Basic Manners - CGC

2156 Oakland Industrial Ct
Lawrenceville, Ga. 30044

Lawrenceville Kennel Club
AKC Member Club Since 1998


Basic Manners - CGC
The Canine Good Citizen Program is a 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.

Many dog owners choose Canine Good Citizen training as the first step in training their dogs. The CGC Program lays the foundation for other AKC activities such as therapy dogs, obedience, agility, tracking, and performance events. As you work with your dog to teach the CGC skills, you'll discover the many benefits and joys of training your dog. Training will enhance the bond between you and your dog. Dogs that have a solid obedience education are a joy to live with.They respond well to household routines, have good manners in the presence of people and other dogs. They fully enjoy the company of an owner who takes the time to provide training, intellectual stimulation, and a high quality of life. We sincerely hope that CGC will be only a beginning for you and your dog and that after passing the CGC test, you'll continue training in obedience, agility, tracking, or performance events.

Specifically tailored to dogs five months and older with no previous training, our Beginner course gives your pet a solid foundation of basic behaviors. Untrained, adolescent, and adult dogs can become easily distracted by their environment, which is why it is important to work on coming when called, leash-pulling, and impulse-control exercises like stay, leave it and sit.

Our dog trainers are patient and skilled, helping manage untrained dogs throughout the beginner dog training course. You will see great results, and the frequent rewards you provide your dog during each stage of training will make them more attentive to you.

Some of the things your dog will learn during class are:

Leave It
"Finish" (return to heel position)
Loose lead walking (heeling)
Help with common behavior problems
Basic house manners

At the end of this class you will have the opportunity to take the
CGC test and earn a title for your dog.