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Test your dog’s manners at Bark in the Park

A Canine Good Citizen Test will be offered on Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Jackson County Recreation Complex by the Western Carolina Dog Fanciers Association in conjunction with this year’s Bark in the Park.

The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. Started in 1989, CGC is a certification program that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

Those wishing to test must pre-register, and will then be given an assigned time for their test. Testing will end by 12 p.m. and will be given on a first-come basis. The cost is $10 per dog/handler team.

For more information call 828.293.7415 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information about the test, visit

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