The Kennel Club Good Citizens Award

Bronze Award

To encourage a dog to walk and behave in a controlled manner on a lead, will stay in one position on command, will allow its owner to clean, groom and inspect it. The dog must also be positioned by its owner for inspection i.e. stand, sit or lie down on either side or on its back, all on the lead. The dog must come to hand when called. The Bronze Award aims to provide the handlers with a basic knowledge of understanding and training their canine companion.

Silver Award

Aims to build on the skills learned in the Bronze Award whilst increasing the level of difficulty. A natural progression of practical dog training skills and introduces new concepts such as the controlled greeting, road walk and vehicle control exercises which are important in every day life situations.

Gold Award

The highest level of achievement of the Scheme. It builds upon the skills learnt in Silver and develops more advanced training skills and introduces new concepts such as relaxed isolation, stop the dog and send the dog to bed exercises, which are important in every day life situations. The Gold award aims to provide handlers with a greater knowledge and understanding of their canine companion.