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AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC)
Trick Dog

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Tuesday July 12, 2022


5:00 PM CGC Evaluation

6:00 PM Trick Dog Evaluation

(Time could run longer, subject to participation.)


Free to current Class Participants.

For those who feel their dog is ready, but haven't been involved in the current round of classes:

$15 for nonmembers; and

$10 for members

CONTACT: to sign up for the Evaluations.


We've had an exciting five weeks. Many wonderful pups/dogs and handlers participated in classes that bring out the best in us and our dogs. It's now time to show off our skills and get the first leg of CGC and Trick Dog under our collars.

The evaluation items needed to pass the AKC CGC test have been taught in the Family Manners Class. But remember, PenDog would like to invite the public as well to participate in the evaluations. We are here to help you reach your goals.

We'll have CGC and Trick Dog evaluators available to administer the evaluation in order to achieve your first titles.

No worries if you didn't participate in the classes these past few weeks. If you've taken a previous course or have been working on your own with your pup, our evaluators are here to help you.


Dogs that currently have a CGC Title would only need to pass five tricks to earn the AKC Novice Trick Dog Title. If your dog is ready, you may also be able to get both your CGC and Trick Dog Titles on the same day.


CGC Evaluation will include the following and more: heeling through obstacles and people, properly greeting a friendly stranger, sitting politely for grooming, sit and remain in place, come when called from a distance, heel on a slack leash with distractions. Click here for AKC 10 Essential Skills for Every Dog.





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Don't mind us, we're just having fun, the way dog training should be...
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WHAT TO BRING: Bring your dog (of course!); shot records; soft chewy treats in a side or front pouch (hoodie type sweatshirts work AWESOME!); 6ft leash (non-retractable); flat-buckle, slip, prong or martingale collars only, (harnesses are not recommended); and, a slicker or soft brush.

The AKC Canine Good Citizen Program is designed to recognize dogs who display good manners at home and in the community. CGC certification is recognized as a high standard of dog behavior and is an excellent way to prepare for therapy dog training. The program also provides an excellent foundation for training in other fun activities such as rally, service, showing, and agility, and results in a well-mannered dog who is a joy to live with.

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