The Canine Good Citizen Program teaches good manners to dogs and responsible dog ownership to their owners. The 10-step CGC test is a non-competitive test for all dogs, including purebreds and mixed breeds. It is a prerequisite for many therapy dog groups and some homeowner’s insurance companies encourage CGC testing. There is also an increasing number of apartments and condos that require resident dogs to pass the CGC test.
Before taking the Canine Good Citizen test, owners will sign the Responsible Dog Owners Pledge.
We believe that responsible dog ownership is a key part of the CGC concept and by signing the pledge, owners agree to take care of their dog’s health needs, safety, exercise, training, and quality of life. Owners also agree to show responsibility by doing things such as cleaning up after their dogs in public places and never letting dogs infringe on the rights of others.
- Accepting a friendly stranger
- Sitting politely for petting
- Appearance and grooming
- Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead)
- Walking through a crowd
- Sit and down on command and Staying in place
- Coming when called
- Reaction to another dog
- Reaction to distraction
- Supervised separation
July class dates
Held at Pet Supplies Plus – 980 Ridge Road Webster, NY 14580
- July 16th
- July 23rd
- July 30th
- July 6th
With the test on week 5
August class date
Held at Ruff Day Resort – 1999 Empire Blvd Webster NY 14580
- August 13th
This class will run Fridays from 5:40pm to 6:30pm
Fee is $155 per dog.
Handlers must be 18 years of age.
All dogs must have completed Basic Obedience and be calm in a group situation.
Call instructor Amy Holtz at 585-261-1088 or fill out the form below to sign-up.
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