Canine Good Citizen / Therapy Dog Preparation

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alt Prerequisite: Dog must have completed an Intermediate Class at J9's K9s.

alt This class is not appropriate for dogs who are reactive to people or other canines.

An awesome J9's K9s class to prepare students and their dogs for the American Kennel Club's (AKC) Canine Good Citizen Test (known as CGC). The CGC is a certification program that is designed to reward dogs that have good manners at home and in the community. Passing the CGC test is an excellent first step for anyone considering therapy work with their canine companion!

This class will focus on the ten components of the test including loose leash walking, remaining calm while approaching people and other dogs, sit stay for petting and handling, and supervised separation. In addition, many in-class exercises are designed to familiarize dogs and their owners with behaviors and requirements needed to become a Certified Therapy Dog.

The J9's K9s CGC/Therapy Dog Prep Class is eight weeks long, consisting of one hour sessions each week, and includes participation in an official CGC test which will be held on the last day of class for students who'd like to give it a try.

To learn more about the AKC Canine Good Citizen Program, click here.

To learn more about the Certified Therapy Dogs, click on the links below:

http://www.petpartners.org or http://www.therapydogs.com

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