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We are an American Kennel Club affiliated club located in Washington County, Maryland

Canine Good Citizen (CGC)


Upcoming AKC CGC test will be on  February 24, 2019, and March 31, 2019. Obedience run thrus at 9am – CGC test to follow.

Questions:  contact the instructor Renee:

CGC is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. This program began in 1989. 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.

Many dog owners choose Canine Good Citizen training as the first step in training their dogs. The Canine Good Citizen Program lays the foundation for other AKC activities such as obedience, agility, tracking, and performance events.  As you work with your dog to teach the CGC skills, you’ll discover the many benefits and joys of training your dog.  Training will enhance the bond between you and your dog.  Dogs who have a solid obedience education are a joy to live with-they respond well to household routines, have good manners in the presence of people and other dogs, and they fully enjoy the company of the owner who took the time to provide training, intellectual stimulation, and a high quality life.  We sincerely hope that CGC will be only a beginning for you and your dog and that after passing the CGC test, you’ll continue training in obedience, agility, tracking, or performance events:

We love our dogs and this program will help to assure us that our dogs will always be welcomed and well-respected members of our communities.