To earn the CGCA title, the dog must 1) be registered or listed with AKC (AKC number, PAL, or AKC Canine Partners number) and, 2) already have a Canine Good Citizen award/title on record. Dogs must pass all 10 items of the test to receive the CGCA title.
What is AKC Community Canine?
AKC Community Canine is the advanced level of AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program.
As with CGC, AKC Community Canine has a 10-step test of skills that dogs must pass to earn the official AKC Community Canine title. This is a title that appears on the dog's title record at AKC.
To earn the AKC Community Canine title, dogs must meet the following two requirements:
10 items tested
4. Dog walks past distraction dogs present; does not pull.
This item may be tested along with #3 if there are dogs in the crowd, etc.
5. Sit–stay in small group (3 other people with dogs).
6. Dog allows person who is carrying something (backpack, computer bag, etc.) to approach and pet it.
7. "Leave it." Dog walks by food and follows owner instructions, "Leave it."
8. Down or sit stay–distance (owner's choice).
9. Recall with distractions present (coming when called).
10. Dog will sit or stand stay (owner's choice) while owner enters/exits a doorway or narrow passageway.