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As a trainer and evaluator, I'll consult with you to make sure this is a good option for you and your dog.



Canine Good Citizen Board and Train Package

As an American Kennel Club Approved Trainer, I have the skills, experience, and time-tested patience to teach you and your dog everything you need to earn your Canine Good Citizen Certificate.


As an American Kennel Club Approved Evaluator, I'm well versed in how to train you and your dog and can prepare you both for taking the test. As an Approved Evaluator, you will also have the advantage of taking the test with a friendly and familiar face.

Passing the Canine Good Citizen test means your dog has basic obedience and is well-mannered in public with distractions, people, and other dogs. 

  • Canine Good Citizen (CGC) is a nationally recognized title offered by the American Kennel Club.

  • Passing the CGC test is a prerequisite for Therapy Dogs International, an organization dedicated to regulating, testing, and registration of therapy dogs.

  • Passing the CGC test means your dog has basic obedience and has very good manners in public with people, distractions, and other dogs.

  • Prerequisite: Dogs must have completed either Puppy 2 Obedience, Adult 2 Obedience, or the CGC Board and Train Package

Package Rate: 3 weeks, $2,800; includes the exam that we schedule after training is complete.

What is Canine Good Citizen™?

At the AKC, they believe that all dogs can be good dogs, and all owners can be great owners: all it takes is a little bit of training, lots of love, and of course, plenty of praise along the way. 

That’s why they created the Canine Good Citizen™ (CGC) program: a two-part course designed to help you and your dog be the best you can be–together.


Since 1989, over 1 million dogs and their owners have participated in CGC, mastering ten basic skills that instill confidence and good manners in and out of your home. 

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