Canine Good Citizenship

Canine good citizenship training and testing is available at Barb Levenson Dog Training. CGC training will provide you with the means of teaching and controlling your dog when you are outside your home and among distractions.   Dogs that achieve the CGC are certified by the American Kennel Club with a CGC Title and can become therapy dogs at local nursing homes or hospitals. This shows you just how useful this training can be. Our training is one of the very best in the entire region and taught directly by Barb, who works as an American Kennel Club certified administrator. You will learn a great many important life and social skills by the time you and your dog have completed the course.

One of these skills is to be better able to control your dog when they are approached by another dog. This control will also extend to situations where you meet a stranger who would like to pet your dog as well as situations in which you stop to talk with your friend. You will also learn how to control your dog and help them to behave when you are walking on a loose leash through a crowd or down a busy street. This is essential to keeping your dog well-behaved and safe.

The Ten Items for achieving a CGC:

  • Accepting a friendly stranger
  • Sitting politely for petting
  • Appearance and grooming
  • Out for walk (walking on a loose leash)
  • Walking through a crowd
  • Sit and down on command and staying in place
  • Coming when called
  • Reaction to another dog
  • Reaction to distraction
  • Supervised separation

For more information about the American kennel club canine good citizenship test, please go to


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