Dog Training Club


Upper Hutt

Canine Good Citizen

Canine Good Citizen (CGC) classes.

Canine Good Citizen skills are incorporated into Dog Sport Basics. This is done on Tuesdays at 6.30pm, on an alternate week basis.

If interest allows, we will run specific Canine Good Citizen meet-ups.
You can sign up by clicking on the link: CGC training .

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Download the manual by clicking on the image left
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.

CGC group  at Upper Hutt Summer carnival

There were a variety of challenges for the group including: balloons, foam pit, Ferris wheel, children, food on the ground, steam engines, Alapacas etc and the team passed with flying colours. Loose leads, nice stays and very polite with no jumping up. Well done to all!

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!!