Centuries ago, when dogs were taken from the wild to serve as companions, early dog owners began the process of
assuming responsibility for each dog’s care and training .Over time, dogs were
trained to obey household rules so they would be welcome family members. Today
more than ever, dogs must also have good manners in public to live harmoniously
within communities and survive the increasing challenges of anti-canine
Every dog should respond to at least four basic commands to function acceptably in public: “ heel ,” “Sit,” “Down,”
and “Stay.” Response to these commands gives dogs the social skills that defuse
anti-canine feelings and foster good citizenship. However your dog is not
capable of training itself. It needs your help to become a Canine Good Citizen.
Training results in a controlled dog, one that does not bother the neighbors or their pets. Training dogs do not
balk at grooming procedures or a veterinarian’s examination. Training
stimulates your dog’s intelligence and gives its life meaning by letting it
know how to please you. In an emergency, training can save your dog’s life.
A trained dog has good manners, which reflect favorably on its owner, its breed and its species. Canine Good Citizen
program will help you and all dog owners everywhere achieve this goal. You can
take help from your local club and private training schools to train your dog
and pass the test to make your dog a Good Canine Citizen
Welcome to the AKC’S Canine Good Citizen [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.