Dog training and games

Dog giving his paw to a lady who is kneeling down

There are so many good reasons to train your dog, but fundamentally a well-trained dog will make your life easier and will help you get the most from your four-legged friend.

Training should start as soon as you have your puppy. However if you rescue an adult dog, there is nothing stopping you training them too  training can happen at any age!

Tips and training for your dog

Please note: there are many different methods of training. For specialist advice, please speak with one of our accredited trainers.

Fun games to keep your dog occupied

From activities involving favourite toys or treats, to working on training or doing treasure hunts, there are ample ways you can keep your dog active, without stepping outside your front door. Whether you have a garden, balcony or just your daily walk, here are some suggestions of things to do together to strengthen your bond, get active and keep your dog mentally stimulated.

Take part in The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme

Our Good Citizen Scheme is open to all dogs: young or old; pedigree or crossbreed; whether registered with The Kennel Club or not. Dog owners of any fitness level or disability can take part too. This is the ideal opportunity to work with qualified trainers, who can help ensure that your dog's training needs are all taken care of.