Class Description

Whether you and your dog are preparing to take the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test or you just want to sharpen and advance your dog’s current obedience skills, this class is for you! This is a 6-week advanced obedience course. Your dog must have completed our Basic Obedience, or Intermediate Obedience class, and have a reliable recall, sit, down, stay, and loose leash walking manners to participate. We will will focus on all of the CGC test items and proof your dog’s skills through various exercises.

The AKC’s Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Program, started in 1989, is a certification program that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. Both purebred and mixed breed dogs are eligible for the certificate. Click here for more information.

The CGC test includes:

  • Accepting a friendly stranger
  • Sitting Politely for Petting
  • Appearance and Grooming
  • Out for a Walk (walking on a loose lead)
  • Walking Through a Crowd
  • Sit and Down on Command and Staying in Place
  • Coming When Called
  • Reaction to Another Dog
  • Reaction to Distraction
  • Supervised Separation


Basic Obedience or Intermediate Obedience

Age Requirements

6 months of age and older

Class Duration

Six sessions, each session is 60 minutes in duration

Class Size

6 Dogs


Precision K9 Training
411 W Main St
Ottawa, IL 61350


$150 – Test is included in the cost

Advanced / AKC Canine Good Citizen Prep class is held on the following day:

  • Monday 7:00 – 8:00 pm | Ashley
    Starting Date:

    Test/evaluation will be conducted during the final session of the class.

Class Rules, Preparation, and Policy