Urban CGC (CGCU) Prep

In-person Urban CGC (CGCU) Prep at various locations in and around Rockville, MD

  • Not appropriate for dogs with human or dog reactivity
  • Dogs of any age may participate

About this Class:

You and your dog passed the CGC!  Now take your skills to the next level with Urban CGC (CGCU)!

After the CGC, there are two advanced levels, the Urban CGC (CGCU) & Advanced CGC (CGCA). Both have their own individual titles and test different real-world skills, and both are a great goal to have for you and your pup, working together in more distracting environments.

The AKC Urban Canine Good Citizen (CGCU) program requires dogs to demonstrate CGC skills in a more urban setting that includes traffic, crowds, noises, smells and other distractions that are present in a city or town. As with Canine Good Citizen, AKC Urban CGC is a 10-step test of skills that dogs must pass to earn the official AKC Urban CGC title. This class will meet in different locations. Practice the skills you’ve been developing in more challenging outdoor settings!

For the class and the test, dogs must be on a flat collar, martingale, or harness. No prong, choke, or ecollars allowed for the class or test.

Prerequisite for CGCU Test: Have CGC title on record with the AKC.  Don’t have a CGC title on record yet?  Check out our CGC Prep class!

Note: This title is separate from the CGCA (Advanced Canine Good Citizen) title.

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

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Fee – $110: Three sessions, 60-minutes each

Upcoming Classes

Please check Class Schedule for days off and the last date of class.

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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.


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