Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Silver Award

Cardiff Canine Citizens has successfully awarded 160 Silver Awards since 2002!

Cardiff Class

Venue: Willows High School, Mervyn Road entrance, CF24 2YE (Get Directions)

Cost: £60 (complete cost for six week course)

Willows High School

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Barry Class

Venue: Butrills Community Hall, North Walk, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, CF62 8BX

Cost: £60 (complete cost for six week course)

Butrills Community Hall, Barry

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What is included in this course?
  • You will receive a FREE bag of Feelwells Treats and a voucher for a FREE 1.5kg-4kg bag of Royal Canin Dog Food
Course Information
The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme is the largest dog training programme in the UK. All dogs are able to participate, crossbreeds, pedigrees and natures dogs! The scheme incorporates everyday training exercises to help your dog become a good companion, rather than competitive obedience exercises. The Scheme is non-competitive. We have a wide variety of breeds and owners in our classes and this is beneficial to all the dogs as this is how it is in the ‘real world’!

In this class we will build upon what we have already learnt during the Bronze course and learn further stills to help make our dog as socially acceptable as possible!

We will learn:

  • Come away from distractions
  • Controlled greetings
  • Vehicle control
  • Examination by a stranger
  • Extend duration of stay
  • Food Manners

At the end of the course, on week six there will be the opportunity for class members to attempt their Silver Award Test. The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Silver Award aims to produce a dog that will walk and behave in a controlled manner on the lead, will stay in one position for two minutes, allow a stranger to examine it, greet people in a controlled manner and come away from distractions. The dog must also rejoin handler when called. The Silver award aims to provide the handlers with further knowledge and understanding of training their canine companion.

How do I reserve a place on the course?

  1. Complete the online booking form
  2. Choose venue, date and time preference
  3. Receive confirmation via email
  4. Attend class at venue, date and time specified

Any further questions?


It would be very remiss of me not to put pen to paper to express my sincere appreciation to Caroline for her professionalism and expertise in ensuring that Macy, my Sponsored Guide Dog Puppy, was given every chance in achieving success in the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Award Scheme, where she attained the Bronze and Silver Certificate.

Caroline’s enthusiasm and dedication to her job was clearly evident throughout both courses and every dog present was given the same attention and encouragement to ensure their continued development as each week progressed. Her vast knowledge in all aspects of dog training and behaviour has been developed over many years, and having access to this knowledge can only bring positive results for both a dog and handler.

The classes are extremely well structured, very relaxed affairs and cover the practical issues of dog training, all of which is intended to develop a dog to become a well socialised member of their family unit and could safely be integrated into society at large. No dog related issues seems to phase Caroline and it was interesting to observe how she expertly introduced alternative solutions to meet each individual dogs needs. She always encouraged the dog handler to communicate in a positive way with their respective dogs. If a dog did not respond to one particular method of training, an alternative approach would be demonstrated to suit that particular dogs ability and temperament. She always encouraged participants to ask questions during her class sessions, including issues affecting the dogs wellbeing outside the class environment.

There is no doubt in my mind, that by attending Caroline’s Classes, and having been given the benefit of her expert guidance, the bond I developed with Macy over this period became very positive and special.

I cannot speak highly enough of Caroline’s enthusiasm and teaching methods, and have no hesitation in recommending that anyone wishing to develop their dog to be a socially acceptable member of society, should definitely enrol for one of her classes.

It may seem a strange comment, but I always felt that it was me, the handler, who needed to acquire the skills necessary to encourage Macy to consistently respond to my commands, and without doubt, Caroline’s expertise and knowledge, has provided me with the tools to achieve this goal!

Peter Thomas

Puppy walker to sponsored guide dog, Macy