We are certified Canine Good Citizen (CGC) evaluators for the AKC. Call us to ask about our CGC testing.
Flexible Class Schedules
We are extremely flexible making sure classes are available morning, noon or night. We schedule your classes week to week depending on your schedule.
Private & Group Classes
We achieve our goals by offering only affordable private / semi private classes where we can really customize each program to fit your needs.
All Class Levels
We specialize in obedience training and behavior modification with dogs of all breeds and of all ages. Offering basic, intermediate, and advance classes.
Test 1: Accepting a Friendly Stranger. The dog will allow a friendly stranger to approach and speak to the handler (the dog owner) in a natural, everyday situation.
Test 2: Sit Politely for Petting. The dog will allow a friendly stranger to pet it while it is out with the handler.
Test 3: Appearance and Grooming. The dog will permit someone to check its ears and front feet, as a groomer or veterinarian would do.
Test 4: Out for a Walk (walking on a loose lead). Following the evaluator’s instructions, the dog will walk on a loose lead (with the handler/owner).
Test 5: Walking Through a Crowd. The dog will walk through a small crowd of pedestrians, passing in close proximity to at least three people.
Test 6: Sit and Down on Command and Stay in Place. The dog must demonstrate sit AND down on command, then the owner chooses the position for leaving the dog in the stay.
Test 7: Coming When Called. The dog will come when called by the handler (from 10 feet away on leash).
Test 8: Reaction to Another Dog. The dog will behave politely around other dogs. Two handlers and their dogs approach each other from a distance of about 20 feet, stop, shake hands and exchange pleasantries.
Test 9: Reaction to Distractions. The evaluator will select and present two distractions such as dropping a chair, etc.
Test 10: Supervised Separation. This test demonstrates that your dog can be left with a trusted person. The evaluator will hold your dog’s leash while you go out of sight for three minutes.
Both purebred and mixed breed dogs are welcome, and there is no age limit. AKC’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program is the next logical step after AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy, but AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is not required prerequisite for CGC. Owners who have trained their dogs themselves may also find an AKC Approved CGC Evaluator and take the CGC test.