AKC CANINE GOOD CITIZEN'S TEST
The Canine Good Citizen Program teaches good manners to dogs, and responsible dog ownership to their owners. The 10-step CGC test is a non-competitive test for all dogs, including purebreds and mixed breeds.
It is a prerequisite for many therapy dog groups and some homeowner’s insurance companies encourage CGC testing. There are also an increasing number of apartments and condos that require resident dogs to pass the CGC test.
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 leash)
TEST 5: WALKING THROUGH A CROWD
TEST 6: SIT AND DOWN ON COMMAND/STAYING IN PLACE
TEST 7: COMING WHEN CALLED
TEST 8: REACTION TO ANOTHER DOG
TEST 9: REACTION TO DISTRACTIONS
TEST 10: SUPERVISED SEPARATION
Tessa Sternbach, head trainer and owner, is an American Kennel Club CGC Evaluator.
Contact us to schedule your evaluation at the button below.