This course teaches dogs to behave in private and in public and lays the foundation for continuing education as a service dog or therapy dog. It prepares dogs to take the American Kennels Club Canine Good Citizen (AKC CGC) test, so that they can be CGC certified.
There are many benefits to getting a dog certified for CGC, first and foremost by the end of training the dog owner will have a well-behaved and obedient dog, and the dog and owner will have a better understanding of each other. and a stronger bond. The dog will be able to behave gracefully in public and will be a welcome addition to the community. With the AKC CGC certificate, the dog will be able to attend therapy dog training courses, which now require Good Canine Citizen certification as a prerequisite. Traveling with a CGC companion dog will be so much easier, as CGC dogs are well accepted in restaurants, hotels and other businesses. CGC certification will also play an important role when applying to lease or rent a home. Some organizations even offer discounts to CGC certified dogs.
This is a course to consider if you love your dog and want him to be by your side not only at home, but also going for a walk in the park or downtown, shopping or traveling. security.
The course based on good canine citizenship training available on the Service Dog Training School International website, which can be taken entirely online on your computer or on portable devices through the SDTSI app, provides training for the ten required skills. by the CGC test:
1. Accept a friendly stranger
2. Sit politely to stroke
3. Allow basic grooming
4. Walk on a leash
5. Walk through a crowd
6. Sitting and lying on command and staying still
7. Come to the call
8. Respond appropriately to another dog
9. Appropriate reaction to distractions
10. Calmly endure supervised separation
The course and test have no dog breed or age limit, any dog can pass the test if properly trained. Trainers from Service Dog Training School International provide one-on-one support and tutoring during the course, to ensure the dog can achieve their goals and pass the test smoothly. Plus, the techniques they employ in training are all based on positive reinforcement, aimed at making the strongest bond possible between dog and owner, which makes training so much fun for both.
You can read more about SDTSI’s course based on good canine citizenship training on the Service Dog Training School website.