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Canine Good Citizen

The AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program stresses basic good manners for dogs and responsible dog-ownership for people.   All dogs, whether purebred or mixed-bred, are eligible to participate.  


To be recognized as a Canine Good Citizen, dogs must pass a ten-step test and owners must sign a responsible ownership pledge.  The test is designed to simulate real-life situations, showing that  your dog is polite and mannerly around other people and dogs.  There is no age limit, and dogs may re-take the test as often as necessary.  Dogs who pass the test are awarded a certificate from the AKC .  

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