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Canine Good Citizen - Frequently Asked Questions

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Q.What is CGC?
A.Canine Good Citizen is a National Certification programme for every day owners and their dogs.

Q.Who conducts CGC?
A. Registered CGC Clubs and authorised providers throughout NZ.

Q.How do I find the details of these clubs?
A.There is a full list of registered clubs throughout NZ on the Dogs New Zealand or contact your local dog obedience club to find out if they are registered.

Q.How much does it cost?
A.That depends on the club's fees as each club sets it's own charges.

Q.Who do we pay?
A.The Dog Obedience Club that you attend for CGC.

Q.Are there any on-going costs?
A.There is a cost for each assessment you sit but again it depends on the clubs

Q.What do I get if I attend a CGC course?
A.The understanding of how to train your dog to deal with every day situations and the opportunity to sit a test if you wish that if you pass will give you a CGC title, depending on what level you sit.

Q.Do I have to pass CGC?
A.To gain your CGC title you do but you don not have to, if you choose not to.

Q.What do I get if I do pass?
A.A Certificate and your name on a National data base as having passed and in the future we hope a discount off Council registration fees .

Q.Is there more than one stage of CGC?
A.Yes there are 4: CGC, Bronze, Silver and Gold.

Q.Is there any on-going support for CGC?
A.Yes your participating club will be available to provide that for you.

Q Is there someone at the Dogs New Zealand office I can talk to about CGC?
A. Please email anytime or phone 04 237 4489 during office hours. 8.30am - 4.30pm. 

Q.Is there a list of what is involved in the CGC exercises?
A. Your registered club will be able to help you there. 

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