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Canine Good Citizen Urban with Test

Class Description

Canine Good Citizen Urban (CGCU) is the most challenging of the Canine Good Citizen series. This five (5) weeks class will be taught in real life situations—mostly busy, congested city settings. It is a test of practical behaviors used in negotiating dog friendly buildings, crowds on urban sidewalks, exposure to city noises (horns, sirens, construction) and surfaces (concrete plastic, tiles, asphalt) as well as moving objects (trains skateboard, bikes, carts, etc). Dogs and handlers will negotiate stairs, steps and elevators. We may ride BART or other transportation and sit down for a snack or beverage with our dogs. The test will take place during the fifth class session.

This class and tests are challenging but will also be fun for the experienced city dog.

Class Candidate

For dogs one year or older. Dogs should demonstrate the ability to be attentive to in distracting situations. Open to all dogs, mixed  and purebred.

This class is not suitable for shy, fearful, or reactive dogs.

Pre-Requisites / Requirements

In order to take the CGCU test during the fifth class, dog must have a CGC certificate and an AKC registration number on record.  You and your dog may take the class without getting the certification.

  • Canine Good Citizen Urban 2127: November 3~December 1
    November 3, 2018
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Canine Good Citizen Urban 2270: October 5~November 2, 2:00 pm
    October 5, 2019
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm


  • Train the Bay trainer Nancy Frensley with her Austrailian Shepherd and mixed dogs
    Nancy Frensley
    As the Lead Trainer at Train the Bay, Nancy spent the last three decades dedicated to her training work, to developing the program, and to helping Bay Area dogs and their families. In addition to the hundreds of students she teaches every year, she is the voice behind Berkeley Humane’s free Behavior Advice Hotline, and she evaluates and supports the training of shelter dogs at Berkeley Humane.


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