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Canine Good Citizen Prep

This course prepares students and their dogs to take the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test, a certification program designed to reward dogs who demonstrate good manners at home and in the community. The class is a forum to practice all of the skill necessary to pass the CGC test such as, accepting a friendly stranger, sitting politely for petting, supervised separation from the owner, and many other skills that prove a dog's social-savvy. Passing the CGC test has many benefits. For example, it can expedite acceptance into Animal Assisted Therapy programs, advanced behavioral or agility classes, or even doggie daycare or boarding facilities. More valuable than the piece of paper, however, is the piece of mind that your dog is a mannerly, well-behaved member of your household - and the community at large.

If you are interested in a class and do not see one listed in your area, please give us a call at (800) 419-8748 or email us at admin@siriuspup.com.

Registration Fee: $200 for 6 sessions

WHAT TO BRING TO CLASS

Proof of rabies vaccine and up-to-date DHLPP/DHPP are required. We strongly prefer proof of vaccines on paper (with vaccine date mentioned) versus the rabies tag on collar. Please note: Our Oakland West location also requires proof of Bordetella vaccination.

Have your dog wear a flat, buckle/snap collar – no harnesses or training collars that tighten. Please have your pooch on a 6’ leash. “Flexi” leashes are not appropriate for class.

Don’t feed your dog right before class. Instead, bring their kibble to class in a ziploc bag for use as lures and rewards while training. Also bring a few extra-tasty treats to reward your pup for their best performances. Make sure your treats are in small, bite-sized pieces that won’t fill your pup up or take long for them to eat.

We require at least one adult per enrolled puppy. We encourage the whole family attend the class together but if children are three years or younger, a second adult must be present.

Requirements

Requirements: 

Pre-requisite: Must have completed Puppy Training IDog Training I, or Basic Household Manners

Vaccine: Proof of rabies vaccine and up-to-date DHLPP/DHPP.

Length: 
This class is five consecutive sessions unless a break is mentioned. Each session is approximately 50 minutes per week. Each session will meet on the same day and time each week.

Available classes

Class info Location Trainer Day Time Start Info Sign Up
Canine Good Citizen Prep Danville Keri Friday 11:00am Aug 17 Class info