AKC Canine Good Citizenship & Community Canine Test
A.K.C. Canine Good Citizenship training encourages dog owners to make their dogs polite members of their community.
AKC Canine Good Citizenship Training
The AKC Canine Good Citizenship (CGC) and AKC Community Canine (CGCA) tests are designed to encourage dog owners to make their dogs polite members of the community. Many apartments and housing complexes and associations now insist that dogs have passed a CGC test in order to be allowed in the home because it is a record that the dog has basic manners.
The CGC is a standardized, objective test that requires your dog to be a generally well-behaved member of society which can help lower insurance rates and improve your chance of obtaining housing.
About Our AKC Good Canine Training
The CGC test is made up of 10 items, all of which the dog must pass in order to receive the CGC title.
The good canine citizenship test must be completed in a buckle or slip collar made of leather, fabric, or chain or a non-restrictive body harness.
Items of the CGC:
• Accepting a friendly stranger
• Sitting politely for petting
• Appearance and grooming
• Walking on a loose lead
• Walking through a small crowd
• Sit, down, and stay
• Come when called
• Reaction to another dog
• Supervised separation
Prerequisite for AKC CGC Class
Basic Obedience or equivalent knowledge.
The CGCA test is made up of 10 items, all of which the dog must pass in order to receive the CGCA title. It is more advanced than the CGC test because it must be done with more distractions.
This test requires your dog to be a well-mannered member of society in a more distracting environment with more strange-to-them things to encounter. This test is also great preparation for Therapy dog training.
The good community canine citizenship test must be completed in a buckle or slip collar made of leather, fabric, or chain or a non-restrictive body harness.
Items of the CGCA:
• Waiting while owner fills out paperwork or has a conversation
• Walking on a loose leash in a natural setting: left turn, right turn, stop, fast and slow pace
• Walking through a crowd
• Walking past other dogs
• Sit/stay in a group
• Reaction to a stranger carrying something
• Leave it
• Sit/stay or down/stay while owner walks away, picks up an item, and returns
• Recall near a distraction
• Going through a doorway.
Prerequisite for AKC CGCA Class
You must take our AKC Good Citizenship class.