Oklahoma City Canine Good Citizen®
The Canine Good Citizen Training – CGC® program is a two-part process 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. This certificate is not a title, but rather a symbol that the team passed the requirements of the program, and is, therefore, a good citizen.
The Canine Good Citizen Program (CGC®) lays the foundation for other AKC activities, as well as being a basic requirement for a Therapy Dog career. This type of training enhances the bond between the owner and dog, plus enhances the satisfaction level of the dog team.
Look up the CGC® Approved Evaluators list.
Prerequisite: Reasonable obedience is required, as well as a dog that is good with people and dogs, or K9U Trainer assessment. Current vaccinations need to be administered by a licensed veterinarian.
10 Skills To Master
The AKC CGC program has ten skills that must be mastered by all dogs that successfully complete it. These are skills we’ll help you master in the CGC class. These skill exercises are done on leash, and consist of the following steps: