Your Dog Deserves to Be Recognized
Red River Obedience Training Club is pleased to offer AKC’s S.T.A.R. Puppy, Canine Good Citizen (CGC), and Community Canine programs.
A friendly, well-behaved dog that we can take virtually anywhere without risk or bother to others — a dog who behaves well in a crowd, has good manners when guests visit our home, is reliable around children, and who doesn’t lunge, bark at, or threaten other dogs or passersby is a Canine Good Citizen. The American Kennel Club urges that all dog owners participate in their CGC program, stressing responsible ownership of all dogs whether they be purebred or mixed breeds. The AKC developed the Canine Good Citizen program in 1989 to evaluate whether a dog is well-behaved and has good manners in public and in 1999 it created a database of CGC certified dogs and began including a frameable certificate of achievement for the owner. This test of your dog’s manners and training is not a competition, and does not require that you and your dog perform with precision. To pass the CGC test, the dog must be socialized around other people and dogs. He must allow other people to touch him without jumping on them or trying to bite. The dog must also know basic commands such as sit, down, stay and come, as well as walking politely on a leash. The CGC test is composed of 10 different tests, which are meant to simulate day to day life. The purpose of the CGC Test is to ensure that the dog can be an accepted member of the community because it has been taught to behave well in the home, in public places, and around other dogs.
Elements of the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test
Red River Obedience Club’s Beginner classes include all the exercises to equip you and your canine companion with the necessary skills to pass the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen Test. We also have on hand a Certified tester and the test is given twice yearly at the RROTC facility located in Shreveport. Please check back here for updates.