Canine Good Citizen Test

Do you think your dog has what it takes to be recognized as a Canine Good Citizen?

Have you heard of the AKC Canine Good Citizen Program? Your dog can earn a CGC certificate after passing a 10-step test that evaluates his training and demeanor as a reliable family member as well as a trustworthy canine citizen. The program was started by the American Kennel Club to encourage the public to take an active role in training their canine companions to be not only well-mannered in the home, but also in public places as well as around other dogs. Having your dog earn his CGC does not only reflect positively on your dog, but on you as an owner as well. The CGC not only encourages well behaved dogs, but also responsible dog ownership by building your relationship with your dog through training and understanding. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test receive a certificate from the AKC. There is no age limit or breed restrictions. The 10 items tested for the CGC:
Laura Bussing, CPDT-KA is a CGC Evaluator for the AKC
  • Accepting a friendly stranger
  • Sitting politely for petting
  • Appearance and Grooming
  • Out for a walk
  • Walking through a crowd
  • Sit and Down on command/Staying in place
  • Coming when called
  • Reaction to another dog
  • Reaction to distractions
  • Supervised separation
CGC Testing Brochure

Evaluator: Laura Bussing, CPDT-KA, CCFT, FP-MT

Training for the CGC: Our Levels Obedience & Manners Classes will prepare you and your dog for the test.


Worried about how your dog will fare on some of the test items? We will do a “pre-look” to go over the CGC test specifically.

Next TEST: October 15, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - Salida Location (235 W. Rainbow Blvd)  Fee: $20   Test Duration: 1 hour
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