Certify your dog


The Canine Good Companion Program by United Pet Club is a premier certification program dedicated to helping dog owners foster well-behaved, sociable, and obedient pets. This program offers a structured training and assessment process, ensuring dogs meet high standards of behavior and manners, making them exceptional companions in a variety of social settings. Whether you're a first-time dog owner or an experienced handler, the Canine Good Companion Program provides the guidance and resources necessary to enhance your dog's skills and demeanor.

Certification Options

In-Person Testing

For those who prefer a traditional, hands-on approach, United Pet Club offers in-person certification tests conducted by certified trainers. These tests are available at various locations, including partner training centers, pet stores, and community parks. In-person testing allows for direct interaction with professional trainers and immediate feedback on your dog's performance.
Steps for In-Person Certification:

  1. Locate a Testing Center: Use the directory on the United Pet Club website to find a nearby testing center. The website lists certified trainers and locations where the certification tests are conducted.
  2. Schedule an Appointment: Contact your chosen testing center to schedule an appointment. Prepare your dog by familiarizing them with the test requirements to ensure they are ready.
  3. Attend the Test: On the day of the test, bring your dog to the location. The test will involve various exercises to evaluate obedience, socialization, and basic manners.
  4. Receive Feedback and Certification: After the test, the trainer will provide immediate feedback. If your dog meets the criteria, you will receive a Canine Good Companion certificate.

Online Testing

United Pet Club also offers a convenient online certification option, allowing dog owners to complete the certification process from the comfort of their home. This option is perfect for those with busy schedules or limited access to nearby testing centers.
Steps for In-Person Certification:

  1. Register Online: Visit the United Pet Club website and create an account. Register your dog for the Canine Good Companion Program and pay the associated fee.
  2. Prepare Your Video Submission: Review the testing requirements and prepare to film your dog's performance. The video should clearly show your dog performing the required exercises, such as sitting, staying, coming when called, and interacting appropriately with other people and dogs.
  3. Upload Your Video: Follow the instructions to upload your video submission to the United Pet Club platform. Ensure that the video quality is clear and that all required exercises are visible.
  4. Assessment and Certification: Certified trainers will review your video submission and assess your dog's performance. You will receive feedback via email, and if your dog meets the criteria, a digital and printed Canine Good Companion certificate will be issued.

Read about puppy and adult dog program requirments on their prospective page.

Get Started Today

Embark on the journey to certify your dog as a Canine Good Companion. Whether you choose in-person testing or the convenient online option, United Pet Club is dedicated to supporting you and your dog every step of the way. Visit unitedpetclub.com to learn more about the program requirements for both puppy and adult dog levels, and to register for the certification process. Celebrate the bond with your dog and showcase their exemplary behavior with the Canine Good Companion certification.