TimePlease note different testing times for CGG and SPOT tests.
CGC / SPOT Testing
Coming March 7, 2021 to CDST
CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Testing: 1:00 pm
SPOT (Socialized Pet Obedience Test) Testing: 2:00 pm
No signup required
No cost if you are currently enrolled in a CDST GCC/SPOT class.
All others there will be a $5 fee.
What is the Canine Good Citizen Test?
The Canine Good Citizen test is an evaluation established by the American Kennel Club.
It is an evaluation for both a dog and his or her owner. Owners must be able to handle their dog well, while the dog must behave in an appropriate manner as he or she is tested in a variety of circumstances and environments. Those who pass the Canine Good Citizen Test earn a certificate showing they passed. Some dogs may even continue training to become therapy dogs.
What is the SPOT Test?
The United Kennel Club offers owners a chance to prove that their dog is a well-behaved asset to their community by completing a series of exercises that demonstrate these valuable and necessary skills. The SPOT program consists of 10 separate testing stations. These exercises are used to demonstrate that the dog is capable of exhibiting desired behaviors that the general public would expect to see in a well behaved dog. The dog will receive a rating at each station, varying from “Outstanding” to “Needs Practice”. Training for the SPOT test can begin as early as you would like to start training your dog.CGC