Canine Good Citizen Skills Class

This 4 week class is open to all dogs who have taken and done well in a Foundation Basic Manners class and who do well in a group class setting. The goal of this class is to review and strengthen the 10 skills needed to pass the CGC test. Here are the 10 skills this class will focus on : accepting of a friendly stranger, sit for polite greeting, appearance and grooming, walk on loose leash, walk through a crowd, sit & lay down on cue & stay in place, come when called, calm reaction to another dog, reaction to distraction, supervised separation. Many times teams take this class more than once if they are planning to take the CGC test. A student/dog team does not have to take the CGC test if they take this class - this class can be used as a way to continue the training/bonding process. CGC tests are typically offered every several months.

Class Time: Monday nights at 7:30-8:30pm Class is 4 weeks (meeting once a week). Cost: $90

Click here to enroll in next class starting June 9th.

This class fills quickly and typically has a list of people waiting to be notified when the class is added. Please email jen@fmdowndog.com for more information on the class and the next session. Please consider your schedule carefully as no refunds will be given after the start of your class. 

What is CGC?

CGC is a ten-skill training program that’s open to all dogs–purebred and mixed breed–that focuses on teaching the basics of good manners and obedience, instilling the values of responsible ownership, and strengthening the bond between you and your dog at home and out in the community. 

After mastering the ten skills, passing the CGC test together, and taking the Responsible Dog Ownership pledge, you and your pup will join the proud ranks of over 1 million dogs who have earned their Canine Good Citizen award– accomplishment that’s definitely worthy of extra belly rubs!