K9 Good Citizen / Beginning Agility

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Beginning Agility Class

Take your dog’s obedience to the next level and have fun doing it in the beginning agility class. This intermediate class builds confidence and teaches advanced skills like heel and stay anywhere, anytime.

Got a dog that needs a project? No problem. This class uses dog agility to give Fido an extra challenge. He’ll learn to jump through the hoop, negotiate the agility ramp, fly through the tunnel and weave through cones. These brainteasers we’ll have him leaving class ready for a nap.

Now that your dog has found an outlet for his energy, he won’t be thinking up his own do-it-yourself projects at home!

  Beyond Basics/K9 Good Citizenship Class

As you work with your dog to teach the CGC skills, you’ll discover the many benefits and joys of training your dog. Training will enhance the bond between you and your dog. Dogs who have a solid obedience education are a joy to live with-they respond well to household routines, have good manners in the presence of people and other dogs, and they fully enjoy the company of the owner who took the time to provide training, intellectual stimulation, and a high quality life.

Prerequisite: Basic Training Class
Six 1 hour sessions
Cost $175 (Additional $20 for testing)


Test 1: Accepting a friendly stranger
The dog will allow a friendly stranger to approach it and speak to the handler.

Test 2: Sitting politely for petting
The dog will allow a friendly stranger to pet it while it is out with its handler.

Test 3: Appearance and grooming
The dog will permit someone to check it’s ears and front feet, as a groomer or veterinarian would do.

Test 4: Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead)
Following the evaluator’s instructions, the dog will walk on a loose lead (with the handler/owner).

Test 5: Walking through a crowd
This test demonstrates that the dog can move about politely in pedestrian traffic and is under control in public places. The dog and handler walk around and pass close to several people (at least three).

Test 6: Sit and down on command and Staying in place
The dog must do sit AND down on command, then the owner chooses the position for leaving the dog in the stay.

Test 7: Coming when called
This test demonstrates that the dog will come when called by the handler (from 10 feet on a leash).

Test 8: Reaction to another dog
This test demonstrates 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.

Test 9: Reaction to distraction
The evaluator will select and present two distractions such as dropping a chair, etc.

Test 10: Supervised separation
This test demonstrates that a dog can be left with a trusted person. The evaluator will hold the dog’s leash while




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1. Dogs sits or lays down and wailts under control

2. Walks on a loose leash in a natural situation ( not in  a ring) does not pull.

3. Walks on a loose leash through a crowd.

4. Dog walks past distraction dogs present: does not pull.

5. Sit-stay in a small group (3 other people with dogs).

6. Dog allows person who is carrying something to approach and pet it.

7. “Leave it” Dog walks by food and follows owner instructions, “Leave it”

8. Down or sit stay-distance (owners choice).

9. Recall (coming when called) with distractions present.

10. Dog will enter/exit a doorway or passageway with owner and remain under control.


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