The Kennel Club Good Citizens' Scheme:
Latest Club Bronze passes on Friday 4th June:
From left to right, tester David Duncan (Castlereagh DTC), Phillippa & Milly (Sprollie), Darren & Cassie (Spanish Water Dog), Catherine & Daisy (Staffy), Adrian & Lita (SWD) Jan & Ruby (Labradoodle), Carol & Bobby (Lurcher), Eddie & Teddy (Lab cross) and Siobhan, Assistant Obedience Trainer
Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme is 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.' (from the Kennel Club website).
In March 2003, Glandore was asked to provide a display team of dogs for Crufts. Four dogs and their handlers represented the Bronze Good Citizens' Award, putting on three displays for the public. This was the first time that Glandore had been asked to provide a display team, and may have been the first from Northern Ireland.
There are four awards, which are taken in order, except for the Puppy Foundation Award, which is optional, and must be taken by puppies before they are 12 months old. Tasks include calling your puppy, playing with your puppy and taking a toy from it.