AKC Canine Good Citizen Prep and Test

The Canine Good Citizen Prep Class prepares you and your dog to take the American Kennel Club’s CGC test, a certification reserved for dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. Each of the 10 steps in the CGC test examines a different skill that a well mannered dog should possess. All 10 steps will need to be passed during the same test to receive the CGC title. The CGC series includes three prep classes and one opportunity to take the AKC CGC test.

Prep sessions focus on the 10 steps of the CGC test:

  • Accepting a friendly stranger
  • Sitting politely for petting
  • Appearance and grooming
  • Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead)
  • Walking through a crowd
  • Sit and down on command and staying in place
  • Coming when called
  • Reaction to another dog
  • Reaction to distraction
  • Supervised separation

Class Details:

  • Prerequisites: Family Dog Advanced skills or equivalent experience
  • Length: This class meets for one hour, once per week for six weeks with the sixth class being the AKC CGC evaluation test
  • Cost: $145 plus CT sales tax

What you need to bring to class:

  • A few different types of treats that your dog finds rewarding. They should be soft, small (think "pea" sized) and a little stinky
  • Optional: A mat for your dog to relax on

Cancellation Policy

There is a 48 hour cancellation policy in effect for training services. With more than 48 hours notice prior to the start of the first class within a series, you may reschedule or obtain a refund. Once you've started in a series of classes, there is no credit, refund, or rescheduling available.

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If there are no classes listed, please send an email indicating which class you are interested in to get on our waiting list. Email to info@npdogs.com