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CGC Registration

CGC - Therapy - Advanced - Urban

To Register for Canine Good Citizen, Therapy Dog, CGC Advanced, or CGC Urban Certification Testing, Fill out and Submit the Registration form.

Organization & Information
CGC-CGCA-Therapy - Held at TMDTC

Begins at 9:00 am (Check-in begins at 8:30)
Dogs will test in order of their Registration
Dogs may Register the day of testing

Two Rings for CGC & CGCA, Therapy Dogs use the front office and parking lot
All begin at 9:00 am

CGC Urban - Held at a Separate Location

Urban testing is held at Scheels and the Legends Shopping Center

The CGC Program

The CGC Program teaches good manners to dogs and responsible dog ownership to their owners. The 10-step Canine Good Citizen test is a non-competitive test for all dogs, including purebreds and mixed breeds. The CGC award is a prerequisite for many therapy dog groups. Some homeowner’s insurance companies are encouraging CGC testing, and an increasing number of apartments and condos require that resident dogs pass the CGC test. The CGC Program also includes the AKC CGC℠ Responsible Dog Owner Pledge.

The CGC Advanced - Community (CGCA)

AKC Community Canine is the advanced level of AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program. Passing the CGC is a pre-requisite.
As with CGC, AKC Community Canine has a 10-step test of skills that dogs must pass to earn the official AKC Community Canine title. The CGCA test is designed to test the dog's manners in a situation such as a dog show, dog class, park, etc. Different skills are tested such as having the dog sit and stay within a group, or having the dog ignore food on the ground. This is a title that appears on the dog's title record at AKC.
THE SETTING
All skills on the test are tested on leash. The AKC Community Canine (CGCA) test may be done in a class, at shows, in pet stores or in the community. When the test is administered in community settings such as at a business or special event, evaluators must have the necessary approval of the business owners, etc.
While Canine Good Citizen tests are simulations of real world skills, (e.g., dog/handler walks through a "crowd" of evaluators in a ring), the goal of AKC Community Canine is to test the dog's skills in a natural setting. For example, rather than the dog being tested in a ring, in AKC Community Canine, the "walks through a crowd" test item will involve the dog walking through a real crowd at a dog show, on a busy sidewalk, in a therapy dog setting, or at a training club.