The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme

Established in 1992, The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme is the largest dog training programme in the UK. The scheme is open to all dogs, young or old, pedigree or crossbreed. Dogs do not need to be registered with The Kennel Club to take part. The scheme promotes responsible dog ownership by teaching owners to train their dog for everyday life situations. There are four award levels: Puppy Foundation, Bronze, Silver and Gold.
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Taking part in The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme

Dog owners of any fitness level or disability can take part in our Good Citizen Scheme. It's non-competitive and emphasis is placed on achievement.

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Information for training clubs

Do you already run Good Citizen Scheme tests, or would you like to? Find out how your training club can take part, as well as the fees and guidelines involved. 

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Information for examiners

Would you like to become an examiner? Find out more about examiner assessment and induction courses.

Become an examiner
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Competitions and events

Learn more about the competitions and events you can take part in within our Good Citizen Scheme.

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