The credential is for city dwellers looking to have their canine sidekick accompany them on outings and be recognized for their good behaviors. This latest award is under the Canine Good Citizen umbrella, which also includes AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy and AKC Community Canine and comes on the heels of some states becoming more dog-friendly, allowing pups on restaurant patios. To date, 500 dogs have passed the test since its April launch.
This title isn't a necessity, but it can help urban dogs stand out and may be favored in certain situations - like getting accepted to a co-op or apartment building.
But this test isn't easy. Dogs need to complete all 10 tasks - and do so without food as an incentive. They also need to be leashed the entire time, have already completed the Canine Good Citizen test and cough up $20 to receive the certification.
Here are the 10 tasks that will get your dog the Urban Canine Good Citizen seal of approval.
To see all the details, head over to the AKC.
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