AKC CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Program®



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Designed to train your dog so that they
will pass the American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen® test.
Cost of this 8 week AKC CGC Program® Training is $150.00 and includes testing fees.

Fire Fighters, Police, EMS, and Military are given a 10% discount!

Cost of taking just the AKC CGC Program® Test is $10.00

The AKC C.G.C. Program® is designed to reward dogs who have good manners,
[both] at home and in the community. The AKC CGC Program® teaches good manners to dogs and responsible dog ownership to their owners. The 10-step test is a non-competitive test for all dogs, including purebreds and mixed breeds.
The AKC CGC Program® also includes the AKC CGCSM Responsible Dog Owner Pledge.

Some homeowner's insurance companies are encouraging CGC testing.
Additionally,an increasing number of apartments and condos require that resident dogs pass the CGC test.

State legislatures began recognizing the AKC CGC Program® as a means of advocating responsible dog ownership and 34 states now have Canine Good Citizen resolutions.
Clients are expected to apply the techniques that they have learned on a daily basis.
* There is a limit of 8 training sessions, though we may choose to go beyond that.

Targeted expectations for graduation

Owner Obligation

Before taking the Canine Good Citizen test, owners must sign the
Responsible Dog Owners Pledge.   Click here to download pdf.

Test 1: Accepting a friendly stranger
Test 2: Sitting politely for petting
Test 3: Appearance and grooming
Test 4: Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead)
Test 5: Walking through a crowd
Test 6: Sit and down on command and Staying in place
Test 7: Coming when called
Test 8: Reaction to another dog
Test 9: Reaction to distraction
Test 10: Supervised separation