" Midlothain Dog Training Club

Good Citizens Dog Training Scheme


"Good Citizen Dog Training Scheme

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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, cleaning up after the dog and general healthcare. All dogs are eligible for Good Citizen training, be there pedigree or cross-breed, young or old.

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The scheme which is non-competative incorporates four awards, Puppy Foundation, Bronze, Silver, and 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.

Puppy Foundation----Click to View\Download~ Puppy Foundation

The Puppy Foundation Award specialises in training owners to train their puppies.There is no minimum training standard required, as long as the puppy is under 12 months of age when the course is completed. All abilities are accepted!

Bronze----Click to View\Download~ Bronze

The Bronze GCDTS is for dogs that are relatively new to training. Very basic requirements to ensure you dog is a good member of society, able to walk and behave in a controlled manner on the lead, allow the handler to groom and inspect and stay in one place.

The Bronze award aims to provide the handler with the very basic knowledge of understanding and training of their dog.

Silver ----Click to View\Download~Silver

To take the Silver GCDTS dogs must have already passed the GCDTS Bronze award. It builds upon the skills learned for the bronze whilst slightly increasing the level of difficulty. The Silver is a natural progression of training skills introducing new concepts such as a controlled greeting, road walk and vehicle control.

Gold ----Click to View/Download~Gold

To take the Gold GCDTS dogs must have passed the Silver award. The Gold is currently the highest level of GCDTS. It develops more advanced training skills in the dog, and handler introducing new things such as relaxed isolation, send to bed and stop on command.

Responsibility & Care

Accompanies all levels of the Scheme and educates owners about responsibilities to their dog and the community ----Click to View\Download~Responsibility & Care

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