AKC’s Canine Good Citizen®

After CGC: What's Next?

The AKC's Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Program is a public education and outreach program. CGC also serves as an excellent place to get started in training your dog. When you complete CGC training, you will have a canine companion who responds to basic commands such as sit and down and who is under good control on a leash.

While this is a fabulous beginning, we strongly encourage owners to continue training beyond CGC in order to develop some off-leash control, increase the dog's reliability, and to further enhance the bond that has been built during CGC training.

After you and your dog earn the CGC award, we hope to see you in some of the other AKC activities that are rewarding, enriching and fun!

After CGC, be sure to consider:


We're proud to provide a lifetime of activities for you and your dog!