GCDS

Good Citizen Dog Training Scheme
The Good Citizen Dog Scheme is the largest dog training scheme in the UK. Its simple but effective dog training tips and techniques encompass all the skills necessary for a happy and rewarding partnership with your dog.
Good Citizen Dog Scheme Training clubs
Search Good Citizen Dog Scheme training clubs by county. The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme is the largest dog training scheme in the UK. To find out how to make your dog a model citizen and a perfect member of your family, please select your County to contact your nearest club.
GCDS Award Descriptions
Information about the four levels/awards of the Scheme. The Puppy Foundation Award specialises in training owners to train their puppies.
GCDS Examiner Assessment & Induction Courses 2017
List of GCDS Examiner Assessment Courses, dates and application forms
GCDS Breed Class
The Good Citizen Dog Scheme Breed Class was introduced in 2004 to further promote the Scheme to all areas of the dog world.
GCDS Special Pre-Beginner Obedience Stakes
The GCDS Pre-Beginner Obedience Stakes are to encourage Bronze Award achievers to take part and enter the world of Obedience competition
GCDS Special Pre-Beginner Obedience Stakes Criteria
GCDS Special Pre-Beginner Obedience Stakes Criteria
GCDS Special Pre-Beginner Obedience Stakes Test
GCDS Special Pre-Beginner Obedience Stakes Test
Good Citizen Dog Scheme Annual Awards
the Annual Awards is a way of rewarding Dog Training Clubs and organisations that work towards promoting responsible dog ownership and socially acceptable dogs
Information for dog owners
Good Citizen Dog Scheme information for dog owners: how to get started, finding a dog training Club in the UK, competitions, testing at shows and order merchandise
Information for training clubs
Organising a Good Citizen Dog Scheme course and subsequent testing session can only be carried out by a Kennel Club Registered Club or Kennel Club Approved Listed Status Organisation.
AV GCDS Stakes Class
The Any Variety Good Citizen Dog Scheme Stakes Class has been introduced to encourage show exhibitors to take part in the Scheme.
Information for Examiners
Only Kennel Club Registered or Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Listed Status Organisations can host a test. They will appoint an examiner for their test that must meet the Scheme's Examiner qualifications and are also able to complete the task proficiently.
New Outstanding Achievement Award Announced By Kennel Club And Royal Canin
Everyone involved in the world of dogs is being offered the chance to have a say who wins a new award created by Royal Canin, as part of the Kennel Club’s Good Citizen Dog Scheme Awards this year, being held on Friday 16th May at the Kennel Club.
Epsom Woman Strikes Gold For Third Time With Troubled Rescue Dogs
A woman from Epsom, Surrey, who turned the lives of three troubled rescue dogs around is celebrating as her third dog has achieved the highest award in UK pet dog training, the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Training Scheme Gold Award.
Good Citizen Dog Training Scheme Announces New GCDS Supermatch
Winners of Good Citizen Dog Training Scheme (GCDS) Breed Classes in 2014 and 2015 will have a new opportunity to go ‘head to head’ against each other this year with the introduction of a prestigious new competition – the GCDS Supermatch – to be held at the Kennel Club Building at Stoneleigh on 29th November 2015.
Four Dog Lovers Nominated For Outstanding Achievement Award
Four dog lovers who have shown an outstanding commitment to man’s best friend have been nominated for the ROYAL CANIN® Outstanding Achievement Award
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