Media info & Annual Awards



Posters have been prepared to allow a space for your Club's contact name and telephone number or perhaps details of the venue used for your Club's training sessions. This information should be added to the posters before distribution. It is suggested that POSTERS and LEAFLETS are distributed to Libraries, Veterinary Surgeries, Schools, Council Offices, park notice boards, local shops and any other suitable available outlet with the dates/times of Good Citizen Dog Scheme training sessions.

Annual Awards

The Good Citizen Dog Scheme Annual Awards were created sixteen years ago in recognition of the hard work, efforts and contribution made by dedicated canine enthusiasts. By promoting the benefits that dogs bring to our society, the Annual Awards is a way of rewarding Dog Training Clubs and organisations that work towards promoting responsible dog ownership.

From promoting the Scheme's curriculum, educational talks, poop scoop campaigns to sponsored dog walking etc, all aspects of canine awareness are of great benefit and can be included in your entry details. The competition is open to both Kennel Club Registered and Listed Status Clubs who have hosted a Good Citizen test or Puppy Foundation course in the last 12 months. See the application form in the Downloads section for more details.

Kennel Club logo's

The Kennel Club logos and Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme are the trademark and copyright property of the Kennel Club and should not be copied or duplicated. It is not permitted to use the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme logo on any website, Club documentation, merchandise or stationery. Special permission to use the logo for articles and media coverage should be requested from the GCDS office.


A separate publicity information sheet is supplied with each Good Citizen Dog Scheme administration pack, which provides the latest information and Scheme details. The Kennel Club Press Office can provide your organisation with a list of local press within your area. Please contact the Good Citizen Dog Scheme office for further details.

It is essential for the success of this Scheme that publicity is continuous through newspaper articles, distribution of posters and "word of mouth".

Public Relations

A Press Release has been prepared (available with your pack) which can be sent to the local papers with suitable pictures of your organisation's training sessions. At first it would be advisable to send this information to the papers at the commencement of each training session, and a short article providing details about your organisation could also be prepared with pictures following each test night.

Inviting Dignitaries

You could invite the Lord Mayor, local Councillors, dignitaries, celebrities, editors of local press etc. to a training session, a test night or to present the Certificates. Provided advanced publicity of these visits is given by an advertisement in the local paper, or a letter to the paper suggesting a reporter be present, this will attract the general public. It is advisable to send an article to the local paper, preferably with photographs.

Version suitable for printing
GCDS Annual Awards Application Form

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Good Citizen Dog Scheme

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