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October AKC Canine Good Citizen Testing in West Roxbury

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AKC Canine Good Citizen testing will be offered on October 4th, 2023 at 7:00 pm at Theodore Parker Church in West Roxbury, MA. 

The American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test is a title or certification program that evaluates dogs in simulated commonplace interactions and situations. For dogs that take classes at this location, this test takes place in a familiar environment. Dogs that pass the test are considered reliable family and community members and may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club following testing.

There are a few spots during this round of testing for dogs that have not taken the preparatory class with Sit Pretty Dog Training, register here to take the test.

The CGC test evaluates dogs on the following:

  • Greets a friendly stranger
  • Sits politely for petting
  • Welcomes being groomed, brushed; allows paws and ears to be handled
  • Walks as directed on a loose leash
  • Moves politely through a crowd
  • Sits, lies down, and stays in place on command
  • Comes when called
  • Behaves politely around other dogs
  • Reacts with confidence to distractions
  • Can be left with a trusted person

The cost of this event covers testing only. There is further cost to receive titling or certification through AKC. Please reach out with any questions.

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