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Canine Good Citizen Class:
is a motivational class that will teach clients the fundamentals
for obtaining the American Kennel Clubs Canine Good Citizen
award. Testing for the CGC will occur during the last lesson.
Prerequisite is basic obedience or higher. In addition to
earning your CGC, this class will provide excellent practice
and enable you and your dog to perfect previously learned
Item 1: Accepting a friendly stranger
Test Item 2: Sitting politely for petting
Test Item 3: Appearance and grooming
Test Item 4: Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead)
Test Item 5: Walking through a crowd
Test Item 6: Sit and down on command - staying in place
Test Item 7: Coming when called
Test Item 8: Reaction to another dog
Test Item 9: Reaction to distraction
Test Item 10: Supervised separation
fun class for any age dog that is trained or untrained.
This class teaches clients to effectively observe their
dog’s behavior and to train through positive reinforcement
(clicker and treats). This course will address solving problems
through positive reinforcement, most basic commands, loose
leash walking, and teach some fun dog tricks. The emphasis
of this course is to teach human clients the art of shaping
(the reinforcement of successive approximations). This class
is a natural extension of puppy head start and is ideal
for individuals who have food motivated dogs and want to
train through positive reinforcement. The concepts applied
to clicker training were developed by behaviorists many
years ago using operant conditioning chambers (Skinner Box).
This same technology has long been applied to training marine
animals. Marine trainers have advanced and perfected many
training techniques and now these same non-force methods
are applied to training dogs.