Wanna Go For Gold?

Have you thought about earning the CGC with your dog? Wondering what it is? This info should help!

If you are not familiar with the American Kennel Club’s Good Canine Citizen designation, the AKC has lots of information on their site. But Hope has broken it down really well for the uninitiated:

There are 10 skills dogs need in order to earn the title of Canine Good Citizen – a dog who will be welcomed anywhere and know how to behave. The CGC is often a requirement for any dog/handler teams aiming to do therapy work. What’s more, it is also a good idea for anyone who may have a dog subject to special insurance, lease clauses, or breed restrictions.

The 10 skills that are included in the American Kennel Club (AKC) CGC Test are:
1. Accepting a friendly stranger
2. Sitting politely for petting
3. Appearance and grooming
4. Out for a walk
5. Walking through a crowd
6. Sit and down on cue/Staying in place
7. Coming when called
8. Reaction to another dog
9. Reaction to distractions
10. Supervised separation
Would the Canine Good Citizen title be useful for you? We are preparing to launch the next class at Rex’s Place. It will focus on these 10 skills. Dogs do not have to be fluent in all, or any, of these skills to participate in the class — that’s what the class will teach. People do have to be willing to work with their dogs daily, up to five minutes at a time, as many times a day as desired. All skills will be presented as training games — fun for both the people and the dogs.
Call us or drop us an email and let us know if you are interested in signing up.