AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC)
This class meets for 7 weeks including the evaluation. Each class meeting is 55 minutes in length. At the end of 6 weeks there will be an evaluation free to all class participants. Successful completion of an evaluation is needed for CGC title.
It is recommended for dogs and handlers to have taken a beginning obedience class or have similar prior training.
Our instructors use positive reinforcement training techniques. Canine Good Citizen is a certification program developed by the AKC that is designed to reward the owners of dogs who are well mannered both at home and in the community. BKC instructors will provide training and help you prepare for the 10 test items you and your dog must pass to get your AKC CGC certificate and title. These test items include:
Accepting a friendly stranger
Sitting politely for petting
Appearance and grooming
Walking on a loose lead
Walking through a crowd
Sitting and laying down on command including staying in place on command
Coming when called
Reaction to another dog
Reaction to a distraction
More information: AKC Canine Good Citizen Program Download a CGC brochure, print the CGC Participants Guide or watch a video of an actual CGC test….. plus much more!
All dogs, including both purebred and mixed breed dogs are welcome to participate in the American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizen Program.
Instructors: Margo Kushner ABC-DT
Contact: Margo Kushner ABC-DT Margo_Draper@yahoo.com
“Margo and Samantha were a great team, very helpful when we needed some advice. Overall a very good experience” – Anonymous
“Samantha does a great job at instructing and gives good tips on positive reinforcement to make the dog and us enjoy (training) more” – Anonymous
$110 non-members; $55 members
$10.00 discount to non-members if registration form, vaccinations and payment is received at least 1 week before class start. Use code early-bird-2015 for paypal discount.
Additional $10.00 discount to non-members with a continuing class coupon code if continuing in the same class or another BKC class
Summer Session II – **FULL**
Dates: Saturdays August 12 – September 23 Time: 9:00-10:00am No class Sept 2. Canine Good Citizen evaluations on September 30. Instructor: Chris Esposito, Assistant: Kim Lohman
Fall Session I
Fall Session II
Please contact Lynda Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the CGC Evaluation.
Free for any BKC CGC class participant
$10 fee for people who have not taken the CGC class through BKC
All CGC evaluations are open to the public
Spring Session II
Date: Sunday June 18
Summer Session I
Date: Tuesday July 11
Summer Session II
Date: Saturday September 30