We offer a Canine Good Citizen® class 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 helps improve the image of our beloved canine citizens. Here’s what the AKC says about it’s popular CGC program:
Started in 1989, 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.
Many dog owners choose Canine Good Citizen training as the first step in training their dogs. 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. Training will enhance the bond between you and 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. We sincerely hope that CGC will be only a beginning for you and your dog and that after passing the CGC test, you’ll continue training in obedience, agility, tracking, or performance events. * * *
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.
This Fall, Arrow Dog Training is offering Canine Good Citizen – Clicker Style at AnnaBelle’s Pet Station. Want your dog to greet people and other dogs appropriately? Want your dog to behave properly in public? Then this class is for you! Sign up online or call 517.599.0995.