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Good Canine Citizen Training


The Good Canine Citizen Program (GCCP) is a program targeted to promote responsible dog ownership and to encourage the training of well-mannered dogs. It is a 7 weeks program that provides dog owners the tools that they may use in their daily life with their canine companion. At the 7th session, a dog and handler team must take a short behavioral evaluation of less than half an hour; dogs who pass the evaluation earn the Good Canine Citizen certificate.


The evaluation consists of ten objectives. All items must be completed satisfactorily or the team fails. Test items include:


  • Accepting a friendly stranger.

  • Sitting politely for petting.

  • Allowing basic grooming procedures.

  • Walking on a loose lead.

  • Walking through a crowd.

  • Sitting and lying down on command and staying in place.

  • Coming when called.

  • Reacting appropriately to another dog.

  • Reacting appropriately to distractions.

  • Calmly enduring supervised separation from the owner.


Evaluators sometimes combine elements during the actual test.


Dogs do not have to be registered with the SKC to earn a GCCP certificate, nor do they have to be purebred or, in fact, registered with any canine organization. The goal is to promote good citizenship for all dogs.


GCCP conducted by SKC is the ONLY obedience training program that is endorsed by the AVS and the SPCA.


Class Details:



$350 for ordinary member

$400 for associate member

$500 for non-member

for details of membership, please go to Member Services.



Start Date: To be advised

Time: 9.30am to 11.00am (1.5hrs)

Lesson: 7 Training sessions

Venue: To be advised


To register, please complete the registration form: 

Click here >> Registration Form

By submitting the registration form, you have agreed with the terms & conditions.


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