Canine Good Citizen (CGC)

Canine Good Citizen Training Prep
PrerequisiteLevel 1 Obedience or Trainer Approval
This class builds on basic obedience: sit, down, stay, wait
ForAll dogs
Location: Newbury
Course Length: 6 Weeks
Course Cost: See rates.
Ages: Any age as long as they have had all their shots
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.
  • Dogs under one year old that pass the test will need to retake the test in a year.

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 2024 - starting in April

We usually hold classes: Monday through Friday at 5:30pm. 

Click here to pre-register.  We will email you when class will begin.

*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  and Distemper.  Optional vaccines:  Kennel Cough.