BY LINDA MICHAELS, M.A. — DEL MAR DOG TRAINING.
Did you know that you can have your dog complete the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Certification in your home?
The CGC Certificate is the first step for most Therapy Dog programs. Most programs have their own requirements and CGC Certification is the first step in the process.
Linda Michaels, M.A., Del Mar Dog Training offers customized, in-your-home evaluation and training instructions session, plus one field trip session. Certification when your dog passes!
Find out what your dog already knows, and what your dog needs to learn to pass the 10-item test below and become a proud certificant in this popular AKC program.
Hang the Certificate on your fridge, purchase a CGC leash or medal, and proudly show off your dog’s new skills.
Wonderful for any dog–especially for breeds that can benefit from being formally reclassified as “Good Citizens”.
AKC’s Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Training and Testing Items
1. Accepting a friendly stranger.
2. Sitting politely for petting.
3. Appearance and grooming.
4. Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead).
5. Walking through a crowd.
6. Sit and Down on command and Staying in place.
7. Coming when called.
8. Reaction to another dog.
9. Reaction to distraction.
10. Supervised separation.
Linda Michaels, “Dog Psychologist,” M.A./Psychology a Top Ten Rated U.S. Dog Trainer — Del Mar Dog Training, may be reached at 858.259.WOOF (9663) or by email: LindaMichaelsPositively@gmail.com for private manners/obedience instruction and behavioral consultations near Del Mar and the San Diego Coast. Please visit us at DogPsychologistOnCall.com All rights reserved.