Positive Reinforcement Dog Training Southern Oregon, Medford oregon & Jackson County. Positive Reinforcement Dog Training Southern Oregon, Medford oregon & Jackson County.

CGC Preparation Class

CGC Preparation Class & Test

The CGC Prep Course focuses on practicing and perfecting the CGC Test Items, and will be followed by a CGC Test Night. The purpose of the program is to ensure that our favorite companion, the dog, can be a respected member of the community. To receive the CGC certificate, dogs must pass a 10-item Canine Good Citizen Test. All dogs who pass the CGC test will receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club and will be automatically recorded in the AKC's Canine Good Citizen Archive. The AKC sends out a high-quality certificate that can be framed and proudly displayed. If you've already prepared for it, sign up to take the test! Call us to get on a list for when our next CGC test is being offered. Taking the test is a great way to figure out what areas your dog needs more training in...why not try it? Who knows, your dog might even surprise you! Cost: $50.00


Additional Information

There is no age restriction however, dogs should have some
obedience training.
Class is open to any dog breed or mix.
The fee is $60.00 for 3 consecutive weeks.
Classes are approximately one hour is length.


Prerequisites: For dogs 6 months and up.
Duration: 3 weeks
Days: Every Monday
Next Start Date: To Be Announced

Test Date:
Time: 7-8pm
Call 541.608.2857




  •  A key component of the CGC program is a 10 step CGC Test. All dogs, including purebred and mixed breeds who pass the CGC Test can receive a certificate from AKC.
        Earning the CGC award will ensure that your dog is a well-respected member of the community and provides an excellent foundation for all other training.
        Training for the CGC Test is fun and useful. You'll find that training for the CGC award will help you establish a closer bond with your dog.
        In the CGC class your dog will learn and be tested on the following:     
              Accepting a friendly stranger         
      • The dog will allow a friendly stranger to approach it and speak to the handler in a natural, everyday situation.
              Sitting politely for petting         
      • The dog will allow a friendly stranger to pet it while it is out with its handler.
              Appearance and grooming         
      • The dog will welcome being groomed and examined and will permit someone, such as a veterinarian, groomer or friend of the owner, to do so.
              Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead)         
      • The handler/dog team will take a short "walk" to show that the dog is in control while walking on a leash.
              Walking through a crowd         
      • The dog and handler walk around and pass close to several people (at least three) to demonstrate that the dog can move about politely in pedestrian traffic and is under control in public places.
              Sit and down on command and Staying in place         
      • The dog will respond to the handler's commands to 1) sit, 2) down and will 3) remain in the place commanded by the handler (sit or down position, whichever the handler prefers).
              Coming when called         
      • The dog will come when called by the handler. Handler will walk 10 feet from the dog, turn to face the dog, and call the dog.
              Reaction to another dog         
      • To demonstrate that the dog can behave politely around other dogs, two handlers and their dogs approach each other from a distance of about 20 feet, stop, shake hands and exchange pleasantries, and continue on for about 10 feet.
              Reaction to distraction         
      • To demonstrate the dog is confident when faced with common distracting situations, the evaluator will select and present two distractions. Examples of distractions include dropping a chair, rolling a crate dolly past the dog, having a jogger run in front of the dog, or dropping a crutch or cane.
              Supervised separation         
      • This test demonstrates that a dog can be left with a trusted person, if necessary, and will maintain training and good manners. Evaluators are encouraged to say something like, "Would you like me to watch your dog?" and then take hold of the dog's leash. The owner will go out of sight for three minutes.
        The above may seem like a daunting task, that's why our trainers are here to help you as you progress in your dog training. The exercises will be presented each week in a manageable way that will give you time to practice at home.
        We encourage you to practice at home using short time periods to keep your dog from tiring or becoming bored. If at any time you find yourself becoming tense or impatient because your dog doesn't seem to be responding, take a break from exercise for a bit. You might want to play fetch with your dog but please don't scold him/her.
        Remember, Canine Good Citizen is as new to your pet as it is to you.



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