Canine Good Citizen

Obedience Dog Training Group Class

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Our Canine Good Citizen Dog Training Class is perfect for pet parents and their dogs who have mastered basic obedience and are ready for the next challenge! Passing the CGC Test can also provide official documentation of your dog’s good manners, and is a prerequisite for many therapy dog groups. The class gets your dog to the next level in obedience by focusing on the American Kennel Club’s ten most important skills.

The AKC’s Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Program was started in 1989 and it is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The CGC Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. The actual CGC test will be given during the 6thclass of Dogpanion’s CGC Class and all dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

Dogpanion’s CGC Class Topics Include:

  • 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 (Dog behaves politely around other dogs)

  • Reaction to distraction (Dog is confident when faced with common distracting situations)

  • Supervised separation (Dog maintains good manners when left with a trusted person)


More information about the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Test can be found here:

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Additional Details:

  • Free one-on-one evaluation and class prep as needed.

  • All family members are encouraged to attend.

  • Classes are one hour long and run for 6 consecutive weeks (unless otherwise noted due to a holiday).

  • Classes are limited to 8 dogs to ensure personalized attention.


  • Dogs must have a solid basic obedience foundation.

  • Proof of at vaccinations- including Rabies, Bordetella, Parvo and Distemper

  • Head halter and/or front-clip harness required for control and safety;

  • Female dogs must not be in season / in heat.

Classes begin June 2019 – Contact us to sign up!