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The Kennel Club started the GCDS in order to promote responsible Dog Ownership.
It is non competitive and any dog is eligible to take the Classes, whether it is pedigree or mongrel, young or old. It is also ideal for us to encourage our new puppy owners to participate and give their puppies a great start in life, maybe avoiding many of the problems that we know puppies can cause.
The Scheme helps owners to train their dogs for everyday life situations, such as lead walking without pulling and socializing with other dogs and people. Feeding, grooming, hygiene, basic healthcare are all covered during the classes, as well as the owners legal obligations for dog ownership.
Starting with the Puppy assessment and continuing up the classes to Bronze, Silver and Gold is very worthwhile for any owner and will build up understanding and knowledge for both the owner and the dog. After learning this basic obedience, many owners are encouraged to carry on and get into Agility, Heelwork to music and more Competitive Obedience.
The owner also receives a Certificate when they successfully pass each Test set out below:
Further information can be requested from
The Kennel Club
1-5 Clarges Street