Truckee Meadows Dog Training Club is an American Kennel Club (AKC) sanctioned Obedience Club formed in 1971 by a group of dog enthusiasts who were interested in promoting training and competition in dog obedience sports to the public. The club was incorporated under the laws of Nevada as a not for profit corporation and all proceeds from our training classes and fund raisers go to support the club expenses including rent, utilities and insurance for our club house where we offer training classes to the public year-round. We are delighted that dogs of all breeds, including mixed breeds, may now compete in our AKC sanctioned Obedience, Rally and Agility trials and matches.
The Canine Good Citizen program is a great way to put the obedience skills that you have taught your dog to the test. Just about any dog and handler team can participate and earn various certifications. The Canine Good Citizen test is designed to test and reward basic good manners, obedience skills, and responsible dog ownership.
The test is split into 10 steps or stations. A different skill such as sitting politely while a friendly stanger approaches, or walking on a loose lead through a crowd of strangers, is tested at each station.
Community Canine is the advanced version of the CGC. Passing the CGC is a pre-requisite.
The CGCA test also has 10 stations, designed to test the dog's manners in a situation such as a dog show, dog class, park, etc. Different skills are tested such as having the dog sit and stay within a group, or having the dog ignore food on the ground.
The Urban version of the Canine Good Citizen test is performed in the community. Passing the CGC is a pre-requisite.
The CGCU also has 10 test items. For example, a dog must take stairs, steps, or an elevator. Or, sit calmly while a person holding a bag, etc. approaches to pet the dog.