The AKC CGC Program provides an excellent foundation for training in many training activities and results in a well-mannered dog who is a joy to live with. Some therapy dog groups require passing the CGC Test as a prerequisite, some insurance companies recommend CGC training, and an increasing number of apartments and condos are requiring CGC training for resident dogs. 

Level 5 goals: The CGC program is designed to recognize dogs who are well-behaved family members and can have good manners in public. The clicker and food rewards are no longer used. This program stresses responsible dog ownership for owners and basic training and good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10 step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club (AKC).