AKC

S.T.A.R. Puppy & CGC

 
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The CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Program was started in 1989.  It is a certification program that was designed to reward well mannered dogs both at home and in public.  The CGC is a two part program that focus on responsible pet ownership and basic good manners for dogs.  All dogs who pass this ten step test, will receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.


The Canine Good Citizen Program has had a tremendous impact on many communities.  This is a program that will help your dog be welcomed and respected where ever he goes. 

Who can participate?

All American Dog's and Purebred.

 

Is there an age limit?

No. A dog is never too old

 

Is there a prerequisit for testing?

Some dogs have completed basic obedience or CGC classes

Hartford Insurance Article

CGC Flyer

S.T.A.R Puppy is a program designed to get dog owners and puppies off to a good start.

Who can participate?

Both All American Dogs and Purebred

 

Is there an age limit?

Your puppy up to one year old

 

Is there a prerequisite for testing?

You will attend basic training or puppy class.

 

 



CGC Test Items


1.  Accepts a Friendly Stranger


2.  Sits politely for petting


3.  Appearence and Grooming


4.  Out for a Walk


5.  Walking through a crowd


6.  Sit, Down and & stay in place


7.  Coming when called


8.  Reaction to another dog


9.  Reaction to a distraction


10. Supervised separation

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S.T.A.R. Puppy Test items

 

S  Socialization

 

T  Training

 

A  Activity

 

R  Responsibility

For more detailed information on both these programs please go to the AKCwebsite.