The American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen test (CGC) is a certification program that evaluates dogs in simulated everyday situations in a relaxed, noncompetitive atmosphere. Dogs that pass the CGC test are considered reliable family and community members and will receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.
We offer the test at our Golden Valley location. The test is currently available only to Training School students. If you are not a student with the Training School, please contact us for more information.
The CGC test evaluates dogs on the following:
- Greets a friendly stranger
- Sits politely for petting
- Welcomes being groomed, brushed; allows paws and ears to be handled
- Walks as directed on a loose leash
- Moves politely through a crowd
- Sits, lies down, and stays in place on command
- Comes when called
- Behaves politely around other dogs
- Reacts with confidence to distractions
- Can be left with a trusted person