Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Prep

Prepare for the CGC test

The AKC Canine Good Citizen is a certification program that evaluates dogs in 10 skills in a noncompetitive manner. Preparing for the CGC is valuable for many reasons – training helps deepen the bond between pups and their people, passing the test is a prerequisite for many therapy dog certifications, and the behaviors mastered in class are helpful for dogs getting ready to participate in various dog sports. Have fun working with your dog, whether you plan to take the CGC test, or just want to hone your dog’s skills.

CGC Prep will be followed by a CGC test, scheduled shortly after the class ends. To learn more about the Canine Good Citizen Certificate, visit the AKC website.

Age range: 6 months and older

Prerequisites: Puppy Kindergarten, Basic Skills for Adult & Adolescent Dogs (formerly Basic Manners or Adolescent Dog), or another positive class, with the instructor’s permission.

Class length: 6 consecutive weeks (not including holidays). 60 minutes each. Make-up classes are not possible.

Fee: $200


  • Robin Shepherd (Infinite Dog)

To Register:

Click the Register for Class button to sign up for a class that works for you.

Class fees help support the free programs and services provided by Your Dog’s Friend, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and supporting dog parents.

Join the Notification List

Not ready to sign up? Waiting for a better day to fit your schedule? Join the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Prep notification list and we’ll email you as soon as we schedule new sessions of this class.