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Canine Good Citizen Certification Test

Canine Good Citizen Certification Test


This is the test for dogs to obtain the American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certification. All those who pass will receive a certificate from  American Kennel Club, and will be entitled to wear the CGC insignia. This is a must for potential service and therapy dogs.

Review the Ten Tests of the CGC 

Class Candidate

For dogs over 4 months of age. Open to all dogs, mixed or purebred.

Pre-Requisites / Requirements

Dog should be adequately trained to perform the requirements without food rewards, reprimands or corrections.

  • Canine Good Citizen Test: July 18
    July 18, 2018
    8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Canine Good Citizen Test 2113T: October 10
    September 19, 2018
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Canine Good Citizen Test 2121T: October 24
    October 24, 2018
    6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
  • Canine Good Citizen Test 2136T: November 20
    November 20, 2018
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Canine Good Citizen Test 2141T: December 22
    December 22, 2018
    2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Canine Good Citizen Test 2179T: March 5. 8:00 pm
    March 5, 2019
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Canine Good Citizen Test 2194T: April 3, 8:00 pm
    March 27, 2019
    6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
  • Canine Good Citizen Test 2202T: April 20, 3:00 PM
    April 20, 2019
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Canine Good Citizen Test 2218T: May 18, 8:00 PM
    May 18, 2019
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


  • Train the Bay trainer Nancy Frensley with her Austrailian Shepherd and mixed dogs
    Nancy Frensley
    As the Lead Trainer at Train the Bay, Nancy spent the last three decades dedicated to her training work, to developing the program, and to helping Bay Area dogs and their families. In addition to the hundreds of students she teaches every year, she is the voice behind Berkeley Humane’s free Behavior Advice Hotline, and she evaluates and supports the training of shelter dogs at Berkeley Humane.
  • Dee Iaroli
    When Dee rescued Farley, a Border Collie who "had issues", her journey into animal behavior began. Dee was motivated to learn quickly in order to manage Farley and keep him safe. They attended the classes and private consultations offered by Train the Bay—Farley showed progress, which further motivated Dee to obtain her CPDT-KA certification. Today, Dee teaches dog training classes and her dog demonstrates for the class. Dee credits Farley for being a wonderful teacher. 
  • Train the Bay trainer Birgit Hafermann
    Birgit Hafermann
    Birgit has been teaching basic and intermediate obedience classes at Train the Bay since 2003. She attended the dog behavior academy at Marin Humane Society and became certified as a professional dog trainer through the Certification Counsel for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT). Birgit enjoys teaching dogs of all sizes and temperaments.
  • Train the Bay trainer Barbara Stanczyk with her pitbull mix dog
    Barbara Stanczyk
    Barbara specializes in basic obedience training for large and small dogs. Her life-long love for animals and dogs evolved into a desire to understand animal behavior. She enrolled with Dog Training Internship Academy in San Francisco to further her knowledge, and has continued to broaden her knowledge and training through courses and seminars. She enjoys teaching and helping families grow their connection with their pets. 
  • Train the Bay trainer Cindy Houser with her bull dog
    Cindy Houser
    Cindy is a professional dog Trainer who graduated from Dog Training Internship Academy in San Francisco. After adopting her own dogs and participating in obedience and Nosework, she felt compelled to help people build relationships with their own dogs. Currently she enjoys teaching at Train the Bay and helping the local community of dog families. She truly loves watching the bond between people and their dogs flourish!


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