AKC Canine Good Citizen Class

COURSE OVERVIEW
Whether you want to try your hand (paw!) at the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test or simply want to take your dogs’ skills to the next level, the CGC class might be just the thing you are looking for. The purpose of the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen Program is to ensure that our favorite companion, the dog, can be a respected member of the community because they are trained to act mannerly in the home, in public places and in the presence of other dogs. The relationship building and training that leads to achieving your dog’s CGC also provide an excellent foundation for enjoying other activities like therapy work, rally, obedience, and agility with your dog.

This class will coach you in teaching your dog the manners to pass the Canine Good Citizen Test. You will be encouraged to go on weekly outings outside of class to practice with and socialize your dog. The cost for the test is included in the class registration and will be held at the conclusion of the course. All dogs who successfully complete the CGC test can receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club and are automatically recorded in the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Archive.

PREREQUISITES
Has completed Basic Manners/Obedience or with permission from the instructor.

At least 5 months old on the first day of class. Small breed puppies less than 5 months old should enroll in our Puppy Great Start class or STAR Puppy class.

Must be safe around other dogs and allow petting by friendly strangers.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Please be sure each week to bring poop bags, a soft mat or rug, long-lasting chews or stuffed Kongs and plenty of small, soft treats for your dog.

IF YOUR DOG BARKS, GROWLS, OR IS AGGRESSIVE TO PEOPLE OR DOGS, YOUR DOG IS NOT YET ELIGIBLE FOR GROUP CLASSES.

FEE: $165.00 (Select from Session A or Session B)

REGISTRATION: Class Registration Form

CLASS DATES / TIMES: 
Session A: January 31st– March 14th 2019*
Day/Time: Thursdays 6:00-7:00pm
*No Class: 2/28
Session B: April 17th– May 22nd 2019
Day/Time: Thursdays 7:00-8:00pm

SCHEDULE:
WEEK 1 – Orientation (NO DOGS)
WEEK 2 – Accepting a Friendly Stranger, Sitting Politely for Petting, Appearance and Grooming
WEEK 3 – Out for a Walk, Walking through a Crowd
WEEK 4 – Sit, Down, Stay, Come when Called
WEEK 5 – Reaction to Another Dog, Reaction to Distraction, Supervised Separation
WEEK 6 – CGC Testing

VACCINE REQUIREMENTS:
Because we are a “One Health” facility we require that dogs or cats in our facilities meet the following parameters:

  • Dogs in our facility must be up to date on Rabies, DA2LPP, and bordetella vaccines.
  • Dogs must be on heartworm prevention which kills intestinal parasites or have a negative intestinal parasite exam within the last three months and be free of external parasites.