April 27, 2013 · 1:00 PM
The AKC’s Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Program, 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. To review the 10 steps that are tested visit the [url=http://www.akc.org/events/cgc/training_testing.cfm]AKC.org[/url] website. How do I get a certificate? At the CGC test, owners should be given 2 parts of a three-part test form. On the form, owners are instructed to send in one copy of the test form with the recording fee of $5.00 to receive the certificate. Owners may choose to not purchase a certificate and to use the copy of their test results as proof of passing the CGC test. Certificates take 4-6 weeks for processing and printing. The high-quality certificate has the same format as other AKC certificates and the CGC logo is embossed in gold at the bottom. The new official CGC certificate is very attractive and is suitable for framing.
Effective January 1, 2013, CGC is now an official AKC Title, more letters after your dogs name!