canine good citizen test

Another SIP Dog Challenge.


If you haven’t heard of the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen test, here’s your chance to learn – and to see if your dog can pass!


Memphis’ dad wants him to become a CGC dog and then a service dog. So we’re working through all the steps to ensure he can be a happy, well-trained pup!


The CGC test has has 10 steps to pass that include following commands, allowing strangers to pet & groom the dog, and various situational and reaction exercises. This helps assure dog owners that their dog is a safe, calm, happy, and confident member of our community.


Many people practice and take the Canine Good Citizen test just for fun, but it is also used as the basis for many dog therapy programs, as well as required by some landlords and other organizations who want to ensure a safe environment for people and dogs.


The Pooch Coach is certified by the AKC to administer these tests. So let us know if you’d like to give it a try!


Here is info about the AKC CGC test:


Can YOUR dog pass? If not, get to work — or sign up for some lessons today!