What Does it Mean to be a Canine Good Citizen?
Updated: Jan 7, 2022
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Miniature Schnauzer stands on a log in a vast Vancouver rainforest. This canine is learning to be a canine good citizen during Dog Training Class with Hustle Up Dog Training.
What is a Canine Good Citizen? Simply put, a dog who is a pleasure to be with in public spaces around a variety of situations from sitting at a coffee shop patio enjoying a latte, walking into stores with your dog, having your dog come when called, sitting when asked to and being in control, on or off leash. A Canine Good Citizen (CGC) is rare in North America compared to many other countries on our globe. Many countries permit and encourage dogs to be welcomed in restaurants, shops and stores. The dog is an extension of the family.