Prerequisites

This is an entry level class (no prior training needed) for all dogs over 6 months of age.

Registration

Schedule
This 8 week class meets Tuesdays. 2 class times offered, 6pm* & 715pm*. Pre-registration is required.

*The FIRST class is Mandatory Orientation withOUT dogs at 6:30pm-8:30pm. The following 7 classes are at your normal class time.

Cost
Non-Members: $170
VIP Club Members: $155!
[What's the VIP Club?]

BONUS!
1. Qualified participants get HALF-OFF Puppy Doggie classes! *Evaluation required.

SMALL CLASSES! Don't delay!
For the benefit of all participants, we keep our classes small by capping classes. Reserve your spot now! Classes fill up quickly!

NOTE: When clicking the button below, it will appear that all class times are 6:30pm (noted in the left column). That is the time for the FIRST class in the session ONLY. The remaining 7 weeks in the session will meet at regular class time of 6pm or 7:15pm, which is noted in the next column.There's only a wait list, now what?

  1. Get on the wait list for the class you wish to attend. * Waitlist doesn't guarantee a spot.
  2. Register for future classes, if available. We WILL allow a transfer, if an earlier class arrises.

Location

TTK9 Training Center located at:
924 N. Parker Dr.
Janesville, WI 53545
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Class Description

This class teaches your dog basic doggie manners, with the option for your dog to earn their Canine Good Citizen title.

Items taught:

  • Stop jumping/sit politely for petting.
  • Coming when called.
  • Mannerly reacting to other dogs. (no pulling)
  • Walking nicely on a leash.
  • Sit, down, stay.
  • Confident reaction to distractions.
  • So much more!

 

Included in this class:

  • A multitude of educational materials.
  • Weekly class emails with lesson plans and goals to keep you and your dog on track!
  • Added help, including text/email support outside of class and options for Private Training sessions.
  • Thousands of original photos available for free download, to document your journey with your beloved dog!
  • Graduation photos, including a digital frame option.
  • Basic Manners or Canine Good Citizen certificate. CGC graduates also receive a blue ribbon!

What is Canine Good Citizen?

The Canine Good Citizen program ("CGC" for short) teaches basic good manners to dogs and responsible dog ownership to their owners. This class will teach you how to train your dog to pass the CGC test. The CGC test consists of 10 skills needed by all well-mannered dogs (detailed at the bottom of this page). All of the exercises are done on a leash. The CGC award is a prerequisite for many therapy dog groups. Some homeowner’s insurance companies are encouraging CGC testing, and an increasing number of apartments and condos require that resident dogs pass the CGC test.

Caning Good Citizen Test Items

*Evaluation Video Below*

Test 1: Accepting a friendly stranger

The dog will allow a friendly stranger to approach it and speak to the handler in a natural, everyday situation.

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 welcome being groomed and examined and will permit someone, such as a veterinarian, groomer or friend of the owner, to do so.

Test 4: 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.

Test 5: 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 trafic and is under control in public places.

Test 6: 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).

Test 7: Coming when called

The dog will come when called by the handler. The handler will walk 10 feet from the dog, turn to face the dog, and call the dog.

Test 8: 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.

Test 9: 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.

Test 10: 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.

CGC Evaluation Video