Volhard Dog Training and Nutrition
Volhard Dog Training and Nutrition
American Kennel Club
Canine Good Citizen

You can earn your
AKC Canine Good Citizen Certificate
at Camp!

For the requirements of the test, go to
AKC - CGC tests

"Started in 1989, CGC is a certification program that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

Many dog owners choose Canine Good Citizen training as the first step in training their dogs. The Canine Good Citizen Program lays the foundation for other AKC activities such as obedience, agility, tracking, and performance events. As you work with your dog to teach the CGC skills, you'll discover the many benefits and joys of training your dog.

Volhard Dog Training and Nutrition

Training will enhance the bond between you and your dog. Dogs who have a solid obedience education are a joy to live with - they respond well to household routines, have good manners in the presence of people and other dogs, and they fully enjoy the company of the owner who took the time to provide training, intellectual stimulation, and a high quality life. We sincerely hope that CGC will be only a beginning for you and your dog and that after passing the CGC test, you'll continue training in obedience, agility, tracking, or performance events."

For assistance in training your dog for the Canine Good Citizen, see "The Canine Good Citizen: Every Dog Can Be One" by Jack & Wendy Volhard (Howell Book House - 1994) Maxwell Award Winner and named Best Care & Training Book for 1994 by the Dog Writers Association of America, and 2nd Edition - 1997.

ames E. Dearinger, former vice-president of the American Kennel Club, in the foreword to the "Canine Good Citizen: Every Dog Can be One" observed:Volhard Dog Training and Nutrition
“Wendy has few equals when it comes to understanding canine behavior. She has a remarkable ability to sense the needs of a particular dog and do what is best for the animal.  A talent, for sure, but one she has honed to a fine point by studious research into all phases of the dog -- behavior, health, nutrition, structure and training.”