Category Archives: Uncategorized

AKC ADDS NEW “URBAN CGC” TITLE TO POPULAR CANINE GOOD CITIZEN® PROGRAM

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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:  http://blog.northjersey.com/jerseydog/4070/canine-good-citizen-champs-guest-post/

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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).

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Canine Good Citizen: 10 Essential Skills for Every Dog

This week we talked about AKC Community Canine, advanced CGC. For those readers who may not have seen the original Canine Good Citizen test, we’re posting the test items today.  CGC started in 1989 and since then, more than 700,000 … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments