What can a canine good citizen do?

What can a canine good citizen do?

What is CGC? CGC is a ten-skill training program that’s open to all dogs–purebred and mixed breed–that focuses on teaching the basics of good manners and obedience, instilling the values of responsible ownership, and strengthening the bond between you and your dog at home and out in the community.

What is a Canine Good Citizen evaluator?

CGC: Become a CGC Evaluator The AKC’s Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Program is rapidly becoming recognized as the standard of behavior for dogs in our communities. Have at least 2 years of experience working with owners and their dogs. Have experience working with a variety of breeds and sizes of dogs.

What is a Canine Good Citizen Award?

Canine Good Citizen 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 (AKC). A dog is never too old to be a good citizen. …

How do I become a therapy dog evaluator?


  1. Have been a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Evaluator for at least one year; or.
  2. Are a graduate of a professional Canine Obedience Instructor Training School (proof of graduation required); or.
  3. Are a graduate of the FSDS Service Dog Training Program; or.

How many times can you take the Canine Good Citizen test?

You and your dog may retake the Canine Good Citizen test as many times as you need. On test day, if you and your dog fail only one test, the evaluator may retest that one skill at the end of the testing period. If you and your dog can demonstrate that you really do know that one skill, you’ll pass the CGC test.

How much does it cost to take the CGC test?

CGC Testing Each CGC test is $20. In addition, the American Kennel Club will charge $20 to process your test form and provide a final certificate.