The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme was established to promote socially acceptable dogs and to teach owners how to train their dogs.  After all, dogs are not born with the fountain of all knowledge.  Just like humans dogs need to be educated so that they can live in harmony with society.


The scheme is open to all dogs regardless of age or breed.  The aim of the scheme is to promote responsible dog ownership and in turn, enhance our relations with our canines, and to make the community aware of the befits associated with owning dogs.


There are four levels of achievement as follows:-


• Puppy Foundation - for puppies, basic training skills and socialisation will  start to introduce them to life's daily routine.

• The Bronze Level - for dogs that are relatively new to dog training.

• The Silver Level - for dogs that have their bronze level and have graduated to a higher learning curve.

• The Gold Level - this is the highest level of Good Citizenship and will show you a well behaved and trained domestic pet.


At every level the handler must show that they have means of cleaning up after their dog and that it has proper identification.  It is a legal requirement to inscribe the name and the address of the owner on the collar or on a plate or disc attached to it.


The trainers at the GSD Club of Wales are here to help guide you and your dog towards all levels of the Good Citizen Scheme. For more details please contact the Club Secretary.


For more detailed information about

each level please download forms by

clicking on the links opposite.


There is also a booklet available from

the Kennel Club, priced at £3.00 you

can purchased it from the Kennel Club


KC Bronze Information Sheet Kennel Club Online Shop KC Silver Information Sheet KC Gold Information Sheet Good Citizen Responsibility