Canine Good Citizen

Feb 26, 2019

Why Choose The Upbeat K9 for Canine Good Citizen Training?

At The Upbeat K9, we take pride in our expert trainers and the comprehensive training programs we offer for Canine Good Citizen certification. Our focus is on shaping well-behaved and socially responsible dogs that can become valuable members of your family and the community.

What is Canine Good Citizen?

Canine Good Citizen (CGC) is a certification program developed by the American Kennel Club (AKC) to reward dogs that have good manners at home and in the community. The CGC test evaluates a dog's behavior in various real-life situations, such as meeting strangers, walking on a leash, reacting to distractions, and more.

The Benefits of Canine Good Citizen Certification

Obtaining the Canine Good Citizen certification offers numerous benefits for both you and your furry friend. Here are just a few:

  • Improved Obedience: The CGC test helps solidify your dog's basic obedience skills, including sit, stay, come, and walking on a loose leash.
  • Enhanced Social Skills: Dogs with CGC certification are well-socialized and can handle various situations with confidence.
  • Access to Public Places: Many public spaces, such as cafes, outdoor malls, and parks, welcome dogs with CGC certification, allowing you to enjoy more experiences together.
  • Prerequisite for Advanced Training: The CGC certification is often a prerequisite for pursuing therapy dog training, service dog certification, or participating in dog sports and competitions.

The Upbeat K9's Approach to Canine Good Citizen Training

Our expert trainers at The Upbeat K9 utilize a proven training approach that focuses on positive reinforcement, consistent guidance, and individualized attention. We tailor our training programs to suit the unique needs and temperament of each dog.

Comprehensive Training Curriculum

Our Canine Good Citizen training program covers a wide range of skills and behaviors to ensure your dog is well-prepared for the CGC test. Some key areas we address include:

  • Basic Obedience: We reinforce fundamental commands, such as sit, stay, come, down, and walking on a loose leash.
  • Impulse Control: Teaching your dog to maintain self-control in the face of distractions, such as other dogs, people, or food.
  • Proper Socialization: Exposing your dog to various environments, sights, sounds, and situations, helping them to become confident and comfortable.
  • Behavioral Conditioning: Addressing specific behavioral issues, such as jumping, barking, or resource guarding, to ensure your dog's good manners in any situation.

Embark on the Canine Good Citizen Journey with The Upbeat K9

If you're ready to unlock your dog's potential and help them become a Canine Good Citizen, The Upbeat K9 is here to support you every step of the way. Our team of experienced trainers is committed to providing the highest quality training and guidance for both you and your beloved companion.

Contact us now to learn more about our Canine Good Citizen training programs and schedule your dog's consultation. Together, we can shape a well-mannered and socially responsible dog that you can be proud of!