The purpose of the Canine Good Citizen test is to ensure that your favorite pet can be a respected member of the community. Your dog will show through a series of exercises that he can behave in a mannerly order, at home, in public and in the presence of other dogs.
The program is for both mix breeds and pure bred dogs. The training is not only fun, but useful. You will better the relationship that you have with your best friend, by securing the bond that you have worked so hard to establish. This is not a trial. This test does not require that you and your dog perform with precision. This is a test to show off your dogs manners. All dogs and handlers are encouraged to participate in this program. The class to prepare for the test is a 10 week program that is offered twice a year at the training facility. Some restrictions apply. Please inquire for details.
CGC Testing Requirements
1. Accepting a friendly stranger
2. Sitting politely for petting
3. Appearance and grooming
4. Walking on a loose leash
5. Walking through a crowd
6. Sit and down stay
7. Coming when called
8. Reaction to another dog
9. Reaction to distractions
10. Supervised separation
This Test Is Sanctioned By the American Kennel Club
Once you have passed your exam you and your dog will receive a certificate showing that your best friend is a welcome member of the community.