Do you dream of having a dog that your neighbor says ‘wow, what a good dog’ or ‘I wish my dog could do that’. Dog owners who are eager to train the perfect puppy or therapy dog set their sites on obtaining their Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Certification. The CGC is a recognized title from the American Kennel Club (AKC) stating that your dog is well trained, groomed, in good health, and that you are a responsible pet owner. The CGC is a prerequisite to a dogs Therapy Dog Certification.
Why do the extra training? Does it really matter? Training takes time and consistency. Meeting with a group weekly can help you problem solve and also allows you to see you are not alone in some of the pitfalls you might be having with your dog. Many students like to have accountability to continue their dogs training. Joining a class and working towards a goal helps keep the motivation of training your dog.
Obtaining your dogs CGC Certification is a big accomplishment for both you and your dog. I thoroughly enjoy seeing a dogs progression during this time.