AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC)

*Please note that this class has been merged into the Tricks Class-Novice

Prerequisite- Successful completion of Intermediate Obedience or Trainer Approval

Course Description- CGC is for dogs that have completed Beginner and Intermediate Obedience training and are preparing for the American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen test. This certification is open to both purebred and mixed breeds and does not require the dog to be registered with a kennel club. The CGC Test will be completed after successful completion of the CGC course.

Skills to be learned include:

  • Accepting a friendly stranger
  • Sitting politely for petting
  • Appearance and grooming
  • Out for a walk
  • Walking through a crowd
  • Sit and down on command and staying in place
  • Coming when called
  • Reaction to another dog
  • Reaction to distractions
  • Supervised separation

Please Bring: A properly fitted collar and 6 foot leash. Water bowl, some form of non-crunchy treat (mozzarella string cheese or hot dogs cut into small cubes works great!).


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