You’ve worked hard at teaching your dog good things. Now you want to reap the benefits of taking your dog out and about. How about making it official with a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) designation?
A CGC designation is awarded to dogs who pass a ten item test with their owner. The test items include both obedience and social skills. Upon completion of the test, you will have the confidence to bring your dog anywhere.
Please view the video below to see how the CGC test works:
The CGC Test involves 10 essential skills for your dog:
- Accepting a friendly stranger
- Sitting politely for petting
- Appearance and grooming
- Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead)
- Walking through a crowd
- Sit and down on command and staying place
- Coming when called
- Reaction to another dog
- Reaction to distraction
- Supervised separation
CGC Class – September 16 – October 21, 2023
Location: St. John’s of Wilmette, 1235 Wilmette Avenue
Date and Time: Saturdays from 10-10:50 AM, beginning September 16 thru October 21 (no class September 23)
Class Description: Testing will be provided during the last week of class. The dog should be at least 9 months of age and know basic skills. This class is NOT for dogs with any reactivity toward dogs or people. Retractable leashes are not allowed. One handler per dog is allowed in the class and must be at least 18 years of age. There is a maximum of 6 students per class. The handler is responsible for bringing soft training treats to class. Payment and proof of vaccinations must be provided prior to class start.
Register for CGC Class:
1. Complete the form below with your information.
2. Use the blue Pay Now button below the form for your payment.