The Kennel Club Good Citizen Bronze Award Scheme
The Bronze Award aims to produce a dog that will walk and behave in a controlled manner on the lead, will stay in one position on command, will allow its owner to clean, groom and inspect it. The dog must also be able to be positioned by its handler for inspection i.e. stand, sit or lie down on either side or on its back, all on the lead. The dog must come to hand when called. The Bronze award aims to provide the handlers with a basic knowledge of understanding and training their canine companion.
The Good Citizen Bronze Award is a complete course of 9 lessons, with an Assessment Test on Week 10. The cost of the complete course is £70.00. Please use the “Contact Us” form for start dates of Bronze courses running throughout the year.
The Kennel Club Good Citizen Silver & Gold Award Schemes
The Silver Award aims to build upon the skills learned in the Bronze Award whilst increasing the level of difficulty. The Silver Award is a natural progression of practical dog training skills and introduces new concepts such as the controlled greeting, road walk and vehicle control exercises which are important in everyday life situations. The Silver Award aims to provide handlers with a good knowledge of understanding and training their canine companion.
The Gold Award is the highest level of achievement of the Scheme. It builds upon the skills learned in the Silver Award and develops more advance training skills of the dog and handler. The Gold Award is a natural progression of practical dog training skills and introduces new concepts such as relaxed isolation, stop the dog and send the dog to bed exercises, which are important in every day life situations. The Gold Award aims to provide handlers with a greater knowledge and understanding of their canine companion. Dogs that are awarded a Gold Certificate should reach the required standards in all exercises and be a worthy representative of the Scheme’s highest standard. Where possible it is preferable that certain exercises are tested at indoor and outdoor locations.
Training for Silver & Gold Schemes will be included within our Companion Dog Training Classes. Assessment Tests are arranged for both Awards regularly.
For more information, follow this link: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/training/good-citizen-dog-training-scheme/
Companion Dog Training Classes
This club runs a variety of classes each week, giving dogs and handlers the confidence to advance and develop their skills.