Sharpening the Skills Needed for the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test
This class is open to dogs of any age who already have some understanding of basic obedience behaviors., such as sit, down, staying in place and walking on leash. The course breaks down the elements of each of the 10 test exercises and gives you lots of opportunities to practice the underlying skills around various distractions. We will also help you individually to pinpoint the areas you need to work on to pass the test with your dog. Each dog works at his own speed and level. Detailed homework assignments will guide you in applying the skills learned in class to real life. The test is given within a couple of weeks after the class.
While the overall goal of the course is to pass the CGC test, my personal goal for students is that each dog becomes easier to live with and that owners become more adept at managing their dogs’ behavior on walks in the neighborhood, when visiting friends or at the dog park. The numerous handling hints given in this course – the “PLUS” of the class title – are designed to be applicable to real-world situations.
Class is limited to 5 dogs.
(6 Weeks) Fee: $225
Class dates – Tuesday, October 22-November 26
Class times – 7:30 pm-8:45 pm
Location – 6204 Windward Place, Bethesda, MD 20816
What To Bring To Class
1. Flat buckle collar (can be nylon, cotton or leather)
2. A 5- to 6-foot leash (no retractable leashes).
3. A hungry, well-exercised dog (only breakfast on day of class) and a variety of your dog’s favorite soft treats, cut into pea-size pieces.
4. Poop bags for clean-up.
If you have to miss a session, please contact me to discuss what was covered and to receive an email of class handouts.
In order to protect all participants in a class, Come When Called reserves the right to decline entry to any dog who presents behavior issues that may be overly dangerous, disruptive or that may be exacerbated by participation in a group class. If behavior issues are discovered during the class and I determine that it is in everyone’s best interest to seek private training, we will discuss private lessons and you will receive a refund, contingent on how many sessions had been taken.