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256 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
"An official training publication of the American Kennel Club"-- t.p.
"Canine good citizen"--Cover.
"More than 500,000 dogs trained"--Cover.
Inside Citizen Canine, you'll learn about: The ten test items of the CGC [Canine good citizen] test and how to teach your dog the skills needed to pass them; [accepting a friendly stranger; sitting politely for petting; appearance and grooming; walking on a loose leash; walking through a crowd; sit and down on command and staying in place; coming when called; reaction to another dog or distractions; supervised separation). The book reviews aspects of the AKC CGC Responsible Dog Owner's Pledge suggests training resources. The author describes opportunities that might follow the program for CGC graduates, including competition, therapy dog work, and American Kennel Club possibilities. An apendix lists CGC evaluators by State.
The need for canine good citizens -- CGC test item 1: Accepting a friendly stranger -- CGC test item 2: Sitting politely for petting -- CGC test item 3: Appearance and grooming -- CGC test item 4: Out for a walk (walking on a loose leash) -- CGC test item 5: Walking through a crowd -- CGC test item 6: 'Sit' and 'Down' on command/staying in place -- CGC test item 7: Coming when called -- CGC test item 8: Reaction to another dog -- CGC test item 9: Reaction to distractions -- CGC test item 10: Supervising separation -- The AKC CGC Responsible Dog Owner's Pledge -- Finding CGC training and testing near you -- Before and after CGC -- Special applications of the CGC program -- How the AKC helps every dog owner -- Appendix: CGC evaluators (past and present) acknowledged for the 20th anniversary of CGC.
American Kennel Club.