CGC/Therapy Prep

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CGC/Therapy Prep Course

CGC is often the first step in the therapy dog training process. With your CGC certificate you can then go on to work with a certified therapy group to become a certified therapy team. Once you get your therapy certificate you can then go on and work in hospitals, nursing homes, and other places where your dog can brighten someone’s day.
The Canine Good Citizen Program stresses responsible pet ownership and basic good manners for dogs. Once your pet passes the 10-step CGC test they may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. 
Many dog owners choose Canine Good Citizen training as the first step in advance training for their dogs. 
What you have learned in previous courses sets you up for success when taking the CGC Test. Partnering with Tail Topia not only allows us to prepare you for this course by targeting problem behaviors and correcting them quickly and positively, but it also allows us to administer the test on the last week. Nicole Brown is an AKC certified evaluator who will be conducting all AKC CGC tests. 
 Every course will always come with a lifetime commitment of counseling. If you ever have questions or need a refresh I am always available to help you ensure that your perfect pooch stays perfect.

Course Requirements:

Must have completed a basic and intermediate course first 

$250 for 6 weeks once a week for an hour.
Prepares dog and handler for the AKC Good Citizen test with target training and mock tests.
  • Accepting a friendly stranger
  • Sitting politely for petting
  • Allowing basic grooming procedures
  • Walking on a loose lead
  • Walking through a crowd
  • Sitting and lying down on command and staying in place
  • Coming when called
  • Reacting appropriately to another dog
  • Reacting appropriately to distractions