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.
Many dog owners choose Canine Good Citizen training as the first step in
training their dogs. The Canine Good Citizen Program lays the foundation for
other AKC activities such as obedience, agility, tracking, and performance
events. As you work with your dog to teach the CGC skills, you'll discover the
many benefits and joys of training your dog. Training will enhance the bond
between you and your dog. Dogs who have a solid obedience education are a joy to
live with-they respond well to household routines, have good manners in the
presence of people and other dogs, and they fully enjoy the company of the owner
who took the time to provide training, intellectual stimulation, and a high
quality life. We sincerely hope that CGC will be only a beginning for you and
your dog and that after passing the CGC test, you'll continue training in
obedience, agility, tracking, or performance events. Sign up for a 7 week class.