When I was looking to adopt a dog, I had no intention of adopting a pitbull. I wasn’t a “dog person” then, so I knew very little about dogs. But I did know that as a then-renter a pitbull would make it difficult to find a new apartment should I need one.
But I couldn’t help myself.
The reality of it is that the CGC is – in my eyes – mandatory for bully breeds (Edison is working hard to get there). It denotes that your dog is a safe and stable member of your community. I’ve always liked having it in my “back pocket” in case I come face-to-face with a naysayer. For rescue dogs especially, it is a badge of resilience, a stamp of approval. It’s an important step for bully owners to show that they are committed to being responsible owners.
There are tons of trainers out there that do obedience classes geared specifically towards the CGC and help you prepare for the exam. If you’re thinking about going for it (especially all you bully owners), DO IT!