The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme is the largest dog training scheme in the UK. Its aim is to promote responsible dog ownership and in turn, enhance our relationship with our pets and to make the community aware of the benefits associated with dog ownership.
The Scheme brings together simple exercises such as basic dog training, grooming, exercise, diet, cleaning up after the dog and general health-care.
All dogs are eligible for Good Citizen training, be they pedigree or cross-breed, young or old. The Scheme, which is not competitive, incorporates four awards – BRONZE, SILVER, GOLD and Puppy Foundation Assessment. Each level involves a gradual development in our understanding of dogs.
A trained dog is a happy dog and remember, you can teach an old dog new tricks!
Dog owners also have an obligation to their community and participants will be guided on the joys of responsible dog ownership.
The scheme which is none competitive incorporates four awards, The Puppy Foundation Assessment, Bronze, Silver, Gold. Each level involves a gradual development in your understanding of dogs. Dog owners also have an obligation to their community and participants will be guided on the responsibilities of dog ownership.
The course is straightforward and non-competitive and on successful completion of each of the tests, participants will be awarded a Certificate to mark their achievement and a rosette on completion.