This class focuses on the 10 steps of the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. The CGC test is given at the last class.
This class focuses on the ten steps of the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. The Canine Good Citizen class teaches good manners to dogs and responsible dog ownership to their owners.
Items include: *
- Accepting a friendly stranger
- Sitting politely for petting
- Appearance and grooming
- Out for a walk – walking politely on a loose lead
- Walking through a crowd
- Sit and down on command and Staying in place
- Coming when called
- Reacting politely to another dog
- Reacting calmly to distraction
- Supervised separation – maintaining manners with another (trusted) person
The 10-step CGC test is a non-competitive test for all dogs, including purebreds and mixed breeds. As part of the CGC class, owners will sign the Responsible Dog Owners Pledge.
The CGC test is given at the last class.
For more information on the CGC test please see the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen Test.
* Adapted from the AKC website
A Therapy Dog must be at least 1 year old at the time of the test.
A Therapy Dog must be a friendly dog.
This class focuses on readying your dog to become a Therapy Dog. A well-mannered, well-behaved dog that enjoys meeting people can become a Therapy Dog and make a difference in the lives of people in need.
Therapy Dogs come in all sizes and breeds. They provide companionship and comfort to patients in hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities and in other settings. Spending time with a Therapy Dog promotes healing, emotional well-being and improved quality of life for those in need. Reductions in anxiety, depression, stress and blood pressure are just a few of the proven healing benefits that Therapy Dogs provide.
Please skip your pup’s meal before class. Bring it with you along with some soft yummy treats and a six foot leash.
NO choke, pinch or electronic collars and no retractable leashes.