The CGC Program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program 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. 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 high-quality life. This class is only offered in April, August, and November.

The 10-Step CGC Test Includes:

  1. Accepting a friendly stranger
  2. Sitting politely for petting
  3. Acceptance of grooming
  4. Out for a walk (walking on a loose leash)
  5. Walking through a crowd (At least 3 people)
  6. Sit and down on command and Staying in place
  7. Coming when called
  8. Reaction to another dog
  9. Reaction to distraction (visual and audio)
  10. Supervised separation (3 minutes)


  • Class Length
    • 1 hour a week for 6 weeks.
  • Class Day:
    • Sunday (times may vary)
  • Class Size:
    • Maximum of 7 dogs per class
  • Requirements:
    • 1 year or older
    • Vaccinated


$200 Per Session

Time Required:

6 Weeks