From the title, you may be asking, What is a Canine Good Citizen?

According to the American Kennel Club, the CGC Program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

The Canine Good Citizen Program lays the foundation for other AKC activities such as obedience, agility, tracking, and performance events. As you work with your dog to teach the CGC skills, you’ll discover the many benefits and joys of training your dog. Dogs who have a solid obedience education are a joy to live with-they respond well to household routines, have good manners in the presence of people and other dogs, and they fully enjoy the company of the owner who took the time to provide training, intellectual stimulation, and a high-quality life (AKC).

 

 

In the video this week, Aschley gives us a sneak peak of the drills that your dog will be tested on at the end of the four-week class.

After taking a CGC class at Ruffgers with your dog, make sure you stock up on plenty of dog treats because your pup truly deserves it! Remember, Happy Dog, Happy Owner! Give us a call or email us at the Naples location to sign your dog up for classes. Trust us, you won’t regret it!