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Canine Good Citizen
Training and Testing
The Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program was started by the American Kennel Club in 1989. All dogs including both purebred and mixed breed dogs are welcome to participate in the CGC Program.
The Canine Good Citizen 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 lead)
Test 5: Walking through a crowd
Test 6: Sit and down on command and staying in place
Test 7: Staying in place
Test 8: Reaction to another dog
Test 9: Reaction to distraction
Test 10: Supervised Separation
Click Here to learn more about the CGC test items.
Relationships are the foundation to all good dog training.