The AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program helps develop your relationship with your dog. A natural next step after completing our S.T.A.R. Puppy class, our CGC evaluation sessions help train and test several skills that are useful in everyday life. These skills focus on improving your dogs' good manners and building their confidence as your partners.
Each hour-long session is limited to 4 dogs, so there is time for testing each individual human/dog team. Please be sure to sign up and pay online to reserve your spot. Even if you don't know whether your dog can pass or not, we encourage you to try the test. The 10-part test elements can be found here.
When you pass, you'll be eligible to receive a title from AKC. Your dog will have been shown to have a firm foundation in basic obedience and social skills. Many people use the CGC as an important step toward other dog sports and activities, including competition in obedience, rally, agility, tracking, scent work, barn hunt, etc.
If you don't want to start by taking the test, or if you take it and don't pass it the first time, we use the rest of the hour to help train your dog in the aspects that need more work. Don't be discouraged if you don't pass the test at first. It simply means that you should spend more time practicing and playing with your dog!
Includes (1) 60-minute group session with individual testing.
Please be sure to sign up for this class (below) before paying (Add To Cart, above). You must pre-register for this class. We require a minimum of 2 dogs registered for this class to begin on the scheduled date. Otherwise, the date may be pushed back.
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Pre-requisite: For this class, we recommend that puppies be at least 16 weeks old with all their shots (see vaccination links below). The S.T.A.R. Puppy class is a great introduction for dogs that are under a year of age. Beginner Obedience is recommended for dogs over 1 year. Unsociable or uncontrolled dogs may be asked to pursue private lessons first. Group sessions may be appropriate later.
$30 for each dog. Fee covers both the evaluation and training. Limit: 4 dogs per session.
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