Canine Good Citizen

“I loved that Lindsay broke everything down into super simple steps, and even gave alternatives to exercises if a dog seemed to be stuck on something or needed a different approach. I also loved starting class with sharing a win. It’s such a positive way to reflect on progress!”

-Heather O.

Want to prove that your furry friend is a well-behaved and obedient companion? We offer private sessions and group classes specifically designed to prepare your dog for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test. Using positive reinforcement techniques, we can help your dog learn the 10 essential skills needed to pass the test with flying colors. With personalized attention and training tailored to your dog’s personality, you’ll be proud to show off your furry friend’s new status as a Canine Good Citizen. Benefits from getting your dog CGC certified include: 

  • A stronger bond with your pup
  • A dog who can compose themselves in large crowds, at the vet’s office, and other places
  • You can get a discount on homeowners insurance

What’s on the test?

  • Accepting a friendly stranger
  • Sitting politely for petting
  • Appearance and grooming
  • Loose leash walking
  • Walking through a crowd
  • Sit/Down while staying in place
  • Coming when called
  • Reaction to another dog
  • Reaction to distractions
  • Supervised separation

Lindsay is a CGC Evaluator

You and your furry companion can take the CGC test whenever you’re ready!

Ways to prepare for the CGC test:
Register for a private training program to address specific behavior concerns.

Register for a group class to refine skills around other people and dogs.

The CGC test is a prerequisite for many Therapy Dogs and Service Dogs, and for some advanced dog sport classes. Send an email to if you’re interested in taking the CGC test.

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