I can offer training through to this test which will be booked at a suitable time in the year
Anyone who has completed at least one starter and one continuation class can go forward to train for this Kennel Club Award
Classes will be on a Tuesday night at 8pm
Probably the hardest part of the basic Bronze for beginner dogs is the one minute sit stay that is needed
The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme is the largest dog training programme in the UK. Now a well-established dog training programme that has been in operation since 1992. The Scheme is open to all dogs, young or old, pedigree or Crossbreed, whether Kennel Club registered or not. It provides a quality standard of training for dogs and owners, and incorporates many domestic obedience exercises, with over 481,000 certificates of achievement having being awarded to owners and their dogs who have successfully passed the scheme's tests. Dog owners of any fitness level or disability can take part too. The Scheme is non-competitive and emphasis is placed on the standard of achievement. There are three levels of courses from Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards.
Can any type of dog take part?
Yes, pedigree or crossbreed, young or old, the Scheme accepts all dogs and they do not have to be Kennel Club registered.
How old does my dog have to be?
Flying Paws Dog Training accept dogs of any age after they have completed their vaccination programme.
What will I need to get started?
Your dog must wear a collar and lead, have a legally compliant Identification tag and be microchipped. There are other items like a toy, some titbits, a grooming brush, drying towel that you may need but the trainer will advise you about this before hand.
Who assesses the standard?
For Bronze, Silver and Gold levels, a short test is set at the end of the course and an independent Scheme examiner will assess whether you and your dog meet the required standard.
What do I get if we pass the test?
Each dog and handler is issued with a Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Certificate relevant to the level of the course you have passed in. Rosettes, pin badges, souvenir dog discs and a range of merchandise is also available.
The Bronze Award aims to produce a dog that will walk and behave in a controlled manner. It is a basic standard that all adult dogs can achieve with correct handling. Owners must show that they have means of picking up after their dog and that their dog is wearing a lead and collar with name and the address of the owner inscribed on the collar/disc to take part. For more information click here: GCDS Bronze Award (PDF)
The Silver Award aims to build on the skills learned in the Bronze award whilst increasing the level of difficulty. It is a natural progression of practical dog training skills and introduces new concepts such as greeting a friend, vehicle control and a road walking exercise which are vital in everyday life situations. For more information click here: GCDS Silver Award (PDF)
The Gold Award is the highest level of achievement within the Scheme awards. It builds upon the skills learnt in the Silver Award and develops more advance training skills of the dog and handler. The Gold Award introduces new concepts such as sending a dog to Bed, Relaxed Isolation, an Emergency Stop and Heelwork off the lead, all of which provide greater understanding and control. For more information click here: GCDS Gold Award (PDF)
Responsibility & Care
Accompanies all levels of the Scheme and educates owners about responsibilities to their dog and the community. For more information click here: Responsibility & Care