Tuesday, April 5, 2011

AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program

AKC’s Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Program was started in 1989, and currently having a tremendous positive impact in the American communities. The CGC Program of American Kennel Club has been formulated to reward dogs for exhibiting good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program of AKC is a two-fold program to spread the awareness of responsible pet ownership.

This program is composed of 10-steps test. Owners of all dogs in America should opt for the Canine Good Citizen training session as the first and prime step in training their canine companions. The Canine Good Citizen Program formulated by American Kennel Club is quite scientific and chiefly stress on a few other most vital AKC activities for instance obedience, agility, tracking, and performance events. The main focus of AKC's CGC program is to strengthen the dog-owner bondage. Dogs with sound obedience training are sure to become to the most lovable partner of your life! A good mannered dog will always be appreciated amidst the social mob and other dogs, thereby they can enjoy a high quality life.

On the successful qualification of all the ten steps of CGC test, the American Kennel Club issue a certificate to a dog. AKC’s Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Program has multiple applications that goes even beyond just passing out the CGC test and winning an AKC certificate.

The ten steps of the CGC test of American Kennel Club are as follows:

  • Step 1: Accepting a friendly stranger
  • Step 2: Sitting politely for petting
  • Step 3: Appearance and grooming
  • Step 4: Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead)
  • Step 5: Walking through a crowd
  • Step 6: Sit and down on command and Staying in place
  • Step 7: Coming when called
  • Step 8: Reaction to another dog
  • Step 9: Reaction to distraction
  • Step 10: Supervised separation
Stay Tuned... up next more on the ten steps of AKC’s Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Program.

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