|Good Citizen dog awards
Would you like to have a happy and rewarding partnership with your dog and become a more responsible and caring owner? If so, then read on .........Following the basic beginner obedience course, you have the opportunity to continue your training to progress & stimulate your dog (and you!). The exercises that have already been worked on are built and strengthened, with a few other exercises added along the way. The award scheme provides a progressive structure to your training, and a purpose and goal to work towards.
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 healthcare. All dogs are eligible for Good Citizen training, be they pedigree or crossbreed, young or old.
The scheme incorporates Bronze Silver and Gold awards, each level involves a gradual development in our understanding of dogs. Dog owners also have an obligation to their community and participants will be guided on the joys of responsible dog ownership. The Scheme is straight forward and non-competitive and on successful completion of each of the tests, you will be awarded a certificate to mark your achievement and a rosette on completion of the Bronze Award.