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Urban Canine Prep

With the AKC Canine Good Citizen and Community Canine tests under their belt, it is now time to see if your dog is ready to be well-behaved in the big city! They will be after they take this course!

Course Details

Urban living presents some interesting challenges for dogs: elevators, cramped spaces, bustling streets, food and other items strewn about that they will need to ignore, lots of strange noise and overall chaos!

Since more and more people who live in cities are sharing their lives with canine companions, the AKC put together the Urban Canine test to ensure these dogs have the skills they need to be successful in these challenging environments.

In this 6-week course, we will build upon all the skills your dog already knows by heart and build upon them. Using fun and engaging training games, we will help your dog understand how they can navigate not only the test items, but city life as a whole.

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 Urban Canine 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)

  • access to dog-friendly building

  • LOTS of high-value and smelly treats

Course Outline
  • Tight Spaces? No Worries!

  • Attention on My Handler is All I Need

  • Loud Noises Means Fun Time

  • Elevators, Stairs and Lobbies, Oh My!

  • Grates and Other Strange Surfaces

  • Putting It All Together

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    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

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