Canine Good Citizen Class
Canine Good Citizen Classes
Your dog can be a Canine Good Citizen!
“Started in 1989, the CGC Program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. The AKC title can appear on the title records of dogs registered or listed with AKC. Dog owners who complete the CGC as a Title process may list the suffix “CGC” after the dog’s name.” The AKC CGC class is open to dogs over 6 months old* (*Prerequisite: S.T.A.R. Puppy class or Puppy Manners Level 1.) This class is 7 weeks long with the CGC test being performed the week after graduation. The class is $165 with a maximum of 6 students. The test is $30.00.
AKC CGC Test Exercises:
- Accepting a friendly stranger
- Sitting politely for petting
- Appearance and grooming
- Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead)
- Walking through a crowd
- Sit and down on command and Staying in place
- Coming when called
- Reaction to another dog
- Reaction to distraction
- Supervised separation