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CGC Prep w/Anne, 2 of 4

July 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

July 19th, 26th
August 9th, 16th (no class on August 2nd)
Potential testing date for the CGC on Wednesday August 23rd (subject to change)

Arrive at the park field by 5:45pm, class goes from 6:00pm – 7:00pm.

Cost for the 4-class session is $100. There will be an additional fee of $20 if you want to take the CGC test at the end of the session.

  • 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
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to class start time to walk your dog and set up your area


Class Description:

I will be offering a Canine Good Citizen preparation class on Wednesday evenings at Girsh Park in June. 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.

Here are the things you should bring with you to class each week:

  • Delicious, meaty treats for your dog (please do not feed your dog dinner before class)
  • Toys that your dog likes
  • Water for you and your dog, water bowl, clean-up bags if your dog goes to the bathroom
  • Chair for yourself
  • Dog can wear a harness, a martingale collar (part chain, part nylon/canvas), flat buckle collar (If they do not pull on leash)
  • 6-foot leash
  • 20-foot long line
  • a grooming brush to be used on your dog
  • a crate or ex-pen, they will need breaks occasionally. If you do not have a portable crate, bring a large beach towel for your dog.

For more info on the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Program: http://www.akc.org/cgc-pledge/

CGC Prep w/Anne, 2 of 4


July 26, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Anne Swan


Girsh Park
Goleta, CA 93117 United States
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