AKC Community Canine Class ( CGCA Title)

A great prep for the Therapy Dog Test- field trips and title ( 180) 

Prerequisite CGC

As with CGC, AKC Community Canine requires a 10-step test of skills that dogs must pass to earn the official AKC Community Canine title:

  • Dog sits or lies down and waits under control
  • Walks on a loose leash in a natural situation (not in a ring) and does not pull
  • Walks on a loose leash through a crowd
  • Dog walks past distraction dogs present and does not pull
  • Sit-stay in small group (3 other people with dogs)
  • Dog allows person who is carrying something to approach and pet it
  • Dog walks by food and follows owner instructions, “Leave it”
  • Down or sit stay-distance (owner’s choice)
  • Recall (coming when called) with distractions present
  • Dog will enter/exit a doorway or passageway with owner and remain under control

Eligible dogs for the AKC Community Canine title must have a CGC certificate or title on record at AKC and must have an AKC number (AKC registration number, PAL number, or AKC Canine Partners number). Dogs passing the AKC Community Canine test will earn the “CGCA” (advanced CGC) title.