The American Kennel Club is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to upholding the integrity of its Registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function.
Founded in 1884, the AKC® and its affiliated organizations advocate for the purebred dog as a family companion, advance canine health and well-being, work to protect the rights of all dog owners and promote responsible dog ownership.
**PREREQUISITE: BASIC OBEDIENCE
CGC is open to all dogs–purebred and mixed breed. There are no age minimums or limits for participating in the Canine Good Citizen program, because yes, you can always teach an old dog new tricks!
The CGC is the Gold Standard of obedience training. Your dog will learn to completely master 10 skills that build your relationship and trust between you and your dog to give you confidence in your dog’s excellent manners.
Our course comes with an evaluation at the end of the class for a chance earn the AKC Canine Good Citizen Title!
Canine Good Citizen
As with CGC, AKC Community Canine has a 10-step test of skills that dogs must pass to earn the official AKC Community Canine title. This is a title that appears on the dog’s title record at AKC.
While Canine Good Citizen tests are simulations of real world skills, (e.g., dog/handler walks through a “crowd” of evaluators in a ring), the goal of AKC Community Canine is to test the dog’s skills in a natural setting. For example, rather than the dog being tested in a ring, in AKC Community Canine, the “walks through a crowd” test item will involve the dog walking through a real crowd at a dog show, on a busy sidewalk, in a therapy dog setting, or at a training club.
Canine Good Citizen Certification
Another step beyond the basic CGC test is the AKC Urban CGC title, which tests your CGC skills in an active city or town setting. There are 10-steps to the test that your dog must pass to earn the official AKC Urban CGC title, but it is administered in a place where there are cars, streets to be crossed, noises, and fast-paced distractions.
**Class bonus! We tend to visit many local breweries to test our skills for this course! Who doesn't love grabbing pints with your fellow pup parents after class?!
URBAN CGC CERTIFICATION
Do you and your dog love to be the life of the party by showing off his arsenal of tricks? Does your pup thrive on learning new things?
Then they might be perfectly primed to earn AKC Novice Trick Dog class!
In this class we will learn 15 tricks from the AKC Novice Trick Dog list and take the test to earn their Novice Trick Dog Title at the end of the session.
Online, self-paced options available!