Canine Good Citizen Class

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Class Time: 6:00 PM
Class Length: 8 weeks
Class Tier: Tier A
Day/Location: Thursday/Versa Dog Sports
Class Session: 2023 Session 3

This class starts on Thursday, August 3rd and will be held at Versa Dog Sports.

Time: 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm

The Canine Good Citizen (CGC) class is for dogs older than 6 months who would like to earn a CGC certificate. The class will help students to prepare for each behavior that will be tested. To pass the CGC test the dog must be able to show mastery of 10 skills.

  • 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 (on a loose leash)
  • Test 6: Sit and down on cue and stay in place
  • Test 7: Coming when called
  • Test 8: Reaction to another dog
  • Test 9: Reaction to distraction
  • Test 10: Supervised separation

All dog and handler teams who finish this class will have the opportunity to take the CGC final evaluation. Upon passing the evaluation, you will receive a GSDOC certificate of completion and an AKC form that you may send to AKC to receive an official AKC Certificate and/or Title (depending on your selections). For more information on this program please visit: Note: GSDOC welcomes the community to take the CGC final exam, but our CGC students and members have priority to fill evaluation slots, first.