April 13th
9AM - 5PM

Closing date March 27th

Canine Good Citizen
Canine Good Citizen Advanced
Trick Dog (AKC) - All Levels
Heritage Hall


Sponsored by the Atlanta Kennel Club, Inc.
and Academy Dog Sports, LLC

April 13, 2024, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
$25.00 per test - all levels

All levels may be tested by the same judge on the same day
AKC Evaluator: Dr. Anita Tate
Located in Heritage Hall
Trick Props: Some basic props will be provided.
Any props needed for your dog must be provided by the participant

To pre-enter submit the following information to:
Dr. Anita Tate, 3670 Hamby  Road, Alpharetta GA 30004
Make checks payable to Peach Blossom Cluster

Pre-enter by March 27, 2024 for Priority Testing when you arrive.
Entries also accepted Day of Show at the Show Office
Please see details for testing at https://www.akc.org/products-services/training-programs/canine-good-citizen/
and www.akc.org/sports/trick-dog/

See premium for entry form on page 40.

Click here for more information about CGCA 
Click here for more information about Trick Dog

The American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that is designed to (1) teach responsible dog ownership to owners and (2) certify dogs that have the training & demeanor to be reliable, well-behaved members of their families and communities. The purpose of the Canine Good Citizen Program is to ensure that our favorite companion, the dog, can be a respected member of the community because it is trained and conditioned to act mannerly in the home, in public places and in the presence of other dogs.

The Canine Good Citizen Test of your dog’s manners and training is not a competition and does not require the owner/handler and dog to perform with precision. Handlers may talk to their dogs throughout the test but cannot offer food or a toy.

The Canine Good Citizen Test is open to all dogs - both registered and unregistered that are 6 months of age or older.

All tests must be performed on-leash. Dogs should wear well-fitted buckle or slip collars made of either leather, fabric or chain. Special training collars or devices (e.g. pinch collars or “head halters”) are not permitted. The leash should be made of leather or fabric. Body harnesses may be used in the CGC test. The evaluator should check to make sure the harness is not of a type that completely restricts the dog's movement such that it could not pull or jump if it tried.

Dogs must be healthy, in good condition and clean to pass the test. A dog, whose appearance has been noticeably affected by a medical condition, may pass the test, provided at check-in the owner presents a letter of explanation and release from the dog’s veterinarian.

The dog must pass each of the following 10 test categories:

  1. Accepting a friendly stranger
  2. Sitting politely for petting
  3. Appearance and grooming
  4. Walking on a loose leash
  5. Walking through a crowd
  6. Sit and down on command, and stay in place
  7. Come when called
  8. Reaction to another dog
  9. Reactions to visual and auditory distractions
  10. Supervised separation