*****Upcoming CGC Evaluation*****

*****5-25-24 @ 12:00 p.m.*****

Free Practice Date:::5-19-24 @ 3:00 p.m.

*****Upcoming CGC Evaluation*****

*****7-27-24 @ 12:00 p.m. *****

Free Practice Date:::7-21-24 @ 3:00 p.m.

*****Upcoming CGC Evaluation*****

*****9-28-24 @ 12:00 p.m.*****

Free Practice Date:::9-22-24 @ 3:00 p.m.


This is an outdoor activity so dress accordingly.

Call 660-281-8242 for information if the weather looks as though it will interfere.

Historically, this event is a rain or shine event.   Safety is key but none of us will melt.

Canine Good Citizen

We conduct the Canine Good Citizen Evaluation in strict accordance with the AKC guidelines as state in several of our training booklets and as stated in the AKC's CGC curriculm.

Student/Clients that have taken a class or had private instruction with us are welcome to take the CGC evaluation at anytime.    However, yiou MUST full out an application form and return it to us so that we can schedule appropriate time & resources for giving the evaluation.   If yiou have attended a Puppty Class (not Puppy Nite), Basic Obedience Class or Level's 1 - 3 Training Class or their equivalent in private training in the last 6 months, we will keep your posted as the next scheduled evalaution.

There will be a $15.00 charge for the initial CGC Evaluation.

Completion of all 10 steps of the evaluation will get you your CGC paperwork to be mailed into the AKC for recording and your Pettis County K9 Academy AKC/CGC Certificate as well as an AKC CGC collar tag for your dog.


The Canine Good Citizen Program is a program developed by the American Kennel Club to ensure that your dog can be a respected member of the community.   To recieve the CGC certificate, dogs take a 10 item CGC evaluation.   The dogs must satisfactorily complete all 10 steps to recieve the CGC certificate.

The 10 Items/Steps are::::

1. Accepting a friendly stranger.

The dog must show no signs of resentment or shyness, must not break position or try to go to the "stranger".

2. Sit politely for petting.

The dog must sit at its handlers side and allow a stranger to pet it without showing shyness or resentment.

3. Appearance and grooming.

The dog must allow  a stranger to examine it and perform light brushing.   The evaluator will inspect the dog to determine if it is clean and groomed.

4. Out for a walk. (walk on loose lead)

Simply demonstrates that the handler has control of the dog.   Dog must walk with the handler and respond to changes in direction.

5.Walking through a crowd.

Shows that the dog can move about through predestrian traffic and is under control in public places without jumping or straining on the leash.

6. Sit & Down on command - Staying in place.

Simply shows that the dog has had training and responds to the handlers command to sit, down & stay.

7. Coming when called.

The dog must come when call from a  distance of no less than 10 ft.

8. Reaction to another dog.

This item shows that the dog can behave politely around other dogs.

9. Reaction to distraction.

This item shows that the dog has confidence when faced w/ distracting situations, strange noises, strange objects & people doing strange things.

10. Supervised Separation.

Demonstrates that the dog can be left with a trusted person (vet, groomer, etc.) and maintain good manners.

A dog must be old enough to have their rabies vaccination before they can recieve the CGC certificate.   No dogs """fail""" the CGC evaluation.   If they don't qualify for the certificate, it simply means that there are areas that need more work and evalaution may be retaken at a later date.


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