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What do I need to bring to class?
*training treats: what is most important is novelty, rotate treats every few weeks (before they start to lose interest in them). Also carry different value treats while out for a walk, keep the treats separated so they all don't just become the same treat to your pup.
What will training be like?
What will my dog learn?
Below is a list of focus areas-though each class is tailored to the individual dog:
Agency, Choice, Control & Communication
Accepting a friendly stranger
Sitting politely for petting
Appearance and grooming/cooperative care
Out for a structured walk (walking on a loose lead)
Walking through a crowd
Appropriate reaction to city distractions. This includes movement, noises, and walking on a variety of surfaces.
Crossing street: Stop at corner, stand or sit to wait and cross with no pulling (on leash, with owner). Crosses street under control.
Transportation. Human's choice depending on transportation needs. (e.g.; car, bus, T)
Sit and down on cue and Staying in place
Recall - coming when called
Reaction to another dog
Reaction to distraction
Leave it. Dog walks by food/item and follows owner instructions, “Leave it.”
Beginner Level Scent Work
What vaccinations are required to participate in training classes?
To participate in training classes we require to see up-to-date documentation of age-appropriate vaccinations including:
What is CGC?
At the AKC, we believe that all dogs can be good dogs, and all owners can be great owners: all it takes is a little bit of training, lots of love, and of course, plenty of praise along the way.
That’s why we created the Canine Good Citizen™ (CGC) program: a two-part course designed to help you and your dog be the best you can be–together. Since 1989, over 1 million dogs and their owners have participated in CGC, mastering ten basic skills that instill confidence and good manners in and out of your home.
Not only does CGC training create long-lasting trust between you and your pup, but also ensures you’ll be good neighbors and friends to everyone around you—and, if you’re interested in going beyond the basics, CGC also lays the foundation for other AKC sports and activities like obedience, agility, tracking, and performance events.