CGC certification has many benefits

February 12, 2022

Having a dog that has passed its CGC test has many benefits. If you enjoy doing things with your dog and showing off its skills, you may want to consider taking our Canine Good Citizen class. At the end of class, you have the option of taking the AKC’s Canine Good Citizenship test. With CGC class, your dog will have improved basic skills like leash walking, sit, down, stay. It’s also going to learn how to handle itself with grace in a crowd, not jumping on people and not pulling forward to see other dogs.

The CGC test evaluates your dog’s ability to be calm and relaxed with grooming. And for this reason, you will get help teaching your dog to love vet exams and grooming.

Have you ever wanted to do therapy dog visits? You will find passing the CGC test is one of the prerequisites for many therapy programs. In addition, the CGC class is a fantastic start to any of the dog sports or activities you may want to do with your dog.

Some homeowners insurance programs offer a discount if your dog has passed this test. And many people find landlords approve them for a rental more easily if their dog has their CGC certificate.


Dogs that qualify for the CGC Class:

• dogs that won’t bark repeatedly.
• are not stressed with dogs or people.
• puppies or adult dogs
• are in good health, free of contagious disease
• up to date on vaccines
• can relax enough to eat treats
• need help with Good Manners or Obedience

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Click the replay button to ask me any questions you may have about this class or the Canine Good Citizen test. And if you already have a dog with its CGC certification, I would love to hear how it has impacted you.


Author – Debbie Schaefer

Debbie has been successfully teaching dog lovers how to rambunctious, rude, disobedient dogs into Well-Mannered companions since 1987.

That means there are few bad behaviors Debbie can’t tame or troublesome pups Debbie can’t help turn into well-mannered dogs.

With training, your dog can be a great companion, a fun part of your life.