CGC Combo class

AKC’s Canine Good Citizen program

The AKC’s Canine Good Citizen program provides a standard for dog behavior in our homes and in the public. We offer training and evaluations for the Canine Good Citizen (CGC), the Community Canine (CGCA), the Urban Canine (CGCU) and training for the new AKC Temperament Test (ATT). 


The skills needed to pass these evaluations form the basis for living with our dogs - from reliable obedience skills, to recalls, to greeting new people, training your dog to be comfortable in new environments. It also provides a great foundation for getting started in dog sports and Therapy Dog volunteering.  

New in 2020, we will offer our popular CGC Combo class in two parts:

  • CGC Combo Part One  focuses on the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) skills in a nine (9) week class (including testing).  The fee is $270 for the nine individual classes, or you can use our discounted group class packages ($150 for six classes).
  • CGC Combo Part Two focuses on the Community Canine (CGCA), the Urban Canine (CGCU) and the Temperament Test (ATT) skills in a seven (7) week class (including CGCA/CGCU testing). The fee is $210 for the seven individual classes, or you can use our discounted group class packages ($150 for six classes). 


  • Location - Seattle on Saturdays at 6pm Part One - 1/18/20 - 3/14/20, and Part Two at 6pm 4/4/20 - 6/6/20.

  • Fee - These classes can be purchased at our single class rate ($30) or you can purchase our discounted group classes ($150 per six classes = $25/class).  Please note that to use this rate, you would need to purchase two packages (and have additional classes that can be used to try our other group classes) or you can purchase a combination of a discounted package with additional individual classes. 

  • Prerequisite - Basic obedience and/or Puppy class is helpful but not required. Dogs should be able to stay in a crate or in your car for short periods.  

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Learn More About the AKC Family Dog Programs

Canine Good Citizen (CGC)

AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC Sit Politely for Petting skill

The CGC test includes skills of accepting a friendly stranger, sitting politely for petting and grooming, loose leash walking, sit/down/stay, and coming to you when called.

Community Canine (CGCA)

AKC Community Canine (CGCA) Sit/Stay in a small group skill.

The CGCA test includes more advanced versions of the CGC skills done in a real-world environment, plus having your dog walk by food on the ground and more challenging recalls.

Urban Canine (CGCU)

AKC Urban Canine (CGCU) Crossing the street skill.

The CGCU test includes the CGCA skills done in an urban environment, plus having your dog cross a busy street on leash, and walk up stairs/elevator. 

Temperament Test (ATT)

AKC ATT Temperament Test

In the ATT, dogs are tested in 6 categories of stimuli that include: Social, 

Auditory, Visual, Tactile, Proprioceptive (motion), and Unexpected stimulus.