Introduction to AKC Canine Good Citizen, AKC Community Canine & AKC Trick Dog 

Friday, September 10, 2021 (6p.m.-9p.m.)

Canine Good Citizen test is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

AKC Community Canine (CGCA) is all about having a well-behaved dog in the community. Whereas Canine Good Citizen tests are most often tested in a simulated environment at a training facility or in a ring. The 10-step AKC Community Canine test is conducted in real life situations, which can include walking through a crowd on a busy sidewalk or in a local park.


Trick dog training has become one of the most exciting new areas in dog training today.  Teaching tricks is a wonderful way to form a closer, more communicative bond with your dog. And an amazing side benefit is the more you teach your dog the quicker they learn because your teaching skills improve as does your dog’s ability to understand the training game and learn most efficiently.  Trick training is likely to result in better health (as many tricks help build muscle tone and stamina), increased flexibility, balance and concentration, as well as a boost in your dog’s confidence in him or herself and you. At the same time each new behavior you teach provides you with yet another useful way to channel your dog’s energy into something positive.


In this workshop, we will introduce you to all the exercises of the Canine Good Citizen test. Community Canine, and a variety of tricks for at least a Novice Trick Title.  You will be given the tools to help you and your dog be successful.  Testing will be done at the end of the workshop.