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Canine Good Citizen (CGC) & Canine Life And Social Skills (C.L.A.S.S)  k9- BA

About the Canine Good Citizen Program

The Canine Good Citizen Program (CGC) is a certification program that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. It is a two-part program (10-step test) that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. Training will enhance the bond between you and your dog. Dogs who have solid obedience education are a joy to live with- they respond well to household routines, have good manners in the presence of people and other dogs, and they fully enjoy the company of the owner who took the time to provide training, intellectual stimulation, and high quality of life.

The Canine Good Citizen program can help is assure that the dogs we love will always be welcomed and well-respected members of our communities. The Canine Good Citizen is a first step to other training as well. If you would like to become a therapy dog team, the AKC CGC is often prerequisite to certification. 

If you would like more details, start CGC prep class or if you and your dog already have the basics down and would like to take the test, please email our trainer Beth Mattei-Miller and she will get you on your way.

Already Pass the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Test?

If your dog is CGC certified and has the qualities we are looking for to become an Mk9 Therapy Dog Team we would love for you to join us for our next Therapy Training Session!

Mk9 Therapy Dog Team Requirements are:

    At least 2 years of age and well - socialized
    Spayed/Neutered - Up to date on all vaccines
    Is not overly shy or overly excitable
    Friendly with all types of people
    Friedly towards all types of dogs
    Reacts well to a variety of stimuli and situations

More information and registration requirements will be posted soon. Please check back often to see updates.

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About the Canine Life And Social Skills Program

The Canine Life and Social Skills (C.L.A.S.S.) is an educational program to promote training focused on the use of positive reinforcement and to strengthen relationships between humans and their canine companions. This class is for all types of dogs and teaches behaviors such as one minute settle, one minute stay, wait at the door, leave-it, wait for a bowl of food, walking nicely on leach. greeting new people and other everyday manners. This class helps build on skills learned in the puppy class and basic. At the end of the session, we will be testing dogs for the k9-BA (Bachelors) for the C.L.A.S.S. program. The class is 6weeks in length.

Please contact our trainer Beth Mattei - Miller for more details or if you have any questions about the classes above.

 

Canine Good Citizen

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