AKC Canine Good Citizen Group Series (CGC)

This is an 8 week long class that takes place on Saturdays from 12pm-12:50pm

New session will take place from January 7th - February 25th

The cost of class is $175-  CLASS IS FULL

Instructor/Evaluator: Kate Brown-Wing, CPDT-KA

One main goal of this and the other AKC Family Dog series offerings is for owners to develop  a happy, cooperative relationship with their dog(s). In this series, you and your dog will learn  training techniques that are reward based, effective and applicable to everyday living. Owners  and their dogs build a range of practical skills with real life distractions, along with helpful protocols to prevent common canine chaos. The CGC groups are an ideal environment for your dog to see other  

dogs, but not expect to directly engaging with them... your dog will learn to give you his/her attention and the skills and your partnership will blossom.  


Here are the canine skills introduced, practiced and then applied in CGC Test Items in the final evaluation. Please  

visit https://www.akc.org/products-services/trainingprograms/canine-good-citizen/ for further details about  

the CGC, Community Canine, or the Urban CGC.  


Skills: CGC Exercise Skills: 

• Sit • Walking on a loose leash  

• Down • Being ʻhandledʼ by a stranger 

• Stand • Greeting other owners and dogs 

• Stay/Ok! • Working with distractions  

• Recall/Come • ʻSupervised Separationʼ exercise  


Please join us for this series. Plan to partner with your dog as you work towards your  Canine Good Citizen Certificate. This program is offered to all dogs* (mixed breeds or  pure, 5 month pups and senior dogs). The last class in this series serves as the  Evaluation session (a short 10 minute evaluation), a passing evaluation is then mailed to the  AKC for your dogʼs CGC certification.

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Meet the Instructor

Kate has been teaching group and private puppy classes since 2007.  Teaching hundreds of puppies of many breeds and mixes with their families.  All gathering in the early months to learn the early lessons of manners, home  routines, proactive management skills, and positive associations to learning  and growing. Attending to the puppies developmental needs fosters a  healthy balanced temperament and set of behaviors.  

A certified dog trainer, Kate offers an educational, fun series that will help  you and your pup enjoy learning, help you navigate the common puppy  issues that can frustrate not just you but your pup! We set the stage of  foundational obedience skills, games and lessons that foster a willingness to  cooperate within the family and community.