Kennel Club Good Citizens Award

The UK’s largest training programme promoting socially acceptable dogs and creating responsible owners.

The Dog Barn is proud to have gained Kennel Club listed status and promote the values of the Good Citizen Dog Scheme through our training classes and assessments. These classes and awards are available to all dogs of any age whether they are Kennel Club registered or not.

There are three levels to achieve which must be completed in the order Bronze, Silver and then Gold. We offer training for the Bronze and Silver Awards in pay as you go classes followed by an assessment by an independent examiner appointed by The Kennel Club when you have reached the required standard.

It will usually take between 8 and 10 sessions to reach the level where you would be ready for assessment. After completing the Silver Award, we can offer classes in smaller groups to work towards the Gold Award.


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What do I need to bring with me?

Please bring along your dog's up-to-date vaccination record on your first visit, so we can provide you with a free membership card for any future classes you join. We also recommend using non-flexi leads when training your dog. Treats, or any high value reward, such as a favourite toy, are beneficial. We always have lots of options available in store to aid your dog's training.