Author Archives: Canine Good Citizen

About Canine Good Citizen

AKC Canine Good Citizen Director, Author of the AKC's official CGC book, "CITIZEN CANINE"

A Special Visit to the California Governor’s Office: Part I

When he was in the 5th grade, Aiden Tapiz, a handsome young man from California, was devastated when he had to miss a school trip to the California State Capitol. Aiden has autism, a developmental disorder that is characterized by … Continue reading

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We are pleased to announce a new member of the CGC family- AKC Urban Canine Good Citizen. AKC Urban CGC is beginning in April 2015. The first AKC Urban CGC test in the country was recently administered by the Obedience Training … Continue reading

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CGC Evaluators: Reaching the Public

CGC Evaluators Jerri Obalde, Natasha Robbins and Sonya Paxton of Canine Dimensions (in Virginia) work tirelessly to teach dogs and their owners in training classes and private sessions. Canine Good Citizen training and testing is a part of the Canine … Continue reading

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Location, Location, Location: Choosing a Dog Trainer

When we did agility with our dog, we drove 2.5 hours one way to take lessons from a world-class trainer. I have a friend in Houston who starts a 2-hour drive across Houston in 5 o’clock traffic to get to … Continue reading

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Combat Veteran and CGCA Dog Give Back

Every now and then, a dog owner stays in touch with the CGC department to ask questions and get help regarding the next level of training. We hope that you enjoy this article from Kevin Gembarosky and his dog, Ranger, … Continue reading

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Taking the CGC Test: One Dog’s Story

Gillian Scott is a writer for the Times Union (Albany, NY). We thought we’d share her story of taking the CGC test with Her dog, Rocky. Here’s the link:

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AKC Community Canine Test (Video of test at a Dog Show)

Happy New Year! If your dog has already passed the CGC test, consider earning the AKC Community Canine title in 2015. Here is another video of the CGCA–this one in a dog show setting (Meet the Breeds).

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