Registration

For the benefit of all participants, we cap our classes at 6 total dogs. Classes fill up quickly! Reserve your spot now!

Cost: $170

VIP Club Members: $155
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Canine Good Citizen Evaluation included!

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WAITLIST procedure:
In the event of a waiting list, we recommend that you get on the waiting list AND register for a future class. Getting on the wait list does NOT guarantee you a spot in a future class. If a spot on the waiting list opens up, your payment for the future class will be transferred to the one you are on the wait list for.

Prerequisites

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

Schedule

CGC sessions are a total of 8 weeks long and held on Tuesday evenings. The first class in the session is a Mandatory Orientation for BOTH classes together, at 6:30pm withOUT dogs. The following 7 classes in the session will meet at your desired class time: 6pm OR 7:15pm. Pre-registration is required.

2019 Session Dates
Registration opens 6 months before class starts.

March 5 - April 23, 6p- Waitlist 
March 5 - April 23, 7:15p- Waitlist 
April 30 - June 18, 6p- Waitlist 
April 30 - June 18, 7:15p- Waitlist 
SATURDAY 2pm May 4- June 29- Waitlist 
SATURDAY 3:15pm May 4- June 29- Waitlist 
June 25 - Aug. 13, 6p- Waitlist 
June 25 - Aug. 13, 7:15p- Waitlist 
Aug. 20 - Oct. 8, 6p- Waitlist 
Aug. 20 - Oct. 8, 7:15p- Waitlist 
Oct. 15 - Dec. 10 (NO class Oct. 29), 6p- ALMOST full!
Oct. 15 - Dec. 10 (NO class Oct. 29), 7:15p- Waitlist 

Location

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

This class is taught by a Canine Good Citizen Certified Evaluator.

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