CGC Certification


AKC CGC CERTIFICATION/TITLE

The CGC Program is a two part program that is designed to teach responsible dog ownership to owners and certify dogs that have the training and behaviors needed to be reliable, well-behaved members of of their families and communities. The purpose of the CGC Program is to ensure that dogs can be a respected member of the community because it has been trained to be well behaved in the home, in public places and in the presence of other dogs. The CGC Program welcomes both purebred and mixed breed dogs. Dogs that pass all 10 items of the CGC test may order an official CGC certificate from the American Kennel Club (AKC). The CGC is now an official Title through AKC.

For those dogs that are not quite ready for a CGC evaluation, consider taking our Intermediate Clicker/CGC class. We will spend 5 weeks helping to prepare you and your dog for the evaluation, which is completed during the 6th session of the class at no additional charge.

Test Dates:CGC Evaluations are held the 6th class of Intermediate Clicker Class. Requests for private CGC evaluations are available by appointment.
Test Cost:Included in Intermediate Clicker Class (session 6). Separate appointments $15 fee payable to Gentle Touch Pet Training. AKC charges $10 for your CGC Certificate, $20 to AKC for AKC Title.
Test Location:CGC tests are held at Gentle Touch Pet Training's
training center located at 1886 Deer Canyon Road, Arroyo Grande, CA.
Click for directions.
Vaccines:Owners sign the Responsible Dog Owner's Pledge to attest that their dogs are in the care of a qualified veterinarian and are vaccinated according to your vet's protocol.
Registration:We include the CGC Evaluation with our Intermediate Clicker Class. If you want a separate evaluation outside of class, please contact us. There is a $15 fee for the evaluation.

AKC STAR PUPPY TEST

The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program is an exciting program designed to get dog owners and their puppies off to a good start.   The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program is an incentive program for loving dog owners who have taken the time to take their puppies through a basic training class.   The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program welcomes both purebred and mixed breed dogs. Dogs that pass all 10 items of the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test may order an official AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy certificate from the American Kennel Club (AKC).

After completion of the Puppy Preschool Class we can administer the S.T.A.R. Puppy Evaluation by at completion of the class.  AKC requires a $10 fee for the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy medal and packet.  We will spend 5 weeks helping to prepare you and your dog for the evaluation, which is completed during the 6th session of the class at no additional charge.

Test Dates:We most often schedule these upon completion of the Puppy Preschool Class. We will do these at no charge at the end of a Puppy Preschool or Puppy Enrichment Class. There is a fee of $10 sent to AKC to receive your S.T.A.R. Puppy medal and packet.
Test Cost:If you need a separate appointment to take your S.T.A.R. Puppy test, there is a $15 fee for the CGC Evaluator to administer the test.
Test Location:AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy tests are held at Gentle Touch Pet Training's
training center located at 1886 Deer Canyon Road, Arroyo Grande, CA.
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Vaccines:Show evaluator proof of vet car and vaccines in process.
Registration:Let us know during Puppy Preschool or Puppy Enrichment if you would like your S.T.A.R. Puppy Test. If you need to set it up separately from class, you will need to contact us for an appointment and their will be an additional $15 fee.

AKC COMMUNITY CANINE (CGCA) CERTIFICATION/TITLE

AKC Community Canine is the third and most advanced level of the CGC Program.  In AKC Community Canine dogs can earn the CGCA (Advanced CGC) Title.  The goal of AKC Community Canine is to test the dog’s skills in a natural setting.

The CGCA Program welcomes both purebred and mixed breed dogs. Dogs that pass all 10 items of the CGCA test may order an official CGCA certificate and title from the American Kennel Club (AKC).

For those dogs that are not quite ready for a CGCA evaluation, consider taking our Advanced Clicker/CGCA Class.  We spend 5 weeks helping to prepare you and your dog for the evaluation, which is completed during the 6th session of the class at no additional charge.

Test Dates:The evaluation given on week 6th of Advanced Clicker CGCA/CGCU class at no additional fee.
Test Cost:AKC charges $20 for the CGCU certificate and title.
A separate CGCA can be schedule by appointment (outside of class). The fee for evaluations outside of class are $20.
Test Location:AKC URBAN (CGCA) tests are held at Gentle Touch Pet Training's training center located at 1886 Deer Canyon Road, Arroyo Grande, CA.
Click for directions.
Vaccines:Owners sign the Responsible Dog Owner's Pledge to attest that their dogs are in the care of a qualified veterinarian and are vaccinated according to your vet's protocol.
Registration:We include the Urban CGCA Evaluation with our Advanced CGCA/CGCU Clicker Class. A separate CGCA can be schedule by appointment (outside of class). The fee for evaluations outside of class are $20.

AKC URBAN (CGCU) CERTIFICATION/TITLE

AKC Urban CGC is a title in the AKC Canine Good Citizen family of awards and titles.  AKC Urban CGC requires that the dog demonstrate CGC skills and beyond in an “urban” setting.

The CGCU Program welcomes both purebred and mixed breed dogs. Dogs that pass all 10 items of the CGCU test may order an official CGCU certificate and title from the American Kennel Club (AKC).

For those dogs that are not quite ready for a CGCU evaluation, consider taking our Advanced Clicker CGCA/CGCU Class.  We spend 5 weeks helping to prepare you and your dog for the evaluation, which is completed during the 6th session of the class (in downtown Arroyo Grande) for no additional fee.

Test Dates:The evaluation given on week 6th of Advanced Clicker CGCA/CGCU class at no additional fee.
Test Cost:AKC charges $20 for the CGCU certificate and title.
A separate CGCU can be schedule by appointment (outside of class). The fee for evaluations outside of class are $25 and are held in downtown Arroyo Grande.
Test Location:AKC URBAN (CGCU) tests are held at Gentle Touch Pet Training's training center located at 1886 Deer Canyon Road, Arroyo Grande, CA.
Click for directions.
Vaccines:Owners sign the Responsible Dog Owner's Pledge to attest that their dogs are in the care of a qualified veterinarian and are vaccinated according to your vet's protocol.
Registration:We include the Urban CGCU Evaluation with our Advanced CGCA/CGCU Clicker Class. If you want a separate evaluation outside of class, please contact us. There is a $25 fee for the evaluation.