The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme
The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme is the largest dog training scheme in the UK. Its aim is to promote responsible dog ownership and in turn, enhance our relationship with our pets and to make the community aware of the benefits associated with dog ownership.
The Central Bedfordshire Canine Trust fully supports the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme, and believes it should be adopted by all reputable dog trainers as the "national standard" for dog training. If you are looking for dog training classes, we recommend that you make sure the trainer provides the Good Citizen Dog Scheme.
The Central Bedfordshire Canine Trust is itself a Kennel Club Listed Status organisation, and all its obedience training courses are based on the scheme, from Puppy, through to Bronze, then Silver and Gold.
The scheme is open to all dogs of whatever age, pedigree or cross breed. Its non competitive and on completion you receive a splendid Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme certificate. A PDF download of the description of each Good Citizen Dog Scheme level is published (right) for you to view, download and print.
In addition our Agility, Flyball, Rally Obedience (Rally-O) and Ring Craft members are also able to join in the scheme testing sessions.
All our obedience courses are based on the scheme, to train your dog to be ready for testing. At the end of your obedience course, you will receive a Central Bedfordshire Canine Trust certificate and rosette. Testing days for the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme are arranged 2 times a year, and to gain your KC GCDS certificate you must attend and be tested at one of these sessions. Completing the training course alone will not result in a KC GCDS certificate being issued.
Good Citizen Dog Scheme Testing Dates 2013
13th March 2013
Kenswortth Village Hall
Bronze (6.00pm) & Gold Levels (7.30pm)
15th June 2013
Central Bedfordshire Dog Show, Houghton Regis
Bronze Level Only - Sessions From 11.30am
9th October 2013
Kensworth Village Hall
Bronze (6.00pm) & Silver Levels (7.30pm)
Bookings For Sessions At Kensworth Village Hall Must Be Made In Advance
And Booking Closes 1 Week Before The Session.
The fee for attending a Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Testing Session Is £5.00 For Bronze Levels And £7.50 For Silver And Gold Levels.
This fee is to cover the venue, refreshments and examiners expenses.
Testing fees are non refundable, unless the testing is cancelled.
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You can now book online for testing sessions!!
You can book online, its quick and easy. You can pay online using our secure payment system, or you are given the option to pay by cheque in the post.
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