Canine Good Citizen ( CGC)
CGC is a certification program that is designed to reward dogs that have good manners in the community and at home. This is taught in a basic obedience training program to qualify for a passing score on the CGC test. Passing scores will receive a certificate from the AKC and are recorded in the AKC's archives.
Obedience trials take training up to a new level. There are three Levels of competition in Obedience.
Novice: for those getting started, dog must:
Heel on lead and a figure 8 pattern
Heel free - off lead
Stand for examination
Long sit ( 1 minute)
Long down ( 3 minutes)
Open: This is the Second level and includes more complicated exercises.
Heel free and figure 8- same as novice but all off lead
Drop on recall
retrieve on flat
Retrieve over high jump
Long sit (3 minutes)
Long down (5 minutes)
Utility: the 3rd and highest level of competition include:
Moving Stand and examination
a qualifying score indicates that a dog has performed all the required exercises according to the rules. a qualifying score is when a dog earns more than 50 % of the points for each exercise with a total of 170 points or more after a dog receives three qualifying scores.
Companion Dog (CD)
Companion Dog Excellent (CDX)
Utility Dog (UD)
Utility Dog Excellent (UDX)
Obedience Trial Champion (OTCH)
National Obedience Champion (NOC)
For more information regarding the rules and regulations see the AKC official website at www.AKC.org
Molly going for her Rally Advanced title with a perfect score!