Canine Good Citizen (CGC/CGCA/CGCU)

Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Training

Learn more about the AKC’s CGC programs ~ These classes are NOT meant to train a service dog or an emotional support dog.

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CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Class & Testing
A class designed to help you and your dog prepare for CGC certification. CGC testing will be offered on the sixth week of class.

6 weeks * Class sessions: one hour * Class Fee: $150 (entire course including test)
Prerequisite: DMOTC Beginners Class (with proof of passing)

To register, find and click on a class in the below schedule that works for you and follow the prompts (all registrations are now online). Please read all registration information.

All classes currently scheduled: dmotc.dogbizpro.com/public/registration/. If no classes show up, that means no classes are currently open for registration.

For the first session
– Please arrive 15 minutes early
– Bring your dog on a leash and buckle collar, slip, or prong collar (no retractable ‘flexi’ leads or chain leads; any collar, with exception of e-collar, is allowed)
– Bring soft treats (more than you think you’ll need!)
– Bring copies of current vaccinations and rabies certificate (if you haven’t emailed)

Next Classes. We do not do waiting lists; when there is an available class, the registration link for it will be open. We typically have a new session of classes start about every 8 weeks (sometimes longer), with the registration open a month in advance. CGC classes are typically offered in a rotation, which allows someone to progress through the series.

Questions? Please email us at dmotcreg@gmail.com.

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CGCA (Canine Good Citizen Advanced)/Therapy Work

A class for dogs who have passed the CGC test. The class builds on skills learned in CGC and increases the difficulty level of the distractions used, as well as the level of control of the handler and their work as a team with their dog. Various situations and equipment that would be encountered by therapy dog teams are also presented. CGCA testing date/time/location are determined for each class session. Tests are held off-site on the 7th week.
Learn more about Therapy Dogs International.

7 Weeks * Class Sessions: one hour * Class Fee: $150 (entire course including test)
Prerequisite: CGC on record

To register, find and click on a class in the below schedule that works for you and follow the prompts (all registrations are now online). Please read all registration information.

All classes currently scheduled: dmotc.dogbizpro.com/public/registration/. If no classes show up, that means no classes are currently open for registration.

For the first session
– Please arrive 15 minutes early
– Bring your dog on a leash and buckle collar, slip, or prong collar (no retractable ‘flexi’ leads or chain leads; any collar, with exception of e-collar, is allowed)
– Bring soft treats (more than you think you’ll need!)
– Bring copies of current vaccinations and rabies certificate (if you haven’t emailed)

Next Classes. We do not do waiting lists; when there is an available class, the registration link for it will be open. We typically have a new session of classes start about every 8 weeks (sometimes longer), with the registration open a month in advance. CGC classes are typically offered in a rotation, which allows someone to progress through the series.

Questions? Please email us at dmotcreg@gmail.com.

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CGCU (Canine Good Citizen Urban)

The CGCU class is designed to master advanced skills for modern living that include traffic, crowds, noises, transportation and other distractions that are present in a city. In order to attend this class, you MUST have a CGC on record. DMOTC also requires a CGCA. Upon completion and testing, a CGCU dog will demonstrate a well-behaved dog in a public setting. The training schedule will be provided on the first night at the club and will include different training days, as well as different times and locations depending on the desired skills. The CGCU test will be held the last week of class. The day and time will be determined in class.

6 Weeks * Class sessions: variable * Fee: $150 (entire course including test)
Prerequisite: CGCA

All classes currently scheduled: dmotc.dogbizpro.com/public/registration/. If no classes show up, that means no classes are currently open for registration.

For the first session
– Please arrive 15 minutes early
– Bring your dog on a leash and buckle collar, slip, or prong collar (no retractable ‘flexi’ leads or chain leads; any collar, with exception of e-collar, is allowed)
– Bring soft treats (more than you think you’ll need!)
– Bring copies of current vaccinations and rabies certificate (if you haven’t emailed)

Next Classes. We do not do waiting lists; when there is an available class, the registration link for it will be open. We typically have a new session of classes start about every 8 weeks (sometimes longer), with the registration open a month in advance. CGC classes are typically offered in a rotation, which allows someone to progress through the series.

The Canine Good Citizen (CGC), Community Canine (CGCA) and Urban Canine (CGCU) testing is administered under the guidelines of the American Kennel Club (AKC).

Questions? Please email us at dmotcreg@gmail.com.