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

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.

Sample CGC Video


Class Name: PO Canine Good Citizen Class

Description: This is the first level of Canine Good Citizen (CGC) designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community.
Prerequisites: Completed Basic Obedience and/or Intermediate Obedience classes.
What to Bring: Soft, easily swallowed treats, buckle collar, 6 Ft leash. Pinch collars or head halters are not permitted.

Class NameStartsInstructorLocationClick to Register
PO CGC Class Thur 2/23/23 at 5:30 pmSandy CrechioloOTCPBC.
PO CGC TESTThur 4/6/23 at 5:00 pmSandy CrechioloTest at OTCPBC ClubhouseRegistration opens 4 wks before TEST
PO CGC ClassWed 9/13/23 at 6:45 pmSusan MinixOTCPBCRegistration opens 6 wks before 1st class
PO CGC TESTWed 10/25/23 at 5:30 pmSusan MinixOTCPBC.Registration opens 4 wks before TEST
See below for Online Test Registration

Class Name: PO Canine Good Citizen Advanced (CGCA)

Description 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.
Prerequisite: Completed Canine Good Citizen class
What to Bring: Soft, easily swallowed treats, buckle collar, 6 Ft leash. Pinch collars or head halters are not permitted.

Class Length: Class meets for six weeks for an hour.

Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours within the last 12 months)

Class NameStartsInstructorLocationClick to Register
PO CGCA Class 4/20/23 at 5:30 pmSandy CrechioloOTCPBC. Registration opens 6 wks before 1st class
PO CGCA TEST6/1/23 at 5:00 pmSandy CrechioloTest at OTCPBC ClubhouseRegistration opens 4 wks before TEST
See below for Online Test Registration

Class Name: PO Canine Good Citizen Urban (CGCU)

Description: This class prepares dogs with city survival skills. Urban CGC testing is conducted at community destinations that offer the distractions this test requires.
Prerequisites: Training through the CGC exam.
What to Bring: Soft, easily swallowed treats, buckle collar, 6 Ft leash. Pinch collars or head halters are not permitted.

Class Length: Class meets for six weeks for an hour.

Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours within the last 12 months)

Class NameStartsInstructorLocationClick to Register
PO CGC URBAN3/1/23 at 7:00 pm
NOTE: DATE CHANGE
Susan Minix1st class at OTCPBC. Information about locations will be provided at 1st class.
AKC Urban Canine Good Citizen Test for CGCU Title 4/5/23 at 5:30 pmSusan MinixTest at Rosemary Square WPBRegistration opens 4 wks before TEST
PO CGC URBAN6/15/23 at 6:00 pmSandy Crechiolo1st class at OTCPBC. Information about locations will be provided at 1st class.Registration opens 6 wks before 1st class
AKC Urban Canine Good Citizen Test for CGCU Title 7/27/23 at 5:30 pmSandy CrechioloTest at Rosemary Square WPBRegistration opens 4 wks before TEST
See below for Online Test Registration

Online Registration for CGC Tests!

Online Registration for All Scheduled Canine Good Citizen Tests

Pre-Registration Required

TestTest Date and TimeExaminerLocation
AKC Urban Canine Good Citizen Test for CGCU Title 4/5/23 at 5:30 pmSusan MinixTest at Rosemary Square WPB
AKC Canine Good Citizen Test for CGC Title4/6/23 at 5:oo pmSandy CrechioloOTCPBC.
AKC Community Canine for CGCA Title6/1/23 at 5:00 pmSandy CrechioloTest at OTCPBC Clubhouse
AKC Urban Canine Good Citizen Test for CGCU Title7/27/23 at 5:30 pmSandy CrechioloTest at Rosemary Square WPB

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.


Sample CGCA Exam

http://www.akc.org/dog-owners/training/akc-community-canine/about/

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 ?