AKC North Carolina Office Holds Canine Good Citizen Tests

The AKC North Carolina office held Canine Good Citizen testing for employee's dogs April 27. Eight dogs passed the 10-step test, which rewards basic good manners for dogs and lays the foundation for other activities such as Obedience, Agility, Tracking, and therapy dog training. Once a dog passes the test, the CGC suffix will appear after the dog's registered name.

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See a few scenes from the office dogs' CGC tests:

Pam Manaton with her Australian Shepherd, Bond; Christine Weiss with her Labrador, Sky; and Barb Ohmann with Jill Zapadinsky’s Boxer, Carlotta.
Pam Manaton with her Australian Shepherd, Bond; Christine Weiss with her Labrador, Sky; and Barb Ohmann with Jill Zapadinsky’s Boxer, Carlotta.
Jill Zapadinsky with Carlotta, a former champion, after she passed her CGC test. Christine Weiss and Penny Leigh were the testers.
Jill Zapadinsky with Carlotta, a former champion, after she passed her CGC test. Christine Weiss and Penny Leigh were the testers.
Sheila Goffe with Harley after completing his CGC test. Christine Weiss helped to test Harley.
Sheila Goffe with Harley after completing her CGC test. Christine Weiss helped to test Harley.
Tony Jarvis' All-American dog Rexee waits before his test. Rexee is a member of AKC Canine Partners.
Pam Manaton and Barbara Ohmann after Bond passed his CGC test.
Pam Manaton and Barbara Ohmann after Bond passed his CGC test.
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Canine Good Citizen (CGC)

This program is recognized as the gold standard for dog behavior. In CGC, dogs who pass the 10 step CGC test can earn a certificate and/or the official AKC CGC title. Dogs with the CGC title have the suffix, "CGC" after their names.

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