Gail Workman will be offering Canine Good Citizen testing at Friends of Festival Country K9's Responsible Dog Ownership Day on October 4, 2014.
The location will be at Cedar Middle School and Park Discovery in Cedar City, Utah.
Gail will be offering this testing for a $10 fee. All money will go to the FFCK9s club and helps to defray costs of materials and other associated costs with offering low cost training classes, seminars, and events.
What is a Canine Good Citizen? It is a program designed by the AKC (American Kennel Club) that recognizes dogs that have good manners at home and in the community. This nationally recognized and rapidly growing program stresses basic training for dogs and their handlers.
The program consists of a 10 step test called the CGC test. If a dog and handler pass this test, they can receive certification from the American Kennel Club (AKC).
The 10 required steps to pass a CGC Test are:
1. Accepting a friendly stranger
2. Sitting politely for petting
3. Appearance and grooming
4. Walking on a loose leash
5. Walking through a crowd
6. Sit and down commands and staying in place
7. Coming when called
8. Reaction to another dog
9. Reaction to distraction
10. Supervised separation
For more in depth descriptions on these 10 steps, we suggest visiting the AKC website or you can download their pamphlet HERE.
This program provides a really good foundation for training in one of the many activities you can do with your dog or is just a very good tool to follow so your dog has good manners and a dog people want to be around.
Your dog can also earn the CGCA title which is the Advanced CGC title. Future testing will be offered.