Canine Good Citizen
The Canine Good Citizen Prep class is for students that have completed basic 2 Class or have an equivalent level of other training. The American Kennel Club(AKC) Canine Good Citizen(CGC)certification 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. Owners and dogs that pass the 10 part CGC exam can obtain an official certificate from the AKC. CGC certifications are sometimes accepted to waive breed specific restrictions(in housing developments, insurance policies, etc.), may allow dogs access to nursing homes, and are often used as a prerequisite to therapy dog certifications. The CGC Prep class takes advantage of your dog’s past training and focuses on the skills required to pass the CGC exam. Students participating in the class will be given the opportunity to take the CGC test for no additional charge.
Note: If you pass the CGC exam, you may choose to purchase related merchandise, including the CGC certificate, collar tags, or patches directly from the AKC. Although any dog can receive CGC certifications, AKC registered dogs receive a CGC designation.