Sit, roll over, earn a certificate; here’s a test you’ll want to know about

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Does your pup amaze you with his or her good behavior or ability to learn? If you answered ‘yes,’ you might want to know about the Good Canine Citizen Program, which was created in 1989 to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community.

According to the Paws for People website, The Canine Good Citizen Program is a program that stresses responsible pet ownership and good manners for dogs. 

The video linked to below shows a dog taking the CGC test:


There is no age minimum for the test, but dogs must have received necessary vaccines, including rabies. Owners need to sign a Responsible Dog Owners Pledge attesting to having the dog under the routine care of a veterinarian.

For more information about the CGC program and test, please visit:


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