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CGCCanine Good Citizen Evaluation

October 6, 2016 from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Test your dogs good manners by taking the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen Test. The evaluation consists of 10 test items, designed to imitate real life situations and  test both you and your dog’s ability to respond appropriately to them.

Test 1: Accepting a friendly stranger
Test 2: Sitting politely for petting
Test 3: Appearance and grooming
Test 4: Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead)
Test 5: Walking through a crowd
Test 6: Sit and down on command and Staying in place
Test 7: Coming when called
Test 8: Reaction to another dog
Test 9: Reaction to distraction
Test 10: Supervised separation

The test will be held outdoors, at Cozy Canine Camp (1267 Generals Hwy Crownsville, MD). Dogs will be run in order of arrival. You may repeat the test if your dog does not pass a test item. The cost of each run is $15. You can enroll online, or sign up at the test.

ALL dogs are eligible to participate in this event. The dog does not need to be a purebred dog, and the dog does not need to be registered with the American Kennel Club. Upon successful completion of the test, each team will be awarded a certification from the AKC. The CGC can also be added as a title to the end of your [registered] dog’s name.

Review the test items and requirements prior to the event and come prepared. Remember to bring a brush or comb for Test 3 and make sure your dog is wearing appropriate equipment (flat buckle collar, slip/choke collar or harness).

akccommunitycanineAKC Community Canine Test

Not offered this time around. Stay tuned for next testing.

This test will be run in conjunction with the CGC test.

The Community Canine Test is the advanced version of the CGC test. Dogs that pass this test have the new title of “CGCA” recorded on the end of their registered name. All dogs are eligible to be registered or listed with the AKC, and need to be registered or listed to have the title recorded. The test items for the Community Canine Test are listed below.

Test 1: Dog stands, sits or lies down and waits under control
Test 2: Walks on loose leash in natural situation
Test 3: Walks on loose leash through a crowd
Test 4: Dog walks past distraction dogs present
Test 5: Sit-Stay in small group
Test 6: Dog allows person carrying something to approach and pet
Test 7: Leave It (food distraction)
Test 8: Down or sit stay at a distance
Test 9: Recall with distractions present
Test 10: Dog passes politely through doorway

The test will be held at Cozy Canine Camp. Dogs will be run in order of arrival. The cost of each run is $15. You can enroll online, or sign up at the test.

Some helpful links for the Community Canine Test

Registering your dog with the Purebred Alternative Listing (for non-AKC registered purebred dogs)

Registering you dog with AKC Canine Partners Program (for mixed-breed dogs)

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