Canine Good Citizen
The Canine Good Citizen (CGC) promotes responsible dog ownership and to encourage the training of well-mannered dogs. A dog & handler team must take a short behavioral evaluation of less than half an hour to earn the CGC certificate.
Several years ago the Kennel Club and the American Kennel Club decided that although competitive Obedience Classes were excellent and that a number of Clubs and individuals were holding socialization classes nothing formal had been laid down as to exactly what was required to make a dog a ‘Good Citizen’.
There are 3 levels namely Bronze, Silver and Gold, and more are expected of the dog and handler as they level up
To see more information on the prestigious award, please visit the Kennel Union website.