Canine Good Citizen (CGC)

Canine Good Citizen Training Prep
PrerequisitePuppy/Doggie Beginner Class or Trainer Approval
For: All dogs
Location: Newbury
Course Length: 6 Weeks
Course Cost: $170
Ages: Any age as long as they have had all their shots
           Note: It is recommended that puppies should be tested again as adults.

At the end of the 6 weeks you will receive a certificate of achievement for the course.

        If you are interested in getting a AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Title:
    • You need to take and pass the test which consists of 10 exercises:
      • You will need your dog's AKC number.
      • For mixed breeds you will need to get a Canine Partners Number from AKC. The form can be download by clicking on this link: AKC Canine Partners Number Form.
    • The test is scheduled after completion of the training class in our facility. 
    • There is an additional fee for the test.
    • AKC Canine Good Citizen certification signifies responsible ownership and that your dog has good manners.
    •  Passing the AKC CGC test is a prerequisite for some homeowner insurance companies and for therapy dog organizations.

The training exercises consist of :
  • 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 from owner


Class Schedule for 2018
Please note that there needs to be at least 3 people who register for a class. If there are not enough people that class will be canceled.


Please note: You will need to provide copies of Up-To-Date Vaccinations records :  Rabies, Distemper & Kennel Cough
Note: Bordetella (Kennel Cough) vaccination – given within the year but at least 10 days prior to the start of class.

Dates will be added depending on registration.

Next Class:
Saturday 11/24 at 10:30am.

      Please pre-register and we will email you when class will begin.