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Passing the Canine Good Citizen Test proves that your dog has mastered good manners out in public with new people and new dogs. The CGC Program lays the foundation for other activities such as obedience, agility, tracking, flyball, and Therapy Dog work. It is important to note that passing the CGC test does not make your dog a Service Animal, nor does it grant your dog public access, but it does serve as the basis for most therapy dog tests, and some landlords will waive pet deposit fees or breed restrictions for dogs who have passed the test.

For more information about the test, please go to http://www.akc.org/events/cgc/program.cfm To inquire about being tested or to learn about the difference between CGC dogs, Therapy Dogs, Emotional Support Animals, and Service Animals, please use the contact form on the home page. Canine Good Citizen Tests are currently held during Country Club sessions in Costa Mesa, and Community Canine (CGC Advanced) tests are held out in the community (local parks and dog-friendly shopping centers) throughout central Orange County.

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