If you think that your dog might be a Canine Good Citizen, then come join us for a CGC test and support the SF SPCA! Mixed breeds and purebreds are welcome. The test will be conducted by an AKC-approved CGC evaluator. Completion of a Canine Good Citizen Prep class is recommended prior to taking the test, but is not mandatory.
Topics covered in the test include:
- Accepting a friendly stranger
- Sitting politely for petting
- Appearance and grooming
- Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead)
- Walking through a crowd
- Sit and down on command and Staying in place
- Coming when called
- Reaction to another dog
- Reaction to distraction
- Supervised separation
Read more about each test component here.
Frequency & Duration: Test typically takes 20 minutes
Fee: $30 per dog
Course prerequisites: All dogs must be current on their vaccinations, including Rabies.
Location: SF SPCA Mission Campus
Upcoming test dates: