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AKC Canine Good Citizen Testing general information

The GCD test is a certification program that tests dogs in simulated everyday situations in relaxed, non-competitive atmosphere. The CGC program rewards dogs that have the training and demenaor to be a reliable family member as well as community members in good standing.

Some of the Do's & Don'ts for talking this test:

DO make sure your hound is freshly groomed, nails short, ears and teeth clean.

Do bring a bucket or regular or slip collar (no head or prong collars).

Do keep your leash loose on all walking exercises.

Do bring a brush. Do NOT have treats in your pocket during your test.

Do NOT utilize harsh corrections.

Do NOT allow your dog to relieve itself in the ring.

*These things will cause automatic dismissal.
REMEMBER, happy faces with happy hounds make a great team.

Thanks to Carin Jordan for this explanation.