On June 4, 2013, the American Kennel Club (AKC) approved Wendy Bemis , a dog trainer at Michigan Dog Training LLC as a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Evaluator for the AKC CGC Test. To earn this distinction, a trainer has to prove 5 or more years of experience working with dogs and conducting group dog training classes. They must also pass an AKC test regarding the CGC Test and dog behavior.
The CGC test evaluates a dog’s behavior in public settings and mastery of basic training commands as well as a dog owner’s pledge to be responsible for their dog’s care and safety. There are ten test items on the CGC evaluation. Once a dog teams passes each of the ten items, the owner can send their paperwork into the AKC and be awarded the CGC Title and thus use the distinction of “CGC” after the dog’s name.