Good Dog Rising

Training & Behavior in Carlisle, PA

Events & Activities

GDR & Dog Scout Troop 161 Turkey Trot
9am, Thursday, November 28, 2019 
at Army Heritage and Education Center, 950 Soldiers Dr, Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17013
Good Dog Rising and Dog Scouts of America Troop 161 invite you for another super-informal run/walk in the park with dogs. No entry fees, no chip timing, nothing fancy, just friends meeting up for a little outdoors quality time with our dogs prior to the big feast. Everybody wins.
All are welcome! Walkers and runners alike are welcome, and there will be places to shorten or lengthen the path if you like. Choose your distance and path - there are paved trails, and it would be pretty hard to actually get lost!
Pull into the Army Heritage and Education Center parking lot, and look for the bunch of people with dogs. It's easy to find, easy to park, and the course is a nice, easy to follow trail that has some gradual grades but mostly flat. The AHEC trail is also very educations, and you can get cool photos of your dog with tanks and stuff! The plan is to start around 9am, so plan to get there a few minutes early. 
To make it most fun for humans and dogs alike, we'd prefer kind collars and harnesses (no prongy, chokey, or shockey stuff), and no flexi-leashes please. Human attire is at your discretion - remember, there is no bad weather, only inadequate clothing!
We welcome GDR alumni and non-GDR-alumni alike, members of Dog Scout Troop 161 or those interested in Dog Scouts - so bring a friend! Dogs not required, so if yours isn't super social, you're welcome to come stag and hang out with other good dog people. 
If it's just a little misty, we'll still walk - if it's pouring out, we'll post right here if we don't plan to be there. But you can still go if you're tougher than we are!

Check out the FaceBook event on our page HERE.

Learn more about Dog Scouts HERE.

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!


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