The AKC CGC - also known as the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizenship Test -- is a 10 part test that helps define in concrete terms what it means for a dog to be well behaved. The CGC is a frequent prerequisite for credentialing dogs for some animal assisted programs. It's also a great guide by which to assess your dog's overall manners both at home and in public.
Co sponsored by Basics and Beyond Dog Academy and Hand in Paw, the event details are as follows:
WHAT: Bully Certified! An AKC Canine Good Citizen Testing Event
WHEN: Sunday May 2nd from 11 AM to 2 PM
WHERE: Basics and Beyond Dog Academy, 714 Pearl Road, Brunswick Hills, OH.
WHO: Any dog is welcome to take the Canine Good Citizen certification test, but the hosts are particularly encouraging owners of so-called "problem" breeds (e.g. pit bulls, Rottweilers, bulldogs, Dobermans, boxers, etc.) to come and show the world how great these dogs are!
NOTE: Registration is required. Space is limited.
For more info or to register contact Hillary Stopera, Owner/Trainer, Basics and Beyond Dog Academy [Tel.: 440-885-4542].
FEES: The cost for testing is $10 per dog. All funds will be donated to one or more local animal rescues.
Public is welcome and encouraged to watch and support the event.
This event is being dedicated to the memory of Ted, an American Staffordshire terrier owned by Sandy Smith of Tremont (Cleveland) who was CGC-certified. Ted recently succumbed to leukemia and lymphoma. A small memorial will be set up for Ted at the event, and donations will be accepted in his honor.