AKC Community Canine CGCA Testing Task Pack
The Community Canine is a new advanced level of the AKC's Canine Good Citizen program. The Community Canine (CGCA) test differs from the Canine Good Citizen Test where the CGCA is offered in real life situations like dog shows and out in the community. The test items should be in a natural and realistic format as possible. In order to be eligible to take the CGCA, a dog must already have its Canine Good Citizen Certificate and there is no age limit. Training for the CGCA will most definitely prepare a dog to become a therapy dog if that is a goal for the owner. Some of the test items that this pack features are Recall with Distractions, Leave it, Sit Stay in a Small Group, and Walking Past Distraction Dogs. There are 10 specific tasks that make up the Community Canine task pack (4 cards of each task.) There are 45 cards in total:
- 1 Header Card
- Wait Under Control While Owner is Occupied Cards
- Leave It Cards
- Accept a Stranger Approaching & Carrying an Item Cards
- Recall with Distractions Cards
- Sit/Down Stay While Owner Returns Carrying an Item Cards
- Sit Stay in a Small Group Cards
- Loose Leash Walking in a Natural Setting Cards
- Walking Through a Crowd in a Natural Setting Cards
- Walking Past Distraction Dogs Cards
- Enter/Exit a Doorway or Passage Under Control Cards
- Play!! Cards
** please note, there are no exercise descriptions on the back of task pack cards.** For more information on why, please visit this Tasks FAQ.
Train 'Em Task cards are printed on recycled, 24 lb. white paper and laminated with 3mm sheets. They are the same size as a traditional business card (3.375" long and 2.1875" long) Train 'Em Task cards are packed in ivory colored, sheer organza drawstring bag.
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How to use the Train 'Em Tasks system:
The task cards are to be used with the Train 'Em Tasks linen grab bags. To make your daily training game plan, pull a couple of task cards from your grab bag and train those exercises. For obedience I might pull 3 - 5 cards and work each exercise for 5 - 10 minutes depending on the task. For agility, I will pull two task cards and pick drills, sequences, or a course that will work those tasks. After you have completed your tasks, you can put them back into your bag or set them side until your bag is empty. That way, you can make sure you and your dog work all of your tasks (I personally have a separate bag for spent tasks.)