Help your dog become a valued community member!
The American Kennel Club (AKC) created the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certification program to reward responsible ownership and canine good manners in the home and in the community. Our six-week class works specifically on teaching you and your canine companion how to have a wonderful relationship and how to present yourselves well in the community.
Course Topics and Behaviors Taught include:
On graduation day, you and your dog will have the opportunity to take the Canine Good Citizen test. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test qualify to receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. To learn more, visit the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen Program website. Don’t worry, if your dog doesn’t pass the test on the first try, we also regularly offer the CGC test on its own! Click here to review all our group dog class rules and policies.
Intermediate Manners and Obedience class (or equivilant) is a prerequisite to taking Canine Good Citizen Prep Class. Dogs must be able to work with a flat collar or harness. (No choke/prong collars).
The one-time class fee covers all 6 classes and is an investment in your dog’s future! Please note, you and your dog will attend all six sessions in this class. You and your dog can feel great knowing that a portion of your training class fees benefit the homeless animals in our community!
$150 for General Registrants
$125 for Adopters (click here to find out if you qualify for our adopter fee)
$130 for HSSV Dog Park Members (click here to learn about membership)
Want to CGC certify your American Pit Bull Terrier? Click here!
$15 CGC Test only (click here to request a CGC Test)
This class is taught by Cecilia Sternzon, CPDT-KA, MBA
Questions? Call our Training Department at 408/262-2133 x352 or email firstname.lastname@example.org