Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme


Our First KCGCDS Silver Award evening was held on Monday 16th June 2008. It was a very successful evening with all that took part passing the test.

Again, we would like to recognise the achievement of all who passed by saying how proud we are of the hard work , determination & dedication that they have shown in gaining their Silver Award.

Chris & Daisy, Ginny & Flynn, Sandra & Cinders

  Annette and Tasker Sian and Riley Lissy and Freya Nicky and Louie Sandra and Minnie


Our second KCGCDS Bronze Award Tests were held on Monday 21st April 2008 with all those that took part passing.

A major achievement for all that took part.

Gloria and Holly Annette and Tasker Jenny and Jasper Lissy and Freya Sandra and Cinders



Our First KCGCDS Bronze Award evening was held on Monday 25th February.

All the participants had been training hard in readiness and were looking forward to the challenge.

When the examiners arrived, a buzz of excitement and nervousness went around the hall but there really was no need to be nervous as the examiners were full of encouragement and support.

The testing went very well with handlers, dogs and examiners having an enjoyable evening.

We would like to recognise the achievement of all who passed by saying how proud we are of them & placing them on this page to say a massive "well done".

We are looking forward to our second Bronze Award evening on Monday 21st April 2008 and our first silver Award evening on Monday 16th June 2008.

Nicky with Louis Sian with Riley  


The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme was founded in 1992 to help combat anti-dog negativity, promote socially acceptable dogs and create dog owners who are fully aware of their dog owning responsibilities.  To date, over 52,000 dogs and their owners have successfully passed the bronze test

All dogs are eligible for this straightforward and non-competitive training scheme be they pedigree or crossbreed, young or old.  Your dog does not have to be Kennel Club registered to take part.
The scheme incorporates three awards - Bronze, Silver and Gold.  Each level involving a gradual development in the understanding of your dog. On successful completion of each of the levels, participants will be awarded a certificate to mark their achievement and a rosette on completion of the bronze award.  The silver award offers an additional dog identification disc and the gold, an optional pin badge to recognise such significant achievements.
The tests consist of:
Bronze Award
1..  Cleanliness and Identification     6.   Stay down on lead
2..  Collar and Lead  7.   Grooming the dog
3.  Walk on Lead     8.   Present for examination
4.  Control at door/gate     9.   Return to handler
5.  Controlled walk through people and dogs  10. Responsibility and care
Silver Award
1.  Play with Dog 6.  Come away from Distractions
2.  Road Walk 7.  Controlled Greeting
3.  Rejoin the Handler 8.  Food Manners
4.  Stay in one Place 9.  Examination of the Dog
5.  Vehicle Control 10.Responsibility and Care


Gold Award

1.  Road Walk 6.  Stop the Dog
2.  Return to Handler's Side 7.  Relaxed Isolation
3.  Walk Free Beside Handler 8.  Food Manners
4.  Stay Down in one Place 9.  Responsibility and Care
5.  Send the Dog to Bed  


capablecanines are now offering training for this scheme.  The initial Bronze training course is easier than you think so for further information or to enrol, please call us on 020-8560-0595 or 07958-218251.


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