AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Testing in Providence, RI

What is the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program?

The AKC Canine Good Citizen program is a 10-part test open to all dogs regardless of breed or mix.

The test represents an achievable training goal for most owners and their dogs. Working through the tasks in the CGC tests will make your dog a well-rounded canine companion. The CGC test is also the basis for many therapy dog evaluations.

There are now three tests available. In addition to the original Canine Good Citizen test, there are now two higher-level tests: Community Canine (CGCA) and CGC Urban (CGCU). Here at Spring Forth, we have four evaluators who can test your dog in all three programs.

Benefits to passing the Canine Good Citizen test include a title certificate from the American Kennel Club and discounts on homeowner's insurance. Many of our clients use a CGC certificate as part of their pet's "résumé" to show landlords when searching for an apartment.

Upcoming CGC Tests

11AM - Sunday, July 29th with John Barbagallo (All Levels)

10:30AM - Sunday, August 26th with John Barbagallo (All Levels)

AKC Canine Good Citizen CGC Testing in Providence RI | Spring Forth Dog Academy

"The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club." Click to learn more about the CGC program!

AKC registration is not required to participate, and mixed breed dogs are welcome to take the test. There is no age limit.

Community Canine (CGCA) & Urban (CGCU) tests are also available! These higher level tests are open to dogs who have already earned a CGC certificate prior to this event.

Pre-registration is required!
**Click here to register!**
Space is limited - 6 tests per event.

Need help preparing for the Canine Good Citizen test?

Our Flex Classes are the perfect place for you and your dog to hone your skills. We even have a specific CGC Prep class to help you get ready!


Spring Forth Dog Academy
14 Bassett St.
Providence, RI 02903

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I Passed the CGC Test! | Spring Forth Dog Academy

All dogs who pass a CGC, CGCA, or CGCU test at Spring Forth Dog Academy receive a medallion!

AKC Community Canine CGCA Testing in Providence, RI | Spring Forth Dog Academy
AKC Canine Good Citizen Urban CGCU Testing in Providence RI | Spring Forth Dog Academy