HABAC - Canadian Canine Good Citizen Test (CCGCT)
What is the CCGCT test?
The Canadian Canine Good
Citizen Test (CCGCT)
is an official test of the HABAC organization (Human Animal Bond
Association of Canada) . It is a certification that acknowledges
that a dog has good manners.
The CCGCT provides proof that a dog has the basic skills to become a good therapy dog.
What is the CCGCT test like?
The CCGCT test includes 10 items:
1. Accepting a friendly stranger.
How can I prepare for the test?
You can start training your dog for the CCGCT certification by yourself or with a professional trainer. Clicker training is a great method to use while training for the test. Using the resources on this webpage in conjunction with reading relevant books that can be found in the therapy dogs recommended books section is a great start.
Where can I take the test?
So far, the HABAC website doesn't have a list of events or test dates but they are planning to add those in the future. You can stay updated through their website
Want to be a test organizer?
Visit the Information for Organizers webpage to find out how.