How to Pass Part Four of the Canine Good Citizen Test: Heeling Politely on a Loose Lead


Here are tips and a video to help your dog pass part four of The Canine Good Citizen test which was developed by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1989 to promote good manners at home and in the community. Dogs that pass the test receive a certificate from the AKC. The following are tips for passing Part Four.



Things You'll Need

  • Leash
  • Collar
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      Part Four of the Canine Good Citizen test requires your dog to walk politely on a leash.

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      You must demonstrate that your dog can walk without pulling you. You have to show that you can do a right turn, left turn and about turn with your dog.

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      Practice by teaching your dog to walk on a loose leash. If your dog pulls, check Resources below for links to my video on leash training.

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      Your dog is not allowed to use a prong collar, gentle leader or halti collar. You can use a buckle collar or a slip collar.

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