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The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Schemes: GSD CLUB ESSEX

The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Schemes


Bronze Award

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

Silver Award

The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Silver Award aims to build upon the skills learned in the Bronze Award whilst increasing the level of difficulty. The Silver Award is 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 everyday life situations. The Silver Award aims to provide handlers with a good knowledge of understanding their canine companion.

Gold Award

The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Gold Award is the highest level of achievement of the Scheme. It builds upon the skills learnt in the Silver Award and develops more advance training skills of the dog and handler. The Gold Award is a natural progression of practical dog training skills and intrcdæes new concepts such as relaxed isolation, stop the dog and send the dog to bed exercises, which are imponant in every day life situations. The Gold Award aime to provide handlers with a greater knowledge and understanding of their canine companion. Dogs that are awarded a Gold Certificate should reach the required standards all exercises and be a worthy representative of the Schemes highest standard. Where possibla t is preferable that certain exercises are tested at indoor and outdoor locations.