Canine Good Citizen Preparation and Test

Prepare for and Take the AKC test to officially make your dog a canine good citizen

This Canine Good Citizen Prep class takes your dog’s training to a higher level. Students will work through bigger distractions, increase clarity of cues and learn advanced behaviors including the skills required for the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Test. All students will have the option of taking the CGC test on the last day of class.

Topics include: greeting a friendly stranger and sitting politely for petting, walking through a crowd on a loose leash, reliable off-leash coming when called, reliable response to sit, down and stay at a distance.

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If the class you want is full, let us know! Add yourself to the wait list. We will contact you if there is an opening in that class or when new Canine Good Citizen classes are posted to the website.

This is a series class with a fixed start and end date. Advanced Dog Manners has great structure, but less flexibility than our ongoing classes. You can’t swap in and out of class dates. If your dog is going to have surgery or you will be absent during this class, you might consider signing up for an ongoing class, instead, like Intermediate Manners.

Current Advanced Dog Manners students can drop into ongoing classes, like Intermediate Manners and Backyard Sports & Games, on a space-available basis for free. Missed classes can be made up in Intermediate Manners.

Please note: because we will be working off leash some of the time, dogs will occasionally come face-to-face. We can put up barriers for small or shy dogs to get the space they need from other dogs. This class is not a good match for dogs with aggression issues.