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3:00pm: Canine Good Citizen Class w/Anne
August 29, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
3:00pm: Canine Good Citizen Class, Starts July 18th:
I will be offering a Canine Good Citizen preparation class, in which we will practice and train the skills that comprise the CGC test, taking the test at the end of the session is optional. This is a great class to help develop your dog into one with good manners in the community and also a nice first step if you plan to certify your dog as a therapy dog eventually. We will be working on skills that include training focus, loose leash walking, stay, come when called, and nice manners around people and other dogs.
From the AKC Website:
The Canine Good Citizen Program was originally designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. This is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for dog owners and good manners for dogs. The Canine Good Citizenship Program lays the foundation for other AKC activities such as obedience, agility, rally, and performance events. Training the CGC skills will enhance the bond between you and your dog.
For more info on the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Program: http://www.akc.org/cgc-pledge/
Class arrival time: 2:45pm
*You have two options, since this message was sent out later than originally planned. You can do a 5-week class session (starting this Sunday) or a 4-week class session (starting on July 18th).
Enrollment is now open.
Dates for the 5-class session – please note these on your calendar:
July 11, 18
August 1, 8, 29
In the event that a class is canceled, the make-up date is September 12th.
Cost per dog for the 5-week session: $100/GVDC members, $125/non-GVDC members. Cost for the 4-week session: $80/GVDC members and $100/non-GVDC members (please bring cash or a check to the park)
*GVDC Membership Information: https://www.goletavalleydogclub.org/about/
*All classes take place at Girsh Park in Goleta, behind Costco: https://www.goletavalleydogclub.org/practices/
*Payment for the class session is due on the first day of the session, checks are made out to “GVDC”
*Dogs showing aggression towards people or other dogs will be asked to leave
Our Class Policies and Protocols have changed due to the COVID-19 situation, Please Read All of the Information Below Carefully.
1) Masks are required for those who are not fully vaccinated
2) Masks must be worn during set-up/take down, masks need to be worn during course walk-throughs (If not fully vaccinated)
3) Crates/Ex-Pens are required for agility classes, set-ups are required to be 8 feet apart
4) Please bring hand sanitizer, and dog poop bags for your use while at the park
5) Please do not attend GVDC classes/events if you are not feeling well or if you or any immediate family members are exhibiting signs of COVID-19
*Per GVDC club policy, dogs in Agility classes must not be aggressive towards other dogs or people, and under control of their handler at all times.*
For all Agility Classes, please bring with you each week:
Your dog on a flat buckle collar or front-clip harness. Bring a variety of delicious meaty treats for your dog, water and a bowl, a chair for yourself, shade for your dog, clicker, 4 or 6 foot leash (no flexi’s please), and ideally a crate or pen for your dog. Please bring a toy or two that your dog really enjoys, to use as a reward throughout the class.
For a dog that is not yet motivated by toys or for a pup that needs some cool new ones, please look at the treat pouches lined with bunny fur and fleece and other creations, made by our own Linda Keating. Linda is often at classes and can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org , and you may be able to purchase from her at Girsh Park: http://kibatoys.com/main.sc