Off The Leash
AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Group Class

The Canine Good Citizen class is a six week certification program that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test will receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

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Date: Course runs 6 weeks, attendance is mandatory at 6 sessions to qualify for course completion.

Location: Off The Leash; view start dates and times on our class schedule

​Cost: $225, testing fee is included in the course cost.

​Instructor: Jenni Coes

Course will cover the following in preparation for the CGC certification test:

  • Accepting a Friendly Stranger
  • Sitting Politely for Petting
  • Appearance and Grooming
  • Out for a Walk (Walking on a Loose Leash)
  • Walking Through a Crowd
  • Sit and Down on Command/ Staying in Place
  • Coming When Called
  • Reaction to Another Dog
  • Reaction to Distractions
  • Supervised Separation
  • The CGC Responsible Dog Owner’s Pledge

​Prerequisites and Requirements

Owners should feel confident their dog has the ability to listen and work in a class environment. While not required, completion of a basic obedience course prior to enrollment in the CGC Course is strongly recommended.

  • Class is open to all dogs over the age of 9 months.
  • This class is appropriate for people/dog friendly dogs only.
  • Proof of current vaccinations (rabies, distemper, kennel cough) is required to participate in class.
  • Dogs are required to wear a simple flat collar and standard 6 foot leash. Front fastening harnesses, such as the Easy-Walk, are permitted in class but may not be used during the test. Please, no retractable leashes, choke or pinch collars.

A 50% non refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot.

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