The AKC Canine Good Citizen Program (CGC) is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs.
All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.
Many dog owners choose Canine Good Citizen training as the first step in training their dogs. The Canine Good Citizen
Program lays the foundation
for other AKC activities such as obedience, agility, tracking, and performance events. As you work with your dog to
teach the CGC skills, you'll
discover the many benefits and joys of training your dog. Training will enhance the bond between you and your dog. Dogs who have a solid obedience
education are a joy to live with-they respond well to household routines, have good manners in the presence of people and other dogs,
and they fully enjoy the company of the owner who took the time to provide training, intellectual stimulation,
and a high quality life.
All dogs, including both purebred and mixed breed dogs are welcome to participate in the AKC's Canine Good
Citizen (CGC) Program.
In a little over one decade, the Canine Good Citizen Program has begun to have an extremely positive
impact in many of our communities. This is a program that can help us assure that the dogs we love will always be welcomed and
well-respected members of our communities.
You can read more about the AKC CGC Program by clicking here.