Canine Good Citizen Classes and Titles

We endorse the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen program as a measure of good manners in companion and competition dogs. More than 700,000 dogs have passed the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen exam nationwide. It is an important milestone in successful therapy and service dog training.

AKC offers three levels of Canine Good Citizen tests.

  • AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC)
    Basic level of the CGC program
  • AKC Community Canine (CGCA)
    The AKC Community Canine program is all about ensuring you have a well-behaved dog while you’re out and about in the community.
  • AKC Urban Canine Good Citizen (CGCU)
    Another step beyond the basic CGC test, the AKC Urban CGC title, tests your CGC skills in an active city or town setting.

Canine Good Citizen Classes Offered

OTCPBC offers classes and testing at each level of the AKC Canine Good Citizen program. You may also request a CGC exam by contacting us using our contact page.

Class NameDescriptionPrerequisitesWhat to BringTitle
PO Canine Good Citizen Class (CGC)This is the first level of Canine Good Citizen (CGC) designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community.Completed Basic Obedience and/or Intermediate Obedience classes.Soft, easily swallowed treats, buckle collar, 6 Ft leash. Pinch collars or head halters are not permitted.CGC
PO Canine Good Citizen Advanced (CGCA)AKC Community Canine is the advanced level of AKC’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program.To earn the AKC Community Canine title (CGCA), dogs must already have a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) award or title on record at AKC.Completed Canine Good Citizen classSoft, easily swallowed treats, buckle collar, 6 Ft leash. Pinch collars or head halters are not permitted.CGCA
PO Canine Good Citizen Urban (CGCU)This class prepares dogs with city survival skills. Urban CGC testing is conducted at community destinations that offer the distractions this test requires.Training through the CGC exam.Soft, easily swallowed treats, buckle collar, 6 Ft leash. Pinch collars or head halters are not permitted.CGCU
Class NameMeetsInstructorClick to RegisterLocation
PO AKC Canine Good Citizen CGC (7601)Wednesdays 4/3-5/8/24 at 7:15 pmAngel Andrews OTCPBC Clubhouse
PO Canine Good Citizen Advanced (CGCA)
PO Canine Good Citizen Urban (CGCU)
Class meets for six weeks for an hour. Cost: $139 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours within the last 12 months)

Online Registration for Canine Good Citizen Tests

Pre-Registration Required

Test LevelTitleTest Date and TimeExaminerLocation
AKC Canine Good Citizen Test CGCOTCPBC
AKC Community Canine Test CGCA
AKC Urban Canine Good Citizen Test CGCU

The Register for CGC Tests form will ask you to select the level of CGC Test level you would like to take. First level of Canine Good Citizen (CGC), or AKC Community Canine, the advanced level of AKC’s Canine Good Citizen (CGCA), or CGCU: Urban CGC testing is conducted at community destinations.

Once you select the level of the Test, you will be able to select the test date.

You may find it helpful to watch videos about each test level.

Sample CGC Video


Sample CGCA Exam

Sample Urban CGC Exam

OTCPBC is proud that three of its members were the first in the United States to achieve the Urban CGC, a test for dogs with city survival skills. For more information on the Urban CGC, click here:

AKC Urban CGC Video
Urban CGC testing is conducted at community destinations that offer the distractions this test requires.

Questions about CGC Classes and Testing ?