Take your dog's manners training to new levels! Our advanced manners classes are for those interested in pursuing the Canine Good Citizen, Advanced Good Citizen and Therapy Dog certifications. Before enrolling please review our Class Info and Policies. Thank you!

If this is your first class with us an evaluation may be required. For more information and to schedule your evaluation, contact us at assessments@dtccc.org

Advanced Manners

Prerequisite: Beyond Basics Level 2

This class focuses on building your dog’s best manners and confidence and introduces many of the exercises included in the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen test. You will continue to improve your own training skills as you help your dog problem solve and learn new skills. Fun and challenging!

AKC Canine Good Citizen Class

Prerequisite: Advanced Manners or Your Training Toolbox

This class will review and practice the 10 exercises and procedures designed to prepare handlers and their dog to pass the CGC.

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Community Canine - the Advanced CGC

Prerequisites: Advanced Manners, Canine Good Citizen Class

An advanced version of the Canine Good Citizen test with more challenging elements being tested in "real world" settings. This class will help you prepare for the ten exercises required in the test.

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Therapy Dog Skills

Prerequisites: Two of the following: Advanced Manners; Canine Good Citizen Class; CGC certificate; Community Canine Class; CGCA certificate

This advanced level class will help prepare you and your dog for Therapy Dog International (TDI) testing.

Skills that will be addressed include: calmly meeting people (in crowds, with medical equipment, etc.); building reliability in common behaviors such as — leave it (resisting offered food, as well as items off the floor), stays, recalls, and loose leash walking; working through distractions; meeting other dogs, and more.

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