The ultimate test of a good citizen is a dog who can behave with confidence and good manners in public. As a way to recognize those exceptional canines the American Kennel Club has added two advanced levels to its Canine Good Citizen program…the Community Canine (CGCA) and the Urban Canine (CGCU). Just as in the STAR Puppy and basic CGC, these tests and credentials are open to dogs of any breed – or combination of breeds.
You can see videos of AKC Community Canine tests here on YouTube.
In the spirit of the test requirements I like to conduct these in public places and often out-of-doors. Not sure if you’re ready? Sign up for a practice session.
Email me at roxxdwyer @ gmail.com for the next test dates.