American Kennel Club® programs
We are certified by the AKC to train and evaluate your pooch for the following programs
Canine Good Citizen CGC
It is the gold standard of behavior for dogs in our communities. Almost one million dogs, both purebred and mixed breed, have participated in the program since it began in 1989.
The CGC program offers many practical advantages too. The CGC award is a prerequisite for many therapy dog groups. Some homeowner’s insurance companies encourage CGC testing, and an increasing number of apartments and condos require that resident dogs pass the CGC test. The tagline of the CGC program is, “Responsible Owners, Well-Mannered Dogs,” and that is what CGC is all about.
Urban Canine Good Citizen CGCU
AKC Urban CGC requires to demonstrate CGC skills and beyond in an environment that includes crowds, noises, traffic, smells, and other distractions that are present in a city. The title is a 10-step test of skills that dogs must pass to earn the official AKC Urban CGC title. This will appears on the dog’s title record at AKC.
AKC Urban CGC is a test that demonstrates that dogs are well-behaved and well-trained when in open settings.
AKC Community Canine CGCA
Is the advanced level of the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Program. Dogs who pass the AKC Community Canine test earn the official AKC Community Canine title that is designated by the letters “CGCA” (Advanced CGC) on the dog’s title record.
The AKC Community Canine test is done in real situations including at shows, classes, and in the community.
There is no age limit for dogs taking the AKC Community Canine test. However, before taking the test, dogs must have a Canine Good Citizen test on record at AKC.