Once you and your pup have tackled the challenges, mastered the 10 test skills, bonded over successes and the occasional failure, and celebrated with plenty of praise along the way, you’re ready to take the Canine Good Citizen™ test!
For owners wishing to receive an AKC CGC Title once their dog passes the test, they will need to complete the title application form which is provided by the evaluator. In order to complete this application, the tested dog will need to have a registration number which can be either an AKC/FSS Registration number, Purebred Alternative Listing (PAL) or Canine Partners (CP).
The first step in passing the CGC test is actually all about you, the human! When you meet your evaluator to take the CGC test, you’ll read and sign the CGC Responsible Dog Owner’s Pledge before your dog starts any of her activities. This promise shows that you’re committed to being the best dog owner you can be by always providing for your dog’s health and safety, ensuring that your dog never infringes on the rights of others, and doing everything within your power to ensure your dog is a great companion, community member, and friend.