Methuen Dog Training

Animal Farm Foundation's AKC Canine Good Citizen Incentive Program

Cody, who was adopted from the MSPCA at Nevins Farm in July of 2008, passed his CGC in the summer of 2009!

Take the CGC test with your Pit Bull through the MSPCA Dog Training Program and Earn Money for Homeless Animals!

Working as a team with their human companions, dogs of all shapes and sizes have passed the AKC Canine Good Citizen® test and are now recognized as valued members of their communities. Animal Farm Foundation provides an Incentive Award to encourage dog and owner teams to earn their AKC CGC® certification as a way to support their community's shelters and rescues. While all dogs are welcomed to participate, Animal Farm Foundation will award $150 to pre-qualified participating organizations for each dog appearing to be a Pit Bull and owner team in their community who successfully complete the CGC program.

The MSPCA at Nevins Farm has been granted this wonderful opportunity to promote responsible Pit Bull guardianship and the importance of training.  Your successful participation with your Pit Bull helps the MSPCA earn much needed funding, enabling us to continue to offer dog training scholarships to families in need as well as contributing to our ongoing efforts to place the homeless Pit Bulls in our care. 

- Dogs must be at least one year old.

- Dogs must be handled by their owners during the test.

- The Incentive Award is available for any dogs who appear to be Pit Bulls and their owners, not just those adopted from the participating shelter.

You can learn more about the AKC Canine Good Citizen® program by visiting their website here.  Need some help getting your dog test-ready?  Sign up for our CGC Prep class—and the test itself—by clicking here.  Schedules are updated regularly and new classes are always being offered.