Good Dog Rising

Training & Behavior in Carlisle, PA

Events & Activities

Dog Scout Troop 161 Member Training Day: Learn and Try T-Touch
1-4pm, Saturday, June 8, 2019 
at Good Dog Rising
Troop 161 volunteer Christy King will host a learning event for Troop 161 members to learn about and try TTouch. Details from Christy below:

Come learn about Tellington TTouch and how it can help you and your dog on Saturday, June 8th from 1 pm – 4 pm at Good Dog Rising.
Tellington TTouch is known for using circular touches to help release tension and to bring awareness to different areas of the body. TTouch can positively affect an animal’s behavior, performance, well-being, and the human’s relationship with the animal. TTouch also enhances the animal’s ability to learn. This is accomplished through four modalities: 1) TTouch - circles and lifts, 2) Playground for higher learning, 3) Ways to help the animal come into balance physically, emotionally and mentally, and 4) The intention and connection with the animal at a heart level.
On June 8th you will learn about TTouch, how to do various circles and lifts, and will have the opportunity to work in the playground for higher learning with your dog.
Pre-registration is *required* for this event. As space is limited, please register to let us know you’re coming (remember this is exclusively for Dog Scout Troop members). 
If you're interested in becoming a troop member, there is info on the Good Dog Rising Dog Scouts page.

Dog Scout Troop 161 Member Group Class: Practice Dog Scout Test Skills
1pm Sundays, June 16, 23, and 30, 2019 (class is 3 consecutive weeks)
at Good Dog Rising
This is a three week class open only to active Dog Scout Troop members, and it is free for those members. Check out the Dog Scouts page on the Good Dog Rising website for details about membership.
We will go over exercises to build skills required for the Dog Scout Test - especially stay, indirect access/leave-it, and heeling skills. You'll learn plenty of great exercises you can use at home with no equipment and small spaces to build the foundation skills you'll need to be successful.
Please plan to attend all three weeks of class if you sign up, as exercises will build upon the previous week. Space is limited.
We may check of a few items of actual testing if time allows and dogs are ready, but these sessions are focused on covering the practice exercises so that you can use them to practice at time to prepare for testing. Bring plenty of high value treats, and leash/collar/harness that is passable on the Dog Scout Test (you can find this and other test requirements on 
Sign up for this MiniSeries class the same way you'd sign up for any Good Dog Rising group class (it will just be a $0 fee class.) If you have just recently joined Dog Scouts, be sure to get your Troop Membership form and dues in right away so that we can ensure those signed up are active members (or bring these along to the June 8th TTouch event.)

Good Dog Rising @ Woofstock
Sunday, September 29, 2019 -  11am-5pm
at Riverfront Park, N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Good Dog Rising will proudly support this year's Woofstock event with a booth, presentations, etc. We will host an "Equipment Upgrade" station, where we'll exchange free collars for prong, choke, and shock collars and be open for Q&A and equipment fittings of kinder options for effective no-pull equipment.
Classes will be off that Sunday, and we hope you'll join us for the fun we'll be hosting at Woofstock! Details to follow on our activities at Woofstock and how you can help us support and enjoy this awesome event.
General event details can be found HERE.
Dog Scout Troop 161 @ Race For Their Lives
Sunday, September 29, 2019  -  9-11am
at City Island, Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Troop 161 members will form a team to support Furry Friends Network at this year's Race for their Lives - in a new location this year on City Island. After, we'll support FFN and Central PA Animal Alliance at Woofstock.
More event details at More details about our team signup to follow.
AKC CGC - Canine Good Citizen Prep Course with Testing
Next dates coming soon!
at Good Dog Rising

Sign up HERE to reserve your test spot!
Space is limited.

Sign up HERE to reserve your practice class spot!
Space is limited in this four-session MiniSeries course. This course will meet on Fridays for three 1-hour preparation and practice sessions, followed by a fourth session which will include testing. The test can be done as a practice run, or for official testing.

The prerequisites for this course are Good Dog Rising Basic Manners and Advanced Manners Classes. The CGC Practice MiniSeries course will help you understand the test requirements, will give you specific practice exercises each week, and will help you to identify and focus on any test items that are challenging for your dog.

We do our best to keep testing informal, loose, and fun for both you and your dog! 
Depending on size, we may break into smaller groups and give you a specific start time. Each test is $20. We provide all forms needed for the test, and to register your dog with AKC if you wish to do so. 

Does my dog need to be registered with AKC?

You do not need to be registered with AKC to TAKE any the test, however some tests require AKC registration to record the title with the AKC and receive your certificate. For CGC you have options to either just get a certificate (no registration required) or to get the official title (AKC registration required). If you want/need to register with AKC, you can send everything in together after you pass! We can answer any questions on test day and set you up with what you need.

All breeds and mixes are welcome to register with AKC (good work, AKC!) - do this under the Canine Partners program with the Canine Partners Application Form. You can send both in at the same time after you pass. This is a one-time registration that covers lots of AKC activities and events.

All the details about these tests:

To prepare, be sure to check out details about what's required here: 

What does it really take to pass? You can view the Evaluator Guides!


Stay Tuned for More!
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at Good Dog Rising



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