Started in 1989, CGC is a certification program that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. 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. As you work with your dog to teach the CGC skills, you'll discover the many benefits and joys of training your dog. Training will enhance the bond between you and your dog. Dogs who have a solid obedience education are a joy to live with - they respond well to household routines, have good manners in the presence of people and other dogs, and they fully enjoy the company of the owner who took the time to provide training, intellectual stimulation, and a high quality life.
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Sherrie Start began doing obedience with her first Bernese, Ti in 1991. Sherrie is a draft judge for the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America and enjoys all aspects of working dogs. Sherrie says "It is the journey that I find fulfilling. The titles are nice but I love the time I spend with my dogs teaching them as well as learning from them."