Certification & Testing

Hope Lock Kennels offers testing for both AKC Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog International certification. See below for more information.

Canine Good Citizen Program

The American Kennel Club has developed a certification program known as the Canine Good Citizen Program (CGC) to test dogs in simulated everyday situations in a relaxed, non-competitive atmosphere. The CGC Program recognizes dogs that have the training and demeanor to be reliable family members and community members in good standing. The purpose of the […]

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Therapy Dog Testing

Therapy Dogs International (TDI) is a non-profit volunteer group organized to provide qualified dogs and handlers for visitations to institutions and facilities where therapy dogs are needed. The primary objective of the TDI dog and handler is to provide comfort and companionship by sharing the dog’s presence with patients in hospitals, nursing homes and other […]

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