Canine Good Citizen Test Items
This test demonstrates that the dog will allow a friendly stranger to approach it and speak to the handler in a natural, everyday situation.
This test demonstrates that the dog will allow a friendly stranger to touch it while it is out with its handler.
This practical test demonstrates that the dog will welcome being groomed and examined and will permit someone, such as a veterinarian, groomer or friend of the owner, to do so. It also demonstrates the owner's care, concern and sense of responsibility.
This test demonstrates that the handler is in control of the dog. The dog may be on either side of the handler. The dog's position should leave no doubt that the dog is attentive to the handler and is responding to the handler's movements and changes of direction.
This test demonstrates that the dog can move about politely in pedestrian traffic and is under control in public places. The dog and handler walk around and pass close to several people (at least three).
This test demonstrates that the dog has training, will respond to the handler's commands to sit and down and will remain in the place commanded by the handler.
This test demonstrates that the dog will come when called by the handler. The handler will walk 10 feet from the dog, turn to face the dog, and call the dog. The handler may use encouragement to get the dog to come. Handlers may choose to tell dogs to "stay" or "wait" or they may simply walk away, giving no instructions to the dog.
This test demonstrates that the dog can behave politely around other dogs. Two handlers and their dogs approach each other from a distance of about 20 feet, stop, shake hands and exchange pleasantries, and continue on for about 10 feet. The dogs should show no more than casual interest in each other.
This test demonstrates that the dog is confident at all times when faced with common distracting situations.
This test demonstrates that a dog can be left with a trusted person, if necessary, and will maintain training and good manners.
"This program gives your dog a chance to learn all the necessary mannerisms needed to operate in a human world. It allows your dog to be a bigger part of your life because you have the confidence that your dog knows how to behave in any situation. A Canine Good Citizen is a dog that is well behaved, well mannered and knows how to listen."
CGC Evaluator #95477
CGC Bark-cademy Awards
Jane and Bark-cademy
Kambria and Bark-cademy Graduate, Ivan
Marco and Bark-cademy Graduate, Larry
Don and Bark-cademy Graduate, Stevie
Mike and Bark-cademy
Jim and Bark-cademy
Jennifer and Bark-cademy Graduate Spike
Hillary and Bark- cademy Graduate, Bernie.
Liz and Bark-cademy Graduate, Kallie
Adam and Bark-cademy Graduate, Lucille
Lisa and Bark-cademy Graduate, River
Tom and Bark-cademy Graduate, Wilbur
Lisa, Steve and
Bark-cademy Graduate, Lola
Tracy and Bark-cademy
Charlie, Carrie and
Bark-cademy Graduate, Willa
Bark-cademy Graduate, Charley
Shelby and Bark-cademy
Jorgen and Bark-cademy
Katherine and Bark-cademy Graduate Rudy.