Founded by the Kennel Club to promote responsible dog ownership, the Scheme brings together simple exercises such as basic dog training, grooming, exercise, diet, cleaning up after the dog and general healthcare. All dogs are eligible for Good Citizen training, be they pedigree or cross-breed, young or old.
A trained dog is a happy dog and remember, you can teach an old dog new tricks!
Dog owners also have an obligation to their community and participants will be guided on the joys of responsible dog ownership. The course is straightforward and non-competitive and on successful completion of each of the tests, participants will be awarded a Certificate to mark their achievement and a rosette on completion of the Bronze Award.
HDDTS runs regular Good Citizen tests, with the help of external examiners. Read more about the Good Citizen’s Awards on the Kennel Club website.