Indian River Dog Training Club

Palm Bay, Florida, USA

The AKC Canine Good Citizen Program has become increasingly popular over the years as a way to encourage responsible pet ownership and to help ensure that our dogs become well-behaved members of our households.  Dogs are tested for their proficiency at TEN SKILLS, and if they are determined by the tester to be proficient in all ten, then they earn the CGC title.  The ten skills, along with lots of other good information about the program, can be found on the AKC's CGC brochure.  Click HERE for a copy of the brochure (PDF).


The Advanced level of the AKC's CGC program, also known as  AKC Community Canine, tests dogs for proficiency in ten skills that are a bit more advanced than those found in the regular CGC exam.  Dogs must already have the CGC Title in order to test for the advanced title.  More information on the Advanced Title can be found HERE in the AKC's CGCA brochure.

IRDTC offers both CGC and CGCA testing.  The test is $10, and is conducted at the IRDTC Training Site.  There are also 4-week classes you can take if you'd like some help preparing for the test, though it is not necessary to enroll in these classes in order to take the test (see Class Schedule page for class dates).


If you are interested in taking the CGC or CGCA test with your dog, contact Training Instructor Barbara Davis to set up an appointment.  Call 407-719-1219 or use the e-mail form below to send her a message.

Canine Good Citizen(CGC) & Canine Good Citizen Advanced (CGCA)