Canine Good Citizen Prep Course



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This course is 6 sessions to prepare you and your dog to pass the AKC
Canine Good Citizen Test. By the end of this course, you and your dogs will
be able to:

• State the purpose of the American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good
Citizen (CGC) Program.

• List the behaviors that a dog must demonstrate to pass the AKC
CGC Test.

• Use positive training methods to teach a dog to reliably perform the
behaviors tested in the AKC CGC Test, including:

• Accepting a Friendly Stranger
• Sitting Politely for Petting
• Appearance and Grooming
• Out for a Walk
• Walking through a Crowd
• Sit and Down on Cue/Stay in Place
• Reaction to Distractions
• Supervised Separation
• Coming When Called
• Reaction to Another Dog
Troubleshoot and address common problems associated with teaching a dog to
perform the behaviors in the AKC CGC Test