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CGCA "Community Canine" Test

  • 30 minutes
  • 30 US dollars
  • 4319 W Roberts Road

Service Description

AKC Community Canine is the advanced level of AKC’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program. As with CGC, AKC Community Canine has a 10-step test of skills that dogs must pass to earn the official AKC Community Canine title. This is a title that appears on the dog’s title record at AKC. AKC COMMUNITY CANINE TEST Advanced Canine Good Citizen (the “CGCA” title) To earn the CGCA title, the dog must: be registered or listed with AKC (AKC number, PAL, or AKC Canine Partners number) and, already have a Canine Good Citizen award/title on record. Dogs must pass all 10 items of the test to receive the CGCA title. Dog stands, sits or lies down and waits under control while the owner: sits at the registration table and fills out paperwork, or, if the test is done in the community, dog waits while the owner sits and has a snack or visits with another person (e.g., at a park) Walks on a loose leash in a natural situation (not in a ring) — does not pull. left turn right turn stop fast and slow pace Walks on loose leash through a crowd: at a show or in class, this item is tested in a real crowd, not in a ring in the community, dog walks on sidewalk, through a crowd at a community fair, park, on a trail, through a busy hallway, etc. Dog walks past distraction dogs present; does not pull. This item may be tested along with #3 if there are dogs in the crowd, etc. at a show or class, dog walks by dogs waiting in the crowd–dogs 2 ft. apart in the community, dog walks by other dogs on a trail, sidewalk, in a hallway, etc. Sit-stay in small group (two other people with dogs, total of 3 people, 3 dogs in group). Dog allows person who is carrying something (backpack, computer bag, etc.) to approach and pet it. “May I pet your dog?” (Item is placed on floor/ground before the person pets the dog) “Leave it.” Dog walks by food and follows owner instructions, “Leave it.” This can be food placed by the evaluator on the floor or ground in a food dish with a wire cover as in Rally. Down or sit stay — distance (owner’s choice). Dog is on 20–ft line, owner walks away with back to dog, picks up an item (e.g., backpack, training bag, clipboard, folder etc.) placed on the floor/chair/ground by the evaluator and returns to the dog. Recall with distractions present (coming when called). Handler goes out 20–ft. **(off center) and calls dog. Dog is on the 20–ft. line from #8 above. Dog will sit or stand stay (owner’s choice) while owner enters/exits a doorway or narrow passageway. Owner calls dog


Cancellation Policy

​Class enrollments, private lessons, consults, and other services can be cancelled for a 50% refund when cancelled more than 48 hours after purchase.  Class enrollments or private sessions cancelled with less than 48 hours prior to the start of the class or private lesson will only receive a credit on the client account for future classes and services. Seminars cancelled within 30 days of an event will only receive a 50% refund for the cost of the seminar.  Our classes and seminars are often full and your enrollment keeps another client from filling that spot if you cannot attend. If you are not able to attend a class or seminar after you have already enrolled, please contact the Happy Tails Ranch office as soon as possible. Clients who no call/no show for classes, privates, events or seminars, or do not schedule purchased services within 48 hours  will only receive an account credit for the class, event, service, or seminar.  If repeated no call/no shows occur (more than 2), clients will be required to pay an addition 50% of the class or service cost to reschedule. 


Contact Details

  • 4319 W Roberts Road, Island Lake, IL 60042

    +1 847-487-2419

    HappyTailsRanchInc@gmail.com


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