The Canine Good Citizen Test
The American Kennel Club started the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program in 1989. The certification program is designed to reward dogs that 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. The purpose of the Canine Good Citizen Program is to ensure that our favorite companion, the dog, can be a respected member of the community. Dogs who pass the CGC can receive certificate from AKC congratulating you and your dog on your accomplishment.
As of 2013, the AKC has added the Canine Good Citizen as an official title. If your AKC registered or PALs registered dog receives the CGC title, the suffix “CGC” can be added after dog’s name.
The AKC has sense added two new additions to their CGC program:
They have added the AKC Community Canine (CGCA)
They have also added the AKC Urban CGC (CGCU)
Your dog must have earned the CGC title before being eligible to take the CGCA or the CGCU.
The Hutchinson Kennel Club offers CGC, CGCA, and CGCU testing throughout the year. Please call the club for test dates at (620) 662-4782.
For more information about the CGC programs, you can go to http://www.akc.org/dog-owners/training/canine-good-citizen/