AKC Canine Good Citizen
What is Canine Good Citizen?
Canine Good Citizen is a training program that instills basic manners into dogs and educates humans on how to be a responsible pet guardian. Benefits from getting your dog CGC certified include:
A stronger bond with your pup
A dog who can compose themselves in large crowds, at the vet's office, and other places
You can get a discount on homeowner's insurance
What's on the test?
Accepting a friendly stranger
Sitting politely for petting
Appearance and grooming
Loose leash walking
Walking through a crowd
Sit/Down while staying in place
Coming when called
Reaction to another dog
Reaction to distractions
Lindsay is a certified CGC Evaluator
You and your furry companion can take the CGC test whenever you're ready!
Ways to prepare for the CGC test:
Register for a private training program to address specific behavior concerns
Register for a group class to refine skills around other people and dogs
The CGC test is a prerequisite for many Therapy Dogs and Service Dogs, and for some advanced dog sport classes. Send an email or give us a call if you're interested in taking the CGC test.