PnM. This does mean though that certificates awarded under the scheme may be subject to a wider variation of interpretation than those awarded for Progress Awards.

Small informal groups of friends who train together could use it to help them extend their range of moves and provide structure for their training. Individuals could also use it to provide ideas for their own training and for self-scoring. The awards given are purely for self development / internal club purposes and if individuals who don’t attend a group want to be assessed then it is up to them to negotiate being assessed within a group using the scheme. Clubs can either use the PnM certificate or provide their own.

Download the MDS Assessment Work Sheet HERE

The Kennel Club has taken the decision with regret to extend its strong recommendation that clubs and societies cancel forthcoming events until the end of September and that serious consideration should be given to events due to be held after this date.

May 13 2020

Crufts 2020

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International Freestyle Winner

UK Freestyle Winner

Heelwork to Music Winner

Be Inspired!

POSTPONED

Evening Event

Celebrating 20 years

of the

Paws n Music Association

Friday 28 August 2020
Forest Oak Farm

An evening showcase of the very best that our sport
brings to the enjoyment and training of dogs.

Covering all four divisions of
Heelwork, Freestyle, Musical Dressage
and Dances with Dogs
with a wide variety of participants
demonstrating their creativity, individuality
and entertainment.

There will be opportunities to explore training expertise, challenges and successes.

Paws n Music members are invited to
attend FREE, all other guests £5.

Buffet and bar
tickets for £8 – £10

The evening will be videoed and participants will receive a personal professional photograph.

details and booking available with Schedule

What’s happening then …. ?

PROGRESS AWARDS

Open to ALL members

from
absolute beginners to advanced handlers

Progress Awards are designed to encourage a strong foundation of handling, choreography and training across the four Divisions.

The assessment process will encourage a high quality of progress through the levels without prejudice to any breed, type of dog or handler. The Awards are held in a non-competitive atmosphere where the emphasis is on personal achievement.

All divisions have required set elements at each level, containing moves, which must be completed within the specified time to gain Awards. These compulsory elements may be performed in any order but all must be included, completed and not split. Additional moves, other than transitions between elements, are not required.

Click Here to find out more!

LIFETIME AWARDs

Open to ALL members
from
Starters to Advanced

For wins at PnM Shows

and non PnM events where the additional divisions of Musical Dressage and Dances with Dogs are hosted. 

 

Two FIRST places, each in a different Division: Heelwork, Freestyle,  Dressage or Dances you are eligible for a

Bronze award

A further FIRST place in a third Division, you earn a

silver award

FIRST last of the 4 divisions you are eligible for the

Gold award

Only one win is needed in each Division and scores must be 18.0 or above. These awards can be accumulated over the life time of a dog.

To obtain an application form and apply for these attractive rosette awards either:

  • download this form and send a copy to awards or
  • email the following information Handler name, address, email address, Dog’s KC name and pet name, breed of dog,  the award for which you are applying, a list of relevant wins: the Division and class level, name of show and date .

Awards are presented annually at the PnM May Show.