Teach your dog to be a respected member of your community by training it to have good manners in your home, in public places, and in areas where there may be other dogs. Upon successful completion of this course and test, your dog will earn its official AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Certificate.
The Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Certification program is a six week session taught by an AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) evaluator and includes a practice certification test in the curriculum. The course ends with a friendly and informal test. Upon successful completion of the test, your dog will earn its official AKC CGC Certificate and will be automatically recorded in the AKC's CGC Archive. Your dog's photo will also be added to our Canine Good Citizen Hall of Fame web page.
Demonstrating confidence and control, your dog will be taught to:
What is the Canine Good Citizen Test?
The American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen Program is a friendly, non-competitive, and casual evaluation that rewards pet dogs that act mannerly at home and in the community. All dogs that pass the CGC test receive an official certificate from the American Kennel Club and are automatically recorded in the AKC's Canine Good Citizen Archive. All tests are performed on leash. Owners may talk to their dogs throughout the test.
Who Can Participate in This Program?
EVERY dog is welcome - pedigreed champions and the pooch next door! All dogs, including both purebred and mixed breed dogs, can participate in the CGC program. There is no age limit. We believe a dog can never be too old to become a good citizen.
Tell the World Your Dog Passed his CGC Test!
Tell the world your dog passed his Canine Good Citizen test by posting the following social media icons to your website, blog or social media pages. To post your icon, copy the HTML code below the icon size you want and paste that into your web pages.
Participating in this program helps promote responsible dog ownership!
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