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