AKC Canine Good Citizen Test

CGC Test Covered:

  • Accepting a friendly stranger: This test demonstrates that the dog will allow a friendly stranger to approach it and speak to the handler in a natural, everyday situation.
  • Sitting politely for petting: This test demonstrates that the dog will allow a friendly stranger to touch it while it is out with its handler.
  • Appearance and grooming: This practical test demonstrates that the dog will welcome being groomed and examined and will permit someone, such as a veterinarian, groomer or friend of the owner, to do so.
  • Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead): This test demonstrates that the handler is in control of the dog.
  • Walking through a crowd: This test demonstrates that the dog can move about politely in pedestrian traffic and is under control in public places.
  • Sit and down on command and Staying in place: This test demonstrates that the dog has training, will respond to the handler’s commands to sit and down and will remain in the place commanded by the handler.
  • Coming when called: This test demonstrates that the dog will come when called by the handler.
  • Reaction to another dog: This test demonstrates that the dog can behave politely around other dogs.
  • Reaction to distraction: This test demonstrates that the dog is confident at all times when faced with common distracting situations.
  • Supervised separation: This test demonstrates that a dog can be left with a trusted person, if necessary, and will maintain training and good manners.

    Test Only: March 13, 2008 @ Perrysburg between 6:30pm-7:30 $15
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