Available Tests/Certifications

  • AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC)
  • AKC Community Canine (CGCA)
  • AKC Urban Canine Good Citizen (CGCU)
  • AKC Trick Dog

AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Prep $200 | 5 weeks | 1 hour

This class will prepare you and your dog to take the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen Test (AKC CGC). This test is a great first step in working towards a therapy dog certification and is sometimes helpful when looking to rent with a dog. The cost of the test is included in the class fee and will take place during the fifth week of the course.

Learn more about the CGC Test here. (link to CGC Test)

Therapy Dog $250 | 6 weeks

Pre-requisite: AKC Canine Good Citizen

Therapy Dog Class is designed for handlers and their dogs who would like to be a certified therapy dog team!

This class will cover:

  • What makes a good therapy dog team
  • Canine body language (stress signals)
  • Proper equipment and supplies
  • Handler role in therapy dog team
  • Cues and skills needed to pass the therapy dog test

The class cost includes testing through the K9to5 National Therapy Dog Registry at two separate facilities.

K9to5 National Therapy Dog Registry – ‘About the Exam’ – link to the K9to5 website

Tricks 1 / Tricks 2 / Tricks 3 $175

Want to have some fun? Tricks class is a great way to strengthen the communication skills between you and your dog while also learning some fun cues! This class is a fun, easy pairing of mental enrichment and physical exercise! We encourage dogs to take the AKC Trick Dog Test after completing the class.