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  • "Rudy, Matt and I really enjoyed Puppy K with you. You ran a great class and gave us so many practical training exercises to do. Rudy is really benefitting" - Kate C
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CGC/Therapy Dog

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Classes are continuously being added to our schedule. Online updates are made as quickly as possible, however, we suggest checking directly with the individual store location for the most up-to-date information. Prerequisites serve as a guide for proper placement. For more information, please see the Placement Chart or speak to an Especially for Pets' sales associate or trainer.

 

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CGC (Canine Good Citizen) / Therapy Dog Preparatory Class
This class will concentrate on the ten exercises your dog must perform to earn the CGC certification, sanctioned by the American Kennel Club (AKC). The test requires your dog to demonstrate basic obedience commands, control in every day situations and appropriate social skills while in public. We will also address the additional exercises needed to pass therapy dog evaluations, which provides certification for Therapy Dog visits. Class offerings include one-hour workshops or multi-week classes.

Prerequisite: Graduate Puppy, Teen II or Intermediate

Classes are continuously being added to our schedule. Online updates are made as quickly as possible, however, we suggest checking directly with the individual store location for the most up-to-date information.
Start Date Time/Duration Location Price Trainer
Sun 10/16/2016 6:00pm / 7 Weeks Medway $ 150.00 Marita Everhart
Thu 10/27/2016 1:30pm / 6 Weeks Sudbury $ 130.00 Angela Nickerson

CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Advanced / Real World Manners
Are you ready to take your dog’s skills out of the training room and into the real world? Apply your dog’s basic good manners to everyday public encounters. This class will teach you how to have control and connect with your dog, no matter who or what comes his way. He will learn to meet (or ignore) new people and other dogs, walk politely past enticing toys and treats, and wait calmly while you engage in conversation. Participants will work their dogs outside, in our retail store, and in other public areas. This class will also address the skills necessary to pass the third and most advanced level of the AKC Canine Good Citizen Program called AKC Community Canine, where dogs earn the CGCA (Advanced CGC) title. The goal of AKC Community Canine is to test the dog’s skills in a natural setting, rather than in a dog training facility. These skills exemplify a dog who is a well behaved and a welcome member of the dog loving community.

Prerequisite: None

Classes are continuously being added to our schedule. Online updates are made as quickly as possible, however, we suggest checking directly with the individual store location for the most up-to-date information.
Start Date Time/Duration Location Price Trainer
Thu 10/27/2016 12:30pm / 6 Weeks Sudbury $ 130.00 Angela Nickerson