Canine Good Citizen
We offer Canine Good Citizen® classes and certification. Wondering what CGC is all about? At AnnaBelle's, we think it's a great way to teach responsible dog ownership, to help build the relationship between owner and dog, and help to improve the image of our beloved canine citizens.
As explained by the American Kennel Club, "CGC is a certification program that 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. * * * In a little over one decade, the Canine Good Citizen Program has begun to have an extremely positive impact in many of our communities. This is a program that can help us assure that the dogs we love will always be welcomed and well-respected members of our communities."
- Tips and Guidance on CGC Test Item 1: Accepting a Friendly Stranger
- Tips and Guidance on CGC Test Items 2 and 3: Sitting Politely for Petting and Grooming
- Tips and Guidance on CGC Test Items 4 and 5: Loose Leash Walking and Walking Through a Crowd
- Tips and Guidance on CGC Test Items 6 and 7, Sitting/Down on Command and Coming When Called
- Tips and Guidance on CGC Test Items 8 and 9: Reaction to Other Dogs and Reaction to Distraction
- Tips and Guidance on CGC Test Item 10: Supervised Separation
Canine Good Citizen
This class focuses on teaching your dog to remain calm and mannerly in the presence of people and other dogs. Carol Hein-Creger of the Canine Training Center introduces and practices the exercises needed to prepare the dog and handler for the CGC evaluation. The CGC evaluation is given after completion of the class on a date and time to be determined. Additional $10 testing fee. Pre-requisite: completion of a beginning obedience class is recommended. Class size is limited.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY NOON ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS. IF YOU WANT TO REGISTER AFTER NOON ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS, PLEASE CALL 517.599.0995 FOR AVAILABILITY AND REGISTRATION.
Thursdays, 7-8 pm. Six weeks: 6/8-7/13
Dawn Pizzoferrato, ABCDT introduces the Canine Good Citizen behaviors! This includes advanced loose leash walking, greeting a stranger, walking through a crowd, polite behavior around other dogs, and much more. For dogs of all ages. Prerequisite: Doggie Do Good Beginner Obedience or equivalent. CGC test given on last night of class.