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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Gregson Lane Dog Training Club and the Good Citizen Dog Scheme

Every Tuesday night for the past 18 months or so we've made our way to the community centre at Gregson Lane, to give our dog a good education. Last night, along with our school chums, we were rewarded with a Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme Gold Award.

Although we were obviously pleased that we have brought up a well mannered dog, and have taken our "parental" responsibilities seriously, it was with a touch of sadness that we left the club, knowing that the trainers and all the other volunteers who keep the club going, have done their part, and that we will soon have to find some alternative Tuesday night entertainment.

We'd certainly recommend the Good Citizen scheme, and Gregson Lane Dog Training Club in particular, to anyone. The dog has had a great time socialising with his mates, and so have we. Our trainers, Denise and Arthur, have given great advice and are clearly committed to helping ensure that every dog gets the best start in life!

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 benefits associated with owning dogs.

We obtained a list of local training groups and contact numbers from the Riverside Vets.

Have fun!



Anonymous said...

what a lovely blog well done dog and dad

Dogs Dad said...

Thanks. Glad you liked it.

Anonymous said...

Please note there are no puppy classes on 7th, 14th and 21st July 2009.

dog containment systems said...

I'm wondering if it is similar to the AKC's Canine Good Citizen training. Over here it is just like basic obedience training and a fun thing to do with your dog.

dog fence said...

In preparing for my pup (golden retriever) What equipment/ accessories do I need?
I have also been fortunate enough to gain a mentor and support person who is a qualified dog trainer. With her help I would like to write up a training plan for all but tasks at this stage. Do I need a dog school, if yes what do I look for? How should training progress? What are the dos and don'ts of assistance dog socialisation? Do you have any suggestions/warnings about a socialisation program for my pup when I get it?

Dave said...

The Kennel Club website provides lots of useful advice on equipmwnt you might need for your puppy as well as information on training.

I suspect it's very similar to the AKC...lots of socialisation, basic obedience and most importantly, good fun!