Canine Good Citizen & Therapy Prep
The Canine Good Citizen test is a ten-skill training program by the AKC that’s open to all dogs–purebred and mixed breed– that focuses on teaching the basics of good manners and obedience, instilling the values of responsible ownership, and strengthening the bond between you and your dog at home and out in the community.
After mastering the ten skills, passing the CGC test together, and taking the Responsible Dog Ownership pledge, you and your pup will join the proud ranks of over 1 million dogs who have earned their Canine Good Citizen award– accomplishment that’s definitely worthy of extra belly rubs!
CGC is not the same as a therapy dog program, but many therapy programs require the CGC award before accepting pups into their class. And those that don't require the title still require the same skills!
Completion of Advanced Manners or instructor approval
$170 for a six-week class that meets for 50 minutes, once a week
We typically run the CGC/Therapy Prep class quarterly, which means there may not be a class available for registration when you and your dog are ready. If that's the case, let us know so we can put you on the waitlist! We can also work on your dog's CGC/Therapy skills in private lessons if you want to get started sooner.