Service

Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Prep and Testing

FORMAT

Group and Individual sessions

 

DURATION

Dependent on behavior and skills

REQUIREMENTS

Participants must provide documentation of vaccinations

AGES

While we can administer the CGC test for your puppy, puppies will continue to undergo developmental and temperament changes. You may consider the AKC S.T.A.R. puppy program to prepare for the CGS. Adult dogs that pass the CGC as puppies should have the CGC test readministered. The American Kennel Club (AKC) does not set a maximum age for this test.

PUPPY/DOG SKILLS

AKC identifies ten skills for this test- appropriately greeting a friendly stranger, sitting politely for petting, welcoming to grooming, brushing and handling of paws and ears, leash manners without the use of corrective tools, moving politely through a crowd, sit, down, stay on command, appropriate behavior around other dogs, confidence with distractions, can be left with a trusted person.

HUMAN SKILLS

Developing communication, understanding distress/stress cues and how to guide and reinforce confidence, appropriate practice, exposure without forcing behaviors, details of CGC requirements, how you can use it, understanding how these exercises build trust and strengthen your bond.