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Canine Good Citizen Prep

Your dog has aced their Family Dog training. They can sit and down on cue, are walking nicely on-leash, have a good stay and come when they are called. Do you think they are ready to tackle the AKC Canine Good Citizen test? They will be after you take this course!

Course Details

The AKC Canine Good Citizen test is a way for dog owners to showcase how well-behaved and trained their dogs are. This test is meant to outline how a dog will be manageable and well-behaved out in public Consisting of 10 test items that must be performed without the use of luring, treats or toys, this is a wonderful goal for all dog owners to strive toward.

Better still, if your dog passes this test, not only can you receive a pretty certificate, your dog will earn a  title and have the privilege to trot around with a fancy couple letters after their name! As if that were not enough, you may also qualfiy for a discount on your homeowners or renters insurance if your dog passes the AKC Canine Good Citizen test!

In this 6-week online course, we will walk through how you can help your dog ace the 10-test items using fun and engaging training exercises and games.

Meet Your Instructor

Dianna L. Santos

Owner and Lead Instructor

AKC Scent Work Judge
USCSS Judge and CSD
AKC CGC Evaluator
C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator and Instructor

Should I Take This Course

Are you interested in taking the AKC Canine Good Citizen test? Take this course to ensure you and your dog are ready to take and ace this test!

What You Will Need for this Course
  • your dog

  • flat or martingale collar

  • back-clip harness (optional)

  • 6'-8' leash

  • 10'-15' long line

  • mat or towel for your dog to lay on

  • crate (optional)

  • toys your dog enjoys to play with

  • LOTS of high-value and smelly treats

Course Outline
  • Puppy Push-Ups (Sit, Down, Up-Sit)

  • Polite Greeting

  • Loving Handling and Brushing

  • Wait v. Stay

  • Heel, Halt and About-Turn

  • Pay Attention to Your Handler

  • Distractors...What Distractors?

  • Supervised Separation - Mother Will be Right Back

We're Privileged to Share This Course With You!

Family Dog University is fortunate to have Dianna grant us license to feature her courses, seminars and webinars on our online dog training platform. All of the content in this course is created by, owned by, and the rights to the content, are reserved to Dianna L. Santos.


    Virtual equivalent to in-person group classes. Submit videos of your homework assignments and work directly with an online instructor.


    • Full access to all course materials

    • Full access to Student FB Group

    • Submit homework and videos

    • Detailed review from instructor


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    Enhanced option allowing for 1 video review and questions answered without the pressure of submitting weekly homework or videos.


    • Full access to all course materials

    • May have 1 video reviewed

    • Email support from instructor

    • Go through the material at your pace


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    Basic access option which grants the greatest level of flexibility. Go through the material at your pace and add video reviews when needed.


    • Self-taught option

    • Full access to all course materials

    • May add video reviews for a fee

    • May add email support for a fee


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