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Advanced AKC CGC


The AKC CGC program is geared towards canines and their owners who have completed a basic or higher type of training, or at the instructor’s discretion. 


The AKC's Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Program started in 1989.  CGC is a certification program that is designed to reward canines 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 canines. All canines 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 many other canine related activities such as obedience, agility, Rally-O, therapy dog and other performance events.


As you work with your canine to teach the CGC skills, you'll discover the many benefits and joys of training your canine. Training will enhance the bond between you and your canine. Canines 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 canines, and they fully enjoy the company of the owner who took the time to provide training, intellectual stimulation, and a high quality life.


Canine Good Citizen® is one of the most rapidly growing programs in the American Kennel Club.


The AKC CGC program is a one-hour training session that runs one day a week for six weeks.  All canines are required to be current on all vaccinations and in good health as well as their human partner.  Current veterinary treatment of shots/ vaccinations and physical exam records showing the canine to be in good overall health is required at the first day of class.


All human participants under the age of 15 must be supervised by their guardian and their participation is solely at the instructor's discretion.