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AKC Canine Good Citizen Group Series (CGC)

The Saturday CGC class is a 10 week long class that takes place from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

New session will take place from October 7th - December 9th

The Thursday CGC class is a 10 week long class that takes place from 7:30pm-8:30pm

New session will take place from September 21st - November 30th 


The cost of class is $225

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 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.

Please Note: Female dogs who are in season may not attend this class - owners can still attend without their dog if their dog comes in season in the middle of a session.

If you are interested in signing up for this class, please sign in to or create an account with us via ProPet using this link:










Advanced CGC Classes - Community Canine

The advanced 8 week class will take place on Sunday's from 1:30pm-2:30pm

The next session will take place from October 8th - November 26th

The cost of this class is $200

The Prep class for Community Canine will take place on Sunday's from 3pm-4pm

The next session will take place from September 10th - October 29th

The cost of this class is $200

If you are interested in signing up for these classes, please register via your ProPet account with us. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out. 

AKC Community Canine Group Series

The AKC Community Canine is the advanced level of AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program. If you have obtained your dog's AKC Canine Good Citizen certificate, you have the skills to build your dog's range of experiences with the Community Canine trainings.


This eight week series will utilize the foundation CGC tasks and add more and more real life challenges. The Community Canine series provides a range of exercises, practiced in various settings, in the classroom and out on the streets, in the community (meeting in Old Town). You and your dog will establish solid partnering and training skills for working your dog in public. We add distractions, durations and distances that further your training skills and your dog's capacity to focus on you. This is a wonderful and practical series that both trains and socializes your dog in a range of environments.

Prerequisite: the AKC CGC certificate. For public safety issues, dogs need to be safe on the leash and owners need to be responsible for taking their dog in public. Owners are to follow the instructors directions in a timely manner. Owners are to keep dogs 4ʼ away from other class mates or dogs in public, without disruption.

Please Note: Female dogs who are in season may not attend this class - owners can still attend without their dog if their dog comes in season in the middle of a session.


For more details about this program please visit: products-services/training-programs/canine-good-citizen/akc-community-canine/


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Meet the Instructor

Kate has 20+ years of experience with Dog training/education. She is a CCPDT certified trainer, an AKC/CGC evaluator, owner of Look-n-Listen Dog Training and Canine Power Partners, a service dog program.


Kate has extensive experience with puppy development and group puppy classes. All of her AKC/CGC classes and Service Dog training are based upon age/skill appropriate foundational of education for a puppy or dog, to develop a positive association with learning, to build the capacity to have impulse control, to attentively learn skills well. As a result to develop the ability to have a stable mind, cooperative and loving connections with their family and mature behaviors to make better and better life judgements.


Kate works with puppies (please see her Puppy Head Start Program), family dogs to develop basic skills and manners for greater inclusion into their families life and activities. Kate also works with dogs/owners needing assistance coping with the stresses of life and the behaviors associated with anxieties, fearfulness, sound and related sensory issues as well as dog and leash reactivity.

In all cases, her goal is to train and foster the dog to build calm behaviors, so they can enjoy life with their family with ease. For dogs that are recovering from trauma or complex histories, the end goal is the same, with setting reasonable expectations for each dog and recovery. One dog at a time, (even in group classes) the goal is for each dog to have a full enriched life, along side of their person or family. Each individual dog is encouraged to find and be themselves… with manners and a cooperative spirit.

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