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CGC Group Class 1 of 6

January 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


AKC Canine Good Citizen Class: This class prepares handlers and their dogs for passing the AKC’s CGC 10 part test. Are you trying to enter your dog into a therapy or service dog program? Want to complete/participate in AKC Certification programs? The AKC’s CGC Test is a requirement for many programs out there and is also becoming a requirement for rental properties.

Class Focus:
-The basic essentials of dog psychology, behavior & learning for better, clearer communication & understanding of “why dogs do what they do.”
-Helpful information about the CGC test, what to expect, how to pass
-Practice CGC Test
-Focus training on loose-leash walking, sit stays, down stays, desensitizing to touch
-Taking the actual test occurs on the last class

Class Length: Six sessions running for 1 hour

Class Price: $200; any dog adopted from any rescue or shelter within 12 months of the class start date receive a 50% discount. Please note: the AKC has a separate $10 or $20 fee once the dog passes the test.

Class Requirements: Dogs must have completed a basic obedience class prior to start date or some form of formal training, strongly advise an intermediate group class as well, dogs must be up to date on vaccines &  flea/tick/worm preventative, at least 1 year of age, all sizes, breeds, all are welcome!
*If you are unsure your dog meets the requirements, please speak with the class instructor regarding eligibility

Responsible Owners, Well-Mannered Dogs.The AKC's Canine Good Citizen program is recognized as the gold standard for dog behavior. In CGC, dogs who pass the 10 step CGC test can earn a certificate and/or the official AKC CGC title. Dogs with the CGC title have the suffix, “CGC” after their names.” -AKC Website

Upcoming Start Dates:
Instructor: Brittany Linkenheimer, blinkenheimer@sfhumanesociety.org
Saturday, January 6th from 4pm to 5pm *Skipping the week of the 20th*

Feel like your dog is ready to test now without a prep class? We offer testing times any time! The testing times are 30 minute windows that are setup with our CGC Evaluators. The fee is $35 and handlers are responsible for paying the AKC fees if their dog passes. Email training@sfhumanesociety.org for further information.


January 6
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Shelter Behavior Team
983-4309, ext. 1251


Roddey’s Rehab
100 Caja del Rio Road
Santa Fe, NM 87507 United States
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983-4309 ext. 1251
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