The purpose of the Canine Good CitizenŽ Program is to ensure that our favorite companion, the dog, can be a respected member of the community.  To receive the CGC certificate, dogs take the 10 item Canine Good CitizenŽ Test.  Items on the test include:

Test Item 1: Accepting a friendly stranger

Test Item 2: Sitting politely for petting

Test Item 3: Appearance and grooming

Test Item 4: Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead)

Test Item 5: Walking through a crowd

Test Item 6: Sit and down on command - staying in place

Test Item 7: Coming when called

Test Item 8: Reaction to another dog

Test Item 9: Reaction to distraction

Test Item 10: Supervised separation


    All tests must be performed on leash.  Dogs should wear well-fitting collars made of leather or fabric.  Special training collars such as head halters, etc. are not permitted in the CGC test.  Although special training collars are very useful tools, the test requires that dogs ready to take the CGC test be on regular collars.

    You should bring written proof of rabies vaccines and the dog's brush or comb to the test.


    You may use praise and encouragement throughout the test and you may pet the dog between exercises.  However, food and treats are not permitted during testing, nor is the use of balls, squeaky toys, etc. to get the dog to do something. 

Failures - Dismissals

    Any dog that eliminates during testing must be marked failed.  The only exception to this rule is that elimination is allowable in test Item 10, but only when test Item 10 is held outdoors.  Any dog that growls, snaps, bites, attacks or attempts to attack a person or another dog is not a good citizen and must be dismissed from the test.

Fee: $20.00

Contact Stasi at (816) 868-9845 to schedule a test time!!

Send Us An EmailStasi Malloy
4 Westowne St., Suite 403
Liberty, MO 64068
(1 block east of Hwy 291 just off Hwy 152)
Telephone:  (816) 868-9845 or

Facsimile:  (866) 328-9816
E-mail:  stasi@abcpettraining.com