This year, I will be doing the CGC test at Goldstock. Because I arrive on Thursday and leave Tuesday, we are adding two additional times for the testing. In addition to Saturday from 9-10 am (which conflicts with other fun stuff going on), there will also be Friday from 4:30 to 5:30 pm and Monday from 9 to 10 am. If anyone is interested in Trick Dog testing, please let me know in advance if possible. I don't know what equipment we will have available, but we can figure something out. Here's a link for information on Trick Dog. http://www.akc.org/trick-dog/
A few people have registered for the CGC test with Goldens and did not include their AKC number. I asked one registrant and she said she did not have a number because her dog came from a rescue.
If, like mine, your purebred Golden did not come from an AKC litter, you can still participate in AKC events, including getting the AKC CGC award as a title and Trick Dog, too. You need a Purebred Alternative Listing. Here is more info on that. http://www.akc.org/register/purebred-alternative-listing/
If you have a dog that is a mix, you are not excluded either. Here is a link for information on the AKC Canine Partner Listing. http://www.akc.org/dog-owners/canine-partners/
To be eligible for either the PAL or the Canine Partner, your dog must be spayed or neutered, which rescues are.
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. You'll need to bring your own dog comb or brush (if you forget, one can be provided). This test requires pre-registration and you can click below to sign up. The test costs $15.00 with all proceeds going to Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue so either cash (preferred) or a check/money order written out to them would be great. After signing up the event coordinator will get back to you to set up a testing time at camp.
Event Coordinator: Jamileh-Sofia DiGuida