IMPERIAL — The Imperial Valley Kennel Club will sponsor tonight the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen test, a 10-step test open to purebred and mixed breed dogs.
The Canine Good Citizen Program is designed to reward dogs with basic good manners in the presence of people and other dogs. All dogs passing a 10-item test will receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.
The event for owners and their dogs will be held at the Little League Baseball field in Imperial at the corner of Fourth and E streets. Testing will begin at 7 p.m., immediately following basic dog obedience class graduation. All testing will be completed by 9 p.m.
According to Paul Steward, Imperial Valley Kennel Club president, "We think the AKC Canine Good Citizen Program is a very important program for the Imperial Valley. It establishes the minimum standards of training that responsible dog owners should give their pets. Ultimately, all community members will benefit from this program — even those who don't own dogs."