This is a three (3) week class. During the first two (2) class sessions, dogs and handlers will have an opportunity to practice all ten exercises required for the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. The test will take place during the third class session.
Canine Good Citizen is a title and certification bestowed by the American Kennel Club, showing that your dog can demonstrate appropriately calm and safe behavior during everyday activities, around people and other dogs. Those who pass the test will receive a certificate from American Kennel Club, and are entitled to wear the CGC insignia. This is required for potential service and therapy dogs.
For dogs that are 4 months or older. Open to all dogs, mixed or purebred. The handler should be prepared to practice the exercises every day in preparation for the test.
Pre-Requisites / Requirements
Dogs should able to respond to obedience cues and be tolerant and quiet around other dogs.
- Canine Good Citizen 2160: January 22~February 5
January 22, 2019
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
- Canine Good Citizen 2158: January 30~February 14
January 30, 2019
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- Canine Good Citizen 2179: February 12~February 26
February 12, 2019
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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.
When Dee rescued Farley, a Border Collie who "had issues", her journey into animal behavior began. Dee was motivated to learn quickly in order to manage Farley and keep him safe. They attended the classes and private consultations offered by Train the Bay—Farley showed progress, which further motivated Dee to obtain her CPDT-KA certification. Today, Dee teaches dog training classes and her dog demonstrates for the class. Dee credits Farley for being a wonderful teacher.
Birgit has been teaching basic and intermediate obedience classes at Train the Bay since 2003. She attended the dog behavior academy at Marin Humane Society and became certified as a professional dog trainer through the Certification Counsel for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT). Birgit enjoys teaching dogs of all sizes and temperaments.
Cindy is a professional dog Trainer who graduated from Dog Training Internship Academy in San Francisco. After adopting her own dogs and participating in obedience and Nosework, she felt compelled to help people build relationships with their own dogs. Currently she enjoys teaching at Train the Bay and helping the local community of dog families. She truly loves watching the bond between people and their dogs flourish!
Barbara specializes in basic obedience training for large and small dogs. Her life-long love for animals and dogs evolved into a desire to understand animal behavior. She enrolled with Dog Training Internship Academy in San Francisco to further her knowledge, and has continued to broaden her knowledge and training through courses and seminars. She enjoys teaching and helping families grow their connection with their pets.