AKC's Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Program
AKC's Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Program is a certification program that 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. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.
Many dog owners choose Canine Good Citizen training as the first step in training their dogs. The Canine Good Citizen Program lays the foundation for other AKC activities such as obedience, agility, tracking, and performance events. As you work with your dog to teach the CGC skills, you'll discover the many benefits and joys of training your dog. Training will enhance the bond between you and your dog. Dogs who have a solid obedience education are a joy to live with-they respond well to household routines, have good manners in the presence of people and other dogs, and they fully enjoy the company of the owner who took the time to provide training, intellectual stimulation, and a high quality life. We sincerely hope that CGC will be only a beginning for you and your dog and that after passing the CGC test, you'll continue training in obedience, agility, tracking, or performance events.
AKC's Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Program is one of the most rapidly growing programs in the American Kennel Club. There are many exciting applications of this wonderful, entry level that go beyond the testing and certifying of dogs.
Our High School class prepares your dog to become a "Canine Good Citizen". The class runs for only 6 weeks. (Test not included, but offered regularly in Anchorage and the Valley for little cost. Open for purebreds and mixed breeds!)
The Canine Good Citizen Test is testing your dog in 10 everyday situations, proofing the dog's obedience, non-aggressiveness and non-fearfulness. It's an excellent way to show your community that you are a responsible dog owner. The test is scheduled for Sunday, September 16th, 2012 at BetCo this year.
We offer Open Play Times (OPT) for dogs year-round once a week – on Friday evenings. Having passed the CGC test will give a discount for the punch card for OPT.
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