The Scheme is operated by the Kennel Club and is by far the largest dog training scheme in the UK. Its aim is to promote responsible dog ownership and, in turn, enhance our relationship with our pets and to make the community aware of the benefits associated with dog ownership.
There are three levels of awards: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Although a Kennel Club scheme, your dog does not have to be registered with the Kennel Club to take part – the scheme is open to all dogs, both pedigree and crossbreeds.
The Scheme provides a quality standard of training for dogs and owners, and incorporates many domestic obedience exercises. Dog owners of any fitness level or disability can take part too. The Scheme is non-competitive and emphasis is placed on the standard of achievement.
CEDTS provide training right up to Gold Award standard and the club has access to a number of Kennel Club approved Examiners. The formal tests run on designated test evenings.
Classes and times are arranged on an ad hoc basis depending on the demand. Please see our calendar page of details of courses and Test Nights. Please also be aware that you will need to be assessed by one of our Trainers before you are able to sign up to take a Good Citizens Course, this is to ensure that both you and your dog are ready.