AKC CANINE GOOD CITIZEN (CGC)
Partners Dog Training School is proud to offer the Canine Good Citizen Certificate (CGC).
Partners Dog Training School in Phoenix Arizona is proud to be the only professional full-time training facility in the Valley to offer the American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizen Certificate (CGC).
- American Kennel Club
- Canine Good Citizen Page
- Maricopa County Animal Control - Arizona Revised Statute related to Dog Ownership
- Great post on leash laws by top trainer, Willard Bailey
What is a Canine Good Citizen Certificate (CGC).
Welcome to the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Program.
Started in 1989, CGC is a certification program that 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. Many dog owners choose Canine Good Citizen training as the first step in training their dogs.
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 a high quality life. We sincerely hope that CGC will be only a beginning for you and your dog and that after passing the CGC test, you'll continue training in obedience, agility, tracking, or performance events.
The CGC is rapidly growing
AKC’s Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Program is one of the most rapidly growing programs in the American Kennel Club. There are many exciting applications of this wonderful, entry level that go beyond the testing and certifying of dogs. Many other countries (including England, Australia, Japan, Hungary, Denmark, Sweden, Canada, and Finland) have developed CGC programs based on the AKC’s CGC Program.
A CGC Neighborhood Model has been established, police and animal control agencies use CGC for dealing with dog problems in communities, some therapy dog groups use the CGC as a partial screening tool, and some 4-H groups around the country have been using the CGC as a beginning dog training program for children. A number of specialty (one breed only) clubs give the CGC at their annual national dog show.
Dog clubs have discovered that the CGC is an event that allows everyone to go home a winner. Veterinarians have recognized the benefits of well-trained dogs and there are some CGC programs in place in veterinary hospitals.
Proof of Responsible ownership
State legislatures began recognizing the CGC program as a means of advocating responsible dog ownership and 34 states now have Canine Good Citizen resolutions. In a little over one decade, the Canine Good Citizen Program has begun to have an extremely positive impact in many of our communities.
This is a program that can help us assure that the dogs we love will always be welcomed and well-respected members of our communities.
Benefits of a Canine Good Citizen Award
- ✔ Pride in being able to show your friends and family your dogs official Canine Good Citizen Award and Badge
- ✔ Demonstrates your dogs ability to have good manners
- ✔ Demonstrates your dogs abilities to be a member of the community
- ✔ Demonstrates pride in your dogs education
- ✔ Can be used to show your dogs education level and comply with city leash ordinances Is accepted by many landlords and renters as proof of your dogs good manners
Partners Dog Training School.
Partners Dog Training School staff are licensed Evauators for the American Kennel Club
- Training Director - Leighton Oosthuisen (License number 54931)
- Senior Instructor - Lynn Woodard (License 82356)
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