10 tests. A little elementary obedience, a little temperament, a test of basic socialization -- how does your dog do in the big bad world.
A dog with good temperament should be able to pass with a little training, SIT, DOWN, STAY, COME, HEEL.
A dog who is less confident with people or has issues with dogs can generally be conditioned to pass with a little more work, more socialization, more training, more familiarity in more situations.
It can mean a lot or nothing, in that sometimes it can open doors to other training, apartments, insurance, and more often it really is no more than a certificate. But I think it is a good goal for every dog-owner to achieve with every dog. I have three that I still need to get it done with. One girl could probably take it tomorrow and pass, one after a couple of classes, one might not get there until she is 11 -- hard to say.
Jenna, RN CGC & Babs, CD RA CGC HIC
Heidi, RA CGC
SG3 Odessa, SchH1, Kkl1, AD
Ninja, RN CGC & Milla, RN CGC
Joy, Star Puppy, RN CGC
Dolly CGC & Bear CGC