Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Prep

About the Course

The American Kennel Club’s CGC Program is a wonderful way to showcase your dog’s good manners so he can be distinguished as a “Canine Good Citizen.” Prepare for the 10-step CGC test that covers basic skills such as loose-leash walking, sitting politely for petting, coming when called, and more.

A great follow-up class to Canine Cornerstones or one of our breed-specific classes, this four-week class helps dog and handler prepare for the CGC test, which is routinely given at BonaFide. The CGC distinction is also a great departure point for other canine activities, such as obedience, agility, therapy work, and more! The Canine Good Citizen Program is open to all dogs, both purepred and mixed- breed. For more information on the Canine Good Citizen Program, please visit

Enrollment in this class includes an opportunity to take the CGC test during the fifth week of class.

Class Requirements:

  • Dog and handler must have completed at MINIMUM one basic teen or adult obedience class (puppy classes do not count) – PLEASE consult your current BonaFide instructor or contact us to see if your dog is ready for this class. The instructor has the right to excuse any dog that comes into class with insufficient skills to participate (no refunds or class credits).
  • Dogs should have a solid sit, down, recall (come), wait/stay, and be able to walk politely on lead around distractions before enrolling in this class. This class is a review and refining of basic skills, NOT an introduction to basic manners.
  • Harnesses, haltis, correction collars, and treats are not allowed during CGC testing. If your dog is still dependent on these kinds of aids to perform the behaviors listed above, he is NOT ready for the CGC class.

Class Length: 5 weeks
Categories: Adult, Manners, Sports
Price: $135.00

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