The AKC’s Canine Good Citizen program provides the basis for living with our dogs - from reliable obedience skills, recalls, politely greeting new people, and training your dog to be comfortable in all environments.
These classes are a prerequisite for our Therapy Dog Prep.
We offer training and evaluations for:
Part One focuses on the essential life skills included in the Virtual Home Manners and the Canine Good Citizen programs.
Classes start on Tuesday, April 11th, from 9:30-10:30 am for eight weeks.
Our last class includes the CGC evaluation.
The Virtual Home Manners assess skills, including walking the dog and developing a bond during playtime.
Virtual Home Manners are evaluated online by CGC Evaluators in the same manner used for Virtual Tricks.
Click on the photo above to watch a VHMA evaluation.
The CGC includes skills of accepting a friendly stranger, sitting politely for petting and grooming, loose leash walking, sit/down/stay, and coming to you when called.
Click on the photo above to watch a CGC evaluation.
The CGCA includes more advanced versions of the CGC skills done in a real-world environment, plus having your dog walk by food on the ground and more challenging recalls.
Click on the photo above to watch a CGCA evaluation.
The CGCU includes the CGCA skills done in an urban environment, plus having your dog cross a busy street on a leash and walk upstairs/elevator.
Click on the photo above to watch a CGCU evaluation.
The ATT includes six categories: Social,
Auditory, Visual, Tactile, Proprioceptive (motion), and Unexpected stimulus.
Click on the photo above to watch an ATT evaluation.