AKC Canine Good Citizen Program
"The American Kennel Club's CGC Program certifies dogs that have the training and demeanor to be reliable family members as well as community members in good standing.
The purpose of the Canine Good Citizen Test is to ensure that our dogs can be a respected member of the community. Dogs become respected members of their communities when they are trained to act mannerly in the home, in public places, and in the presence of other dogs. All dogs, including purebreds and mixed breeds are embraced by and welcomed to the Canine Good Citizen Program.
Canine Good Citizen training is fun, useful, and will help you and your dog establish a closer bond. The American Kennel Club urges all dog owners to participate in this program, thereby assuring that our beloved dogs will be welcome and respected members of the community. "
ITEM 1: Accepting a Friendly Stranger
THE TEN TEST ITEMS
ITEM 3: Appearance and Grooming
ITEM 2: Sitting Politely for Petting
ITEM 4: Out for a Walk on a Loose
ITEM 5: Walking Through a Crowd
ITEM 6: Sit and Down on Command -- Stay in Place
ITEM 7: Coming When Called
ITEM 8: Reaction to Another Dog
ITEM 10: Supervised Separation
ITEM 9: Reaction to Distractions
American Kennel Club
Canine Good Citizens Sydney and Jyah