8464 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32216
7:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013
Outdoors | Recreation
Canine Good Citizen ClassThe American Kennel Club’s Good Citizen (CGC) Program tests dogs in simulated everyday situations in a relaxed, noncompetitive atmosphere. This program rewards dogs that have the training and demeanor to be reliable family members as well as community members in good standing. Dogs that pass all 10 items of the CGC test are listed in the CGC records at the American Kennel Club. The Jacksonville Humane Society is offering a CGC preparation class concluding with the CGC test. This class focuses on getting your dog ready to take the CGC Test. We will spend 5 weeks reinforcing your previously learned Level 2 dog training and also go over the various aspects that will make you a responsible dog owner. Details: Who: All dogs, including purebred and mixed breeds are welcomed into the Canine Good Citizen Program. Dogs with disabilities such as the loss of a leg, deafness, or blindness in one eye are also welcome in the CGC program. Humans must be 12yrs of age and older. All classes and the CGC testing are on leash.
Cost: $75per dog (must pre-register with payment before class)
Requirements: Pre-requisite – Level 2 Dog Manners or equivalent. It is important that your dog is already fluent with sit, down, stay, etc. and is able to perform these with distractions in the home as well as in the community. Dogs need to be current on vaccinations, including rabies. Please provide proof at time of registration. Dogs entering the class should already demonstrate the ability to respond to the basic cues of sit, down, stay, loose leash walking, and coming when called. A very important component to the CGC program is responsible dog ownership. At the CGC test you will be asked to sign the “Responsible Dog Owner’s Pledge” before you and your dog go through the test. For classes and the test you will need to wear closed toe shoes (tennis shoes are good) due to practices of right and left hand turns, and u-turns. If you currently are using a Halti, head gear, or a anti-pull harness for your training, be advised none of these are permitted during the test. Prong collars, pinch collars, and choke chains are also not permitted in the classroom and at the test. Also, no treats or treat bags are permitted during the CGC test.
Length: This course is 5 weeks of preparation classes followed by the CGC Certification Test in week 6. //
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