Evaluation & Certification
AKC CGC Evaluation
Take the Canine Good Citizen Test!
You and your dog have the 10 skills needed or completed appropriate training
Dog's behavior and temperament
Dog is at least 6 months old
Dog has completed all vaccines
AKC Responsible Owner Pledge
Other AKC Programs
AKC S.T.A.R Puppy
Virtual Home Manners
Virtual Home Manners continues to be a popular program for dog owners who want to train their dogs and do testing at home. You can now receive training and take the VHM test in the comfort and safety of your home. Dogs that pass the 10-skill test will earn their Virtual Home Manners Puppy (VHMP) or Virtual Home Manners Adult (VHMA) title.
AKC Community Canine
AKC Urban CGC
AKC Trick Dog™
AKC Therapy Dog™
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What is CGC?
At the AKC, we believe that all dogs can be good dogs, and all owners can be great owners: all it takes is a little bit of training, lots of love, and of course, plenty of praise along the way.
That’s why we created the Canine Good Citizen™ (CGC) program: a two-part course designed to help you and your dog be the best you can be–together. Since 1989, over 1 million dogs and their owners have participated in CGC, mastering ten basic skills that instill confidence and good manners in and out of your home.
Not only does CGC training create long-lasting trust between you and your pup, but also ensures you’ll be good neighbors and friends to everyone around you—and, if you’re interested in going beyond the basics, CGC also lays the foundation for other AKC sports and activities like obedience, agility, tracking, and performance events.