Good Citizen Training
The Scheme is open to all dogs, young or old, pedigree or Crossbreed, whether Kennel Club registered or not. Dog owners of any fitness level or disability can take part too.
The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme is the UK's largest dog training programme. The Scheme promotes responsible dog ownership by teaching owners to train their dogs for everyday life situations. There are four levels starting with Puppy Foundation, leading on to Bronze, Silver and Gold, each one developing an owner’s understanding, while building a dog's confidence and levels of domestic obedience skills. It should produce a dog that will walk properly on a lead, will sit and lie down on command, and will allow its owner to clean, groom and inspect it. The dog must be able to be presented by its owner for examination in the sit, stand or lying, either on its side or its back, all on the lead, and stay in the position in which it is placed. It must retutn to its handler immediately when called.
How old does my dog have to be?
We will usually accept dogs of any age after they have completed their vaccination programme. We have some tips that might help you until you get to the training classes.
Yes, but it is advisable to contact us first and advise us of any problems you are having. We might ask you to bring your dog along first for an assessment, so that he or she can join the right class, Many of the problems you may face are covered in the Good Citizen Dog Scheme programme.
Your dog must wear a collar and lead and have a legally compliant Identification tag (see the Good Citizen Dog Scheme website for more information). There are other items like a toy, some titbits, a grooming brush, drying towel that you may need but the trainer will advise you about this before hand.
Courses normally take place for approximately 45 minutes - 1 hour, once a week. Puppy and Bronze Courses normally take between 6 - 8 weeks to complete, but these will vary. Silver and Gold courses will take longer.
For Puppy Foundation courses, your training Instructor will assess you and your puppy over a minimum 4 week period. For Bronze, Silver and Gold levels, a short test is set at the end of the course and an independent Scheme examiner will assess whether you and your dog meet the required standard.
Each dog and handler is issued with a Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Certificate relevant to the level of the course you have passed in. Rosettes, pin badges, souvenir dog discs and a range of merchandise is also available.
Check out the Kennel Club website for more information.
Trent Valley Dog Training Club Good Citizen Scheme
The Trent Valley Dog Training Club is based at the Stanley Sheldon Building at the Newark Showground.
The aim of the club is to run in accordance with the ideals of the Kennel Club.
All dogs are welcome.
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