AKC Member Club
A Nonprofit Organization

Demonstrating Responsible Dog Ownership since 1967

Serving Santa Cruz, Monterey & San Benito counties with training locations in Watsonville, Soquel & Capitola

Monterey Bay Dog Training Club

Canine Good Citizen Test - CGC

Tests scheduled for 2017:  February 21, June 27 and November 14th

The Canine Good Citizen certification program is designed to reward dogs that have good manners both at home and in the community. It stresses responsible pet ownership and good manners for dogs.

The Canine Good Citizen Program has had an extremely positive impact in many of our communities. This program can help assure the dogs we love will always be welcomed and respected members of our communities.


"The purpose of the Canine Good Citizen Test 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 program embraces both purebred and mixed-breed dogs . . "

excerpt from the AKC Canine Good Citizen Program Participant's Handbook


MontereyBay offers the CGC test at regular intervals - usually coordinated with the end of class sessions.  Keep an eye on our main page for announcements as dates approach.

Dogs are evaluated by AKC registered CGC evaluators in an indoor setting.

Participants must bring a comb or brush. Pinch collars, gentle leaders, food and toys are not allowed during the test.