Canine Good Citizen Class

Canine Good Citizen (Graduates of About Town Class)

Canine Good Citizen is an American Kennel Club (AKC) certification program that is open to all dogs – mixed breed or purebred (AKC registration is optional). It is intended to reward responsible pet ownership and good dog manners (see the AKC CGC Program).

Accepting a friendly stranger

  • Evaluator approaches and pretends to shake hands with handler (hands 6- 12” apart). Evaluator does not touch dog.

Sitting politely for petting

  •  Evaluator pets dog; dog must show no shyness or resentment.

Appearance and grooming

  • Evaluator inspects dog, combs or brushes lightly, examines ears and each front foot.

Out for a walk

  • Handler takes dog for a short walk including right turn, left turn, about turn and stop.

Walking through a crowd

  • Dog and handler walk close to several people; dog may show causal interest but not jump up.

Sit and down on cue/Staying in place

  • Handler shows that dog can do sit and down, then chooses a position, leaves dog and goes to the end of a 20 ft. line, and returns immediately.

Coming when called

  • With dog still on 20 ft. line from Test 6, handler walks out 10 ft. and calls the dog.

Reaction to another dog

  • Two handlers and dogs approach, pretend to shake hands (hands 6-12” apart), exchange pleasantries, then move on.

Reaction to distractions

  • Distractions are presented; dog may not panic or show aggression.

Supervised separation

  • Handler goes out of sight for 3-min. Dog is held on a 6-ft. leash by an evaluator.

Tuition: $370

SIX 60-minute sessions to be completed in 5 weeks.

We will do the pre-assessment and CGC test.

Mountain View – Class starts April 20th 2024

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Class Sessions Saturday 3.30 to 4.30 PM

What Our Clients Say

“I took several classes with D For Dog and loved all of them. I really enjoyed that many of the classes were held in different locations around town so your pup gets to practice the skills in the real world.”

Dogs together with pet ownerKelly L, Mom of River & Kaylee, Pitbull puppie

“The one thing that sets Kaajal apart from other trainers is that she uses Positive reinforcement methods and is remarkably good at training humans in how they connect with their puppy as that sets the right foundation.”

Mikkin P, Dad of Munchkin, a Labradoodle Puppy