Jazz, a Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog

The Bon-Clyde Learning Center provides training and testing to qualify dogs as both Canine Good Citizens and Therapy Dogs. 

According to the American Kennel Club, a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) is a dog who has demonstrated the ability to "..act mannerly in the home, in public places, and in the presence of other dogs. The program embraces both purebreed and mixed-breed dogs." 

Bon-Clyde Beginner Obedience classes cover the skills needed for Canine Good Citizenship, and Bon-Clyde offers testing for the AKC CGC Certificate several times during the year. The 10 CGC Tests include such hallmarks of a well-brought-up dog as accepting a friendly stranger, sitting politely for petting, walking on a loose leash, doing the "down-sit" and staying in place, and coming when called. CGC training is one of the best ways to improve the happiness of your dog, yourself, your family and your friends.  

Readily available for petting: Becoming a Therapy Dog requires taking Canine Good Citizenship one step further. Therapy Dogs (and their handlers) are qualified to visit institutions, hospitals, facilities, and any other place where Therapy Dogs are needed. Becoming certified as a Therapy Dog requires passing all CGC tests plus a "Say Hello" test, where the dog shows "the willingness to visit a person and to be made readily accessible for petting." (From the Therapy Dogs International, Inc. Requirements) 

Many Bon-Clyde dogs are Canine Good Citizens and Therapy Dogs, and CGC/TDI Testing is offered several times a year. See our schedule for times.

Coming Soon
Therapy Dog International Videos.
Bon-Clyde dogs Jazz, Buck, Gracie, Toga, BJ, and Jake, along with owners Bonnie Buchanan and Sue Butler, will be featured in several segments of these videos.

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