AKC Canine Good Citizen

MINIMUM REQUIREMENT OF INTERMEDIATE OBEDIENCE AT LANDHEIM WITH THE TRAINER’S APPROVAL

AKC Canine Good Citizenship (CGC) Course

The AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Program is designed to recognize dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. This rapidly growing nationally recognized program stresses responsible dog ownership for owners and basic training and good manners for all dog breeds mixed and purebred. All dogs who pass the 10 step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

CGC benefits include:

The AKC CGC Program provides an excellent foundation for training in other fun activities such as Rally, Obedience, and Agility and results in a well-mannered dog who is a joy to live with. Some therapy dog groups require passing the CGC Test as a prerequisite, some insurance companies recommend CGC training, and an increasing number of apartments and condos are requiring CGC training for resident dogs.

AKC Canine Good Citizenship

Ages 5 Months +

$195

5 week course
Flexible class schedules available.
We take up to 16 dogs per class.
Next Start Dates:
Sundays @ 3PM; May 5, 2024

AKC Canine Good Citizenship

Ages 5 Months +

$195

5 week course
Flexible class schedules available.
We take up to 16 dogs per class.
Next Start Dates:
Sun @ 3PM; May 5, 2024

AKC Canine Good Citizen(CGC) TEST

test 1
Accepting a friendly stranger

The dog will allow a friendly stranger to approach it and speak to the handler in a natural, everyday situation.

test 2
Sitting politely for petting

The dog will allow a friendly stranger to pet it while it is out with its handler.

test 3
Appearance and grooming

The dog will welcome being groomed and examined and will permit someone, such as a veterinarian, groomer or friend of the owner, to do so.

test 4
Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead)

The handler/dog team will take a short “walk” to show that the dog is in control while walking on a leash.

test 5
Walking through a crowd

The dog and handler walk around and pass close to several people (at least three) to demonstrate that the dog can move about politely in pedestrian traffic and is under control in public places.

test 6
Sit and down on command and Staying in place

The dog will respond to the handler’s commands to 1) sit, 2) down and will 3) remain in the place commanded by the handler (sit or down position, whichever the handler prefers).

test 7
Come when called

The dog will come when called by the handler. The handler will walk 10 feet from the dog, turn to face the dog, and call the dog.

test 8
Reaction to another dog

To demonstrate that the dog can behave politely around other dogs,two handlers and their dogs approach each other from a distance of about 20 feet, stop, shake hands and exchange pleasantries, and continue on for about 10 feet.

test 9
Reaction to distraction

To demonstrate the dog is confident when faced with common distracting situations, the evaluator will select and present two distractions. Examples of distractions include dropping a chair, rolling a crate dolly past the dog, having a jogger run in front of the dog, or dropping a crutch or cane.

Test 10
Supervised separation

This test demonstrates that a dog can be left with a trusted person, if necessary, and will maintain training and good manners. Evaluators are encouraged to say something like, “Would you like me to watch your dog?” and then take hold of the dog’s leash. The owner will go out of sight for three minutes.

equipment

You’ll need to bring your dog’s brush or comb to the CGC test. In the CGC test, dogs must wear a buckle collar or slip collar.

Vaccination Requirements

  • Rabies
    • Many puppies in Level 1 may not be old enough for Rabies vaccination at the start of class, but this must be supplied to the Front Desk staff by the 13th week of age per Indiana State Law
  • Distemper
    • The 1st round must be given at least 5 days prior to the puppy attending class
      • If your puppy receives the 1st round too close to the first week of class, the puppy may be left home with the owners attending class
    • Boosters must be given at appropriate times and supplied to the staff to be eligible to achieve the STAR award

Titer testing is accepted for Distemper and Bordetella, but per Indiana State Law not for Rabies.

Vaccination paperwork needs to be submitted at the front desk prior to the first day of class.