Canine Good Citizen & Therapy Dog Certification

Volunteer with your dog as a therapy dog team!


AKC’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC),  AKC’s Advanced Canine Good Citizen (CGCA) and therapy dog certification is a GREAT way to begin working with your dog. Becoming a therapy dog is also a GREAT way to give back to your community by visiting nursing homes, hospitals, libraries and schools!. These tests show the dog is willing to behave with nice manners around new people and new dogs. They also demonstrate basic obedience commands of sit, down, stay and come when called and walking on a loose leash.

If you do not think your dog is ready to pass a CGC, CGCA and/or therapy test, All Dawgs provides training to get your dog ready! Please visit our classes for additional training or check out the below dates if you believe your dog is ready.

All tests are held at the All Dawgs’ building at 30 Railroad Ave, Albany, New York.

Next Test Date:

Sunday, February 21, 2021
***A two-hour prep workshop will be offered beginning at 10 AM on Sunday, February 21, 2021. You may register for the workshop when you register for the test***

10 dogs will be accepted into workshop.  10 dogs will be accepted into test.  THE TEST IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE WORKSHOP PRICE.


Other 2021 Test Dates:

  • June 27, 2021 – registration will open on/about February 22, 2021
  • September 12, 2021 – registration will open on/about June 28, 2021
  • December 19, 2021 – registration will open on/about September 13, 2021


We highly recommend you reading our Helpful Hints and Needed Supplies prior to registering. 

Helpful Hints & Needed Supplies

CGC Requirements (AKC title as of January 1, 2013)

CGCA Requirements

Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs Inc. Requirements


Register for CGC/Therapy Dog Certification Test