Good Dog Rising

Training & Behavior in Carlisle, PA

Events & Activities

AKC CGC - Canine Good Citizen Testing
with a prep course offered beforehand)

March 29, 2019
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 three-session MiniSeries course. Course meets on three Fridays: 2/1, 2/15, and 3/1.  **Since this class filled so quickly, we have added a second prep/practice class at 8pm on the same dates. 

There are no prerequisites for testing, but we highly recommend Good Dog Rising's Basic and Advanced Manners course to be successful. The CGC Practice MiniSeries course will help you 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. 

Not sure if you're ready? Sign up as a practice run!

If you think your dog isn't ready to pass the CGC test, but you'd like to sign up to use your spot for a practice run - you're more than welcome!  If doing a practice run, you may use treats (and coaching tips will be provided.)

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!

Dog Scout Troop 161 Member Gathering & Spring Dog Walk
11am Saturday, April 20, 2019 
at Spring Meadows Park, 640 West 1st St, Boiling Springs, PA 17007

Troop 161 members will gather for a Saturday dog walk together at Spring Meadows Park in Boiling Springs. Nice paved/gravel walkway (in case of spring mud), mostly flat, options for shorter or longer distances anywhere from 0 to 3 miles. All troop members and their dogs are welcome!
Bring bunches of yummy treats if you'd like to work on good walking manners, or maybe a little informal Canine Parkour. Let's promote positive training with kind training equipment only, please (no shock, prong, or choke collars). And don't forget to be prepared for responsible clean-up with poop bags!
If you're interested in becoming a member, there is info on the Good Dog Rising Dog Scouts page.


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