Dog Training Club


Upper Hutt

Canine Good Citizen

Canine Good Citizen (CGC) classes.

Canine Good Basics

The Club runs Canine good basics as part of its Essential skills #1 class on Tuesday evenings.

This course is a stepping stone before CGC. Participants will receive a certificate on meeting the expected criteria.
Dogs must be 6mths and over.
The syllabus covers:- carrying appropriate equipment (poo bags etc), 11 essential exercises, and some basic good dog ownership questions.
Exercises: Take treat nicely, Name recognition, Collar grab, Handle, Touch hand, Lead loose, Sit, recall, 30 sec stay, friendly dog walks past.

Click here to view the Canine Good basics manual


The Eukanuba Canine Good Citizen™ Test is a certification program that tests dogs in simulated everyday situations in a relaxed atmosphere. It identifies and rewards dogs that have the training and demeanour to be reliable family members as well as good-standing community members. It is open to all purebred and crossbred dogs

The purpose of the Eukanuba Canine Good Citizen™ Test is to ensure that our favourite companion, the dog, can be a respected member of the community because it is trained and conditioned to act with good manners in the home, in public, and in the presence of other dogs

Eukanuba Canine Good Citizen™ training is fun and useful. Through it, you and your dog will establish a closer bond and your dog will have the added benefit of knowing how to please you. The test of your dog's manners and training is not a competition and does NOT require that you and your dog perform with precision.

Who can participate?
All dogs over the age of 12 months of age.
Membership of the NZKC or member Club is not needed.

We will be working on...

  • Appearance and Grooming
  • Food manners
  • Accepting Friendly Strangers
  • Walking in a controlled manner with distractions and through people
  • Stay tied
  • Control around other dogs
  • There will also be written questions for the owner.

Care and responsibility by the owner.
For details on the classes please contact Anne Packer E:

Download the manual by clicking on the image above.

Dog Control policy for Upper Hutt

Click on the link to view the UHCC Dog Control Policy.

Responsibility and Care

The below information is intended as a guide only and should not be considered as an exhaustive list of a
dog owner's responsibilities. CGC R&C questions will be primarily taken from this section, and possibly,
from other legislation and relevant local regulations or by-laws.

Examples of questions that may be asked.

As part of canine good citizen there will be questions based on the Responsibility and care sections of the CGC manual.

Here are some examples.

Canine good citizen - Foundation, Assessment day

We had a 100% success rate, well done everyone!!