Civic Achievement Programs for your Bulldogs

AKC Family Dog is a comprehensive good manners program for all dogs referred here as Civic Achievements.  While participating in enjoyable activities that are fun for both dogs and people, dogs become well-socialized and develop a lifelong bond with their owners.


Within the AKC Family Dog organizational umbrella are programs that teach family members how to best communicate with their dogs. The CGC programs (AKC S.T.A.R. PuppyCanine Good Citizen, and AKC Community Canine and Urban CGC) begin with teaching basic skills such as sit, down, and come and they build on these skills as dogs move from one activity to the next. The result is a dog that any owner can be proud to take into the community.

AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Approved Evaluators implement all of the above areas of the AKC Family Dog Program, except in the case of AKC Therapy Dog, in which training is provided by therapy dog organizations. Everything you need to know about therapy pets and the process of getting your pet certified can be found at this link brought to you by Better Pet.

AKC’s Family Dog Program is proud to offer a rich selection of choices that provide fun activities for all dogs and their people.