4200 Whitehall Rd Muskegon MI 49445
What is the AKC Canine Good Citizen? CGC is a ten-skill training program that’s open to all dogs–purebred and mixed breed–that focuses on teaching the basics of good manners and obedience, instilling the values of responsible ownership, and strengthening the bond between you and your dog at home and out in the community.
After mastering the ten skills, passing the CGC test together, and taking the Responsible Dog Ownership pledge, you and your pup will join the proud ranks of over 1 million dogs who have earned their Canine Good Citizen award an accomplishment that’s definitely worthy of extra belly rubs!
What are the benefits of Canine Good Citizen? For starters, we know it’s up to us as humans to lead the charge and promote responsible pet ownership, so our skills are based on learning how to better understand and communicate with each other. Through the hours of training and practice, you’ll deepen your bond and become a more connected pair. This bond allows you to become the best companions for each other, and great neighbors to those around you. It’s a win, win, win! Beyond the bonding, there are practical benefits to CGC training, too. Not only will you and your dog understand the basics of dog training, and master skills like sit, down and stay, but you’ll know your dog will be able to handle their self with grace in a crowd and be a welcomed client at the vet or groomer. The CGC title is also a prerequisite for many therapy dog certifications, as well as a great introduction to more advanced dog sports and activities. Some homeowners’ insurance programs even offer discounts for CGC dogs, and an increasing number of apartments and condos see CGC awards as a major bonus for becoming a resident!
We will be having a CGC Prep Class on October 17th at 6 pm and also available on October 19th at 11am. The prep class is an hour long for $25. During that time the trainers will be able to go over the test requirements to better prepare you for the testing. We must have at least 3 dogs signed up to hold either of the classes. *The class is not required to take the test*
The CGC Test will be held here at Dog Star Ranch on Thursday, November 7th at 6pm. The cost for the test is $20 (this does not include the cost of title or certificate if you decided to get official documentation).
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Call Dog Star Ranch at 231-766-0444 if you would like to sign up for the class or test!