Introduction to AKC Community Canine, Urban Canine Good Citizen and Intermediate Trick Dog  – October 9, 2020 (6p.m.-9p.m.)


AKC Community Canine (CGCA) is all about having a well-behaved dog in the community. Whereas Canine Good Citizen tests are most often tested in a simulated environment at a training facility or in a ring. The 10-step AKC Community Canine test is conducted in real life situations, which can include walking through a crowd on a busy sidewalk or in a local park.


AKC Urban CGC requires that the dog demonstrate CGC skills and beyond in an urban setting. As with Canine Good Citizen, AKC Urban CGC has a 10-step test of skills that dogs must pass to earn the official AKC Urban CGC title. This is a title that appears on the dog’s title record at AKC.


Trick dog training has become one of the most exciting new areas in dog training today.  Teaching tricks is a wonderful way to form a closer, more communicative bond with your dog. And an amazing side benefit is the more you teach your dog the quicker they learn because your teaching skills improve as does your dog’s ability to understand the training game and learn most efficiently.  Trick training is likely to result in better health (as many tricks help build muscle tone and stamina), increased flexibility, balance and concentration, as well as a boost in your dog’s confidence in him or herself and you. At the same time each new behavior you teach provides you with yet another useful way to channel your dog’s energy into something positive.


In this workshop, we will introduce you to all the exercises of the Community Canine and Urban Canine Good Citizen test and a variety of tricks for Intermediate Trick Dog Title.  You will be given the tools to help you and your dog be successful. Testing will be done at the end of the workshop.

CONTACT Tammy Bartz or Colleen Belanger to register