Loving Guidance, LLC
What is the Canine Good Citizen program?
Started in 1989, the C.G.C. 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 C.G.C. 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. As you work with your dog to teach the C.G.C. 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.
All dogs, including both purebred and mixed breed dogs are welcome to participate in the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program. Dogs must be old enough to have received necessary immunizations such as rabies vaccines. Owners will sign the Responsible Dog Owners Pledge attesting to having the dog under the routine care of a veterinarian who will work with the owner to determine an appropriate plan and schedule for vaccines and other health care procedures. There is no age limit for the CGC test.....a dog is never too old to be a good citizen.
What is tested in the C.G.C. Evaluation?
What do you charge for the CGC Certification?
I charge $25 per dog's evaluation.
Does my dog have to go through training prior to the Certification?
If you feel your dog is ready to take the CGC certification without any training by myself, I would be happy to set up a time to meet you at a local park to conduct the certification. However, I would be more than happy to schedule an evaluation first, where I can run through all the test items of the CGC to determine if there are any areas you need to fine-tune to pass. If everything goes well during the evaluation, we can proceed to conducted the certification at the same time.