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Basic Manners

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AKC Behavior Certifications

AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC)

We offer CGC Evaluation on the last day of Advanced Manners Class!

The CGC Program teaches good manners to dogs and responsible dog ownership to their owners. The 10-step Canine Good Citizen test is a non-competitive test for all dogs, including purebreds and mixed breeds. The CGC award is a prerequisite for many therapy dog groups. Some homeowner’s insurance companies are encouraging CGC testing, and an increasing number of apartments and condos require that resident dogs pass the CGC test. The CGC Program also includes the AKC CGC℠ Responsible Dog Owner Pledge.

The 10 Step Test Includes: 

1. Accepting a friendly stranger

2. Sitting Politely for Petting

3. Allowing Grooming and Checks

4. Out for a Walk on a loose lead

5. Walking Through A Crowd

6. Sit, Down, & Stay in Place

7. Coming When Called - From 10 feet

8. Polite Reaction to Another Dog

9. Dog's Reaction to Distraction

10. Supervised Separation with a trusted person for 3 minutes

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program

AKC Community Canine

Advanced CGC



AKC Trick Dog

The AKC recognizes DMWYD Titles!  So not only can you get titles from DMWYD, but also submit your certificates to the AKC!

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Please note our disclaimer: I am NOT a veterinarian!  The information contained on this site is not intended or delivered as medical advice, fact, or opinion; nor is it in any way a recommendation to not follow the advice of a trained veterinary professional.  K9 Manners Matter recommends a consultation with a veterinarian about any information provided. Thank you.

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