AKC Canine Good Citizenship & Community Canine

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 com-munity. 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 in-surance rates and improve your chance of obtaining housing.

AKC Canine Good Citizenship (CGC) Preparation Package

Prerequisite: Basic Obedience or equivalent knowledge
(4) 30 minute sessions: 3 preparation sessions and the CGC test
Maximum K9 Facility
Cost: $250

The CGC test is made up of 10 items, all of which the dog must pass in order to receive the CGC title.
It 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:
  1. Accepting a friendly stranger
  2. Sitting politely for petting
  3. Appearance and grooming
  4. Walking on a loose lead
  5. Walking through a small crowd
  6. Sit, down, and stay
  7. Come when called
  8. Reaction to another dog
  9. Distractions
  10. Supervised separation

AKC Community Canine (CGCA) Preparation Package

Prerequisite: AKC CGC
(4) 30 minute sessions: 3 preparation sessions and the CGCA test
Maximum K9 Facility
Cost: $250

The CGCA test is made up of 10 items, all of which the dog must pass in order to re-ceive the CGCA title. It is more advanced than the CGC test because it must be done in with more distractions. This test requires that your dog be a well-mannered member of society in a more distracting environment with more strange things to encounter. This test is also great preparation for Therapy dog training.

It 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:
  1. Waiting while owner fills out paperwork or has a conversation
  2. Walking on a loose leash in a natural setting: left turn, right turn, stop, fast and slow pace
  3. Walking through a crowd
  4. Walking passed other dogs
  5. Sit/stay in a group
  6. Reaction to a stranger carrying something
  7. Leave it
  8. Sit/stay or down/stay while owner walks away, picks up an item, and returns
  9. Recall near a distraction
  10. Going through a doorway.

Scheduled group tests will be available to anybody for $25.

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