Sign Up for Canine Good Citizen® Testing at Camp

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.

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.

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.

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