The Canine Good Citizen (CGC) class is based on a program started by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1989 to teach dogs basic manners at home and in the community. The class teaches basic sit/down/stay/come commands as well as walking on a loose leash and politely greeting people. This class is often the first step toward a foundation for other AKC events and therapy work. This class is NOT a therapy dog certification. The official AKC CGC test is offered at the conclusion of this 8 week class.